We are seeking to recruit Psychological Wellbeing Practitioners (PWPs) to work as part of our IAPT primary care service in Derbyshire. These are exciting opportunities to work with a committed, high quality clinical team in a rapidly changing service which has established itself as one of the largest providers of talking therapy in Derbyshire.
The post holders will be part of Derbyshire Healthcare Foundation Trust Improving Access to Psychological Therapies (IAPT) service known as Talking Mental Health Derbyshire. We work in partnership with Counsellors from Derwent Rural Counselling Services, Relate and IESO digital health.
Post holders need to be registered with BABCP or BPS, or working towards registration.
Main duties of the job
As a service we offer both telephone and face to face assessment appointments in a number of locations covering the whole of Derbyshire and Derby city. The post holders will provide Step 2 guided self-help interventions through a stepped-care treatment model to people with depression and anxiety disorders.
This is high volume work using low intensity interventions and you will receive excellent support in this role, including extensive clinical and caseload supervision. There is a requirement to be flexible to ensure that we are able to offer a service in all the locations we cover and to be able to work under pressure.
You will work with people from differing cultural backgrounds and ages, using interpreters when necessary and should be committed to equal opportunities.
Post holders may be required to work in various locations throughout Derbyshire including (but not limited to): Derby City, Long Eaton, Ilkeston, Swadlincote, Ashbourne, Ripley, Belper, Alfreton, Bakewell, Buxton, High Peak, and Chesterfield. The post holders will be employed by Derbyshire Healthcare Foundation NHS Trust.
Please be aware that due to covid restrictions, a significant part of this role is currently remote working from home.
Join 'Team Derbyshire Healthcare' and become part of a talented, compassionate and enthusiastic workforce committed to a vision of 'making a positive difference in people's lives'.
CQC rated us as 'GOOD' overall, commenting on how our colleagues treated patients with compassion and kindness and felt positive and proud about working for the trust.
- Commitment to flexible working where this is possible
- 27 days annual leave/year plus bank holidays, increasing to 29 days after 5 years & 33 days after 10 years' service
- Yearly appraisal and commitment to ongoing training
- Generous NHS pension scheme
- Good maternity, paternity and adoption benefits
- Health service discounts and online benefits
- Incremental pay progression
- Free confidential employee assistance programme 24/7
- Access to our LGBTI+ network, BAME Network and Christian Network
- Health and wellbeing opportunities
- Structured learning and development opportunities
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We offer some clinics out of office hours and you should be willing to contribute to covering these clinics on a rota basis.
The post-holder will work within the IAPT service providing low intensity interventions to clients with mild to moderate anxiety and depression.
The post holder will work with people with different cultural backgrounds and ages, using interpreters when necessary and should be committed to equal opportunities
Talking Mental Health Derbyshire provides a client centred service which promotes wellbeing, recovery and personal responsibility for lifestyle choices, risk taking and self-management of mental wellbeing. Interviews will be held in October, date to be confirmed.
Person Specification Qualifications Essential
- IAPT Psychological Wellbeing Practitioner qualification or equivalent e.g PG Cert Low Intensity Interventions, Post Grad Cert in Primary mental health practice or Post Graduate Certificate in CBT.
- Evidence of working with people who have experienced a mental health problem
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