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Psychological Wellbeing Practitioner - Community Engagement Lead

Homerton Healthcare NHS Foundation Trust
£34,089 to £41,498 a year p.a. inc.
Closing date
4 May 2024

Job Details

We have an exciting opportunity for a qualified Psychological Wellbeing Practitioner with experience of and passion for working alongside the local community to join our Talking Therapies team.

It is commonly recognised that many people in City and Hackney do not access their GP for support with mild - moderate common mental health care needs. The post-holder will lead on outreach and engagement with these underrepresented communities and increase access to Talking Therapies for people in our borough.

The post-holder will also deliver assessment and evidence based low intensity CBT treatment to a small clinical caseload of clients with mild-moderate common mental health difficulties, in line with step 2 of the stepped care model.

The post is based at St Leonard's Hospital in Hoxton but may involve travel to other community and primary care sites in Hackney. Full-time staff are expected to work on-site two days per week and work remotely three days per week, subject to change depending on service need.

Talk Changes is a well-established service with a commitment to quality and service innovation. You will be joining a team of 35 PWP's, Trainee and Senior PWP's and 40 High Intensity Therapists with ready access to specialist supervision. We also have good links with regional clinical/counselling psychology training courses and substantial in-service training programmes.

Main duties of the job

Work as part of the Talking Therapies team to help facilitate increased access and treatment for all adults in City and Hackney

Manage and treat a small clinical caseload of clients with mild-moderate common mental health difficulties using low intensity CBT interventions in line with step 2 model and service protocols.

Support the service with outreach and community engagement strategy development and planning

The service has a strong focus on staff wellbeing within the context of IAPT service provision, with opportunities for continued professional development.

Candidates must have a PG Certificate in Evidence-Based Psychological Treatment for adults or equivalent.

Applicants without these qualifications will not be shortlisted.

About us

Homerton Healthcare NHS Foundation Trust is a high performing and flourishing organisation serving the population of Hackney, East London, The City and beyond.

We are extremely proud of the fact that Homerton Hospital has recently attained the highest possible rating of Outstanding from the Care Quality Commission (CQC).

Our integrated Trust provides comprehensive hospital and community health services for its local population and a range of specialist services for a wider group of patients. In addition, the Trust manages services out of St Leonard's Hospital and the Mary Seacole Nursing Home.

Homerton aims to ensure equality and value diversity, and we are committed to inclusion for all of our staff. This is reflected in our policies, procedures and People Plan. All of our staff are expected to embody our Trust values at all times.

We are also committed, through our Fair Recruitment Standards, to ensuring all applicants are treated fairly.

Homerton has a proud tradition of supporting and developing its staff, including its well-regarded and valued nursing community, and all staff are able to take advantage of a great range of benefits.

Homerton is proud to have been included on the HSJ & Nursing Times Best Places to Work list.

Job description

Job responsibilities

The full job description provides an overview of the key tasks and responsibilities of the role, and the person specification outlines the qualifications, skills, experience and knowledge required. For both documents, please view the attachment/s on this page.

The person specification below is not the full person specification but outlines the criteria against which your application form will be assessed.

Person Specification



  • Qualified Psychological Wellbeing Practitioner (through formal PG Cert or certified apprenticeship routes)
  • Eligible to register as a PWP with BABCP/BPS


  • Professional qualification in Marketing / project management



  • oExperience or understanding of working with diverse communities.
  • oExperience of mental health work in primary care or other settings
  • oDemonstrates high standards in written communication.
  • oExperience of delivering presentations/workshops/training in the community using interactive ways to engage the audiences.
  • oExperience of maintaining an active awareness of service level targets
  • oExperience of working with various stakeholders
  • oExperience in leading a project to support service delivery.
  • oSignificant post-qualification experience of working with people with common mental health difficulties.


  • oExperience working with interpreters.
  • oExperience in marketing or communications
  • oExperience working in a multicultural setting.
  • oExperience of using social media and other digital media to promote community work and local engagement

Knowledge and Skills


  • oAble to provide & receive sensitive information.
  • oAble to work both independently and effectively within a team.
  • oExcellent communication skills including telephone skills, writing skills and listening skill.
  • oExcellent verbal and written communication skills, including telephone skills.
  • oAbility to present information to various audiences.
  • oAware of the potential impact of discrimination & disadvantage on mental health.
  • oAble to be flexible and adapt approach according to need.
  • oAbility to adapt to a new role which is continually developing.
  • oAbility to work in collaboration with other people and/or agencies.
  • oCompetent in IT and MO packages
  • oDemonstrates an understanding of common mental health problems.
  • oDemonstrates a knowledge of the issues surrounding work and the impact it can have on mental health problems.


  • oDemonstrate knowledge of marketing principles
  • oGraduate level knowledge of research design and methodology

Other requirements


  • Commitment and adherence to the Equality Act
  • Understanding of the Trust values
  • oAble to work independently and manage complex sets of relationships with various agencies and GP practices.
  • oAble to effectively manage exposure to emotional circumstances.
  • oRespectful approach to service users, families, carer's, colleagues and other professionals.
  • oWilling to negotiate and can manage confrontation effectively and professionally.
  • oAbility to travel between sites.
  • oAble to work to professional guidelines.
  • oRegard for others and respect for individual rights of autonomy and confidentiality
  • oMust be capable of accountability for own work, and of working towards defined results.
  • oAbility and willingness to travel to locations throughout the organisation.


  • oFluent in languages other than English

Employer details

Employer name

Homerton Healthcare NHS Foundation Trust


St Leonards Hospital

Nuttall Street


N1 5LZ

Any attachments will be accessible after you click to apply.



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