Senior Psychological Wellbeing Practitioner

Hertfordshire Partnership University NHS Foundation Trust
Welwyn Garden City
£32,306 to £39,027 a year per annum pro rata + 5% of basic salary (min £1,066 max £1,845)
Closing date
10 Aug 2022

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Band 6
Contract Type
Full Time
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We are looking to recruit a Senior Psychological Wellbeing Practitioner for our Wellbeing team based in Welwyn Garden City. The Wellbeing Team cover the towns of Welwyn, Hatfield and surrounding villages. You will ensure the effective delivery of Step 2 interventions within the team

Main duties of the job

A key part of the role will be to provide clinical supervision for PWPs within the service. The Senior PWP will work alongside the Wellbeing Team Service Manager and our other Senior PWPs and Senior Leads, and receive their own clinical supervision from the Deputy Clinical Lead within the team. There will be opportunities for ongoing professional development as well as the chance to contribute to further service development.

Hertfordshire was one of the original 11 Pathfinder sites for the development of IAPT Services, commencing in 2007/8 and has since developed through 1st and 2nd wave expansion sites to provide a well -resourced and innovative IAPT service across the whole of the county. Our Trust has been awarded 'Outstanding' status by the Care quality Commission and our IAPT Service is APPS accredited.

About us

Hertfordshire Partnership University NHS Foundation Trust (HPFT) is an outstanding organisation with ambitions to match. We are one of just five mental health trusts to achieve an overall rating of 'Outstanding' from the Care Quality Commission, and our aim is to be the leading provider of mental health and specialist learning disability services in the country.

Our family of over 3500 members of staff provide health and social care for over 400,000 people with mental ill health, physical ill health and learning disabilities across Hertfordshire, Buckinghamshire, and Norfolk, delivering these services within the community and several inpatient settings. We also deliver a range of nationally commissioned specialist services including Tier 4 services for children and young people, perinatal services, plus medium and low secure learning disabilities services.

The care we provide makes a fantastic difference to the lives of our service users, their families and carers - everything is underpinned by choice, independence and equality, with our Trust values embedded throughout:

Our Trust values are:

Welcoming. Kind. Positive. Respectful. Professional.

These values are at the core of who we are, everything we do, and how we do it!

Would you like to be part of the HPFT family? Would you like work with us to ensure our service users live the fullest lives possible they can? Would you like to be supported in your career to be the best that you can be?

Then please read on...

Job description Job responsibilities

You will be an experienced PWP with a recognised IAPT qualification in Step 2 interventions. The position provides an excellent opportunity for a suitably qualified and experienced PWP to lead in the further development of the PWP role as the service grows, and ensure our team of PWPs are supported and supervised effectively.

Person Specification Qualifications Essential
  • IAPT supervision training and experience
  • A related undergraduate degree, e.g. Psychology
  • Postgraduate Certificate in IAPT step 2 working
  • Significant post qualification experience
  • Significant experience of working with people with common mental health problems
  • Significant post-qualification experience in offering and delivering the full range of evidence-based IAPT low intensity interventions
  • Additional areas of training through short courses
  • Experience of delivering training to a range of professionals
Experience Essential
  • Experience of working within an IAPT service
  • Significant knowledge of IAPT compliant step 2 ways of working
  • Knowledge of NHS policies, procedures and guidelines
  • Knowledge of working with diversity
  • Evidence-based practice
  • Knowledge of assessment procedures, screening, referral, record-keeping and evidence-based brief psychological interventions
  • Knowledge of outcome measures and their use for clinical and audit purposes
  • Knowledge of Child Protection legislation
  • Knowledge of clinical risk assessment
  • Ability to be self reflective, whilst working with service users, in own personal and professional development and in supervision
  • An understanding of the context of IAPT stepped care
  • Experience of having worked in a service where agreed waiting time and clinical outcomes targets are in place
  • Ability to manage own caseload and time
  • Experience of partnership working
  • Substantial experience of multi-disciplinary teamwork
  • Experience of audit and research
  • Experience of working in a supervisor role
  • Ability to carry out a range of evaluation and monitoring techniques
  • Fluency in a community language other than English

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