Sessional Approved Mental Health Professional

Greenwich, London (Greater)
£25 - £25
12 Jun 2019
23 Jul 2019
Contract Type
Full time

Greenwich Mental Health Service

Centralised Approved Mental Health Professional Team 

 Sessional Social Worker/Approved Mental Health Professional 

To provide the highest standard of care our professionals need a well organised team around them.  We are continuing to establish a bank of sessional AMHPs to provide additional out of hours, weekend and Bank Holiday Standby/On-call cover. 

You must have experience of working with service users, carers and families within a crisis intervention model of care and will be expected to provide a response to requests for consultation, advice and assessment to Greenwich residents in mental health crisis.  You must be able to work autonomously and have the ability to undertake complex risk assessment and risk management work.

For this role you must have the relevant professional social work qualification and current HCPC (Health Care Professional Council) registration.  You must be a qualified Approved Mental Health Professional (In accordance with the Mental Health Act 1983 (2007) and AMHP Regulations 2008 and have significant experience of Mental Health Act work.

Please see the attached:

Mental Health Service (Job Profile)

Job Description

Person Specification

For an informal discussion please contact:

Lorna Lee (Head of Social Care)

Memorial Hospital

Shooters Hill Road


SE18 3RG

Landline: 0208 836 8553


Royal Borough of Greenwich is committed to safeguarding and promoting the welfare of children, young people and vulnerable adults and expects all staff to share this commitment. Any roles which involve working with children, young people or vulnerable adults, or roles in which the duties will involve access to sensitive information relating to children, young people or vulnerable adults, the Royal Borough will take up references prior to interview. You should provide details of referees including your current and previous employers, covering the last 5 years. Candidates can request for us not to send a reference request to their current employer prior to interview by emailing us at As part of our Safer Recruitment Policy, a full employment history is also required for this role. Please provide a full employment history, together with a satisfactory written explanation of any gaps in employment. Unless otherwise stated, a Basic DBS check will be undertaken as part of the pre-employment checks for successful candidates.

Royal Borough of Greenwich values the diversity of its community and aims to have a workforce that reflects this. We therefore encourage applications from all sections of the community.

This role requires an Enhanced DBS. (This post is exempt from the Rehabilitation of Offenders Act,1974)

All vacancies close at midnight unless otherwise stated

A full employment history is required for this role. Please provide a full employment history, together with a satisfactory written explanation of any gaps in employment.

Each application is scored according to how well the supporting statement addresses each point on the Person Specification for the role. Candidates will be short-listed for interview on the extent to which they meet the specific points within the Person Specification. The Person Specification is supplied with the job advert. When completing your application, please use the supporting statement section to tell us how you meet each of the points on the Person Specification. We need to have this information in order to consider your application.