Approved Mental Health Professional (AMHP) - Central London

Qualified Social Worker - Approved Mental Health Professional (AMHP) - Central London 

Role:  Qualified Social Worker  
Location:  Central London
Team: AMHP
Pay:  up to £38 per hour
Contract: Full-Time Locum
In the office: Hybrid

We are seeking a highly qualified and experienced Adult Social Worker who is also an Approved Mental Health Professional (AMHP) to join our dynamic team in central London. This role offers a competitive rate of up to £38 per hour for the right candidate.

Key Responsibilities:

  • Mental Health Act Assessments: Participate in the daytime AMHP rota, undertaking Mental Health Act assessments as an Approved Mental Health Professional. The service operates from 9:00 a.m. to 5:00 p.m. daily, with occasional assessments outside these hours.

  • Interventions and Crisis Management: Provide a range of interventions to individuals experiencing mental health crises. Make legally defensible decisions regarding the need for compulsory detention under the Mental Health Act.

  • Risk Assessment: Conduct complex risk assessments using your specialist knowledge and experience. Manage high-risk and complex situations, making evidence-based decisions about emergency responses to the needs of service users and carers.

  • Professional Standards: Adhere to the standards of proficiency set by the Health and Care Professional Council to maintain registration. Address learning and development needs through supervision and appraisals.


  • Must be AMHP qualified and currently warranted, with recent experience working as an AMHP.
  • Ability to undertake complex risk assessments and manage high-risk situations effectively.
  • Strong decision-making skills, particularly in emergency situations involving mental health crises.
  • Excellent communication and interpersonal skills.
  • Commitment to continuous professional development and adherence to HCPC standards.

Why use Sheldon Phillips to find your next role? It's simple really - we aren't pushy or too needy.....we know that what you want is to be listened to! You want an agency that will proactively look for what you want to do, rather than us focussing on the roles that will benefit us financially.

That's why we have been so successful, because this is YOUR job search, not ours.

If you want to know more about this Qualified Social Worker AMHP role in Central London, give Holly Chupka a call on 01635 226350.

Oh, and if you pass our details onto a friend and we place them, we are paying a massive £300 referral bonus for successful placements (Terms and conditions apply)