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Social Worker / AMHP

South London and Maudsley NHS Foundation Trust
£51,488 to £57,802 per annum incl. of HCAs
Closing date
14 Jul 2024

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Other Health Profession
Band 7
Full Time
A secondment opportunity has arisen. The post holder will deliver, or advise on the delivery of, high quality safenursing care, ensuring consistently high standards of practice and clinicalexcellence which comply with their professional body code of professional conduct.

Your professional and personal development will include further postgraduate study and you will be encouraged and supported by your line manager to undertake Master's programmes.

Main duties of the job

As a Social Worker / AMHP you will promote anddevelop clinical leadership and clinical practice and be a positive role model to junior members of the team through the practice of evidence-based care. You will be expected to support professional development through clinical appraisal and supervision and contribute to the ongoing educational programme for staff, fostering a positive learning environment. You will be expected to support patients with their social needs.

About us

This well established and developing service attracts international placements and joint Service Development with our local Acute Trust.

We are a team of Nurses, Doctors, Occupational Therapist, Dual Diagnosis Practitioner, Social Worker and Clinical Psychologist working with people who present in mental health crisis to University Hospital Lewisham and we work collaboratively with the Mental Health for Older Adults Team and Perinatal Mental Health Team.

You will be based at University Hospital Lewisham, Lewisham High Street, Lewisham, London, SE13 6LW

Job description

Job responsibilities

Provide coordination and management of all referrals to the team,prioritising response times dependant on the nature of the referral. Be required to make clear decisions, based on an analysis of complexpresenting problems and judgement about available options. This willinclude those related to the admission and discharge of patients. Utilise a wide variety of clinical skills appropriate to the needs of individual patients and the clinical setting in which they are required to be seen. Carry out robust assessments, care planning and discharge planning. Have an ability to engage challenging and /or acutely distressed patients inpotentially hostile and/or antagonistic situations.

Support the biopsychosocial needs of those who present to ED or on medical wards.

Person Specification

Educations and Qualifications


  • CQSW qualification / Social Work degree
  • AMHP qualification
  • Evidence of recent continued professional Development


  • Masters Degree

Experience and Knowledge


  • Experience of working in Liaison Services
  • Experience of working in a multi-cultural environment and knowledge of methods to develop culturally sensitive practice.
  • Experience of working with other patients who have a variety of social care needs
  • Experience of working with patients who are experiencing mental health issues due to homelessness
  • Knowledge of the mental health act and mental capacity act to support the best care for patients who are experiencing crisis

Skills and Abilities


  • Ability to gather and use data to analyse complex issues/problems, and exercise sound judgement in reaching the most appropriate conclusions.
  • Ability to build and maintain high standards of professional links and communication channels with a variety of personnel and agencies.
  • Appreciation of the complexities of variety of the AMHP / Social Worker's role within Liaison and how to balance clinical and non-clinical responsibilities.
  • Ability to manage own workload effectively and efficiently.
  • Ability to build and maintain high standards of professional links and communication channels with a variety of personnel and agencies, to provide the best care for patients who present in crisis


  • Proven ability to maintain a balance between strategic and operational management.

Employer details

Employer name

South London and Maudsley NHS Foundation Trust


Lewisham Hospital

Lewisham High Street



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