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Senior Psychological Wellbeing Practitioner (PWP)

Whittington Hospital NHS Trust
£40,701 to £48,054 Per annum Inclusive of HCAS
Closing date
2 Jul 2024

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Contract: Permanent. Full-Time 37.5 hours per week

Salary �33,706 - �40,588 plus 15% HCAS

There will be a mixture of remote and office-based work. All staff are required to work part of the week in any of the locations around the borough of Haringey.

The post holder will be a qualified Senior Psychological Wellbeing Practitioner responsible for playing a supporting role to the Lead PWP and supporting the PWP Team, and will be at least one year post qualification. The post holder will have existing training on a nationally recognised post graduate programme ideally a post graduate certificate in low intensity cognitive behavioural interventions. They will have the knowledge about a range of mental health issues, and in how to provide a range of brief solution focused interventions for adults who are experiencing mild to moderate emotional difficulties, particularly anxiety and depression.

Main duties of the job

We particularly welcome staff members who are able to speak and work in languages that reflect the diverse communities in our Borough.

The Post holder will be part of a team of IAPT workers under the leadership of the Haringey IAPT Senior Management Team.

The post holder will provide step 2 case management, run clinicals skills workshops for trainee PWPs and screening supervision. They may also be involved in triaging referrals to the service.

The post holder will work closely with the Lead PWP.

In addition, the post holder will maintain a reduced case load of patients and deliver Step 2 CBT based interventions.

The post holder will support service development and innovation of new initiatives and ways of working within the service

On occasion the role may include supporting the Community and Engagement PWP and PWP employment lead with engaging community organisations, the voluntary sector, social care, and primary and secondary care organisations .

About us

Whittington Health serves a richly diverse population and works hard to ensure that all our services are fair and equally accessible to everyone. Nowhere is this more obvious than in the way we look after our staff. We aim to employ a workforce which is as representative as possible of this population, so we are open to the value of differences in age, disability, gender, marital status, pregnancy and maternity, race, sexual orientation, and religion or belief. The Trust believes that as a public sector organisation we have an obligation to have recruitment, training, promotion and other formal employment policies and procedures that are sensitive to these differences. We think that by doing so, we are better able to treat our patients as well as being a better place to work.

Job description

Job responsibilities

Clinical Responsibilities
  • To support practice staff in their management of patients with mental health needs.
  • To provide clinical supervision to PWPs, trainee PWPs and other unqualified step 2 workers (e.g. assistant psychologists, honorary staff) according to clinical expertise and service.
  • To screen new referrals to the service, and following screening to liaise as appropriate with secondary care mental health services and social service departments.
  • Under supervision, to manage a reduced caseload of clients who have mild to moderate anxiety and/or depression referred and assessed by the GP, other professionals or self-referred.
  • To support and assist patient referral to other services as appropriate.
  • In collaboration with colleagues and under supervision, to provide a range of evidenced based brief interventions using guided self-help methods.
  • To ensure that work is patient focussed, responsive to need and culturally competent and sensitive.
  • To assist in the running of self-help groups, activities and use of self-help material, information and other mental health resources as appropriate.
  • To engage health and social care professionals, as well as local community groups, promote the service, and deliver psychoeducational workshops to various groups in the local community.
  • To assist and develop new ideas for generating new referrals and offering evidence based psycho-educational interventions in to further the Services need for outreach and engagement.

Clinical Governance
  • To Follow Trust guidelines in relation to Record Keeping, Data Protection and confidentiality.
  • To collect data relevant to the work indicating performance outcomes.
  • To be responsible for conducting audit and research appropriate to the post.
  • To audit appropriate health information publishing findings where appropriate
  • To keep professionally updated
  • To work with the team in developing policies/guidelines appropriate to work/role and review effectiveness
  • To work at all times within the policies and procedures of Whittington NHS Trust, advising managers when gaps within the policy framework are identified and when existing policy needs reviewing

Professional Development
  • To identify own training needs and take opportunity to update professional knowledge and skills through training programmes
  • To participate in staff development and appraisal systems
  • To continually evaluate own professional practice and develop new ways of working.
  • To actively participate in the development of IAPT Services.

Person Specification



  • Educated to degree level
  • Qualified (through formal PG Cert Training) Psychological Wellbeing Practitioner

Knowledge & Experience


  • Experience of delivering workshops and public speaking
  • Excellent communications skills, and comfortable presenting to small and large audiences
  • Significant consolidation of post-qualifying experience of working with people with common mental health problems.
  • Ability to learn at a post-graduate level
  • Understanding of mental health issues
  • Working with other agencies statutory and voluntary
  • Experience of working in primary care


  • Experience of working in a multicultural setting
  • Experience of supervising others in a therapeutic setting eg. clinical supervision or clinical skills.
  • Experience in marketing, communications, and/or promotion
  • Reading, writing, and speaking in Turkish or any of most common languages spoken in the borough

Skills & Abilities


  • Excellent written and oral communication skills one to one and group situations
  • Work independently and effectively within a small team
  • Ability to secure health information from relevant health specialists to inform the process of assessment
  • Well organised and willing to learn new computer skills rapidly


  • Previous work with computer databases and spreadsheets
  • Evidence of innovative thinking to meet challenging health needs

Employer details

Employer name

Whittington Hospital NHS Trust


Crouch End Health Centre

45 Middle Lane


N8 8PH

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