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Mental Health and Well-Being Practitioner

Employer
Tees Esk and Wear Valleys NHS Foundation Trust
Location
Harrogate
Salary
£28,407 to £34,581 per annum
Closing date
3 Jun 2024

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We have an exciting developmental opportunity within the Ripon Integrated Care Team for a Mental Health and Wellbeing Practitioner (MHWBP).

The successful candidate will have either a graduate certificate (Level 6) or postgraduate certificate (Level 7) delivering the national curriculum for Mental Health and Wellbeing Practitioners (Adult Specialist Mental Health).

Main duties of the job

As a Mental Health and Wellbeing Practitioner, you will work under supervision of an Applied Psychologist as part of a dynamic mental health team delivering psychologically informed interventions and supporting adults to receive the right care through care planning. You will need to have flexibility and adaptability and a passion for working with adults with severe mental health problems.

About us

We are the Mental Health and Learning Disability NHS Trust for County Durham and Darlington, Teesside, North Yorkshire, York & Selby.

We are committed to co-creating safe and personalised care that improves the lives of people by involving them as equal partners. The most important way we will get there is by living our values, all of the time.

Psychological Professions staff will be expected to display the Trust values at all times, working as part of the collective team with shared accountability and responsibility for ensuring the safety and effectiveness of patient care is delivered in a patient centred manner. They will also contribute to ensuring the culture of our services is built upon the Trust Values and the trust's strategy - Our Journey To change (OJTC).

We're also committed to co-creating a great experience for our colleagues- find out more about why you should come and work for us here Why choose TEWV? - Tees Esk and Wear Valley NHS Foundation Trust

We are committed to developing a team that is fully representative of the communities that we serve, and especially welcome applications from individuals with protected characteristics that are currently under-represented in our workforce.

Job description

Job responsibilities

The post holder will work under supervision from an HCPC registered applied psychologist to provide specified psychologically-informed wellbeing-focused interventions, with a level of autonomy matched to level of experience.

The role of the Mental Health Wellbeing Practitioner is to
  • develop and practice psychologically-informed interventions under supervision, working directly with adults in the community
  • support collaborative care planning, alongside other members of the multi-disciplinary team
  • work closely alongside a team of mental health professionals to deliver a set of brief wellbeing-focused psychologically informed interventions :
  • Behavioural Activation and Graded Exposure using the GOALS programme
  • Problem-solving
  • Improving sleep
  • Recognising and managing emotions
  • Guided self-help for bulimia and binge-eating
  • Confidence building
  • Support with medicines management

Carry out relevant risk assessments and risk management with the multi-disciplinary team

Engage calmly and with sensitivity and empathy to support service users in highly distressing or emotional circumstances.

Engage with and gather information from service users, relatives and patient records to develop a formulation.

To work in collaboration with the individual service user and their family and carers as appropriate to develop care plans that are focused on strengths and are outcome based.

To attend multi-disciplinary reviews and act as a care co-ordinator, for a caseload of service users in order to support and monitor progress during the course of multi-disciplinary interventions.

To set collaborative goals for intervention with service users

Person Specification

Qualifications

Essential

  • A graduate certificate (Level 6) or postgraduate certificate (Level 7) delivering the national curriculum for Mental Health and Wellbeing Practitioners (Adult Specialist Mental Health)


Knowledge and Experience

Essential

  • Experience of working with people with mental health needs gained through a graduate certificate or postgraduate certificate training with significant supervised practice
  • Experience running groups/activities
  • Experience working as part of a team


Skills

Essential

  • Able to establish and maintain empathic, supportive relationships with people in significant distress or who are cognitively impaired, their families and carers
  • Able to receive, understand and communicate confidential client information of a sensitive and often complex nature, including discussing care with family members within boundaries of confidentiality.


Employer details

Employer name

Tees Esk and Wear Valleys NHS Foundation Trust

Address

Valley Gardens Resource Centre

Windsor House, Cornwall Road

Harrogate

HG1 2PW

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346-NYA-079-24

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