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Senior Psychological Wellbeing Practitioner

Hertfordshire Partnership University NHS Foundation Trust
£35,392 to £42,618 per annum, pro rata+ 5% of basic salary, min £1,192 - max £2,011
Closing date
28 Jun 2024

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The NHS Talking Therapies Service in South West Hertfordshire is looking to employ 2 full time Senior Psychological Wellbeing Practitioners on a permanent basis to join our team in Watford. These roles, working closely wiht the PWPs they supervise, play a central role in ensuring our service is of the best quality, with the best outcomes for our service users.

Hertfordshire was one of the original 11 Pathfinder sites for the development of IAPT Services, commencing in 2007/8 and has since developed through 1st and 2nd wave expansion sites to provide a well -resourced and innovative IAPT service across the whole of the county. Our Trust has been awarded 'Outstanding' status by the Care quality Commission and our IAPT Service is APPS accredited.

Main duties of the job

This is a blended post with a weekly pattern of working one to three days on site, that need to include Tuesdays, Wednesdays and Thursday, in Watford, and some from home. A key part of the role will be to provide clinical supervision for PWPs within the service. The Senior PWP will work alongside the Wellbeing Team Service Manager, Team Leaders and our other Senior PWPs and Senior Clinicians and will receive their own clinical supervision from the Deputy Clinical Lead within the team. There will be opportunities for ongoing professional development as well as the chance to contribute to further service development.You will be an experienced PWP with at least 1 year post qualification experience and with a recognised IAPT qualification in Step 2 intervention and will be registered or working towards PWP accreditation with the BABCP or BPS. The position provides an excellent opportunity for a suitably qualified and experienced PWP to lead in the further development of the PWP role as the service grows and ensure our team of PWPs are supported and supervised effectively.

About us

Hertfordshire Partnership University NHS Foundation Trust (HPFT) is an outstanding organisation with ambitions to match. We are one of just five mental health trusts to achieve an overall rating of 'Outstanding' from the Care Quality Commission, and our aim is to be the leading provider of mental health and specialist learning disability services in the country.

Our family of over 3500 members of staff provide health and social care for over 400,000 people with mental ill health, physical ill health and learning disabilities across Hertfordshire, Buckinghamshire, and Norfolk, delivering these services within the community and several inpatient settings. We also deliver a range of nationally commissioned specialist services including Tier 4 services for children and young people, perinatal services, plus medium and low secure learning disabilities services.

The care we provide makes a fantastic difference to the lives of our service users, their families and carer's - everything is underpinned by choice, independence and equality, with our Trust values embedded throughout:

Our Trust values are:

Welcoming. Kind. Positive. Respectful. Professional. These values are at the core of who we are, everything we do, and how we do it!

Job description

Job responsibilities

  • Undertake appropriate clinical supervision on a regular basis in accordancewith the relevant professional guidelines and policies
  • Take personal responsibility for achieving agreed clinical activity in accordance with service policies.
  • To develop an area of special interest, to the level whereby the post-holdercould become a resource of information for the whole service.
  • Adhere to the policies and procedures of Hertfordshire Partnership Foundation Trust.
  • Maintain appropriate clinical records in keeping with service operational policy
  • Participate in setting and review of objectives for the post on an annual basis
  • Participate in activities of continuing professional development (CPD) on an annual basis.
  • Attend professional meetings as appropriate.
  • Ensure that client confidentiality is protected at all times.
  • Co-ordinate and liaise between different staff groups including Assistantpsychologists, High Intensity Therapists.
  • Support the development and delivery of interactive psycho-education within a CBT framework to large groups of Service Users.

For full details of the main duties and responsibilities of the role please refer to the job description and person specification documents attached.

Person Specification



  • IAPT supervision training and experience
  • A related undergraduate degree, e.g. Psychology
  • Postgraduate Certificate in IAPT step 2 working
  • Significant post qualification experience
  • Significant experience of working with people with common mental health problems
  • Significant post-qualification experience in offering and delivering the full range of evidence-based IAPT low intensity interventions


  • Additional areas of training through short courses
  • Experience of delivering training to a range of professionals



  • Experience of working within an IAPT service
  • Significant knowledge of IAPT compliant step 2 ways of working
  • Knowledge of NHS policies, procedures and guidelines
  • Knowledge of working with diversity
  • Evidence-based practice
  • Knowledge of assessment procedures, screening, referral, record-keeping and evidence-based brief psychological interventions
  • Knowledge of outcome measures and their use for clinical and audit purposes
  • Knowledge of Child Protection legislation
  • Knowledge of clinical risk assessment
  • Ability to be self reflective, whilst working with service users, in own personal and professional development and in supervision
  • An understanding of the context of IAPT stepped care
  • Experience of having worked in a service where agreed waiting time and clinical outcomes targets are in place
  • Ability to manage own caseload and time


  • Experience of partnership working
  • Substantial experience of multi-disciplinary teamwork
  • Experience of audit and research
  • Experience of working in a supervisor role
  • Ability to carry out a range of evaluation and monitoring techniques
  • Fluency in a community language other than English

Employer details

Employer name

Hertfordshire Partnership University NHS Foundation Trust


Prospect House, Peace Drive, Watford WD173XE

Peace Drive



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