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Psychological Wellbeing Practitioner

Cheshire & Wirral Partnership NHS Foundation Trust
£24,907 to £30,615 a year £24,907 to £30,615 per annum
Closing date
30 Sep 2022

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Band 5
Contract Type
Full Time
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Are you a qualified or soon to be qualified Psychological Wellbeing Practitioner's. Then we want to hear from you.

An exciting opportunity has arisen to work in Western Cheshire IAPT service, which is a well established supportive 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 IAPT Service has full time vacancies for Band 5, Psychological Wellbeing Practitioners to join our well established, innovative, and highly successful Primary Care - IAPT 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 patients in across Western Cheshire who present with Depression and Anxiety Disorders at Step 2 of the stepped care model.

The successful candidate will join our Core IAPT Team on a permanent basis. The Core 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 IAPT and/or Primary Care Mental Health Service
  • have good knowledge of the IAPT targets IAPT Teams are required to achieve
  • will be required to work flexibly to cover the expanding service hours, as required by the service

About us

Cheshire and Wirral Partnership NHS Foundation Trust (CWP) supports thousands of vulnerable people across Cheshire and Merseyside. We provide physical, mental health and learning disability services to a total population of around one million people.

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

Visit our 'Working for us' pages on our website to find out more about why you should choose CWP.

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. We are proud to be a Disability Confident employer.

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 a full copy.

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

To ensure that we continue to provide Outstanding for Care (as recently been awarded by CQC), 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 aValues 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 right side of this page under the job description.

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

All new clinical support staff will be required to have completed or working towards the Care Certificate (CWP In-house 2 day training to be completed within 6 months of start date).

Please note applicants will be required to pay for their DBS check. Costs are deducted from salary following appointment. Please note that DBS costs will be waived for applicants who are being recruited for COVID-19 reasons.

You are encouraged to enrol for the DBS Update Service. A small annual fee of £13 per year applies. Please see attached Update Service Applicant Guide document for further information.

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 and quote the vacancy reference number.

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

Person Specification Qualifications Essential
  • IAPT Post graduate PWP Certificate in Evidence Based Psychological Interventions
  • Psychology or other health related degree
Knowledge and Expertise Essential
  • 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
Experience Essential
  • 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

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