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Senior Psychological Wellbeing Practitioner

Employer
Barnet, Enfield & Haringey Mental Health NHS Trust
Location
Enfield
Salary
£40,701 to £48,054 Per annum inclusive of Outer London HCAS
Closing date
5 Aug 2024

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Enfield NHS Talking Therapies provides psychological / psychotherapeutic services to residents with a GP in the borough, over the age of 16. Candidates will be highly competent in working within a socially deprived and multi-cultural setting. Candidates will have had experience in adult mental health and/or primary care. We will ensure you have a committed team to work with including a peer group of CBT therapists and counsellors with the opportunity to help us shape and develop the service as it expands. We will be committed to helping you plan and continue to develop and progress your career, and we offer a wide range of CPD and training opportunities.

This post will report to and be supported by the Senior Psychotherapist/ Step 2 Team Lead.

The post holder will be a qualified Psychological Wellbeing Practitioner and will be at least one year post qualification. The post holder will have existing training on a nationally recognised post graduate programme to improve knowledge on 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.

We operate a hybrid working policy. The successful applicant will be asked to work from our base at least 2 days per week and the remainder will be done remotely.

Main duties of the job

1. Clinical Responsibilities

1.1 Under supervision, to manage a caseload of clients who have mild to moderate anxiety and/or depression referred and assessed by the GP, other professionals or self-referred.

1.2 To support and assist patient referral to other services as appropriate.

1.3 In collaboration with colleagues and under supervision, to provide a range of evidenced based brief interventions using guided self-help methods.

1.4 To ensure that work is patient focused, responsive to need, culturally competent and sensitive.

1.5 To assist in the running of self-help groups, activities and use of self-help material, information and other mental health resources as appropriate.

2. Managerial Responsibilities

2.1 To support general practice staff in their management of patients with mental health needs.

2.2 Provide clinical and line management supervision, which includes reviewing performance, to the step 2 workers according to clinical expertise.

2.3 Screening of new referrals into the service, and following screening to liaise as appropriate with secondary care mental health services and social service departments.

2.4. To assist with recruitment and selection procedures of step 2 staff including trainees.

About us

The partnership between Barnet, Enfield and Haringey Mental Health NHS Trust (BEH)andCamden and Islington NHS Foundation Trust (C& I)is going from strength to strength since it was originally established in 2021 forming theNorth London Mental Health Partnership. We have been working together in a Partnership between Barnet, Enfield and Haringey Mental Health NHS Trust and Camden and Islington NHS Foundation Trust for some time, with a single Chair and Chief Executive since 2021 and single Executive Team since 2022. We launched our North London Mental Health Partnership Strategy in May 2023 and in July 2023 our Boards agreed that coming together to create one new Trust is best for our service users, our staff and our local communities. Subject to final approvals, we will be formally established as one new Trust on 1 October 2024.

Why choose to join the Partnership?
  • We believe that by working together, our two Trusts can achieve more for the residents of North Central London and our patients than we can by working apart.
  • Deliver the best care using the most up-to-date practise in supporting those with mental health illnesses.
  • Transforming and creating a positive environment for our service users, staff and visitors.
  • We offer flexible working, a wide range of health and wellbeing initiatives, NHS Pension and so much more.
  • We have excellent internal staff network support groups.


Job description

Job responsibilities

Please see the attached Job Description and Person Specification for a more detailed view of the role.

Person Specification

QUALIFICATIONS

Essential

  • Educated to degree level
  • Qualified Psychological Wellbeing Practitioner


EXPERIENCE

Essential

  • Significant consolidation of post-qualifying experience of working with people with common mental health problems.
  • Working with other agencies statutory and voluntary
  • Experience of working in primary care


Desirable

  • Working in a multicultural setting
  • Experience of supervising others in a therapeutic setting


KNOWLEDGE

Essential

  • Ability to learn at a post-graduate level
  • Understanding of mental health issues


PERSONAL SKILLS & ABILITES

Essential

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


Desirable

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


Employer details

Employer name

Barnet, Enfield & Haringey Mental Health NHS Trust

Address

Chase Farm Hospital

The Ridgeway

Enfield

EN2 8JL

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306-BEH-2102

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