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Psychological Wellbeing Practitioner

Cheshire and Wirral Partnership NHS Foundation Trust
£28,407 to £34,581 per annum pro rata
Closing date
22 Jul 2024

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**We offer a relocation package of up to �8,000**

The relocation package is for anyone who would need to relocate in order to take up employment with Cheshire and Wirral Partnership. Terms and conditions apply.

Are you a qualified or soon to be qualified Psychological Wellbeing Practitioner's. Then we would like to hear from you.

An exciting opportunity has arisen to work in Western Cheshire NHS Talking Therapies service, which has a well established supportive Step 2 team. We strive to be a committed, high quality clinical team, providing evidence based interventions to the people of Western Cheshire.

We re seeking a highly motivated Psychological Wellbeing Practitioners to join our valued step 2 team.

Post holders need to be registered with the BABCP or BPS, or working towards registration.

Main duties of the job

Western Cheshire NHS Talking Therapies Service has full / part time vacancies for Band 5, Psychological Wellbeing Practitioners to join our well established, innovative, and highly successful Primary Care - NHS Talking Therapies Service. We pride ourselves on being a supportive, flexible and welcoming team.

We are looking to recruit Psychological Wellbeing Practitioners who are highly motivated to provide excellent, high quality and time limited low intensity psychological interventions in accordance with NICE guidelines to individuals in Western Cheshire.

The successful candidate will join our NHS Talking Therapies Team on a permanent basis. The Team is currently based in the Psychology Department at Bowmere Hospital, Liverpool Road, Chester however we are soon to relocate to Coronation Road in Ellesmere Port.

The successful candidates will:
  • have completed an 'IAPT' post graduate certificate in low intensity interventions, qualifying them to work as a Psychological Well-being Practitioner
  • provide step 2, NICE compliant interventions using digital platforms, remote technology, telephone and face to face, on an individual and group basis
  • have experience of working in an NHS Talking Therapies and/or Primary Care Mental Health Service
  • have good knowledge of the NHS Taking Therapies targets the Teams are required to achieve
  • will be required to work flexibly to cover the expanding service hours, as required by the service

About us

CWP provides health and care services for local people, including mental health, learning disability, community physical health and all-age disability care - including the provision of three GP surgeries.

Our aim is to help people to be the best they can be, adopting a compassionate, person-centred approach to everything we do. We were recently rated as Outstanding for Caring by the Care Quality Commission with a Good rating overall.

We offer a variety of roles at all levels, so whether you are just starting out in your career or looking to use your skills and experience in a new role, CWP is the right employer for you.

CWP are committed to making our recruitment practices as inclusive as possible for everyone. We are committed to promoting equality and diversity and developing a culture that values differences.

To support this, we offer up to three weeks induction, dependent on role, with our Prepare to Care programme for all new starters. This aims to give you all the knowledge and guidance to help you grow and flourish with CWP.

We welcome applications from people who have direct experience of accessing our services.

Job description

Job responsibilities

Please download a copy of the job description for full details.

Recruitment selection processes are based on competence (see Person specification) and values.

CWP recruits people that can demonstrate the Trusts Values and Behaviours in their everyday life. Therefore, if you are invited to interview, you will be undertaking a Values Based Interview/Assessment ,which explores not only what you do but how and why you do it.

Before applying, we encourage you to review the Trusts Values and Behaviours which are the 6 Cs Communication, Competence, Courage, Care, Compassion and Commitment. A Guide to completing your application form can be accessed on the bottom of this page under the job description, or via our website

The Supporting Information Section in your application should therefore reflect your understanding of the Trusts Values and associated Behaviours. You will be expected to provide us with examples from work experience and/or personal life which demonstrate these values through your behaviour.

If you have a disability that meets the definition set out in the Equality Act 2010, and you can show that you meet the essential criteria described in the person specification for an available position, please answer YES to the question: Do you wish to be considered under the Guaranteed Interview Scheme?

Please inform the team if you have any special support needs to be considered as part of the interview and selection processes.

CWP is proud to be an accredited Veteran Aware organisation helping to provide and share best practice in NHS care for our armed forces community. As a veteran aware organisation, CWP is committed to delivering on the principles of the Armed Force Covenant and has a Silver award with the MOD Defence Employer Recognition Scheme (DERS).

The trust offers a Guaranteed Interview Scheme to any armed forces community applicants who meet the essential criteria for the post and encourages applications from armed forces reservists or cadet force adult volunteers.

Please note applicants will be required to pay for their DBS check. Costs are deducted from salary following appointment.You are encouraged to enrol for the DBS Update Service. A small annual fee of �13 per year applies.

New entrants to the NHS will commence on the minimum of the scale stated above.

Applicants are advised to apply early as if a large number of applications are received for this post we reserve the right to close the vacancy prior to the advertised date.

If you experience any technical difficulties or need help when making an application please contact our Recruitment Team on 01244 393100.

Good luck with your application. We hope to welcome you to Team CWP very soon.

Person Specification



  • IAPT Post graduate PWP Certificate in Evidence Based Psychological Interventions


  • Psychology or other health related degree

Knowledge and Expertise


  • Evidence of working with people who have experienced a common mental health problem
  • Worked in a service where agreed targets are in place demonstrating clinical outcomes
  • Ability to manager own caseload and time
  • Demonstrates an understanding for the need to use evidence based psychological therapies and how it relates to the post


  • Personal development within current role
  • Evidence of working in the local community
  • Demonstrates a knowledge of the issues surrounding work and the impact it can have on mental health



  • Advanced communication skills
  • Ability to work within a team and foster good working relationships
  • Ability to use clinical supervision and personal development positively and effectively
  • Ability to work under pressure
  • Regard for others and respect for individual rights of autonomy and confidentiality
  • Ability to be self reflective whilst working with service users in own personal and professional development


  • Knowledge of dealing with GP practices and primary and secondary services
  • Primary Care mental health team experience

Employer details

Employer name

Cheshire and Wirral Partnership NHS Foundation Trust


Psychology Department

Liverpool Road



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