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Mental Health Social Worker

Kingston, NY
35000 - 55000
March 18, 2023

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REKHA *** Boulevard BENNETT


New York

NY 12401-6251


Phone: +1-845-***-****


Birmingham City University, Postgraduate Certificate in Forensic United Kingdom Psychology (2011-2013)

University of Wolverhampton, Graduate Diploma in Psychology United Kingdom (2003-2005)

Oxford Brookes University, MSc in Social Science (1996-1998) United Kingdom

University of Birmingham, Diploma in Education (1995-1996) United Kingdom

University of Dhaka, Bangladesh BA in Social Work and Psychology


Professional Qualifications

Peter Edwards Law Training 2021 Legal Update: Mental Health Act and Tribunals.

Peter Edwards Law Training 2020 Update course for Mental Health Act Assessment (MHAA)

Peter Edwards Law Training 2020 Mental Health Act Administrator Dorset County Council 2018 AMHP Refresher Training and Re-approval of AMHP

Peter Edwards Law Training 2017 Legal Update (Mental Health Act) Bournemouth and Poole 2017 Re-approval of Approved Mental Health Professional (AMHP) Training.



Birmingham City University 2016 Post Graduate Diploma AMHP Practice Assessor Mentor Training


Birmingham City Council 2015 Legal Refresher (Mental Health Act, Mental Capacity Act)


Birmingham City Council 2012 Re-approval of Approved Mental Health Professional (AMHP)

Birmingham City Council, 2010 Legal Refresher (Mental Health Act, Mental Capacity Act)

Birmingham City Council, 2010 Drug Concern

Birmingham City Council, 2009

Voice Management

Birmingham City Council, 2008 Risk Assessment and Management General Social Care Council, 2004-2007 Post Qualifying Award in Social Work

(PQSW) levels 1 to 6

Birmingham City Council, Sept 2006-April


Approved Social Worker (Approved

Mental Health Professional) course.

Birmingham City Council, 2007 Safeguarding Adult Protection European Therapy Studies Institute,


Effective Anger Management

European Therapy Studies Institute,


The role of self-confidence in mental and

physical health

European Therapy Studies Institute,


Effective brief therapy for depression

European Therapy Studies Institute,


How to make ethical decisions

European Therapy Studies Institute,


The fast trauma and phobia cure

European Therapy Studies Institute,


How to do effective counselling

European Therapy Studies Institute,


Patterns in the Brain

European Therapy Studies Institute,


Dealing with conflict, confrontation, and


European Therapy Studies Institute,


Essential brief therapy strategies

European Therapy Studies Institute,


Understanding anxiety and how to

manage it without drugs.


Work History

Approved Mental Health Professional

(AMHP) August 2018 – October 2018 Adult Social Care, Out of Hours Services,

Poole Borough Council. I was employed


an AMHP.

Approved Mental Health Professional

(AMHP) Oct. 2017 – Nov. 2017 Bournemouth Statutory Services & Poole

Addiction Community Team, Adult


Care, Bournemouth & Poole Borough

Councils, AMHP HUB. I was employed as

an AMHP within Bournemouth and


Borough Council.

Mental Health Social Worker (January

2004-June 2017)

Social Care and Health; Birmingham City

Council, UK

I was employed as a Qualified Social

Worker/ Approved Mental Health

Professional (AMHP) specialist within

Citywide mental health team, in a multi-

cultural area of Birmingham, UK.

Mental Health Worker (2001-2003)

Anamcara: Mental health project,

Birmingham city council, UK

Project co-ordinator (1999-2001)

Birmingham Ethnic Education and

Advisory Services (BEEAS), Birmingham,


Outreach Worker (1994-1996)

BEEAS, Birmingham, UK

Social Worker (1986-1994)

Non-Profit Organisation under Social

Service Department, Dhaka, Bangladesh.

My Duties:

I coordinated Mental Health Act assessments within the legal parameters of the Mental Health Act (UK), which requires two medical recommendations and an Approved Mental Health Professional to section patients under the Act in the community settings, hospital or police stations. If necessary, I obtained warrants from the Magistrate’s court or out of 4

hours from a Magistrate’s home, execute the warrant with police, ambulance and doctor to convey a service user to a place of safety or into a psychiatric hospital. Then jointly with other professionals plan for the patient’s treatment and care. I completed the community treatment order (CTO) following an agreement on conditions attached to the CTO by the Responsible Clinician (RC) about the service users under the Mental Health Act 1983, (amendment 2007).

I wrote the mental health review tribunal reports, submitted these and attended hearings on behalf of the social services.

I conducted risk assessment, social circumstance assessments, prepared care plans on the basis of identified care needs of the service users. The assessments considered service users’ capacity, abilities, care needs, including entitlement, accommodation needs, support availability and accessibility, whether or not the service user’s care needs could be met in the community setting or required an admission to hospital or residential care home. I have supervised/mentored students and AMHP candidates. I also performed rota duty as a member of the Community Mental Health Team, acting as first point of contact.

I have completed social need assessment and reviews, FAIR ACCESS TO CARE SERVICES

(FACS), Eligibility Band to provide the help and support that the service users require. I applied for home care support, direct payment. I applied and arranged for residential placements and reviewed these.

I have completed carer’s assessment and provide carer’s support, including helping to obtain carer’s grant, arranging a break and counselling. I helped service users apply for community care grants. If they receive this, I may support them in buying the products they may want.

I have dealt with the adult protection; safeguarding issues for the vulnerable services users, I asses/investigate the service user’s circumstances, risk factors, trying to protect service users from abuse, (such as sexual, physical, mental, emotional, or financial abuse) neglect and discrimination from others, with help and support from appropriate services or authorities. I was care co-ordinator for patients under the Care Programme Approach for over ten years before moving into the AMHP team. I had a caseload of 30 to 35 service users to carry on with clinical work, including carrying out individual interventions/assessment and provided care/support depending on their needs as daily basis. I have worked in a multi-cultural and multi-disciplinary team and attend/participated MDT meeting twice a week.

I have coordinated and assisted/co-facilitated running groups and meetings. 5

Work Permission:

I I I am meet am a a USA member professional permanent of British practice resident Psychological expectations with no restriction Society and the (on MBPsS)employment. BPS . code of ethics. I have got BPS-accredited recognised degree in Psychology conferring Graduate Basis for Registration (GBR)

I vaccination have received in December two doses 2021. of COVID vaccination, also have received booster and flu Skills

· I interview service users with respect and dignity.

· I am computer literate and have ICT knowledge, especially word-processing. Voluntary Work

I have volunteered with many not-for-profit organizations serving on committees and helping organize events in the UK abroad.


Cooking, travelling, swimming, and gardening,

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