Mental Health Act Administrator Incorporating CPA co-ordinator.
Ref: CYG11930

  • Location
  • Cygnet Lodge Salford Radcliffe Park Crescent, Salford, Manchester, M6 7WQ
  • Salary
  • £21,000
  • Hours
  • Full Time
  • Closing date
  • 31/01/2021
  • Choose a career that inspires people. 

    At Cygnet Health Care you’ll have the chance to make a real impact on residents and their families. You’ll be exposed to all kinds of new challenges and responsibilities, to ensure you continue learning and developing as you go.

    As part of an organisation with an outstanding reputation for innovation in the sector, you’ll benefit from a vibrant culture tailored to help you thrive, whatever your level or career goals.
    Make a bigger difference to your career and to residents’ care with us.

    Cygnet Lodge Salford is our new high dependency inpatient rehabilitation service for women. The service supports individuals with a primary diagnosis of mental illness, but they may also have a complex secondary diagnosis, including a personality disorder.

    In this role you’ll:

    • Be responsible for maintaining accurate records for all detained clients to a high standard.
    • Manage patients section papers whilst conforming to the legal aspects of the MHA 1983.
    • Ensuring all relevant documentation is provided to all relevant agencies i.e. Mental Health Commission, Mental Health Review Tribunal, Solicitors, Social Workers and Psychiatrist.
    • Organise and attending Managers Panels and Mental Health Review Tribunals.
    • Ensure all reports and relevant documentation is completed in a timely manner and in accordance with legal requirements. Including audio typing of reports.
    • Ensure all detained clients are aware of their legal rights under section 132 of the MHA 1983 and that this is recorded appropriately.
    • Liaising with Psychiatrists and organising timely renewals of sections in accordance with MHA 1983 and guidance notes from the Code of Practice and the Institute of Mental Health Act Practitioners.
    • Ensure that all patients are receiving their medication legally by keeping up to date records of consent to treatment and second opinions.
    • Organise regular care program approach meetings for patients with their Multi- Disciplinary Team including the social worker. Ensure all reports are available.
    • Co-ordinating solicitors for all patients to ensure they have legal representation for Manager’s Panels and tribunals.
    • Ordering of all MHA documents from approved supplier.
    • To ensure discharge of patients from section, according to correct procedures.
    • To collate leave forms for all detained patients to allow lawful section 17 leave from the hospital.

    We're looking for people who have:

    • Excellent communication skills and the ability to be a good team player
    • The sensitivity and energy required to provide a trusting, stimulating and varied lifestyle for the residents
    • A genuine desire to make a real difference in people’s lives
    • Resilience is essential.
    • Administration experience is essential.

    Why Cygnet? We’ll offer you…

    • An opening to undertake further learning with our excellent apprenticeship scheme
    • Expert supervision & support
    • Employee referral scheme
    • Enhanced maternity
    • Free Health Cash plan
    • 24 hours free GP support line
    • Free life assurance cover
    • Free eye tests
    • Car lease discounts
    • Discounted gym membership
    • Free mortgage broker and Insurance cover
    • Pension scheme
    • Employee NHS - discount savings & “Cycle to Work” scheme
    • Smart Health Toolkit- Providing you with Fitness Programmes, Nutrition consultation and Health checks

    If you are interested in this position, please get a CV sent to

    Please note: successful candidates will be required to undergo an enhanced DBS check.
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