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Psychological Wellbeing Coordinator

Berkshire Healthcare Foundation Trust
£45,753 to £52,067 per annum pro rata (Incl. HCAS)
Closing date
23 Jul 2024

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Mental health, Psychologist
Band 7
Full Time
A Monday-Friday working pattern is just one of the attractions of a PWP Co Ordinator role with Talking Therapies.

We are looking for a qualified B7 PWP Co Ordinator to join our friendly team at locations across East Berkshire - WAM (Windsor, Ascot, Maidenhead), Bracknell and Slough. Your base will be London House, Bracknell.

We are an IAPT (improving access to psychological therapies) service that leads on innovation, boasting a new preceptorship programme for our staff, allowing them to have a clear progression plan and develop in their career with us. A clear example of this is our recent recruitment day where our Senior Support Workers were successful at gaining roles as Trainees Psychological Wellbeing Practitioner.

As a Co Ordinator you will be expected to work closely with the clinical service managers, S2 Co Ordinators and S2 team leads to ensure a seamless service for all clients who access Talking Therapies. The role will focus on supporting the S2 team to develop knowledge, understanding of the S2 service. The along with developing new pathways, supervision structures and community links.

There will be an opportunity to attend community and promotional events to educate professionals and public on common mental health problems that can be linked and to promote services provided by Talking Therapies. You'll be primarily based at one of our 6 offices but please note where required you will be expected to efficiently travel to other offices/locations

Main duties of the job

  • Providing high volume low intensity interventions using cognitive behavioural therapy for mild to moderate anxiety and depression
  • Lead on the development of the step 2 service under the direct guidance of the clinical service lead.
  • Working closely with the step 3 team leads/clinical service lead to build the interface between step 2 and 3 and ensure a seamless service for clients entering the service.
  • Develop links and care pathways' for patients
  • Co-ordinate the step 2 services and team members and will manage capacity within step 2 across East Berkshire.
  • Case management and line management responsibility for the PWP team alongside the Band 6 team leads.
  • Opportunities to support those with long term health conditions and those with employment issues alongside our fantastic employment support team
  • Opportunities to support a diverse population of patients
  • Yearly training opportunities

About us

Berkshire Healthcare NHS Foundation Trust is a specialist mental health and community health services trust. Rated 'outstanding' by the CQC, we're committed to providing the best possible care to people across Berkshire.

We value diversity and are proud to be a Stonewall Top 100 Employer.We work hard to create an inclusive environment where you'll be supported by friendly and professional colleagues to flourish.

Our values at Berkshire Healthcare:
  • Caring for and about you is our top priority
  • Committed to providing good quality, safe services
  • Working Together with you to develop innovative solutions

We welcome people who share these values to come and work for us.

Benefits of working for us include:
  • Flexible working options to support work-life balance
  • 27 days' annual leave rising with service + opportunity to buy and sell
  • Generous NHS pension scheme
  • Excellent learning and career development opportunities
  • 'Cycle to Work' and car leasing scheme including electric vehicles
  • Access to a range of wellbeing tools and services
  • Discounts at hundreds of popular retailers and restaurants
  • Staff networks for race, diversity, disabilities, the environment and armed forces community to support equality
  • Generous maternity, paternity, adoption and special leave
  • Free parking across Trust sites

If you share our values and would like to come and work for us, please submit your application as soon as possible as we'll occasionally close roles early that have a high number of applications.

Job description

Job responsibilities

  • Post graduate certificate in evidence based psychological treatments (IAPT pathways)
  • Registered with BABCP or BPS for PWP Accreditation. (Please note this is now a standard requirement of all IAPT services)
  • IAPT Supervisor trained
  • LTC IAPT trained
  • Willing to work two 12-8pm shifts per week (the rest either 8-4pm or 9-5pm, no late shifts on Fridays)

For further information about the role, please see attached job description and person specification. We strongly encourage you to review how you meet the criteria in the person specification and write about this point-by-point in your supporting statement for the best chance of being shortlisted. For further application tips see the help with your application document attached once you click apply.

If youre someone who shares our passion for excellence and care, you belong at Berkshire Healthcare!

We welcome a conversation about flexibility and any other questions you may have. Please dont hesitate to call: Emma Hayden on 0300 365 2000 or email: emma.hayden@berkshire.nhs.ukwholl be delighted to help.

We are committed to equal opportunities and welcome applications from all sections of the community, regardless of any protected characteristics. Reasonable adjustments will be made for disabled applicants where required.

Person Specification



  • Post graduate certificate in evidence based psychological treatments (NHS Talking Therapies pathways)
  • OR Post graduate certificate involving mental health and primary care
  • OR CBT training with extensive experience in primary care
  • LTC trained
  • Supervisor trained


  • Training in nursing, social work, occupational therapy, arts therapy or within a psychological therapy
  • Psychology degree

Continuous Professional Development


  • Registered with BACP for PWP Accreditation. (Please note this is now a standard requirement of all IAPT services)

Previous Experience


  • Have 2 years NHS Talking Therapies management experience.
  • Evidence of working with people who have experienced a mental health problem
  • Demonstrates high standards in written communication
  • Able to write clear reports and letters.
  • Evidence of delivering supervision


  • Evidence of working within a service development role and the ability to co-ordinate across the service
  • Experience of working in Primary Care Services
  • Worked in a service where agreed targets in place demonstrating clinical outcomes
  • Ability to manage own caseload and time
  • Evidence of working in the local community
  • Previous line management experience

Knowledge, Skills & Abilities


  • Ability to evaluate and put in place the effect of training
  • Computer literate
  • Excellent verbal and written communication skills, including telephone skills
  • Able to develop good therapeutic relationships with clients
  • Demonstrates an understanding of anxiety and depression and how it may present in Primary Care


  • Received training (either formal of through experience) and carried out risk assessments within scope of practice
  • Demonstrates a knowledge of the issues surrounding work and the impact it can have on mental health
  • Knowledge of medication used in anxiety and depression and other common mental health problems

Additional Requirements


  • High level of enthusiasm and motivation
  • 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 and in supervision
  • Car driver with ability and willingness to travel to locations throughout the organisation
  • To work flexibly within and outside of office hours

Employer details

Employer name

Berkshire Healthcare Foundation Trust


London House

London Road


RG12 2UT

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