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Psychological Wellbeing Practitioner

Midlands Partnership NHS Foundation Trust
£28,407 to £34,581 per annum
Closing date
24 Sep 2023
The Shropshire and Telford & Wrekin Staff Psychological Wellbeing Hub is a safe and confidential space for NHS and Social care staff to access psychological and emotional wellbeing support. We offer person centred assessment appointments followed by access to evidence based intervention or support with signposting to neighbouring services.

Here in the Hub we are a small multidisciplinary team consisting of the following:
  • A CBT Therapist.
  • A Psychological Wellbeing Practitioner.
  • An Occupational Therapist.
  • A Counsellor.
  • An Assistant Psychologist.
  • A Business Support officer
  • An Administrator.

We also have a Psychotherapist, a Counsellor and a small team of Psychologists working for us on an ad hoc basis.

Main duties of the job

  • The post-holder will work within the Shropshire Telford and Wrekin Staff Wellbeing Hub service providing high volume low intensity interventions which will be a range of cognitive behavioural therapy (CBT) based self management interventions to service to clients with mild to moderate anxiety and depression.
  • To provide training to staff teams and individuals e.g. webinars as part of MDT.
  • The post holder will work with people with different cultural backgrounds and ages, using interpreters when necessary and should be committed to equal opportunities.

About us

Midlands Partnership NHS Foundation Trust (MPFT) is an award winning organisation with over 9000 employees. We are particularly seeking applications from individuals who may be from under-represented groups, such as black, Asian or other ethnic groups, individuals with a disability, or LGBTQ+ individuals who meet the specific criteria.

We are embedding values based and inclusive recruitment practices to ensure that all applicants, from any backgrounds, have an equal chance of success in achieving a role with us.

At MPFT we pride ourselves on staff wellbeing and development and can we offer you:
  • Our SOOTHE resources - supporting staff across the trust with their physical, mental and financial health. In addition to the support offered from our occupational health provider Team Prevent.
  • Counselling support and lifestyle information with advice on a variety of personal matters.
  • In our Gift providing a platform for your voice to be heard to inform change.
  • The opportunity to purchase additional annual leave.
  • Opportunities for flexible working ( depending on the role ).
  • Career development opportunities and coaching plus access to in house training programmes.
  • Innovative research training program entitled STARS (Supporting the advancement of Research Skills).
  • Child Care Vouchers Scheme.
  • Recognition and engagement through our staff LOVE awards, LOVE long service awards and Staff Engagement Surveys.
  • NHS discounts available via the Blue Card and Red Guava schemes

Job description

Job responsibilities

Key Aim: Providing a Staff Wellbeing Service in Shropshire, Telford & Wrekin.
  • To have specialist knowledge of a range of practices which require both theoretical knowledge and experience, and to work with clients with short-term counselling requirements.
  • The post holder will work with people with different cultural backgrounds and ages, using interpreters when necessary and should be committed to equal opportunities.
  • To support the systematic provision of a high quality specialist Staff Well-being Service to a wide range of staff from health and social care who are referred to the system wide Wellbeing Hub
  • To work within a team in the hub and to create excellent relationships with adult mental health pathways including IAPT.
  • To develop, within the MDT ways of providing efficient and effective services.
  • To provide specialist assessments and interventions to staff from health and social care.

Main duties and Responsibilities
    • Assess and supports people with a common mental health problem in the self management of their recovery.
    • Accept referrals via agreed protocols within the service and develop programmes of care packages.
    • Undertake patient-centred interviews which identifies areas where the person wishes to see change and or recovery and makes an accurate assessment of risk to self and others.
    • Make decisions on suitability of new referrals, adhering to referral protocols, refers unsuitable clients on to the relevant service or back to the referral agent as necessary or steps-up the persons treatment to high intensity psychological therapy.
    • Provide a range of information and support for evidence based high-volume low-intensity psychological treatments. This may include guided self-help, computerised CBT, information about pharmacological treatments. This work may be face to face, telephone or via other media.
    • Educate and involve family members and others in treatment as necessary.
    • Attend multi-disciplinary meetings relating to referrals or clients in treatment, where appropriate e.g. weekly clinical MDT
    • Complete all requirements relating to data collection within the service.
    • Keep coherent records of all clinical activity in line with service protocols and use these records and clinical outcome data in clinical decision making.
    • Work closely with other members of the team ensuring appropriate step-up and step-down arrangements are in place to maintain a stepped care approach.
    • Assess and integrate issues surrounding work and employment into the overall therapy process.
    • Operate at all times from an inclusive values base which promotes recovery and recognises and respects diversity.
    • Prepare and present clinical information for all patients on their caseload to clinical case management supervisors within the service on an agreed and scheduled basis, in order to ensure safe practice and the clinical governance obligations of the worker, supervisor and service are delivered.
    • Respond to and implement supervision suggestions by supervisors in clinical practice.
    • Engage in and respond to personal development supervision to improve competences and clinical practice.
    • Ensure the maintenance of standards of practice according to the employer and any regulating, and keep up to date on new recommendations/guidelines set by the department of health (e.g. NHS plan, National Service Framework, National Institute for Clinical Excellence).
    • Ensure that client confidentiality is protected at all times.
    • Be aware of and keep up to date with advances in the spheres of treatment for common mental health problems.
    • Ensure clear objectives are identified, discussed and reviewed with senior therapists on a regular basis as part of continuing professional development.
    • Participate in individual performance review and respond to agreed objectives.
    • Keep up to date all records in relation to Continuing Professional Development and ensure personal development plan maintains up to date specialist knowledge of latest theoretical and service delivery models/developments.
    • Attend relevant conferences / workshops in line with identified professional objectives.
    • To contribute to the development of best practice within the service.
    • To maintain up-to-date knowledge of legislation, national and local policies and procedures in relation to Mental Health, Staff Support Services and Primary Care Services.
    • All employees have a duty and responsibility for their own health and safety and the health of safety of colleagues, patients and the general public.
    • All employees have a responsibility and a legal obligation to ensure that information processed for both patients and staff is kept accurate, confidential, secure and in line with the Data Protection Act (1998) and Security and Confidentiality Policies.
    • It is the responsibility of all staff that they do not abuse their official position for personal gain, to seek advantage of further private business or other interests in the course of their official duties.
    • This Job Description does not provide an exhaustive list of duties and may be reviewed in conjunction with the post holder in light of service development.

    Person Specification



    • Qualification from PWP Training Course (Post Graduate Certificate or Level 3 undergraduate course).


    • Training in nursing, social work, occupational therapy, counselling or within a psychological therapy.
    • Psychology or other health related undergraduate degree.
    • Psychology or other health related postgraduate degree



    • Evidence of working with people who have experienced a mental health problem
    • Demonstrates high standards in written communication
    • Able to write clear reports and letters.


    • Experience of working with staff groups
    • Experience of working in Primary Care Services
    • Worked in a service where agreed targets in place demonstrating clinical outcomes
    • Ability to manage own caseload and time
    • Evidence of working in the local community

    Skills and Competencies


    • Ability to evaluate and put in place the effect of training
    • Computer literate
    • Excellent verbal and written communication skills, including telephone skills
    • Able to develop good therapeutic relationships with clients
    • Ability to work as part of a team, and a capacity to work remotely


    • Received training (either formal of through experience) and carried out risk assessments within scope of practice

    Other Requirements


    • High level of enthusiasm and motivation.
    • Advanced communication skills
    • Ability to work within a team and foster good working relationships
    • Ability to use clinical supervision and personal development positively and effectively
    • Ability to work under pressure
    • Regard for others and respect for individual rights of autonomy and confidentiality
    • Ability to be self-reflective, whilst working with service users, in own personal and professional development and in supervision


    • Car driver and/or ability and willingness to travel to locations throughout the organisation
    • Fluent in languages other than English



    • Demonstrates an understanding of anxiety and depression and how it may present in Primary Care


    • Demonstrates a 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
    • Demonstrates an understanding for the need to use evidence based psychological therapies and how it relates to this post

    Employer details

    Employer name

    Midlands Partnership NHS Foundation Trust


    Severnfields Health Village

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