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Senior Psychological Wellbeing Practitioner

Cornwall Partnership NHS Foundation Trust
£35,392 to £42,618 Per Annum
Closing date
2 Jul 2024

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Are you a qualified PWP looking for the opportunity to develop and build upon your skills and experience? Are you passionate about supporting colleagues clinically?

At Cornwall and Isles of Scilly NHS Talking Therapies we have an exciting opportunity to join our East/North team as a Senior Psychological Wellbeing Practitioner. The position holder will be expected to work part of the week from an office to provide a face to face clinic, their other days will be completed remotely.

Proposed interview date: to be confirmed

Main duties of the job

As a Senior Psychological Wellbeing Practitioner (SPWP) you will support the Service Lead and Professional Lead/Team Managers to develop the step 2 service provision across the organisation. These roles provide an opportunity for experienced PWP's who are committed to developing their careers to share their interest and passion and to develop these qualities and skills in others. In addition to maintaining a PWP (step 2) caseload, the post holders will work within the Talking Therapies service providing a range of more senior duties including:

Clinical support and guidance around clinical suitability and patient risk across the organisation

Clinical supervision/case management of both trained & trainee PWPs.

Clinical skills training.

Referral assessment, identifying & ensuring appropriate and current level of intensity for patients.

Day to day leadership of team in the absence of Manager.

Clinically support/mentor less experienced PWPs.

Lead on low intensity service developments and deliver in house training workshops.

Develop, support and train innovative practice to trainee Talking Therapies psychological well-being practitioners and to other workers qualified to act in Low intensity worker roles.

Integrate care with Physical Health Services to improve physical and mental health outcomes for clients with Long-Term Conditions.

About us

We're an NHS community and mental health provider Trust based in Cornwall and the Isles of Scilly. We deliver community and hospital-based care to improve people's physical and mental health. We also provide specialist support to people with dementia or a learning disability.

We are a people organisation and people matter to us. As part of the team, you'll help support the health and wellbeing of the people who live and visit this beautiful part of the UK.

Over 4,000 people make up the Trust. This includes doctors, nurses, therapists, plus admin and support staff.

We work in people's homes, in community clinics and bases. Some staff work from one of our 13 community hospitals. Our aspiration is to have great people, provide great care, be a great place to work and a great partner.

Approximately 568,000 people live here. A third of people who live in Cornwall are supported by acute hospital services in Devon. As a result, we also work closely with our partners in Devon. In the summer, and during other holidays lots of people choose to visit the area. This increases the numbers of people who use our services.

Job description

Job responsibilities

To view a detailed job description and person specification including the main responsibilities of this role please see supporting documents.

Person Specification

Education / Qualifications and Relevant Experience


  • Psychology Degree or similar
  • A qualification or substantial experience in professional clinical supervision
  • Ability to demonstrate a range of post-qualifying experiences in offering and delivering the range of evidence-based Talking Therapies low intensity interventions such as computerised CBT and guided self-help and group psycho-education


  • Evidence of working with people who have experienced mental health and physical health problems
  • Talking Therapies Long Term Conditions (LTC) (low intensity) qualified

Skills and Aptitude


  • Leadership / management skills or pre requisites/interest in developing these
  • Experience of supervising, guiding or mentoring others within a therapeutic setting

Employer details

Employer name

Cornwall Partnership NHS Foundation Trust


Conrwall and Isles of Scilly NHS Talking Therapies for anxiety and depression

Parade House, The Parade


PL14 6BW

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