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Psychological Wellbeing Practitioner

Employer
Oxleas NHS Foundation Trust
Location
Greenwich Borough
Salary
£32,720 to £39,769 a year pa inc
Closing date
18 Jul 2024

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Greenwich Time To Talk is the NHS Talking Therapies for Depression and Anxiety service (Formally known as Improving Access to Psychological Therapies, IAPT) service in the borough of Greenwich. We opened in 2009 so have a long history of delivering a range of cognitive behavioural therapy (CBT), and counselling, based psychological interventions through a stepped care treatment model to people with common mental health problems.

We are seeking highly motivated Psychological Well-Being Practitioners to join our valued PWP team. The team comprises a Lead PWP, two Senior PWPs, qualified PWPs, and trainee PWPs. The high profile team currently contributes to improving the quality of care and quality of life for people with mild to moderate mental health problems and also raise awareness of mental health across the borough.

Each Psychological Well-Being Practitioner will have clinical roles and responsibilities including the delivery of short term interventions such as Guided Self-Help, Computerised Cognitive Behavioural Therapy (SilverCloud), and Psycho-Educational Groups. They will contribute towards specialist project groups such as, older people, veterans, BAME, LGBTQ+ and service user led groups. They will have the opportunity to mentor trainee PWPs, they will have to opportunity to be involved in service development projects.

Main duties of the job

Candidates must have a post graduate certificate in Low intensity interventions, qualifying them to work as a Psychological Well-Being Practitioner and to register with the BABCP or BPS. They will have previous practical experience of mental health work in Primary Care. They will also have excellent communication skills and an ability to work with individuals and communities who have diverse health and social care needs.

In return we can offer you the chance to work as part of a dynamic, diverse and supportive team.

We prioritise staff wellbeing and team cohesion. We have weekly catch up meetings, a monthly team bulletin and regular social activities.

We offer blended working allowing for some days working from home if appropriate. We work in a variety of settings, at an office base, remotely and in community settings such as GP surgeries.

The PWP team works as part of the community and as part of wider multi professional and multi agency services.

The successful applicant will be required to travel locally and be open to working 12pm-8pm once a week, as the service operates during the hours of 8am to 8pm.

We have a regular programme of training for PWPs, providing teaching and coaching from peers, senior colleagues and external trainers. We also have established robust supervision offering PWPs weekly individual case management supervision, fortnightly group clinical skills supervisions and monthly line management.

About us

Oxleas offers a wide range of NHS healthcare services to people in community and secure environment settings. Our services include community health care such as district nursing and speech and language therapy, care for people with learning disabilities and mental health care such as psychiatry, nursing and therapies. Our multidisciplinary teams look after people of all ages and we work in close partnership with other parts of the NHS, local councils and the voluntary sector and through our new provider collaboratives. Our 4,300 members of staff work in many different settings including hospitals, clinics, prisons, secure hospitals, children's centres, schools and people's homes.

We have over 125 sites in a variety of locations in the South of England. In London we operate within the Boroughs of Bexley, Bromley Greenwich and into Kent. We manage hospital sites including Queen Mary's Hospital, Sidcup and Memorial Hospital, Woolwich, as well as the Bracton Centre, our medium secure unit for people with mental health needs. We are the largest NHS provider of prison health services providing healthcare to prisons within Devon, Dorset, Bristol, Wiltshire and Gloucestershire, Kent and South London. We are proud of the care we provide and our people.

Our purpose is to improve lives by providing the best possible care to our patients and their families. This is strengthened by our new values:
  • We're Kind
  • We're Fair
  • We Listen
  • We Care


Job description

Job responsibilities

We work hard to make the clinical caseload of our PWPs manageable to allow time for them to engage in other service activities including supervisions, training and service development.

Each Psychological Well-Being Practitioner will have clinical roles and responsibilities including the delivery of short term interventions such as Guided Self-Help, Computerised Cognitive Behavioural Therapy (SilverCloud), and Psycho-Educational Groups. They will contribute towards specialist project groups such as, older people, veterans, BAME, LGBTQ+ and service user led groups. They will have the opportunity to mentor trainee PWPs, they will have to opportunity to be involved in service development projects.

Person Specification

Qualifications

Essential

  • A good first degree (Bachelors) in psychology or other health or social care related subject with significant human psychology/abnormal psychology component.
  • Post graduate certificate in IAPT low intensity qualification e.g. Post Graduate Certificate in Psychological Wellbeing Practice (Low intensity)


Experience

Essential

  • Experience of delivering Step 2 evidence based psychological therapy interventions as described in the NICE model of stepped care for anxiety and depression e.g. guided self help, delivering psycho-educational groups re anxiety/depression/selfesteem/panic/stress/assertiveness and cCBT computer packages.
  • Experience of work as psychology assistant or primary care mental health worker or psychological well-being practitioner with people with mental health problems, delivering the above interventions.
  • Experience or understanding of mental health and mental distress
  • Experience of working in and can demonstrate understanding of primary care health services and mental health work in primary care.
  • Experience and training in risk assessment and demonstrable risk management skills
  • Experience of managing a caseload and time


Skills/Abilities/Knowledge

Essential

  • Good computer and IT skills
  • Able to write professional letters and reports to GPs and clients.
  • Good organisational skills


Employer details

Employer name

Oxleas NHS Foundation Trust

Address

Greenwich Time to Talk

135 - 143 Eltham High Street

Greenwich Borough

SE9 1QT

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277-6439116-CMH

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