Mental Health Social Worker / AMHP South London

Posted 15 March by Tempest Resourcing Easy Apply

Mental Health Social Worker / AMHP

A fantastic opportunity for a Qualified Mental Health Social Worker / AMHP has emerged in South London Borough. This will be a full-time perm position paying a generous annual salary package between £31,998 - £40,086 per annum + essential user car allowance.

Benefits: Annual Leave: 26 days (rising to 31 days after 5 yrs local government service) plus Local Government pension Scheme.

The Social Worker / AMHP role will be part of a multi-disciplinary team where members work closely with each other to provide an excellent service. Ideally we would like an AMP or the applicant willing to complete the Amp training while in post The post holder will have a vital role in the team to embed social care and to deliver a high-quality service that is sensitive to the needs of our service-users and carers.

Job Purpose

The post holder is expected to demonstrate leadership in relation to the social care agenda within the team, to hold a full caseload, and complete comprehensive assessments of need, risk management and a recovery approach to service-users with substance misuse issues. As an integrated team there are lots of opportunities to share practice, learn together and develop new ways of working.


The post holder will be responsible to the Locality Manager on a day- to- day basis for work within the Team. S/he will also receive regular individual clinical and management supervision from the locality manager. This is to ensure that the service is delivered in a way consistent with the aims and priorities of the Trust (including those delegated to it by the Local Authority under the Section 31/75 partnership agreement).

The post holder will participate in regular professional supervision with the Senior Social Worker. This will be with a view to ensuring continued professional development, and also to receive supervision for any statutory work undertaken as part of the community care Act, Mental Health or Mental Capacity Act.

The postholder will also contribute to developments in practice and service delivery within London Borough of Merton, and have a key role in building and maintaining links with other stakeholders in primary care, and the private and voluntary sector

The postholder will be an Approved Mental Health Practitioner , or an experience Social Worker interested in progressing with this training.


To Assessment/triage mental health needs for adults across the borough, within the Referral Centre of Assessment Team

To signpost service users to other agencies/services and/or discharge to primary care where necessary

The post holder is expected to utilise community resources, working closely with other elements within and Secondary services

The post holder will ensure user and carer involvement in all aspects of service delivery

The post holder will be expected to promote, by example and leadership, a high standard of patient care

The post holder will communicate and collaborate effectively with all agencies and agents involved in supporting adults with mild to severe mental health needs

To be considered for this exciting position you must:

  • Be HCPC registered
  • Have a degree in social work
  • Must have at least 1 year pq experience
  • Be eligible to work in the UK

If you are interested in this excellent role or in other qualified social work positions please email CV's - alternatively, recommend a family member, friend or colleague and receive £250 if we successfully place them!

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Reference: 34696501

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