As part of our transformation project and expansion of our services we are looking to recruit qualified Psychological Wellbeing Practitioners across our Talking Therapies (formerly IAPT ) services. We have full time and part time positions available across our services in Halton, Knowsley, St Helens and Liverpool, please specify which location you would prefer in your application.
The post holder will have undertaken the Post Graduate Certificate in Primary Care course and be qualified as a PWP and will work alongside professionals delivering Step 2 psychological interventions within a primary care setting. Interventions include Wellbeing courses held both virtually and in community settings, Silvercloud online intervention as well as 1-1.
This is an exciting time to join our team as we look to expand our services and work closely with our partners within our organisation as well as the wider communities to raise awareness of common mental health issues and the service that we offer.
Our services offer a friendly supportive environment and as a member of our team you will have protected time for CPD and clinical and managerial supervision. This post is subject to an enhanced check with adults barred list Disclosure and Barring Service (DBS) Check.
Interview date is planned for: 10th March 2023Main duties of the job
The main roles will include:
- Face to face, Video and telephone work with clients with common mental health problems such as anxiety and depression, at step 2.
- Work within practice teams including liaison with GPs, Practice staff, third sector agencies and service users and carers.
- Networking with the wider health and social care system.
- To work autonomously within the team and possess excellent organisational and time management skills, in order to cope with the demands of the service.
- To have undertaken the Post Graduate Certificate in Primary Care course and be qualified as a PWP.
- The post holder will demonstrate respect and value service users' and their carers.About us
We are committed to delivering thevery best possible life-long care
in physical health, mental health, learning disabilities and addictions services. We are passionate about advancing the health of the people and communities we serve. We will achieve this through pursuingclinical excellence
,involving the people we serve
in every aspect of their care and through prevention and early intervention to help people keep well andliving well athome for longer
The care we offer isbuilt on strong relationships
, and we will work side-by-side with our staff, other organisations, and with people and communities themselves to activate, innovate and continually improve the prevention, treatment and support we provide. Together, we believe we canexceed expectations of the health, care and wellbeing available
to the people we serve.Job descriptionJob responsibilitiesDUTIES AND RESPONSIBILITIES:
Under the supervision of an appropriately skilled and qualified person to
1. Develop skills of collaborative working with service users (and where appropriate their carers) to build an effective partnership of care.2. To carry a caseload of clients and assist in identifying and effectively managing their emotional distress and disturbance.
3. Utilise a range of guided self-help interventions, in line with NICE guidelines.
4. Utilise a range of core skills in mental health practice in order to contribute to and co-ordinate the care and treatment of clients with mild mental health problems.
5. Implement and support a range of evidence based interventions utilising a self management model of mental health care.
6. Collaborate with service users and other people involved in their care to encourage medication compliance.
7. Help to establish systems in practices for the effective management of mental health needs of individual service users, families and communities.
8. Through supervision, systematically evaluate and record outcomes of mental health interventions, adapting care on the basis of these evaluations.
9. Participate in inter-professional approaches to care that respect and utilise the contributions of the wider health and social care team.
10. Utilise managerial and clinical supervision to ensure that care and treatment are tailored to service users, family and community needs that learning needs are identified and acted upon to ensure personal development.
11. Practice in a non discriminatory manner, respecting the variety of beliefs and cultural practices of individuals and groups.
12. Assist in the delivery of the Mental Health Promotion Strategy for the Halton Borough at a local level.
13. To record and evaluate `outcome measures` as part of the ongoing therapy process, for a `service user`
14. To assist in the accurate entry of clinical data onto the Trusts agreed systems.
15. To ensure the highest standards of clinical record keeping, including electronic data entering and recordingPerson SpecificationQualificationEssential ExperienceEssential
- Experience as a practicing PWP.
Employer detailsEmployer name
- Good interpersonal, interaction, literate and numerate, IT skills.
Mersey Care NHS Foundation TrustAddress
Kings Business Park
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