To provide a social work service to people with mental health problems, including care coordination and case management. To carry out the statutory duties of an Approved Mental Health Professional under the Mental Health Act, where qualified to do so. The role of recognising the importance of civil liberties and balancing them with the relevant regulations/other laws as a professional dilemma is part of this role under the Mental Health Act and other relevant legislation.
DESCRIPTION OF DUTIES:
To undertake statutory duties under the Mental Health Act 1983 as follows
Contributing towards the borough’s duty system of managing Mental Health Act requests, referrals and assessments in order to meet service demands; specifically to be present on duty as the rota requires, and to carry out other MHA assessments as directed;
To take responsibility for maintaining key competencies as stipulated in the statutory regulations for AMHPs 2008;
To have a valid professional registration with the Health and Care Professionals Council and adhere to relevant code of professional conduct;
To ensure the minimum mandatory AMHP-related training is undertaken as per regulations of the role of the AMHP;
To act where qualified as Practice Assessors for AMHP students and other profession-specific students;
To take responsibility for the independent decision making conferred upon an AMHP in accordance with the Mental Health Act and Code of Practice.If qualified as a Best Interest Assessor under the MCA - to take part in the borough’s system of managing BIA assessments.
In addition – main duties of a mental health social worker
To undertake assessments of need and risk assessments under the Care Act and where relevant following the Care Programme Approach, working with service users to establish eligibility under the Care Act, generate care and support plans, including crisis care plans and personal budgets, and to take part in reviewing these.
To identify carers and to offer statutory Carers Assessments under the Care Act; and to review Carers Care Plans in line with CPA policy and statutory requirements.
To identify Adult Safeguarding and Child Safeguarding issues and to implement procedures as required.This may include key duties under both of these procedures, ie investigating and managing if appropriate.
To maintain relevant up to date records of all work undertaken in accordance with Trust and Local Authority policy and procedure, including data entry on all relevant IT systems.
To attend and use supervision sessions with line manager effectively, including in relation to workload management and personal development.To keep abreast of legislation, and both government and departmental policies and procedures.
To attend local social work forums this may include AMHP forums or departmental specific forums related to the social work role.
The duties and responsibilities outlined in this job profile are indicative of the role, however they are not exhaustive and may be subject to change.In addition, you will be required to undertake other reasonable duties as directed by your manager.
To attend and contribute effectively to multi-disciplinary team meetings, ward rounds, liaison groups, case reviews and other appropriate meetings.