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Approved Mental Health Practitioner

  • Salary: £31000 - £45000 per annum + Car
  • Location: London
  • Date posted: 26-03-2018
  • Sector: Management, Social Work
  • Job type: Permanent
  • Job reference: HQ00003880_1522077986

Approved Mental Health Practitioner (AMHP)

Charles hunter Associates have an exciting opportunity for an Approved Mental Health Practitioner to join a well established local authority in London the local authority have exceptional CQC reports. The Mental Health Social Worker - AMHP role will be part of the locality team where members work closely with each other to provide an excellent service. As Approved Mental Health Practitioner you will join a busy Community Mental Health Team. This role involves minimal care coordination and predominantly covering the duty rota.


What's on offer for the Mental Health Social Worker

  • 26 days Annual Leave (rising to 30 after 5 years' service) plus Bank Holiday Entitlement
  • Annual Leave Purchase Scheme
  • Opportunities for flexible working with excellent ICT facilities
  • Staff Benefit Scheme Includes Child care Vouchers, Cycle to Work Scheme, access to high street shopping vouchers and online discount codes.
  • Car Allowance




Duties and responsibilities of the Mental Health Social Worker

  • Ensuring assessments are accurate and service users are able to self-direct the assessment process and make informed decisions
  • Effective crisis intervention work
  • Using professional experience to make decisions that uphold autonomy whilst recognising the social work role for safe intervention
  • Playing a role within the community team to ensure co-ordinated, appropriate assessments and support that remain person-centred and enable users to maintain their independence
  • Using legislation, guidance and reflective social work practice to ensure that key concepts and theories in social work are utilised to ensure the best possible outcomes for vulnerable adults.

Requirements for the Adults Mental Health professional



  • A Professional Qualification in Social Work or Qualified Social worker willing to train in the post
  • You should have a working knowledge of legislation, assessments, preparation of care plans, monitoring and reviewing outcomes
  • You will hold a current full UK Driving License and have access to a vehicle.
  • Demonstrate your experience of working environment providing high volume of mental health assessments