Psychological Wellbeing Practitioner (PWP) - Band 5 Full time, permanent role
An exciting opportunity has arisen for qualified Psychological Wellbeing Practitioners to join the NHS Talking Therapies service delivered jointly by Coventry and Warwickshire Partnership Trust and MIND. The successful candidate will be joining a well-established service that continues to offer high quality evidence based psychological interventions for our identified populations.Main duties of the job
To undertake psychological assessments of individuals aged 16+ who are referred to or self refer to the service.
To offer and provide low intensity psychological interventions (in line with IAPT Step 2 approach) to individuals experiencing mild to moderate depression and anxiety including stress and adjustment to life events. This will include both individual and group work.
The post holder will work with people with different cultural backgrounds and ages, using a range of suitable and evidence based interventions.
Where appropriate refer patients to employment advice services to encourage patients into employment or training.
They will also play a role in the education, training and support in mental health and psychological issues for primary care professionals and other relevant agencies. For more information on this role please see the attached support information. This will give you a better overview of the job role and requirements.About us
CWPT NHS Talking Therapies is a progressive service which encourages professional development, supervision and peer support with an identifiable career pathway for PWP's to develop into more specialised or senior roles. We work closely with members of the local community, service Commissioners, GP's, secondary care services and various voluntary sector agencies.
Coventry and Warwickshire Partnership Trust provides a full range of expanding physical, mental health and learning disability services to children, young adults, adults and older adults over many sites across Coventry, Warwickshire and Solihull.
Services are provided to a population of over one million people living in Coventry and Warwickshire and also a wider geographical area in some of our specialist services, we see on average around 5,000 patients every day.Job descriptionJob responsibilities
In order to be considered for this post you must possess the Post Graduate Certificate in Low Intensity Interventions or the equivalent Psychological Wellbeing Practitioner qualification. The qualification needs to be held for working with adults rather than children and young people.
In addition the successful candidate will be skilled in the delivery of a range of evidence-based, low-intensity interventions in accordance with NICE guidelines to patients presenting with Anxiety Disorders and Depression. The range of interventions will include both individual and group work, and the post holder will need to be competent in delivering interventions using a variety of communication mediums, such as telephone work and face-to-face activities. For more information on this role please see the attached support information. This will give you a better overview of the job role and requirements.Person SpecificationQUALIFICATIONSEssential
KNOWLEDGE & SKILLSEssential
- Low Intensity Practitioner qualification OR PWP training course qualification
- Evidence of working with people who have experience mental health problems
- Ability to form positive therapeutic relationships with service users and carers whilst maintaining appropriate boundaries
- Demonstrates an understanding of anxiety and depression and how it may present in Primary Care
- Excellent written communication skills
- Able to write clear reports and letters
OTHEREssential Employer detailsEmployer name
- Experience of working within set criteria and referring to other services as appropriate
Coventry and Warwickshire Partnership TrustAddress
Brain Oliver Building, Brooklands Hospital
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