Senior Psychological Wellbeing Practitioner

Oxford Health NHS Foundation Trust
£29,757 - £31,604 (SCP 24-26) per annum
Closing date
30 Jun 2022

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Contract Type
Full Time
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Oxford Health NHS Foundation Trust has been rated as Good by the Care Quality Commission (CQC).

We are a responsive and innovative Foundation Trust that places our values of Caring, Safe and Excellent at the heart of everything we do.We take great pride in our staff and believe that investing in you is key to us achieving our vision of outstanding care delivered by outstanding people.

We work with a wide range of partner organisations to deliver care and support to people in their own homes and from a number of hospitals and community bases.We focus on delivering care as close to home as possible.



The aim of Oxfordshire Mind mental health charity is to promote good mental health through the provision of high quality services and campaigning for positive change. We’re here to make sure anyone with a mental health problem has somewhere to turn for advice and support.

The services we provide include:
  • Wellbeing Service (of the Talking Space Plus Partnership)
  • Supported to Independent Living Housing Projects
  • Step 2 service (of the Talking Space Plus Partnership) the Oxfordshire Improving Access to Psychological Therapies service.
  • Benefits for Better Mental Health’ a welfare benefits advice service
  • Volunteers and Peer Mentor Support

In developing our services our goals are to:
  • Improve access (so that we reach people who are unlikely to use more traditional mental health services)
  • Deepen our impact (so that engagement with our services leads to sustained positive improvements for people with mental health problems)
  • Focus on recovery (so that we promote independence, support people to take risks, and open up mainstream opportunities)

Qualified PWPs are expected to comply with the national requirement effective from 10th June 2022, for PWP registration with the British Psychological Society (BPS) or the British Association of Behavioural & Cognitive Psychotherapies (BABCP). Registration must be maintained annually, at the practitioner’s expense. Please ensure you complete the section within this application form asking for your PIN. If you are awaiting confirmation of registration, please provide evidence of your submission for registration. Successful candidates who have not completed the approval process will be required to practice at a training grade (Band 4), and will be paid accordingly, until such time as the registration is confirmed


Oxfordshire Clinical Commissioning Group (OCCG) has contracted with the Oxford Health NHS Foundation Trust to work towards delivering a fully integrated psychological service for adults with anxiety and depression, with Oxfordshire Mind employing the Psychological Wellbeing Practitioners who provide Low Intensity (LI) interventions at Step 2, Oxford Health delivering High Intensity Interventions (HI) at Step 3 and PML (Principal Medical Ltd) to provide counselling services. The jointly managed service operates in line with the ‘stepped care’ model and the delivery of NICE (National Institute of Clinical Excellence) approved psychological therapies ensuring smooth transitions between Steps 2, 3 and 4. This service is a significant step towards the provision of a locally accessible psychological therapy service across the county, delivering safe and evidence based NICE compliant treatments and offering patients improved choice. The service works with all GPs in the County and is self-referral.

Step 2 interventions are delivered within prescribed time limits with some face-to-face, but mainly by telephone contacts. Step 2 workers are expected to operate in a stepped care ‘high volume’ environment carrying a large caseload. Step 2 workers also deliver psychoeducational sessions to the LTC/PPS programmes.

The service currently operates Monday and Friday – 8am to 5pm and Tuesday, Wednesday, Thursday 8am-8pm with the expectation of one late evening per week.

'VERY IMPORTANT:Applicants should structure their‘General Information’by responding to each of the points listed in the Person Specification / Selection Criteria. The shortlisting panel make their decisions based on this information and no assumptions about your skills or experience.'
  • New starters have a 6 month probationary period. This, together with the induction process aims to create a positive supportive working environment allowing new employees to learn key elements of their role over a reasonable timescale.
  • Candidates not currently employed by the Trust who attend an interview for non-qualified Band 1-5 posts are required to undertake numeracy and literacy assessments.
  • Appointment to this post is subject to the trust receiving satisfactory references covering 3-5 years of employment or study. Please ask your referees to respond promptly to reference requests.
  • Employees are expected to undertake mandatory and statutory training related to their role.
  • We positively encourage applications from all areas of the community, regardless of gender, race, faith, disability, age or sexual orientation and we encourage applications from users of mental health services. This is part of our commitment to equality and reflecting the diversity of our population.
  • Oxford Health is committed to safeguarding and promoting the welfare of children and vulnerable adults, we expect all staff and volunteers to share this commitment.

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