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Operational Team Leader for the Kent AMHP Service

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19000123 Requisition #
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| Starting salary £38,415 per annum | Permanent Full Time - 37 hours per week over a shift pattern | 
 
The Kent Approved Mental Health Professional Service is a 24/7 service that provides all Mental Health Act assessments for service users in Kent.  The service invites applications from AMHPs who want to join our team in a senior role, providing daily leadership to the service.
 
As an Operational Team Leader in the service you will be joining the AMHP Service anagement team. The role will allow you to develop your management skills whilst assisting AMHPs in their day to day practice. The service will enable you to maintain your warrant but your AMHP practice will be limited. This role operates within core hours.
 
The expectations of the Operational Team leader are:
 
Ensure that all AMHPs are performing to a high standard.
Devise systems that support the service and AMHPs to deliver quality.
Support and manage staff through supervision and debriefing
Lead on recruitment and retention of AMHPs.
Ensure that the service is delivered in a cost effective manner.
Offer expert advice to all stakeholders in relation to statuary activity.
Ensure that statutory work has a high profile both within KCC and KMPT.
Work in conjunction with stakeholders.
As the “front of house” provide a positive representation of the service.
 
As an Approved Mental Health Professional you are eligible for:
 
A £3000 “Golden Hello”, if new to KCC.A £2000 market premium payable on re-approving as an Approved Mental Health Professional.
Applicants must possess:
Registration with a relevant current professional body.
A current AMHP warrant.
Ability to supervise staff.
Substantial working knowledge of all relevant Mental Health Act and Social Care legislation and Codes of Practice.
Good computer literacy.
Excellent Ability to work on your own initiative whist being a team player.
 
This post is subject to an Enhanced Disclosure Application to the Disclosure and Barring Service.
 
This post is considered by KCC to be a customer-facing position. The Council therefore has a statutory duty under Part 7 of the Immigration Act (2016) to ensure that post holders have a command of spoken English/Welsh sufficient for the effective performance of the job requirements. The appropriate standards are set out in the Job Description/Person Specification.
 
To view and download the job description and person specification for this role please click here.
 
For further information on this role please contact Helen Burns on 01622 725000.
 
Closing date: Wednesday 23rd January 2019

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