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Approved Mental Health Professional- Bracknell Forest

Approved Mental Health Professional- Bracknell Forest

  • Location

    Bracknell Forest, Berkshire

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    Social Care

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    £40 - £44 per hour

  • Contact:

    Lorna Burner

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  • Published:

    3 months ago

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To work as an Approved Mental Health Professional in the Community Mental Health Team for older adults, participating in the AMHP rota, undertaking Mental Health Act Assessments for Bracknell Forest Borough Council. The Community Mental Health Team for Older Adults is a multi-disciplinary service offered in partnership with Berkshire Healthcare NHS Foundation Trust and Bracknell Forest Council.

In addition, the post holder will manage a caseload of individuals (Care Co-ordination) with complex and enduring mental health needs. Complete assessment of needs/eligibility and assess risk in accordance with policy and procedures to safeguard people from harm.

The purpose of the team is to ensure that where people request information, are referred for assessment or for a service, they receive a courteous and timely response, receive appropriate support to identify their needs, and have eligible needs met in ways that enable maximum choice and control. This includes carers.

In the main, people receiving support through the team will be people who have dementia or older people who have a mental health condition. The team works closely with colleagues in the NHS to ensure that needs are met holistically and in the ways most appropriate to the person and their family carers.

The role of the AMHP will include working with people who have complex care needs, to coordinate the identification of those needs, and develop support plans to meet those needs, maximising choice, control and independence. There will be a focus on working with people whose support arrangements are more complex, or to comply with a specific legal framework. The AMHP will also participate in the AMHP rota and will carry out assessments under the Mental Health Act.

If you are interested in this role please send your updated CV.