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PWP- Hounslow IAPT (NHS Talking Therapies)

West London NHS Trust
£32,720 to £39,769 a year pa including HCAS & plus Golden Hello*
Closing date
27 Sep 2023

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Other Health Profession
Band 5
Contract Type
Full Time
We are an established and friendly service looking for an enthusiastic PWP seeking variety, new experiences and autonomy.

Clinical caseload for a full time PWP: 10 x assessments (no overbook), 20 x treatments (including GSH and cCBT).

You will enjoy a culture of energy, innovation and support. We are investing in staff with:
  • A Golden Hello! This post attracts an additional 10% of salary bonus payment paid over two years this will be paid into your salary as monthly instalments.
  • Relocation allowance - if you are moving more than 40 miles to join our team you can claim moving expenses up to a maximum of �8,000. Please contact us for more detail
  • A stable, supportive and engaging working environment where no two days are the sam
  • A values driven environment - our Trust Values of Togetherness, Responsibility, Excellence and Caring underpin how we treat each other and our patient
  • We promote a healthy work-life balance and operate a hybrid working week, where staff work at home on some days and on site other day
  • Full or part time (min 3 days per week) opportunities available
  • Reflective practice and excellent clinical supervision
  • The chance to develop clinical and managerial skills (e.g. champion roles, LTC training and supervisor opportunities).
  • The chance to progress your career with us in the future
  • Excellent staff benefits including 27 days annual leave, rising to 29 days after 5 years and 33 days after 10 years

Main duties of the job

You'll support and enhance the professional psychological care of clients within the Hounslow IAPT service. This will involve providing mental health screening assessments and psychological interventions under the supervision of a qualified member of the team, working independently according to a plan agreed with the line manager and within the overall framework of the team's policies and procedures.

In addition you will undertake clinically related administration, conduct of audits, collection of statistics, development of audit and/or research projects and project work.

You will be based in the Isleworth Centre team base and Health Centres in the London Borough of Hounslow, as well as home working.

This post involves being able to work at least one evening session (12pm - 8pm) per week

Clinical duties for Psychological Wellbeing Practitioner - PWP will include:- screening new referrals and making decisions about suitability of referrals - assessing clients to review their needs and suitability for the service- offering a range of treatment options including GSH, online treatment, groups- other opportunities may arise where staff are able to develop a champion role

This role will include working with people from different cultural backgrounds and ages, using interpreters when necessary, and you will be passionate about providing an equal opportunity for all clients to access our services

About us

West London NHS Trust is one of the most diverse providers of mental and physical health, community and social care in the UK.

Our 3,982 staff care for people in hospital and in the community, helping them to recover and go on to lead full and productive lives. We aim to be the best organisation of our kind in the country.

We provide care and treatment for more than 800,000 people living in the London boroughs of Ealing, Hammersmith & Fulham and Hounslow, delivering services in the community (at home, in GP surgeries and care homes), hospital, specialist clinics and forensic (secure) units.

We arerated good overall by the Care Quality Commission (CQC).

Together, we're committed to promoting hope and wellbeing, working with patients, service users, carers, families and partners across the communities we serve.

We are keen to ensure that our workforce reflects the community it serves, particularly in terms of ethnicity, gender, disability, LGBTQ+ and experience of mental illness.

Covid-19 vaccination is a condition of employment for this role, unless an exemption applies. The successful applicant may have contact with vulnerable service users and we will therefore seek proof of being fully vaccinated during the recruitment process.

Job description

Job responsibilities

Please see the attached Job Pack for full details about this role.

We think Hounslow IAPT is a great place to work. If you would like to discuss this opportunity in more detail, please contact Step 2 Lead via email: Harpreet Dhaliwal (, or,

For more information about our service and what we offer, please visit our website on

Hounslow IAPT service offers talking therapies for people over 18 who have a GP in the London Borough ofHounslow. We have a well-established Step 2 team consisting of PWPs, senior PWPs, and Assistant Psychologists.

The team provide a range of brief cognitive behavioural-based interventions such as guided self-help (face-to-face, video, telephone and online), workshops and groups (including co-facilitation of step 3 groups), in addition to telephone and face-to-face assessments. The successful candidate may also be supported to take on champion/lead roles within the team!

We are proud of our dedicated wellbeing team who promote a healthy work-life balance and regular events to bring our team together.

We have a supportive team culture and there are good opportunities for career progression. You will be able to engage in team reflective practice sessions and wellbeing events. We have recently had positive feedback from a staff survey where we scored highly in regard to perceptions of the quality of care staff felt able to provide, levels of support, feeling valued and in equality and diversity.

Person Specification

Qualifications and Training


  • Completed or near completion of IAPT Low Intensity worker/Psychological Wellbeing Practitioner qualification
  • Registered as a PWP or working towards registration with the BPS/BABCP


  • A second class honours degree or higher in Psychology.
  • Entitlement to graduate membership of the British Psychological Society.
  • Further post graduate training in relevant areas of professional psychology, mental health practice and/or research design and analysis.
  • IAPT LTC Training



  • Experience of working clinically with people with mental health problems and/or other disabilities
  • Ability to demonstrate a range of post-qualification experiences in offering and delivering the range of evidence based IAPT low Intensity interventions such as cCBT, guided self-help and group psycho-education
  • Experience of working with people who present with risk to themselves
  • Experience of managing sensitive safeguarding concerns


  • Experience of co-working with staff in other agencies (e.g. health visitors or staff in drug and alcohol services)
  • Experience of audit and research

Knowledge and Skills


  • Knowledge of different models of mental health/mental illness.
  • Knowledge of NHS Policies, procedures and guidelines.
  • Knowledge of working sensitively with diversity (including working with black & minority ethnic groups).
  • Evidence based practice/clinical governance.
  • Models of assessment (including clinical risk assessment) record keeping and evidence based brief psychological intervention.
  • Knowledge of outcome measures and their use in clinical and audit purposes.
  • High level of communication skills (written and verbal) including an ability to communicate and work in settings in which the atmosphere may be highly emotive.
  • An ability to apply existing psychological knowledge to a mental health context.
  • Experience using computers for databases or data-analysis, especially Excel and SPSS for Windows.
  • High standard of report writing.


  • An awareness of severe and enduring mental health presentations (including psychosis, bi-polar).
  • Ability to carry out a range of evaluation and monitoring techniques.
  • Ability to work effectively with interpreters.

Personal Qualities


  • An ability to work well within a team and foster good working relationships with staff from all disciplines.
  • An ability to develop positive therapeutic relationships with people with mental health difficulties.
  • Ability to work independently, reliably and consistently with a busy workload agreed and managed at regular intervals.
  • Ability to be self-reflective, whilst working with service users, in own personal and professional development and in context of supervision.



  • Ability to accept and use supervision appropriately and effectively.

Employer details

Employer name

West London NHS Trust


Hounslow 2122 MHIS LTP IAPT



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