Do you want to be part of an innovative dynamic IAPT service? Are you passionate about step 2 evidence based psychological therapies for people with common mental health problems (depression and anxiety disorders), delivered in a variety of modalities including over the telephone, face to face, or online, both individually and in groups ?Main duties of the job
The IAPTPsychological Wellbeing Practitioners will play a critical role in helping shape the future direction of the North Yorkshire IAPT service by delivering high quality evidence based interventions. The role is a deliberately varied one which has a balance between undertaking assessments and holding a clinical caseload. All PWP's are involved in delivering Guided Self Help, Psychoeducation Courses and Computerised programmes.
The North Yorkshire IAPT service is well known for its innovative approaches to working with perinatal women, Vulnerable Veterans, older adults and our commitment to staff wellbeing. We currently have 'champion roles' currently occupied by our PWP's. The service also has a strong commitment to in house and external CPD and places high importance on clinical and caseload management supervision to support you in developing your career. We are keen to hear from suitably experienced, enthusiastic and motivated individuals who are focused on providing patient centered care of the highest quality.About us
We are the Mental Health & Learning Disability NHS Trust for County Durham and Darlington, Teesside, North Yorkshire, York and Selby.
From education and prevention, to crisis and specialist care --our talented and compassionate teams work in partnership with our patients, communities and partners to help the people of our region feel safe, understood, believed in and cared for.
We nurture the recovery journey of anyone in need of our help. In Our Trust, everyone has a say in how they are supported and treated because we listen to every person in our care until they feel understood. Our patients, their families and carers work together with us towards better mental health.
We're committed to new thinking that improves the wellbeing of our region. We connect with our communities and partners to get mental health care right, in areas that really need it.
We won't rest until everyone in our region has the mental health care they need, to lead their best possible life.Job descriptionJob responsibilities
Please note you are required to hold the PG Cert in Low Intensity Therapy (Adults) in order to be considered for this post as per person specification and will not be shortlisted without this qualification in line with service requirements.
Further informal enquiries: Emiola Akinmoladun, 01609 768890Person SpecificationQualificationsEssential
- IAPT qualification in Low Intensity interventions for Adult Mental Health
- Key skills in literacy, numeracy and IT
- Core profession in mental health nursing, social work, occupational therapy, psychology
- Experience of working with people with common mental health problems in an IAPT setting
- Ability to demonstrate a range of experiences in offering and delivering a full range of evidence-based IAPT low intensity interventions
- Experience of screening, assessing and working with a range of mental health issues at step 2.
- Experience of working with and manging risk.
- Experience in drug/alcohol management.
- Experience of Partnership working.
- Worked in a service where agreed targets are in place demonstrating clinical outcomes.
- Ability to implement NICE guidance for Step 2 interventions for mental health problems.
- Excellent verbal and written communication skills, including telephone skills.
- Computer skills.
- Able to develop good therapeutic relationships with clients.
Employer detailsEmployer name
- Demonstrates knowledge of the issues surrounding work and the impact it can have on mental health.
- Knowledge of medication used in anxiety and depression and other common mental health problems.
Tees Esk and Wear Valleys NHS Foundation TrustAddress
North Moor House
North Moor Road
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