Psychological Wellbeing Practitioner

Employer
Oxford Health NHS Foundation Trust
Location
Aylesbury
Salary
£27,055 to £32,934 a year per annum | pro rata
Closing date
30 Sep 2022

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Profession
Practitioner
Grade
Band 5
Contract Type
Permanent
Hours
Full Time
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Are you a qualified, or soon to be qualified, Psychological Wellbeing Practitioner (PWP) looking for a service that is committed to your ongoing professional development? A service that puts staff wellbeing and patient care at the heart of everything they do? If so, the Buckinghamshire Healthy Minds IAPT (Improving Access to Psychological Therapies) service has a great opportunity for you!

Main duties of the job

You will offer initial assessments and NICE approved treatments for adults experiencing common mental health problems. Interventions will be delivered using Guided Self-help (Telephone, video and Face to Face), Computerised CBT and Psycho-educational Courses. You will be provided with a clear and suitable work plan enabling you to demonstrate that you are meeting the standards expected for each intervention. You will be offered opportunities to participate in a range of innovative workstreams and projects, such as Digital interventions for Social Anxiety Disorder, Perinatal Disorders and Long-Term physical health Conditions.

We offer robust and supportive supervision from skilled supervisors and managers, with the opportunity to learn to become a case management supervisor yourself. We are committed to providing ongoing, high quality Continuing Professional Development (CPD), and in addition to in-house training you will have an annual CPD budget for relevant external courses.

About us

Want to know what it's like to work for Healthy Minds Bucks? Open the 'What it's like to work for Healthy Minds' pdf to see what our team members have to say!

We are a nationally recognized, high-performing, and innovative IAPT service. Visit our website (Oxfordhealth.nhs.uk/healthyminds) to find out how we support over 12,000 adults to manage their common mental health difficulties.

Staff wellbeing is a top priority - We have a very active, award winning, in- service wellbeing team and take a pride in our supportive, collaborative, and productive culture.

The Trust hosts the Oxford Institute of Clinical Psychology Training and Research and the Oxford Cognitive Therapy Centre. Healthy Minds is actively involved in research, and the service benefits from being a member of the Oxford Academic Health Science Network - Anxiety and Depression Network led by Professor David Clark.

Benefits of working for Oxford Health NHS Foundation Trust include:
  • Excellent opportunities for career progression
  • 27 days annual leave, plus bank holidays, with an increase to 33 days with continuous service
  • NHS Discount across a wide range of shops, restaurants and retailers
  • Staff accommodation
  • Competitive pension scheme
  • Lease car scheme
  • Cycle to work scheme
  • New starters have a 6 month probationary period. This, together with the induction process aims to create a positive supportive working environment allowing new employees to learn key elements of their role over a reasonable timescale.


Job description Job responsibilities

The Healthy Minds service follows a hybrid working pattern, currently aiming for staff on average to work for 2 days in a Trust office or clinic and 3 days from home.

Our two main bases are centrally located within Aylesbury and High Wycombe, and we use additional clinic space around the county. Ability and willingness to travel for work purposes is essential.

Qualified PWPs are expected to comply with the national requirement effective from 10th June 2022, for PWP registration with the British Psychological Society (BPS) or the British Association of Behavioural & Cognitive Psychotherapies (BABCP). Registration must be maintained annually, at the practitioners expense. Please ensure you complete the section within this application form asking for your PIN. If you are awaiting confirmation of registration, please provide evidence of your submission for registration. Successful candidates who have not completed the approval process will be required to practice at a training grade (Band 4), and will be paid accordingly, until such time as the registration is confirmed.We expect our staff to share and demonstrate our values and be caring, safe and excellent in everything we do, constantly striving to improve the quality of care we provide and the experience that patients can expect.

For further information, please read the attached Job Description and Person Specification.

Please note:
  • New starters have a 6 month probationary period. This, together with the induction process aims to create a positive supportive working environment allowing new employees to learn key elements of their role over a reasonable timescale.
  • Candidates not currently employed by the Trust who attend an interview for non-qualified Band 1-5 posts are required to undertake numeracy and literacy assessments.
  • Appointment to this post is subject to the trust receiving satisfactory references covering 3 years of employment or study. Please ask your referees to respond promptly to reference requests.
  • Employees are expected to undertake mandatory and statutory training related to their role.
  • We positively encourage applications from all areas of the community, regardless of gender, race, faith, disability, age or sexual orientation and we encourage applications from users of mental health services. This is part of our commitment to equality and reflecting the diversity of our population.
  • Oxford Health is committed to safeguarding and promoting the welfare of children and vulnerable adults, we expect all staff and volunteers to share this commitment.


Person Specification Qualifications Essential
  • Postgraduate or Graduate Certificate in Evidence-Based Psychological Treatment (IAPT pathway), relating to Adults with common mental health problems.
  • PWP Registration (or evidence of application submission) with the British Psychological Society (BPS) or the British Association of Behavioural & Cognitive Psychotherapies (BABCP).
Knowledge Essential
  • Knowledge of the full range of evidence based psychological interventions at Step 2
  • An understanding of anxiety and depression and how it may present in Primary Care
Experience Essential
  • Evidence of working with adults aged 18 years and over who have experienced a mental health problems
  • Experience of working effectively in a team
  • Experience of working in Primary Care Mental Health Services
Skills Essential
  • Ability to manage own caseload and time
  • Excellent verbal and written communication skills, including telephone skills
  • Ability to be self-reflective, whilst working with service users, in own personal and professional development and in supervision


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