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Psychological Well-Being Practitioner

Greater Manchester Mental Health NHS Foundation Trust
£28,407 to £34,581 per annum
Closing date
27 Feb 2024

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You must have been in the UK for 12 months prior to applying for this post and be able to provide a 6 year address history to be able to complete the prison clearance.

Must hold a relevant PWP post graduate qualification We are willing to consider those who are awaiting confirmation from examining boards withing the next several months.

To be also registered to the BPS or the BABCP as a Psychological Wellbeing Practitioner

The post-holder will work within the Mental Health In- Reach Team at HMP Risley and Thorncross.

The successful candidate will be responsible for carrying out patient-centred assessments (triage and full) with those who have been referred to the service. The post holder will also be providing a range of evidence based, low-intense cognitive (LiCBT) clinical interventions using a range of modalities (face-to-face, telephone and group) with the support of clinical skills and case management supervision.

The post holder will be competent in managing their own workload.

The post holder will be working with several individuals from different cultural, age and education backgrounds and will be expected to adapted their practice to ensure inclusivity. You will also be working with people who have been convicted of varying crimes and are currently serving a custodial sentence.

You are expected to work 37.5 hours a week, Monday to Friday between the hours 08:00- 16:00 or 09:00- 17:00. These times can be discussed at interviews.

Main duties of the job

  • Accept referrals via agreed protocols within the service and the HMP establishment.
  • Assess and support people with a common mental health problem in the self management of their recovery.
  • Undertake patient-centred interviews which identify areas where the person wishes to see change and/or recovery and make an accurate assessment of risk to self and others.
  • Make decisions on the suitability of new referrals, adhering to the services referral protocols, refer unsuitable clients on to a more relevant service or back to the referral agent as necessary or step-up the persons treatment to high intensity psychological therapy, following the services stepped care model.
  • Provide a range of information, signposting and support via evidence based, high volume, low-intensity psychological treatments. This support may be offered by telephone, online, group or face to face.
  • Ability to adapt materials for those with additional learning or cultural needs.
  • Actively engage in service development

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

Please refer to attached job description and person specification

Staff benefits
  • Pay Enhancements 30% additional for Evenings (8pm onwards) and Saturdays and 60% additional for Sundays and Bank holidays.
  • 27 days annual leave plus bank holidays rising to 29 after 5 years and 33 days after 10 years
  • Excellent pension
  • Cycle to work scheme
  • Salary sacrifice car scheme
  • Wellbeing programme
  • Blue Light Card Discounts

Person Specification

Experience desirable


  • 1 year experience desirable but not essential


  • Health and justice experience desirable not essential



  • oDemonstrate an understanding of anxiety and depression and how it may present in primary care
  • PWP Post graduate qualification

Employer details

Employer name

Greater Manchester Mental Health NHSFT


HMP Risley and HMP Thorncross

Warrington Road



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