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Social Worker / Mental Health Practitioner / AMHP / Adult Social Care. Job in Liverpool Care Jobs

Liverpool, Merseyside
£39,571 to £44,624
Job Type
Full Time
4 May 2022

Senior Social Worker / Mental Health Practitioner (AMHP) with significant post qualification experience in Adult Social Care, excellent communication and organisational skills and extensive knowledge of the Mental Health Actis required to join the busy, supportive and dedicated team at Liverpool City Council.

SALARY: £39,571 - £44,624 per annum + 15% Unsociable Hours Allowance + Benefits

LOCATION: Liverpool, Merseyside, North West England

JOB TYPE: Full-Time, Permanent

WORKING HOURS: 35 Hours per Week

The team works on a shift basis including nights. The rota is arranged to ensure team members have opportunity to participate in team meetings, training and reflective supervision.

The team provides a 24/7 service which includes weekend and night working. An additional 15% unsociable hours allowance is added to the salary.

** 4 x Full-Time Positions and 1 x Part-Time (17.5 hours per week) Position **


We have a fantastic new job opportunity for a Senior Social Worker / Mental Health Practitioner (AMHP)with significant post qualification experience in Adult Social Care, excellent communication and organisational skills and extensive knowledge of the Mental Health Act.

As the Senior Social Worker / Mental Health Practitioner (AMHP) you will hold and promote high practice standards in your role and in the wider team. Having confidence in supporting the team's relationships with key partners and of promoting the rights of people who use the services, and their carers, are key attributes of the team.

The team operates on a 24/7 basis to coordinate and undertake Mental Health Act assessments on behalf of the Council. They also provide a centre of knowledge, expertise and experience to support and mentor colleagues in relation to working with appropriate legal frameworks.

The Senior Social Worker / Mental Health Practitioner (AMHP) will enjoy supporting and developing AMHP practice within the city; taking an active role in creating a learning environment and acting as a Practice Assessor for AMHP trainees.

Primary Purpose of the Senior Social Worker / Mental Health Practitioner (AMHP):

  • Consider and undertake Mental Health Act assessments on behalf of the Council
  • To model and facilitate reflective AMHP practice, support AMHP trainees and act as Practice Assessor where required
  • Support the management team in the development and leadership of the Social Care work force, specifically the AMHP service, in order to safeguard and promote the wellbeing of vulnerable adults and their families to deliver high quality services and standards
  • Provide leadership and knowledge to colleagues (and other professionals) in situations of high complexity and where the Mental Health Act would be a possible legal framework. To provide constructive challenge to enhance practice, procedures and policies, promote innovation and introduce new ways of working from recognised sites of excellence


  • Social Work Degree or equivalent
  • Current registration with Social Work England and Approved Mental Health Professional status
  • Have a qualification as or will undertake training in and practice as a Best Interest Assessor
  • Significant post qualification experience in statutory Adult Social Care Service
  • Experience of working with vulnerable adults/older people with complex needs and providing peer support for others with such cases
  • Experience of working in a multi-agency environment
  • Knowledge of the following legislation, statutory guidance and related Codes of Practice Mental Health ACT 1983, Mental Capacity Act (Care Act 2005), Deprivation of Liberty Safeguards Care Act (2015) (PCF1,4&5) No Secrets (2000), (Safeguarding guidance) Police and Criminal Evidence Act (PACE)

This post is subject to a Disclosure and Barring Service (DBS) check at the appropriate level


  • A highly competitive salary
  • A 35-hour working week
  • A generous pension scheme
  • Agile working options
  • A generous annual leave entitlement
  • A comprehensive training offer


Liverpool City Council is committed to having a workforce that is representative of the communities we serve. We are an Equal Opportunities Employer and believe that the decision to appoint should be based upon whether an individual's skills, experience, qualifications, and abilities make them the most suitable candidate for the role.

We reserve the right to close vacancies earlier than the specified date should we receive sufficient applications. If interested, please complete an application as early as possible.


To be considered for this job vacancy, please submit your CV to our Recruitment Team who will review your details. CV's of Job Applicants meeting this requirement will be submitted to our Client for consideration. By submitting your job application to us you are hereby giving us your express consent to submit your details to our Client for this purpose.


This job is being advertised by AWD online on behalf of Liverpool City Council

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  • Job Reference: 583093486-2
  • Date Posted: 4 May 2022
  • Employer: AWD online
    AWD online
  • Location: Liverpool, Merseyside
  • Salary: £39,571 to £44,624
  • Sector: Mental Health, Other, Social Worker
  • Job Type: Full Time