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Psychological Wellbeing Practitioner

Lancashire & South Cumbria NHS Foundation Trust
£28,407 to £34,581 per annum
Closing date
24 Sep 2023

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  • To provide high quality primary care IAPT services to adults with mild to moderate mental health problems.
  • To work autonomously within professional guidelines and the overall framework of team policies and procedure.
  • To deliver IAPT services in accordance with NICE guidelines, within agreed activity levels and model, meeting required key performance indicators (KPIs).
  • To provide advice and consultation on client's care, to other clinicians and to non-professional carers.
  • To promote wellbeing and social inclusion.
  • To work flexibly and in accordance with service demands. This may include support or clinical supervision of band 4 practitioners where appropriate.
  • To work to the agreed number of clinical contacts per week as set by the Team Lead

  • Main duties of the job

    Psychological Wellbeing Practitioners (PWP) to work for LSCFT NHS Talking Therapies within the Fylde and Wyre locality.

    Only applicants with a recognised PG Cert in Primary care mental health practice (IAPT) or BSc(hons) Counselling, Coaching and Psychological Interventions (PWP) will be shortlisted for interview.

    Based in Fleetwood and required to work in clinics spanning the Fylde and Wyre area.

    We offer lots of flexible options such as hybrid working (working from home and in clinic) and also flexible working hours.

    We deliver therapy via telephone, face to face, on video and online therapy platforms.

    NHS Talking Therapies PWP's offer accessible screening, assessment and treatment for common mental health problems. We like to make sure we offer a variety of options as one size does not fit all.

    Not only are we a flexible service for those accessing us as we run groups, offer telephone, video online (Attend Anywhere) and face-to-face treatment sessions. We offer a flexible Hybrid working model to staff consisting of days from home and clinics within a variety of community settings including the office.

    PWPs also have an important link role developing relationships with local GP practices and advocating health promotion within the wider community.

    As part of the role you will be expected to work flexibly to meet the needs of the service. This may include early morning and late evening appointments as well as the possibility of working some Saturday mornings.

    About us

    Lancashire & South Cumbria NHS Foundation Trust provides a range of services including secondary mental health care across this area. Specialist provision comprises inpatient child and adolescent mental health services, perinatal mental health and forensic services including low and medium secure care.

    The Trust also provides a range of physical health and well-being services in the community alongside a range of partners in the Lancashire, Cumbria and Sefton area.

    Lancashire & South Cumbria Foundation Trust encourages flexible working, we believe that a positive work/life balance benefits NHS employees through improved health and wellbeing. We would consider working patterns such as term time, part time, compressed hours, flexi-time and career breaks. We encourage applicants to state clearly on their application forms this request and discuss these options at interview.

    For more information please visit our website via Lancashire & South Cumbria NHS FT

    Job description

    Job responsibilities

    Please see attached the job description and person specification for more information about this role.

    Person Specification



    • Completion* of a recognised qualification for the role e.g. PWP Post Graduate Certificate (or Qualified Graduate Mental Health Worker with a 2022 competency certificate)
    • Registration as PWP with BABCP or BPS (completed or in progress)*



    • Knowledge of NHS structures and policy within a primary care context.



    • Experience of psychological work with common mental health problems
    • Experience of short term time-limited work.
    • Evidence of regular supervised practice.

    Skills & Abilities


    • Highly developed interpersonal skills and communication skills both oral and written. Ability to sustain intense levels of concentration responding and participating as required.
    • Ability to self-reflect and use clinical supervision appropriately.
    • Ability to cope and deal with highly distressing emotional circumstances.

    Work Related Circumstance


    • Ability to identify and employ mechanisms of clinical governance as appropriate, to support and maintain clinical practice in the face of regular exposure to highly emotive material and challenging behaviour.

    Employer details

    Employer name

    Lancashire & South Cumbria NHS Foundation Trust


    L7F9 L5028 Talking Therapies Fylde & Wyre


    FY7 6AH

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