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Senior Practitioner (AMHP Qualified)

The Role

A Local Authority is looking for a Senior Practitioner (AMHP Qualified) to join their Emergency Duty Service.

As the AMPH Qualified Senior Practitioner, you will work outside of normal working hours, including at night, weekends and Bank Holidays To help and re-assure vulnerable adults and children out of hours.

This is for a full-time, permanent position.


  • Additional 15% flat rate allowance based on the basic salary.

  • £2,400 AMHP payment with this role.

  • Employee Wellbeing and Counselling

  • Free Onsite Office Parking

  • Local Government Pension Scheme

  • Generous Annual Leave (Plus Bank Holidays)

Main Responsibilities:

  • Work on a 7 day's shift rota and respond to emergency situations outside of normal office hours for Essex and provide the same service to Southend Borough Council under contract.

  • To help and re-assure vulnerable adults and children out of hours.

  • To provide an effective service for those situations that cannot safely wait until the next working day.

  • To provide stability to crisis situations where required.

  • Provide advice and support to other professionals who are also working outside of hours in emergency situations.

  • An ability to work under pressure and to organise practice workload effectively.

  • An ability to communicate effectively in writing and orally in a style appropriate to the context.

  • An ability to empower children and their carers to enable their full participation in work undertaken.

  • The willingness and ability to work in an open manner as part of a team, with a commitment to sharing and working alongside staff in your own and other organisations whilst at the same time recognising own management responsibilities.

  • An ability to approach your work and duties in a culture of flexibility.

  • The role requires you to be mobile throughout a wider operational area including travelling around the county of Essex and beyond, transporting service users and their belongings and to be able to do so in an emergency.

Skills and Qualifications Required

  • A Recognised Occupational Therapy qualification and (Diploma/BSc or equivalent).

  • Registration with Health and Care Professions Council (HCPS).

  • Applicants must be qualified as an Approved Mental Health Professional under the 1983 Mental Health Act.

  • To have experience of direct work with children and families and preferably to have experience of child protection investigation work.

  • Experience and knowledge of work with vulnerable adults.

  • Experience of working in a Duty Team.

  • Knowledge of current Community Care practice and multi-agency systems of Assessment and Care Management for Older People and vulnerable adults.

  • Knowledge and understanding of relevant policy and recent research findings across all client specialisms.

  • A commitment to anti-oppressive behaviour, practice and management.

  • A driving licence and car is essential or the ability to meet the mobility requirements of the role through other means.


Countywide Essex


£43,477 - £52,302

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