Approved Mental Health Professional

London Borough of Croydon
Up to £10,000
08 Dec 2018
19 Dec 2018
Contract Type
Full Time

Job Details

Approved Mental Health Professional

Job Reference Number 08140
Location Croydon
Division Adult Social Care
Salary Grade 12 to Grade 14 £39,930 - £44,691
Business Unit Croydon Integrated Adult Mental Health Service (CIAMHS) Position Type Permanent
Contract Type Full Time
Number of Hours 36
Closing Date 16 December 2018

About Croydon

Croydon hasn’t seen expansion like we are currently experiencing since the 1960s. We’re already well underway with some £5bn of investment that will be completed over the next few years. New offices, new retail, and new homes will provide well-paid jobs and high-quality accommodation for our rapidly growing population.

Croydon is a naturally ambitious council – so we’re looking for inspirational leaders who share our passion for supporting business growth and responding to local needs.

Strong partnerships are the foundation for the future. That’s why we’re constantly looking forward. We need to find creative new ways of working together with other agencies and the private sector to deal with the financial challenges ahead.

Because with growth comes increased demand – but also huge opportunity.

Chances like this only come along once in a generation, and our task, and maybe yours, is to shape a positive future for Croydon’s residents and businesses alike.

Approved Mental Health Professional (Twilight AMHP)

We are seeking to appoint an Approved Mental Health Professional (AMHP) at ‘experienced’ grade (£39,930 - £41,847) or ‘advanced’ grade (£42,734 - £44,691) to work in a new and innovative role that spans the ‘twilight’ period of daytime and evening AMHP Duty. 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 as the Twilight AMHP will be to work Monday to Friday from 1pm to 9pm (or 2pm – 10pm).

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 hours worked after 8pm. For the ‘advanced’ grade you will be expected to support the team leader with quality assurance and be able to provide leadership in relevant areas of service delivery.

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 a network 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 now 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.

To apply for this role please send a CV and supporting statement to by clicking on the 'apply' button. Please put Approved Mental Health Professional (08140) in the subject field.

For further information or to arrange an informal visit, please contact on Paul Richards, Head of Mental Health Social Care on 020 3228 0414 or

Equal Opportunities and Safeguarding

Croydon Council is an inclusive employer and welcomes applications from all sections of the community. We will be pleased to consider applications from candidates seeking flexible working arrangements.

As users of the disability confident scheme, we guarantee to interview all disabled applicants who meet the minimum criteria for the advertised role.

Croydon council is committed to safeguarding and promoting the welfare of children and vulnerable adults and expects all staff to share this commitment. The successful candidate will be subject to an enhanced DBS check.

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