We wish to recruit a Qualified Low Intensity Therapist (Psychological Wellbeing Practitioner) to work as part of the Talking Therapies program across Bath and North East Somerset. You will be enthusiastic, hard working and have the capability to meet specified targets. The post-holder will work within the service to provide high intensity CBT interventions to patients at Step 2 of the Talking Therapies service. LI therapists deliver a variety of CBT interventions, this may include face to face, telephone or video based work as well as group workshopsMain duties of the job
This is a substantive full time contract. The post-holder will work within the Talking Therapies service providing low intensity interventions through psycho-educational courses and 1:1 appointments.
Banes Talking Therapies is a patient focused and pro-active community based service and has strong links with both GPs and our colleagues in secondary care mental health. We have a strong commitment to delivering high quality community oriented services, and to working in partnership with service users, carers, health and social care agencies and voluntary agencies.
We are a dynamic, supportive and creative service, who provide a high level of training and supervision to all clinical practitioners at all levels.About usWe are AWP (Avon and Wiltshire Mental Health Partnership NHS Trust)
a diverse organisation with over 5,000 dedicated staff providing inpatient and community-based mental health care. We provide services from a range of locations to approximately 1.8 million people living in Bath and North East Somerset (B& NES), Bristol, North Somerset, South Gloucestershire, Swindon, across the county of Wiltshire and in parts of Dorset. Our outstanding people promote mental health and wellbeing. The expertise and resources within AWP are dedicated to a person-centred approach for those who use our services and for all employees. We recognise that happy and fulfilled employees give better care.
At AWP we actively encourage applicants from all backgrounds we are particularly keen to encourage applications from people from Black, Asian and minority ethnic backgrounds, those with disabilities and from the LGBTQ+ community. We want people to bring their unique blend of experiences, backgrounds, perspectives and knowledge to AWP, as diversity makes us stronger.Job descriptionJob responsibilities
- Assess and supports people with a common mental health problem in the self-management of their recovery.
- Undertakes client 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 the departments referral protocols, and refer unsuitable clients on to the relevant service or back to the
- referral agent as necessary or steps-ups the persons treatment to high intensity
- 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.
- Adhere to an agreed activity contract relating to the number of client contacts offered, and clinical sessions carried out per week in order to minimise waiting times and ensure treatment delivery remains accessible and convenient.
- Qualification from PWP Training Course
- Experience working in IAPT setting
- Ability to use clinical supervision and personal development positively and effectively
- Ability to work under pressure
- Ability to be self-reflective
- Excellent verbal and written communication skills
- Demonstrates and understanding of anxiety and depression and how it may present in primary care
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- Demonstrates a knowledge of surrounding long term health conditions and the impact it can have on mental health.
- Knowledge of medication used in anxiety and depression and other common mental health problems.
Avon & Wiltshire Mental Health Partnership NHS TrustAddress
Bath NHS House
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