We are seeking to appoint an Approved Mental Health Professional (AMHP) at ‘advanced’ grade (£43,590 - £45,585) to work in Croydon’s AMHP service in an AMHP only role to work with the AMHP Lead in supporting the team of care coordinators who contribute to the centralised rota. This AMHP only role does not include care coordination but will involve contributing to both the work of the day time AMHP rota and supporting the work of the Out of Hours (OOH) AMHP Service. We currently have 16 AMHPs in care coordinator roles who work one week in four covering AMHP Duty from 9am – 5pm Monday to Friday and a team of dedicated OOH AMHPs who cover from 5pm – 9am Monday to Thursday and 5pm Friday to 9am on Monday. Your role will be to work flexibly to support staff and undertake assessments, which may at times include early morning or evening assessments.
You must have experience of community adult mental health work and be able to bring a strong social care perspective and social work value base to the role. You will be expected to have excellent assessment and risk management skills. You will promote social inclusion and recovery principles in your work with service users and carers. You will thrive in working with people from diverse backgrounds and be able to promote equality of access to service and outcomes. You will be required to drive and a compulsory car allowance is available in addition to the salary along with a 20% enhancement for any hours worked after 8pm. You will be expected to support the team leader with quality assurance and be able to provide leadership in relevant areas of service delivery, including deputising for the AMHP Lead at meetings and in their absence. An understanding of excel and the ability to generate activity reports and duty rotas would be an advantage.
All Approved Mental Health Professionals in Croydon:
Benefit from having a dedicated AMHP Team Leader responsible for day time and out of hours services
Have access to high quality professional supervision
Have excellent training and continuous professional development opportunities
Are supported by an excellent team of experienced and friendly AMHPs
Work in a borough that has an excellent range of services to meet the diverse needs of mental health service users
Croydon Integrated Adult Mental Health Service is part of the South London and Maudsley NHS Foundation Trust which is part of Kings Health Partners Academic Health Sciences Centre (AHSC). This represents a pioneering global collaboration between one of the world’s leading research-led universities and three of London's most successful NHS Foundation Trusts. Croydon Council has also recently formed the ‘Developing Together’ social work teaching partnership in conjunction with Kingston University and authorities across South West London and Surrey offering an ambitious and comprehensive programme of training, support and development. The partnership brings a wealth of professional development opportunities for front line staff wishing to get involved with teaching and academia.
For further information or to arrange an informal visit, please contact Andrew Thomas, AMHP Team Leader (firstname.lastname@example.org) on 07773 476 783 or Paul Richards, Head of Mental Health Social Care (email@example.com) on 020 3228 0414.