Approved Mental Health Professional

Job details
Posting date: 29 September 2020
Salary: £40,227 to £44,619 per year
Additional salary information: Competitive
Hours: Full time
Closing date: 29 October 2020
Location: Redhill, RH1 1TA
Company: Surrey County Council
Job type: Permanent
Job reference: orbis/TP/837/10269

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Surrey County Council delivers high-quality care for service users with mental health and substance misuse needs. We are leading the way in implementing new ways of working in personalisation and a recovery-focused approach. Our goal is for customers to be able to make informed choices about the services they use, be more in control of their care, and to become active citizens within their community.

We currently have a vacancy in our AMHP team East based in Redhill for an Approved Mental Health Professional. This post offers exciting opportunities to help us provide a multi-disciplinary service, raise social work standards, and promote social inclusion.

We are looking for an enthusiastic qualified Approved Mental Health Professional (AMHP) who will be responsible for undertaking statutory duties as part of the Approved Mental Health Professional (AMHP) service covering East Surrey.

We will offer clear professional leadership and great opportunities to develop your career. You will be supported to offer supervision, training and professional development of staff, students and volunteers, and be responsible for your own personal training in order to maintain up-to-date knowledge of mental health issues.

We fully understand the challenges of day to day frontline social work; therefore, we are putting tools in place to improve your work/life balance and to try and make day to day tasks more manageable. We are currently rolling out touch screen hybrid devices with detachable keyboards (replacing laptops) for front line staff. These new devices will allow staff to be more agile and reduce the need to return to the office between visits, etc., allowing colleagues to change the way they work and to help avoid unnecessary travel.

Essential criteria for the role:

  • Maintain personal Approved Mental Health Professional status (Warranted)
  • A DBS clearance is required for all Mental Health roles

You should also hold a current full driving licence and have use of a vehicle to undertake this role.

To join us, you should have a Professional Qualification in Social Work, and Approved Mental Health Professional (AMHP) status and post-qualifying experience that should include direct work with those who have mental health needs. In addition to this, you should have a working knowledge of legislation, assessments, preparation of care plans, monitoring and reviewing outcomes. You should also hold a current full driving licence and have use of a vehicle to undertake this role.

For more information, please find attached to the bottom of this advert a full job description.

Job Advert

This is full time position within AMHP Team East, based in Redhill RH1 1TA. The salary is £40,227 (grade PS10SC) plus AMHP supplement of £1,500 per annum.

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Contact Details

For an informal discussion or further information about this role please contact: John Holden on 07896 715714 or email

We look forward to receiving your application.

Additional Information

The job advert closes at 23:59 on Sunday 11th October 2020.

Interview dates to be confirmed.

From flexible working to job sharing (where possible) we are committed to providing a healthy work life balance. A laptop and mobile will be supplied if applicable to your role. You will benefit from 26 days annual leave, rising to 28 days after 2 years’ service, a generous local government salary related pension, as well as the option to join our car lease scheme. For more information about the wide variety of benefits you can take advantage of please visit MyBenefits for Surrey County Council staff.

Surrey County Council is committed to safeguarding and promoting the welfare of children, young people and vulnerable adults and expects all staff and volunteers to share this commitment. We want to be an inclusive and diverse employer of first choice reflecting the community we serve and particularly welcome applications from all under represented groups.

An enhanced DBS ‘Disclosure and Barring Service’ check for regulated activity (formerly known as CRB) and the Children’s and Adults’ Barred List checks will be required for this role.

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