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Psychological Wellbeing Practitioner (PWP)

Mersey Care NHS Foundation Trust
£28,407 to £34,581 per annum
Closing date
3 Jun 2024

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To work alongside professionals delivering psychological interventions within the primary care setting. A Psychological Well-being Practitioner will assist with the overall delivery of `guided self-help psychological interventions' within a stepped model of care in line with NICE Guidelines.

This post is subject to an enhanced check with adults barred list Disclosure and Barring Service (DBS) Check.

We are committed to delivering thevery best possible life-long carein physical health, mental health, learning disabilities and addictions services. We are passionate about advancing the health of the people and communities we serve. We will achieve this through pursuingclinical excellenceandwhole-person care,involving the people we servein every aspect of their care and through prevention and early intervention to help people keep well andliving well athome for longer.

The care we offer isbuilt on strong relationships, and we will work side-by-side with our staff, other organisations, and with people and communities themselves to activate, innovate and continually improve the prevention, treatment and support we provide. Together, we believe we canexceed expectations of the health, care and wellbeing availableto the people we serve.

Main duties of the job

The main roles will include:

- Face to face, Video and telephone work with clients with common mental health problems such as anxiety and depression, at step 2.

- Work within practice teams including liaison with GPs, Practice staff, third sector agencies and service users and carers.

- Networking with the wider health and social care system.

- To work autonomously within the team and possess excellent organisational and time management skills, in order to cope with the demands of the service.

- To have undertaken the Post Graduate Certificate in Primary Care course and be qualified as a PWP.

- The post holder will demonstrate respect and value service users' and their carers.

About us

Mersey Care is one of the largest trusts providing physical health and mental health services in the North West, serving more than 1.4 million people across our region and are also commissioned for services that cover the North West, North Wales and the Midlands.

We offer specialist inpatient and community services that support physical and mental health and specialist inpatient mental health, learning disability, addiction and brain injury services. Mersey Care is one of only three trusts in the UK that offer high secure mental health facilities.

At the heart of all we do is our commitment to 'perfect care' - care that is safe, effective, positively experienced, timely, equitable and efficient. We support our staff to do the best job they can and work alongside service users, their families, and carers to design and develop future services together. We're currently delivering a programme of organisational and service transformation to significantly improve the quality of the services we provide and safely reduce cost as we do so.

Job description

Job responsibilities


Under the supervision of an appropriately skilled and qualified person to

1. Develop skills of collaborative working with service users (and where appropriate their carers) to build an effective partnership of care.2. To carry a caseload of clients and assist in identifying and effectively managing their emotional distress and disturbance.

3. Utilise a range of guided self-help interventions, in line with NICE guidelines.

4. Utilise a range of core skills in mental health practice in order to contribute to and co-ordinate the care and treatment of clients with mild mental health problems.

5. Implement and support a range of evidence based interventions utilising a self management model of mental health care.

6. Collaborate with service users and other people involved in their care to encourage medication compliance.

7. Help to establish systems in practices for the effective management of mental health needs of individual service users, families and communities.

8. Through supervision, systematically evaluate and record outcomes of mental health interventions, adapting care on the basis of these evaluations.

9. Participate in inter-professional approaches to care that respect and utilise the contributions of the wider health and social care team.

10. Utilise managerial and clinical supervision to ensure that care and treatment are tailored to service users, family and community needs that learning needs are identified and acted upon to ensure personal development.

11. Practice in a non discriminatory manner, respecting the variety of beliefs and cultural practices of individuals and groups.

12. Assist in the delivery of the Mental Health Promotion Strategy for the Halton Borough at a local level.

13. To record and evaluate `outcome measures` as part of the ongoing therapy process, for a `service user`

14. To assist in the accurate entry of clinical data onto the Trusts agreed systems.

15. To ensure the highest standards of clinical record keeping, including electronic data entering and recording.

Person Specification



  • Having passed an accredited course and being specifically qualified as a Psychological Wellbeing Practitioner - i.e. PGCert in Primary Care Mental Health Practice / PGCert Low Intensity CBT Practitioner


  • Training in nursing, social work, occupational therapy, arts therapy or within a psychological therapy
  • Health or Social Care related degree
  • Experience within an Occupation Health Setting



  • Demonstrates an understanding of anxiety and depression and how it may present in Primary Care
  • Proven relevant experience of working with people with common mental health problems
  • Ability to manage own workload and time
  • Ability to demonstrate high standards in written communication
  • Able to analyse patient & operational data relating to the service and communicate this clearly verbally and using Microsoft packages such as excel
  • Able to write clear reports and letters
  • Ability to evaluate and put in place the effect of training
  • Computer literate
  • Excellent verbal and written communication skills, including telephone skills
  • Able to develop good therapeutic relationships with clients


  • Demonstrates a knowledge of the issues surrounding work and the impact it can have on mental health
  • Knowledge of self-help materials for managing common mental health problems.
  • Knowledge of medication used in anxiety and depression and other common mental health problems
  • Proven relevant experience of working in Primary Care Services
  • Proven relevant experience of working in a service where agreed targets in place demonstrating clinical outcomes
  • Proven relevant experience of working in the local community
  • Demonstrates an understanding for the need to use evidence based psychological therapies and how it relates to this post



  • Ability to evaluate and integrate training into practice
  • Computer literate
  • Excellent verbal and written communication skills, including telephone skills
  • High level of enthusiasm and motivation
  • Advanced communication skills
  • Ability to work within a team and foster good working relationships
  • Ability to use clinical supervision and personal development positively and effectively
  • Ability to work under pressure
  • Regard for others and respect for individual rights of autonomy and confidentiality
  • Ability to be self reflective, whilst working with service users, in own personal and professional development and in supervision
  • Ability to manage own workload and time
  • Ability to demonstrate high standards in written communication
  • Ability to demonstrate high standards in written communication
  • Ability to evaluate and put in place the effect of training
  • Able to develop good therapeutic relationships with clients


  • Car driver and / or ability and willingness to travel to locations throughout the Liverpool area
  • Fluent in community languages other than English



  • Continuous Improvement
  • Accountability
  • Respectfulness
  • Enthusiasm
  • Support
  • High professional standards
  • Responsive to service users
  • Engaging leadership style
  • Strong customer service belief
  • Transparency and honesty
  • Discreet
  • Change oriented

Employer details

Employer name

Mersey Care NHS Foundation Trust


St Johns Centre

Alforde Street



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