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Qualified Psychological Wellbeing Practitioner Kingston

Camden & Islington NHS Foundation Trust
£32,720 to £39,769 a year p.a inclusive of HCAS pro rata
Closing date
28 Sep 2023

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PLEASE ONLY APPLY IF YOU HAVE A PWP / IAPT LOW INTENSITY QUALIFICATIONThis is a great opportunity to expand our step 2 team and recruit a Qualified PWP. We would welcome you to join our successful and dynamic IAPT service, with lots of innovation and service development projects to get involved in. 1.7 WTE hours available which can be distributed flexibly for successful candidates.This is a hybrid post of both remote and office based working.

You will be based in Surbiton, a short walk away from the station, and will join a team of lively and friendly Clinical and Counselling Psychologists, CBT Therapists and Psychological Wellbeing Practitioners.Alongside high and low intensity CBT interventions, the service also provides step 2 and 3 groups, as well relational therapies such as DIT and IPT, and Behavioural Couples Therapy. We also work alongside our Primary Care Mental Health Team which includes Psychiatrists, Clinical Psychologists and Mental Health Nurses. We offer good quality weekly case management supervision, as well as fortnightly clinical skills sessions and workshops, facilitated by either step 3 clinicians, or led by peers.

We are looking for Psychological Wellbeing Practitioners who have excellent interpersonal skills and experience of working with people with mental health problems. A commitment to clinical excellence is vital, and we welcome candidates that can work confidently, flexibly and autonomously.

Main duties of the job

The post-holder will provide a range of brief evidence-based step 2 interventions in for people with mild to moderate mental health problems. Interventions will be delivered over the telephone, face-to-face, online and within group settings. We encourage all our staff to develop, and lead on special interests, and therefore welcome any applicants with specific interests or experience that could benefit our community.

See below a quote from one of our trainees who has recently stayed on in a qualified post:

Being a trainee at Kingston iCope has been such a fantastic experience. The team is so approachable, talented and knowledgeable, so it's been amazing to learn from them. I've been given opportunities to get involved in groups, projects and training on top of the standard training requirements when I have capacity, which has helped me develop as a practitioner. I've also felt so supported and valued in my role as a trainee PWP and now have been lucky enough to be given a qualified post at Kingston.

Most of our PWPs have attended additional training in LTCs and supervision training, and several have gone on into HI trainee positions with us, or accepted senior roles. Many of our step 3 HI team have previously been PWPs with us.

About us

At Camden and Islington NHS foundation trust our staff and service users have worked closely to create a set of values that make sure people who use our services get the best possible chance of a rapid recovery.

We have 3 key priorities which are:
  • Early and Effective Intervention,
  • Helping People to Live Well
  • Research and Innovation

The cultural pillars that help us achieve our key priorities are:
  • We value each other
  • We are empowered
  • We keep things simple
  • We are connected

By coming to work at Camden and Islington NHS Foundation Trust you will be joining a Trust with a national reputation for research, where services recognise that research underpins its commitment to providing high quality and innovative clinical care.

Job description

Job responsibilities

For more information about the main responsibilities of the role, please refer to the Job Description attached.

The post pays Outer London Weighting Allowance in Surrey (KT5).The service offers evening clinics (until 8pm) and so flexible working is available. The post holder would be required to work one 12-8pm shift per week.Kingston iCopeHollyfield House22 Hollyfield RoadSurbitonSurrey KT5 9AL

Person Specification



  • Good degree (2:1 or better)
  • Degree in psychology or related discipline
  • Post graduate certificate or diploma in Low Intensity > interventions (recognised IAPT training programme)



  • Evidence of working with people who have experienced a > mental health problem
  • Experience of working or liaising with Primary Care > Services


  • Working across the life span and in different mental health settings
  • Qualified PWP for over 1 year



  • Form written to a high standard and tailored to role in C& I


  • Specialist interest

Employer details

Employer name

Camden and Islington NHS Foundation Trust


Hollyfield House, Surbiton



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