Mental Health Professional Uk Visa Sponsorship

June 12, 2024
£42.4 - £46.5 / year

Job Description




We are looking for full-time approved mental health professionals to join our Exeter team.

(Part-time applications will also be accepted.)

About us.

Following our new revolutionary in-house redesign, we are thrilled to announce that Devon County Council will be establishing a new pioneering approach for our out-of-hours services.
The Devon County Council’s out-of-hours AMHP Service responds to urgent requests for assessments under the Mental Health Act. This entails triaging and prioritising workloads in order to make judgements about carrying out assessments in accordance with Devon County Council’s statutory obligations.
This new specialist out-of-hours AMHP service will collaborate with a separate Emergency Duty Service (EDS), which responds to referrals for children and adults in an out-of-hours joint social care team.
This improved service was launched in November 2022. It entails establishing specialised service models for our three major EDS services (Adults, Children, and Mental Health), resulting in a more efficient and effective manner of working together.
This plan comprises considerable new investment and workforce levels to strengthen the service we provide to Devon residents. The increased number of AMHPs, as well as the introduction of AMHP managers who work after hours, will provide a more supportive work environment and better capacity to manage the growing demand for this critical service.


Rota Pattern

The position holder will work an 8-week rolling rota that includes two consecutive weeks off work per rota cycle. The shift schedule comprises weekday evenings, weekend and Bank Holiday evening, day, and night shifts.
The rota includes annual leave and bank holiday entitlement to allow for two consecutive weeks off per rota cycle. The advantage of this is that successful candidates would have an average of 13 weeks off schedule each year.
Each of the six rostered working weeks has a rota of two to five days off, with two consecutive days off in each week. Post holders will be assigned hours to attend team meetings, supervision, training, and other tasks that occur during regular office hours.


About You

If you want to be a part of building a new, unique service and match the qualifications listed below, we would love to hear from you:


  • Registered qualified professionals (social workers, nurses, occupational therapists, and psychologists)
  • Currently approved as an AMHP (Post-Grad Certificate in Mental Health).
  • Extensive understanding of and ability to apply a range of complex and specialist legislation, including the Mental Health Act, Mental Capacity Act, Care Act, Children Act, and other relevant case law.
  • Valid driver’s licence
  • Experience of working independently on MHA assessments
  • Worked in multidisciplinary situations before.


  • Experience as an AMHP with comprehensive knowledge of the Mental Health Act and mental health social work practice
  • Capable of demonstrating a proven capacity (or awareness of the necessary skills and information) to work independently as a senior practitioner managing risks and protecting


What We Can Offer You

  • We prioritise your professional development and strive to help you maximise your career potential. You will be provided with good support and supervision, as well as regular opportunity to discuss and reflect on your practice with both your line manager and peers.
  • We provide 26 days of annual leave, including bank holidays, which increases to 31 days after 5 years of service.
  • Opportunity to join a lucrative Local Government Pension Scheme.
  • Devon is an excellent destination to live and work, with high-performing schools, colleges, bustling cities, picturesque villages, and some of the most magnificent coastline and countryside in the United Kingdom. Living and working in Devon as an Approved Mental Health Practitioner (AMHP) has never been more appealing.
  • Relocation support of up to £10,000 may be available for those moving to Devon, subject to qualifying requirements.
  • Visa sponsorship may also be provided as part of the relocation assistance package; limitations and conditions apply.


Applications for part-time hours will also be considered.

For additional information or a casual discussion, please contact Chris Collins at 07817 124971 or

Internal Applicants: If you are an existing DCC employee, please use your iTrent Employee Self Service (ESS) credentials to log in and apply.

DCC recognises the positive benefits of a diverse workforce and is dedicated to creating an inclusive and safe environment. We welcome applications from those who share our dedication to ending prejudice, challenging inequity, and promoting diversity throughout Devon. More information is available on our Equality and Diversity websites.

Happy to talk. Flexible Working – The Council provides flexible working arrangements in terms of when and where people work, such as hybrid working, part-time, condensed hours, etc.

We are committed to protecting and promoting the well-being of children and vulnerable individuals, and we expect all staff and volunteers to share this commitment.

This function necessitates the ability to perform all spoken components of the role with confidence and fluency in English.

We will process your personal data in accordance with the Applicant Privacy Notice.

To learn more about working for Devon, visit our page.

This position necessitates a DBS disclosure.