Adult Social Worker- AMHP

Qualified Social Worker – AMHP – Central London

Role:  Qualified Social Worker  
Location:  Central London
Team: AMHP
Pay:  up to £40
Contract: Full-Time Locum
In the office: Hybrid


  • Conduct comprehensive assessments and make decisions under the Mental Health Act 1983.
  • Serve as a vital member of the Mental Health Act assessment team, ensuring adherence to legal requirements and best practice guidelines.
  • Collaborate closely with individuals, families, carers, and relevant professionals to develop personalized care plans and deliver appropriate support.
  • Advocate fiercely for the rights and preferences of individuals within the framework of the law.
  • Provide timely crisis intervention and support to individuals facing mental health crises.
  • Maintain meticulous and up-to-date records of assessments, decisions, and interventions.
  • Actively participate in multidisciplinary meetings, contributing to the creation of holistic care plans.
  • Stay informed about changes in mental health legislation and engage in continuous professional development activities.


  • Essential: Approved Mental Health Professional (AMHP) status.
  • Registration with a relevant professional body (e.g., Social Work England).
  • Demonstrated experience working within a mental health setting, preferably within a statutory mental health service.
  • Thorough understanding of the Mental Health Act 1983, Mental Capacity Act 2005, and associated legislation.
  • Exceptional communication and interpersonal skills, with the ability to collaborate effectively with diverse individuals and teams.
  • Strong decision-making abilities under pressure and in complex situations.
  • Dedication to upholding the rights and dignity of individuals with mental health needs.

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