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Senior Psychological Wellbeing Practitioner

Midlands Partnership NHS Foundation Trust
Burton on Trent
£35,392 to £42,618 per annum
Closing date
29 Jul 2024

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Do you have a passion for working with people who have common mental health problems and a desire to become part of a leadership and management team to manage and support the delivery of low-Intensity treatment with our Burton service?

We are looking for a qualified and registered Psychological Wellbeing Practitioner with at least 1 year post qualification experience who is committed to the Step 2 model of care and puts patient care and staff wellbeing at the heart of everything they do

If you have aspirations to develop and progress in your career, the Staffordshire and Stoke on Trent Talking Therapies team is leading the way in providing excellent opportunities for training and our focus on staff wellbeing and flexible working arrangements enable our workforce to enjoy a good work life balance

The Staffordshire and Stoke on Trent Talking Therapies Service is a creative organisation which embraces staff ideas to constantly seek ways of taking the service forward to adapt to changing expectations

We have strong links with academic institutions, with staff from the service teaching university courses devised in conjunction with MPFT.

Our staff lead professional development sessions locally and nationally and you will be actively encouraged to develop your practice through internal and external CPD opportunities.

The Burton site is in the town centre and benefits from free parking, is in easy travelling distance of Nottinghamshire and Derbyshire with direct train links to Derby

Main duties of the job

The post holder will be part of the wider leadership team and should be a highly organized and motivated individual. It is imperative that you can provide evidence of working with people who have experienced a mental health problem, be able to demonstrate an understanding of how anxiety and depression presents in Primary Care and have a real interest in helping people with anxiety and depression to achieve a level of recovery which will improve their overall wellbeing and day to day life

The post involves significant line management, case management and clinical supervision of Trainee/Qualified Low Intensity workers under the direction of the Clinical Director, Senior Therapist and Step 2 Lead. The post holder will be expected to carryout assessments and risk assessments, treatment in both 1-1 and group settings and use online CBT packages

Applicants should hold a Psychological Wellbeing Practitioner qualification (Post Graduate Certificate or Level 3 undergraduate course). Applicants should also be registered/working towards registration with the BABCP or BPS. Ideally you will have undertaken LTC training and Supervision Training or be willing to undertake this training

The service works core 9-5 hours but offers patient therapy between the hours of 8am-8pm Monday to Friday and in future on Saturday mornings. Candidates should be prepared to work flexibly to meet service needs within these hours. This management role provides the opportunity to work 1 day a week remotely

About us

By joining Team MPFT, you will be helping your communities and in return for this, we will support you by
  • Supporting your career development and progression
  • Excellent NHS Pension scheme
  • Generous maternity, paternity and adoption leave
  • Options for flexible working
  • Up to 27 days annual leave (increasing with service up to 33 days) and the opportunity to purchase additional leave
  • Extensive Health and Wellbeing support and resources
  • If you work in our community teams, we pay for your time travelling between patients
  • Lease car if you complete more than 500 business miles per annum, fully insured and maintained (including tyres), mileage paid at lease car rate
  • Salary sacrifice car - fully insured and maintained (including tyres), your gross pay is reduced by the cost of the vehicle before tax, NI and pension deductions are calculated, mileage paid at business rates
  • Salary sacrifice bikes up to �2k
  • Free car parking at all trust sites
  • Free flu vaccinations every year
  • Citizens Advice support linked with a Hardship Fund for one off additional support up to �250 (if the criteria is met)

And more. We are proud to be a diverse and inclusive organisation and there is a choice of staff networks that help you meet like-minded people.

Please note, we may be required to close this vacancy early if we receive a high volume of applications

Job description

Job responsibilities

Key Responsibilities

Develop, support and train innovative practice to Qualified/Trainee Psychological Wellbeing Practitioners

Provide line management for Low intensity workers/Low intensity Trainees

Ensure that line managed staff maintain appropriate clinical records, including maintaining outcome data as per service operational policy

Ensure that line managed staff participate in the setting and review of objectives for their post and undertake activities of continuing professional development on an annual basis

Undertake appropriate clinical supervision on a regular basis in accordance with the relevant professional guidelines and policies

Provide clinical supervision to Low intensity workers and Low intensity trainees in the Talking Therapies team

Attend locally organised and national training appropriate to the work role

Conduct risk assessments, prepare risk management plans and initiate appropriate action where indicated

Provide assessment and Low intensity interventions to patients.

Provide a service that is flexible in terms of clinic hours, enabling, where possible, at least one clinic to be run outside normal working hours

A detailed job description and person specification, listing necessary qualifications, are attached. Please ensure you evidence how you meet the criteria on the Person specification in your supporting statement.

This vacancy will close when enough applications have been received which may be before the advertised closing date.

Person Specification



  • Qualified and Registered Psychological Wellbeing Practitioner with at least 1 year post qualification experience



  • Significant experience of working with people with common mental health problems

Employer details

Employer name

Midlands Partnership NHS Foundation Trust


Staffordshire and Stoke on Trent Talking Therapies Service (Burton base)

56 High Street

Burton on Trent

DE14 1JS

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