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Band 5 Psychological Wellbeing Practitioner (PWP) - Wiltshire

Employer
Avon & Wiltshire Mental Health Partnership NHS Trust
Location
Devizes
Salary
£28,407 to £34,581 a year pro rata
Closing date
7 Jun 2024

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Applicants will need to have a Talking Therapies Psychological Wellbeing Practitioner (PWP) qualification for this role. Applicants without a PWP qualification will not be considered.

Please note, we are currently operating a hybrid working approach incorporating remote working and working face-to-face, from the community and our bases in Devizes and Salisbury. Applicants will be expected to travel within the Wiltshire area as required.

The Wiltshire Talking Therapies Service is a community based primary care psychology service working with our GP partners to provide low and high intensity therapy. Our PWPs and High Intensity (HI) therapists offer appointments to service users within GP surgeries and/or from our bases in Devizes and Salisbury. Appointments are by telephone or video call with an increasing number of face to face appointments being offered. Our integrated working supports close clinical contacts and a team based working environment with other health professionals.

We are a friendly and supportive team with a strong focus on staff wellbeing.

The Wiltshire Talking Therapies Service supports flexible working, part time and extended hours which fit in with a modern health care system.

Main duties of the job

We are looking for qualified PWPs who wish to continue developing their existing skills and progress with us to provide an outstanding specialist healthcare service treating common mental health problems to our service users.

Our focus is on high quality assessment and treatments which are carefully planned to offer a structured clinical day. Clinical skills supervision, case management and line management are offered in line with Talking Therapies guidelines with extra telephone duty support available as needed.

We also offer the opportunity for staff to get involved in specialist areas of interest as a champion. Current topics covered include support for younger people, equality, diversity & inclusion, service user involvement, wellbeing, and several others.

About us

We are AWP (Avon and Wiltshire Mental Health Partnership NHS Trust):a diverse organisation with over 5,000 dedicated staff providing inpatient and community-based mental health care.

We provide services from a range of locations to approximately 1.8 million people living in Bath and North East Somerset (B& NES), Bristol, North Somerset, South Gloucestershire, Swindon, across the county of Wiltshire and in parts of Dorset.

Our outstanding people promote mental health and wellbeing. The expertise and resources within AWP are dedicated to a person-centred approach for those who use our services and for all employees. We recognise that happy and fulfilled employees give better care.

At AWP we actively encourage applicants from all backgrounds we are particularly keen to encourage applications from people from Black, Asian and minority ethnic backgrounds, those with disabilities and from the LGBTQ+ community. We want people to bring their unique blend of experiences, backgrounds, perspectives and knowledge to AWP, as diversity makes us stronger.

Job description

Job responsibilities

A) Clinical: To deliver a minimum of 20 hours a week (pro rata for part time) to direct clinical work.

To provide a fast response, stepped care, primary care psychology service, under supervision, to patients of General Practitioners at the nominated surgery/surgeries.

To plan, organise and teach psycho-educational courses covering a wide range of psychological knowledge and skills, which may be in the evening or on Saturdays (the service is available between 8am and 8.30 pm and some Saturday mornings).

To make follow up phone calls to patients.

To maintain and forge community links as directed by the Head of Service or deputy, according to the needs of the service.

To develop and maintain a resources bank for the use of the whole team.

To maintain involvement with CCG and Wiltshire Council on mental health promotion initiatives.

B) Professional: To participate in the Wiltshire Talking Therapies Service business and professional meetings as required.

To be aware of and comply with all policies, procedures and directives of the Department, Service and Trust.

To maintain and further develop high standards of psychology practice through cooperative work with other practitioners and psychologists and involvement in professional audit.

To comply with British Psychology Society, or other appropriate professional bodys code of conduct as well as procedures and government legislation as it applies to the service.

C) Clinical Governance: To support the Area Head of Psychology in the development and implementation of effective Clinical Governance across the Psychology Service.

To support and participate in multidisciplinary audit in the service.

To promote the use of effective interventions in the service.

To participate in Clinical Governance processes in the service and in the profession.

D) General: To participate in liaison meetings with GPs and other members of the Primary Care Health Teams as appropriate.

To attend service meetings.

To meet with the link worker from the primary care liaison service (PCLMS) as appropriate.

To participate in audit and personal review activity as required.

To enter data on surgery computer and IAPTUS data systems

To undertake mandatory and in-house training and undertake such other training as might be required to maintain an appropriate level of expertise.

To participate in individual and peer supervision, both process and case management.

To participate in the research activities of the service, where required.

To contribute to the running and development of the service as agreed with the Head of Service.

E) Key Working Relationships: Staff in Wiltshire Talking Therapies Service. GPs and primary care teams. Primary Care Liaison Service (PCLMS). Recovery teams. Community and Council teams. Third sector organisations.

For further details / informal visits contact: Ellen Harris, Lead Psychological Wellbeing Practitioner.

Person Specification

Qualifications

Essential

  • Qualification as a PWP (Psychological Wellbeing Practitioner) OR eligible for accreditation with the BPS/BABCP as a PWP OR eligible for accreditation as a CBT therapist with the BABCP and registration with the relevant professional body


Desirable

  • Training in CBT.


Experience/Knowledge

Essential

  • Proven experience of working effectively with adults who have experienced a mental health problem
  • Awareness of stepped care approaches.


Desirable

  • Working with voluntary agencies.


Skills

Essential

  • High standard of verbal and written communication
  • Ability to work collaboratively within a team


Employer details

Employer name

Avon & Wiltshire Mental Health Partnership NHS Trust

Address

Green Lane Hospital

Lodge 3, Green Lane

Devizes

SN10 5DS

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342-WTS138-0524

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