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Approved Mental Health Professional (AMHP) – Emergency Duty Service


Our emergency duty service (EDS) sits within care and placement services in the family and children’s directorate and is comprised of approved mental health professional social workers, experienced social workers and support workers.

EDS undertake safeguarding investigations as well as providing statutory mental health cover for all out of hours’ mental health act assessments.


About the role

You will work in conjunction with police and other partnership agencies to assess risks and needs of children, families and unaccompanied minors, ensuring measures are in place to safeguard them. You will undertake section 47 investigations and provide assistance, under section 17, for families in need.

We recognise that better outcomes are achieved through forward thinking, integrated working and building creative responsive services. Therefore, you will support the service manager and contribute in improving our performance and service delivery, and ensuring the needs of Wiltshire’s adults, children and families are met.

About you

Alongside your social work and mental health professional qualification, you’ll need to share our dedication to improving lives and have a clear vision for how to achieve that. In return, we’ll make sure you have all the support and guidance you need to deliver.

We are seeking to recruit experienced mental health professionals, in which you will need extensive experience of working in a mental health setting, with excellent understanding of mental health issues, the Care Act, Mental Health Act and Mental Capacity Act.

In addition, you will receive:












In this important role, you’ll play a key part in the delivery of our emergency duty service, helping us provide out of hours’ services across the county.

Interviews will be held on Thursday 31st January 2019

We are committed to safeguarding and promoting the welfare of children and young people, as an employee you will be expected to share this commitment.

Find out more and apply

Please download and read the role description and person specification carefully before you apply (see below), as well as our values and behaviours framework (Approximately half of all interview questions relate to the framework).

You can then make your application online by clicking the apply button at the bottom of this web page. If you are submitting a CV please ensure you read our CV and cover letter criteria carefully to avoid your CV being rejected.

For specific information about this job, please contact Helen James, Team Manager. Email: Helen.James@wiltshire.gov.uk Telephone: 01225 713951 or Zowina Green, Service Manage. Email: Zowina.Green@wiltshire.gov.uk Telephone: 01249 454633

This role is subject to certain successful security checks; please see role description for more information

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