Senior Psychological Wellbeing Practitioner

Norfolk & Suffolk Foundation NHS Trust
£32,306 to £39,027 a year gross per annum
Closing date
10 Jul 2022

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Band 6
Contract Type
Full Time
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We are currently looking for an enthusiastic Senior PWP to join our IAPT service inNorfolk.

This is an opportunity for Psychological Wellbeing Practitioners with post-qualification experience, who are passionate about the Step 2 model, to develop their careers in an exciting, fast-paced and high-volume environment.

Successful applicants will be excellent communicators, self-motivated and committed to delivering a high standard of care.

There may be opportunities to work remotely, however, some regular travel to Norfolk will be required. Supervisor training is desired but not essential. We may have multiple vacancies.

Main duties of the job

The role predominantly involves providing regular case management supervision, and the provision of clinical skills training (group) as required, to qualified and trainee PWPs, in order to ensure the quality of the service at Step 2 is maintained, and that our PWPs are enabled to develop their clinical skills. The post holder will assist the leadership team in the development of the Low Intensity part of the service, under the direction of our Lead PWP, whilst helping the service achieve its required key performance indicators. The role will also include holding a small caseload of clients, delivering clinical interventions for up to one day per week.

The post-holder will be able to demonstrate experience of providing high volume, evidence-based practice in guided self-help using telephone and other methods of delivery, as well as an ability to lead others in a challenging environment

About us
Norfolk and Waveney Wellbeing Service Strategy
Our Vision: To improve all aspects of people's lives in the community of Norfolk and Waveney through a service that people feel proud to be part of.
Our Mission: To be a locally and nationally recognised and well-respected IAPT service, that champions the bio-psycho-social model of health and wellbeing and holds the people of Norfolk and Waveney at the heart of everything we do.

Core Principles/Values:
  • Creating an environment of respect, honesty, curiosity, learning, inclusivity and compassion
  • Facilitate opportunities for the people of Norfolk and Waveney, including marginalised groups, to be involved in developing all aspects of our service.
  • Create and utilise best practice
  • Embracing staff and client experience, insight and data/information to inform all quality improvement
  • Caring about everyone's experience of the service.

Job description
Job responsibilities

1. To offer rapid screening and assessment, informed by knowledge of the spectrum of mental health needs and risk factors.

2. Provide assessment and step 2 interventions e.g. psycho-educational interventions, Guided Self Help, computerised CBT to patients drawing from CBT theories and techniques

3. Provide a service that is comprehensive and accessible to a broad range of patients who have commonplace mental health problems and who are over 16 years of age

4. To provide a service that is equitable and non-discriminatory in terms of age, gender, ethnicity and disability.

5. Support GPs and other primary care workers in making appropriate referrals and in carrying out the mental health aspects of their own roles.

6. Make appropriate referrals to other service providers in the statutory and voluntary sectors and redirect patients to other sources of appropriate support within the local community as required.

7. To further develop computerised and telephone delivered CBT

8. Develop a local knowledge of the locality and its services and facilities, particularly in relation to mental health issues.

9. Educate and involve family members and others in treatment as necessary, conveying step 2 CBT formulations with sensitivity in easily understood language.

10. Provide a service that is flexible as far as possible in terms of clinic hours working evenings and weekends (outside of the hours of 9-5 Monday to Friday)

11. Conduct risk assessments, prepare risk management plans and initiate appropriate action where indicated (including requests for mental health act assessments and referrals to relevant secondary care services).

Clinical Supervision and Training

1. Undertake appropriate clinical supervision on a regular basis in accordance with the relevant professional guidelines and policies

2. Provide clinical and case supervision to Psychological Wellbeing Practitioners, Trainee Psychological Wellbeing Practitioners and other junior colleagues within the service

3. Offer training to Primary Care staff and other agencies in CBT based interventions

4. Attend locally organised and national training appropriate to the work role.

Please see attached document for full job description (full job description PDF to be supplied).

Person Specification
  • PWP qualification or relevant degree

  • Able to demonstrate an apporpriate level of knowledge of mental health practice from experience

  • Experience of Leadership and Service Development
  • Experience of IAPT services

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Priscilla N&S

“Welcome to Norfolk and Suffolk foundation Trust, we provide an extensive range of mental health services across two counties , working with our communities and partners we continue to develop and transform our services so we can really meet the needs of the people we serve .We are an organisation which truly values nurses , acknowledges the special , unique skills they bring and is committed to developing clinical, academic and leadership pathways whilst supporting, nurturing and caring for you .We have strengthened nurse leadership, created Nurse Consultant , Advanced Nurse Practitioner and Clinical Nurse Specialist roles with many more expected . We have over 80 Non medical prescribers and will continue to support more each year .  Nursing In NSFT is not without its challenges but we have used them to create opportunities, to learn, to improve and to work differently . Our absolute priority , our number one aim is to improve the care we provide and we will achieve this. Join us and be part of something very special" - Diane Hull, Chief Nurse

Diane Hull - NSNHSFT

Norfolk and Suffolk NHS Foundation Trust is the main provider of specialist mental health services for the counties of Norfolk and Suffolk, serving a population of 1.6 million people. We are a large organisation covering a wide geographical area divided into ‘Care Groups'. There are also Care Groups supporting children, family and young people’s services, and specialist services, including Forensic mental health services.

Each Care Group has its own Leadership team, with the aim of supporting clinically led decision making locally, to support the needs of people accessing services. 

We have inpatient facilities across both counties with smaller bases in rural locations. Many of the Trust’s services are offered in the community, enabling people accessing services to receive the support they need in an environment familiar to them.

At NSFT we believe in recovery and wellbeing, and understand the importance of good physical health, maintaining relationships and achieving a balance between treatments and continuing an active life.

The people in our care, families and carers are at the centre of all aspects of all we do and are vital in helping shape and support our service strategy. Our strategy supports and enables people with mental health problems to live a fulfilling life and make their personal recovery journey. 

Norfolk and Suffolk, in the East of England are some of the safest places to live in the UK, with low crime rates making it a community to be proud of. Housing prices are frequently cited as a reason to move here, as you get an incredible amount for your money compared with other major UK cities.

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About our location

Norwich in Norfolk has something for everyone. It has retained a strong local identity and, with that, a sense of community. Locals say hello to each other, baristas remember our coffee orders and you’ll be among the first to know about interesting local projects.  This strong sense of community, along with excellent shopping, eating out, affordable house prices and excellent schooling is why Norwich has been ranked by the Guardian as the UK’s best city to work in.

Ipswich in Suffolk is steeped in history, yet full of life. According to The London Economic, affordable house prices and hourly commutes to London have earned Suffolk’s county town a slot in their top ten property destinations. “In Ipswich we have got a fantastic cultural offer far better than what towns and cities bigger than us are offering.  We have got very good transport links, especially to London, and house prices are a lot cheaper in the area.

One of Norfolk’s most famous stretches of beaches, Great Yarmouth attracts around six million tourists each year! Situated at the mouth of the River Yare, this old port town is home to beautiful golden sandy beaches and neighbouring towns and villages with scenic views and homely charm.

Full to the brim of history and with a vibrant town centre, King’s Lynn is the ideal destination to enjoy the superb mix of history, shopping and entertainment on offer!  A small, historic market town, King's Lynn is the perfect place to live and work, with fantastic train links and short drives to fantastic beaches.

Bury St Edmunds in Suffolk is a unique and dazzling historic gem. An important market town with a richly fascinating heritage, the striking combination of medieval architecture, elegant Georgian squares and glorious cathedral and abbey gardens provide a distinctive visual charm. With prestigious shopping, an award-winning market, plus variety of attractions and places to stay, Bury St Edmunds is under two hours from London and convenient for Cambridge.

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For family members who love (or need) to travel, you’re ideally located. Trains run to and from London every 30 minutes from both Ipswich and Norwich, and there are direct rail services from Manchester, Nottingham and Cambridge.   Both counties are well connected to major road networks and Norwich has an international airport. 

Some of our valued employees have told their story of working at Norfolk and Suffolk NHS Foundation Trust... use the links below to read these.

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