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Psychological Wellbeing Practitioner

Greater Manchester Mental Health NHS Foundation Trust
£25,655 to £31,534 a year per annum, pro rata
Closing date
2 Jul 2022

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Band 5
Contract Type
Full Time
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We are part of a large IAPT reporting service for people experiencing common mental health disorders. We consist of Cognitive Behaviour Therapists, Psychologists, Psychological Therapists and Psychological Wellbeing Practitioners and work in partnership with 1Point counselling services.

We are seeking to recruit to a number of full time & part time posts across Bolton and Salford IAPT Services.

There are 4.6 WTE posts available.

The post will involve providing assessment, treatment and Step 2 Interventions both remotely and face to face in a clinic setting.

We want to recruit people to the team who have a commitment to low intensity interventions and are confident in their ability to contribute to the demonstrated effectiveness and acceptability of our service.

Successful applicants will join an experienced team and benefit from robust managerial and clinical support, guidance and supervision.

You would be employed within the IAPT Directorate of Greater Manchester Mental Health Trust and so will benefit from being part of a professional organisational structure within a large Foundation Trust and part of a more local integrated network of mental health and wellbeing services.

Main duties of the job

The post will involve providing assessment, treatment and Step 2 Interventions both remotely and face to face in a clinic setting.

Have an excellent understanding of anxiety and depression and its impact on individuals.

Have an awareness of the IAPT initiatives and main targets set for services.

Be able to manage within a service that has to dynamically respond to demand and need.

Have knowledge and skills in Step 2 assessment, risk assessment and interventions and be committed to the models of supervision provided.

In addition, excellent communication skills are essential and the ability to manage and prioritise a large caseload of clients with a high turnover.

Offers of employment conditional on the successful candidate being passed fit for the post by the Occupational Health department and following a DBS check.

About us

Greater Manchester Mental Health (GMMH) Foundation Trust employs over6,400members of staff, who deliver services from more than160locations.

We provide inpatient and community-based mental health care for people living in Bolton, the city of Manchester, Salford,Trafford and the borough of Wigan, and a wide range of specialist mental health and substance misuse services across Greater Manchester, the north west of England and beyond.

Greater Manchester is one of the world's most innovative, original and exciting places to live and work. From the beauty of the surrounding countryside to the heart of the vibrant inner city with great shopping, entertainment and dining options.

Wherever you go you will experience a great northern welcome with people famed for their warmth, humour and generosity.

Our people enjoy their work, have opportunities to learn and develop their skills and are encouraged to generate new ideas that improve care for our service users.

Job description Job responsibilities

Deliver evidence-based brief interventions on both a 1:1 and group basis, depending on service need, using a range of methods within the IAPT Framework for people experiencing difficulties with mild to moderate anxiety and depression

Support the Primary Care Psychological Therapy Service to provide an accessible, efficient service to meet the recovery goals of patients

Support the Primary Care Psychological Therapy Service in achieving it targets as set out by the Trust and Bolton CCG.

The post holder will cater to the individual needs of patients within the remit of the service. This includes working with people with different cultural backgrounds and ages, using interpreters when necessary, being committed to equal opportunities and adhering to Accessibility Information Standards.

We are aspiring to ensure our workforce is representative of the diverse communities that we serve, and we are strongly committed to removing barriers to employment for candidates from under-represented groups, for example BAME, Disabled and LGBT+ communities. If you would like to have an informal chat about the recruitment process for this role or would value some additional support, wed love to hear from you. Please contact Denise Gleave, Recruitment & Retention Advisor 0161 358 1448 or email

Person Specification essential to job Essential
  • Qualification from accredited course
  • skills
  • demonstrate knowledge & understanding of CMHD and its impact on people/lives/family/jobs
  • demonstrate understanding on medications for use with cmhd
  • demonstrate understanding of IAPT target led service
  • demonstrate flexibility / other skills/ languages
  • previous experience working in iapt
  • previous experience working in mental health
Knowledge Essential
  • oUnderstanding and ability to deliver formulation driven assessment & treatment at Step 2
  • oUnderstanding of the principles of effective assessment and care management in the context of prioritising need and risk assessment.
  • oDemonstrate an understanding for the need to use evidence based psychological therapies and how it relates to this post
  • oAwareness of the role of IAPT services in NHS delivery of mental health care

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