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Social Worker (Approved Mental Health Professional) RBKC612322

Job Summary:


Salary range: £41,967 - £50,088 per annum plus a AMHP enhancement up to £3,000 per annum
Work location: London
Hours per week: 36
Contract type: 2x Permanent
Vetting requirements: Enhanced DBS Check
Closing date: This is a rolling advert, applications will be reviewed upon receipt. 

About Us:


The support you need to make good decisions, for those who may be in crisis. 


In Kensington and Chelsea, we look after a diverse population, which includes people living in some of the nation’s most deprived wards. We support people’s independence and wellbeing and work hard to enable them to live in the community with dignity, choice and control. However, when mental health crises occur, our Duty Team of AMHPs are ready to act.

The Role:


You’ll provide both assessment and support for people referred with urgent mental health issues likely to require statutory intervention.  Signposting and supporting colleagues to consider least restrictive practices.  Promote the independence and rights of vulnerable individuals, addressing safeguarding issues, advocating and empowering people to make choices where they can. No two days are the same and, in our diverse and densely populated borough, you’ll need to be ready for a range of both challenging & rewarding situations with a can do attitude. 


Working to keep service users and those around them safe means looking at the bigger picture, whilst considering several courses of actions available, escalating where necessary to optimise the best outcomes. You will work within a small dedicated team, have the autonomy to make decisions on cases as an experienced AMHP with a sound knowledge of the law, whilst working closely with other partner agencies in a collaborative approach, to reach the desired outcome for that individual and their immediate needs.


The team promotes a flexible and collective responsibility to prioritising the workload according to risk, urgency and complexity, with the full support and access to management. 


This post requires the permanent AMHP to be on the AMHP rota a minimum of three days per week; the post is frontline in person work, which therefore makes it a requirement to be office based.  Working in other Council buildings when not in the AMHP Office or on the AMHP rota may also be required due to the needs of the service and any urgent assessments.


Please refer to the Job Description for more information. 

About You:


Problem solving and calm under pressure, you’ll have the ability to maintain professionalism whilst in situations of conflict and stress, often dealing with competing demands. You’ll be a qualified and registered social worker, with sound experience of practising as an AMHP in many different settings especially duty work.  Proactive and focused on finding both practicable and realistic solutions, you’ll bring a wide range of skills and strategies to every situation and be able to apply them flexibly and creatively. 


Clear communication and effective negotiating skills are key, and you’ll also be adept at coaching and mentoring others to help develop a strong and expert team.  You will have sound record keeping and clear decision-making skills, be competent in applying the law.  Value promoting and protecting the rights of individuals, whilst ensuring safety is at the forefront of your decision making. 


In return, you can look forward to a package that includes a competitive salary, a high-quality pension scheme and generous annual leave plus bank holidays.


Please apply online explaining how you meet the requirements set out in the person specification and job description. CV’s will not be considered for this role.


Application process

Please do not upload any documents, including CVs/Covering Letters or supporting statements, as these documents will not be reviewed and could result in your application not being shortlisted.

You should describe how you meet the person specification requirements for the position you are applying for in Section G of the application form.

Additional information

We are committed to promoting equality and respecting diversity and welcome applications from all sections of the community.

We are a Disability Confident Employer – committed to ensuring that our recruitment and selection process is inclusive and accessible.

We engage our staff with a variety of learning types including face-to-face and virtual learning because we want to ensure our staff understand our values and behaviours, grow their skills and develop their careers.

This post is covered by the Fluency Duty, as outlined in the Code of Practice on the English language requirements for public sector workers.

We do not accept speculative CVs from any source.

Please note, we will primarily contact candidates by e-mail throughout the recruitment process, please monitor your email junk / spam folder as our system generated emails may be allocated to these folders by your email settings.

If you experience difficulties with the recruitment application process, please contact the recruitment team by email:



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