Wellbeing Practitioner and Development Facilitator

Hywel Dda University Health Board
£33,706 to £40,588 a year per annum
Closing date
27 Sep 2022

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Band 6
Contract Type
Full Time
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There's a lot that goes into being well and enjoying work. Psycho-education can play a key role in this and if this is your passion, this could be the role for you. If you have a flair for the development and facilitation of programmes aimed at improving wellbeing at work as well as a background in the provision of one to one psychological support (perhaps as a CBT Therapist, Counsellor or MH Nurse), we'd love to hear from you.

This role forms part of our ongoing service expansion and you will work as part of a multidisciplinary team, contributing to programmes for our staff on a group and one to one basis. This could include the delivery of ACT courses, supporting managers with Stress Risk Assessments or contributing to our Ecotherapy programme for staff experiencing burnout. The role offers variety and challenge, covering development, delivery and evaluation. You will need to know your stuff and be skilled at sharing your expertise with others in a dynamic and confident way (in person and online).

This role will play a key part in contributing to wider culture change, ensuring that we are creating the right conditions at work for our staff to be well, to be their best and to enjoy their work.

Main duties of the job

You will have a portfolio of projects that may include contributing to the induction of new staff, helping our newly qualified doctors and nurses understand more about wellbeing at work, supporting our Wellbeing Champion Network and working alongside colleagues to plan and facilitate team sessions designed to improve team resilience and wellbeing,

You will be confident in facilitating groups of various sizes, both online and in person. Bringing a psychological and systemic perspective to the work is essential, as is the ability to manage and hold stress in self and others. Working in the NHS is challenging and this kind of role takes special skills in being able to be present for our staff when they are at their most vulnerable or distressed, as well as being able to work with groups and teams where there may be conflict or tension in relationships.

The ability to speak Welsh is desirable for this post; English and/or Welsh speakers are equally welcome to apply.

About us

Hywel Dda University Health Board is the planner and provider of NHS healthcare services for people in Carmarthenshire, Ceredigion, Pembrokeshire and its bordering counties. Our 11,000 members of staff provide primary, community, in-hospital, mental health and learning disabilities services for around 384,000 people across a quarter of the landmass of Wales. We do this in partnership with our three local authorities and public, private and third sector colleagues, including our volunteers, through:

Four main hospitals: Bronglais General in Aberystwyth, Glangwili General in Carmarthen, Prince Philip in Llanelli and Withybush General in Haverfordwest;

Seven community hospitals: Amman Valley and Llandovery in Carmarthenshire; Tregaron, Aberaeron and Cardigan in Ceredigion; and Tenby and South Pembrokeshire Hospital Health and Social Care Resource Centre in Pembrokeshire;

48 general practices (four of which are managed practices), 47 dental practices (including three orthodontic), 99 community pharmacies, 44 general ophthalmic practices (43 providing Eye Health Examination Wales and 34 low vision services) and 17 domiciliary only providers and 11 health centres;

Numerous locations providing mental health and learning disabilities services;

Highly specialised and tertiary services commissioned by the Welsh Health Specialised Services Committee, a joint committee representing seven health boards across Wales.

Job description Job responsibilities

We can offer you a friendly and supportive team environment, with opportunities to work collaboratively across our Workforce and OD Directorate and to contribute to new service developments.

The team have a robust supervision framework in place and we keep our eye on opportunities for development and learning both in-house and externally. Your wellbeing and experience really matter and we do whatever we can to walk our talk. We meet regularly and have various ways of staying in touch and are also linked in with wider networks of support across services and other health boards.

We can also offer flexible working arrangements and in return ask for your flexibility in meeting service need, which may at times include contributing to the one to one psychological therapy strand of our service.

You will be directly supported by the Consultant Clinical Psychologist/Head of Service but will also have regular contact with other members of the team, as well as colleagues in Organisational Development, Workforce, Occupational Health and other services.

You will be able to find a full job description and person specification attached within the supporting documents.

The Health Board is committed to supporting its staff to fully embrace the need for bilingualism thereby enhancing patient and service user experiences. In our commitment to increase the number of staff who are able to communicate in Welsh with patients and professionals, we welcome applications from Welsh speakers.

The ability to communicate in Welsh is desirable for this post. If you do not meet the Welsh Language requirements specified, the Health Board offers a variety of learning options and staff support to help you meet these minimal desirable requirements during the course of your employment with us.

Interviews will be held on 06/10/2022.

Person Specification Qualifications and Knowledge Essential
  • Recognised professional qualification in Cognitive Behavioural Therapy (CBT) or Counselling to at least Diploma level or Registration as a Mental Health Nurse with significant experience of delivering psychological therapy (e.g. CBT, ACT, CFT)
  • Membership of an appropriate professional body
  • Accreditation with an appropriate professional body
  • Working knowledge of more than one model of counselling/therapy
  • Knowledge of assessment procedures
  • Evidence of CPD
  • Masters Degree in Psychology, Counselling or Cognitive Behaviour Therapy
  • Post Graduate Certificate in Education (Adults), Certificate in Education
  • Recognised professional qualification in another relevant therapeutic method
Experience Essential
  • Experience of teaching/ training adults
  • Experience of designing, delivering and evaluating psycho-educational programmes
  • Extensive post- qualification experience with adult clients including brief focussed work and assessment
  • Experience of receiving appropriate clinical supervision
  • Previous experience of workplace counselling/therapy
  • Experience of facilitating groups
  • Experience of working in the NHS or other health setting
  • Experience in the administration and use of clinical and audit questionnaires (e.g CORE)
Language Requirements Desirable
  • Welsh Speaker (Level 1)

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