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Band 7 AMHP Specialist Social Worker - West AOT

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Band 7 AMHP Specialist Social Worker - West AOT
Band 7
Full time - 37.5 hours per week
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Orsborn House
Handsworth, Birmingham
£38,890 - £44,503 per annum, pro rata
Salary period
25/04/2021 23:59
Interview date

Please note that this post may close earlier than the indicated closing date if a sufficient number of applications are received.

Our Trust is committed to treating individuals fairly and ensuring they have the same opportunities to fulfil their potential, even if this means doing things differently for different people sometimes. We are working hard to ensure our workforce reflects the diversity within Birmingham and Solihull and that our services meet the needs of all diverse service users and carers.

Job overview

An exciting opportunity is available for a motivated and innovative AMHP Specialist Social Worker to work within our busy Assertive Outreach Team in a culturally diverse area.

We work with adults 25 years plus and support people who have historically avoided contact with mental health services and do this using a flexible and creative approach to engagement.

You will be expected to work within a multi-disciplinary team, care coordinating a caseload supporting the recovery ethos from a social care perspective and have a genuine interest in working with service users with severe and enduring mental health issues, and their carers’.

The Assertive Outreach service operates over 7 days per week, 365 days per year. The team work a shift pattern consisting of day shifts (9:00am - 5:00pm), late shifts (12:00pm - 8:00pm) and weekends (9:00am - 5:00pm), as required.

The ability and willingness to travel across the Birmingham & Solihull area for work purposes is required for this role

Main duties of the job

Main requirements as an Approved Mental Health Professional:

  • To coordinate Mental Health Act assessments as required by AOT, liaising with police, ambulance and sect 12 approved medical staff
  • To fulfil statutory responsibilities in relation to CTO applications and renewals within the team caseload.

Main requirements as a Social Worker / Care Coordinator:

  • You will be able to evidence an in depth knowledge of a range of legislation, including but not limited to - The Care Act, The Mental Capacity Act, The Mental Health Act and the Equalities Act.
  • You must be able to communicate effectively at all levels, demonstrate competent risk assessment and risk management skills.
  • To contribute to the team by managing a caseload and leading on the most complex and specialist assessments.

In return we can offer a friendly and supportive multi-disciplinary environment in which to develop through training opportunities, regular individual and group supervision and a supportive team ethos.

Working for our organisation

Welcome to Birmingham and Solihull Mental Health NHS Foundation Trust.  Our 4000 clinical and support staff help us to improve mental health wellbeing and meet the needs of the 70,000 people we serve each year.  We provide a range of mental healthcare services across Birmingham and Solihull, as well as specialised services nationally. We also offer medical, nursing and psychology training and are proud of our international reputation for both research and innovation.

Our population is culturally diverse, characterised in places by high levels of deprivation which create an increasing demand for our services and a necessity for us to make sure everyone can access the help they need. We are a team of compassionate, inclusive and committed people working together to provide excellent care to support our community.  If you are looking for a place to belong, where you can make a real difference to people’s lives, join our team where our warm welcome is waiting for you.

Detailed job description and main responsibilities

For further information about the main responsibilities please view the attached job description and person specification.

Person specification


Essential criteria
  • Professional Social Work qualification, DipSW, CQSW, CSS, BA, MA
  • Current Approved Mental Health Professional status
Desirable criteria
  • Experience of Practice Education and Teaching
  • Best Interest Assessor


Essential criteria
  • Significant post-qualification experience
  • Significant experience of working with adults and carers with mental health challenges
Desirable criteria
  • Experience of a development role for service/ facilities
  • Experience of supervising staff and promoting their development.


Essential criteria
  • In depth knowledge of a range of legislation
  • Excellent communication skills, both written and verbal/non-verbal
  • Access to a vehicle for work purposes
We are a Living Wage EmployerArmed Forces CovenantPositive about disabled peopleStonewall Health ChampionsDefence Employer Recognition Scheme (ERS) - BronzeDisability confident employer

Applicant requirements

You must have appropriate UK professional registration.

This post is subject to the Rehabilitation of Offenders Act 1974 (Exceptions) Order 1975 (Amendment) (England and Wales) Order 2020 and it will be necessary for a submission for Disclosure to be made to the Disclosure and Barring Service.

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Further details / informal visits contact

Cathie Millward
Job title
Team Manager
Email address
Telephone number
0121 301 6300