Qualified Psychological Wellbeing Practitioner

Tees Esk & Wear Valleys NHS Foundation Trust
Catterick Garrison
£28,407 to £34,581 a year per annum
Closing date
12 Jun 2023

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Job summary

Do you want to be part of an innovative dynamic NHS North Yorkshire Talking Therapies Service (formerly IAPT) service ? Are you passionate about step 2 evidence based psychological therapies for people with common mental health problems (depression and anxiety disorders), delivered in a variety of modalities including over the telephone, face to face, or online, both individually and in groups ?

Main duties of the job

The NHS North Yorkshire Talking Therapies Psychological Wellbeing Practitioners will play a critical role in helping shape the future direction of the NHS North Yorkshire Talking Therapies service by delivering high quality evidence based interventions. The role is a deliberately varied one which has a balance between undertaking assessments and holding a clinical caseload. All PWP's are involved in delivering Guided Self Help, Psychoeducation Courses and Computerised programmes.

The NHS North Yorkshire Talking Therapies Service is well known for its innovative approaches to working with perinatal women, Vulnerable Veterans, older adults and our commitment to staff wellbeing. We currently have 'champion roles' occupied by our PWP's. The service also has a strong commitment to in house and external CPD and places high importance on clinical and caseload management supervision to support you in developing your career. We are keen to hear from suitably qualified, experienced, enthusiastic and motivated individuals who are focused on providing patient centered care of the highest quality.

About us

The NHS North Yorkshire Talking Therapies Service currently operates Monday- Friday covering some evening work.

The successful candidate will also have the benefit of living and working in a beautiful part of the country as our service covers the Richmondshire locality but we work across North Yorkshire through remote working

Job description

Job responsibilities

Please note you are required to hold the PG Cert in Low Intensity Therapy (Adults) in order to be considered for this post as per person specification and will not be shortlisted without this qualification in line with service requirements. It is also a requirement that you are accredited with the BABPC or the BPS (or are working towards this if within 6 months of qualification).

Person Specification



  • PWP qualification from a British Psychological Society accredited PWP programme/apprenticeship (If qualifying by the apprenticeship route have also passed the apprenticeship end point assessment)
  • Accredited with the BABCP or BPS as a PWP (or working towards accreditation if within six months of qualifying)


  • Key skills in literacy, numeracy and IT
  • Core profession in mental health nursing, social work, occupational therapy, psychology



  • Experience of working with people with common mental health problems in an IAPT setting
  • Ability to demonstrate a range of experiences in offering and delivering a full range of evidence based IAPT low intensity interventions
  • Experience of screening, assessing and working with a range of mental health issues at step 2.
  • Experience of working with and managing risk.


  • Experience in drug/alcohol management
  • Experience of \Partnership working.
  • Worked in a service where agreed targets are in place demonstrating clinical outcomes.



  • Ability to implement NICE guidance for Step 2 interventions for mental health problems.
  • Knowledge of factors that can impact common mental health problems
  • Competent in risk assessment.
  • Demonstrates an understanding of anxiety and depressive disorders and how they may present in Primary Care.
  • Demonstrates an understanding for the need to use evidence based psychological therapies and how it relates to this post


  • Demonstrates knowledge of the issues surrounding work and the impact it can have on mental health.
  • Knowledge of medication used in anxiety and depression and other common mental health problems



  • Computer skills
  • Excellent verbal and written communication skills, including telephone skills.
  • Able to develop good therapeutic relationships with clients.
  • Able to work under pressure

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