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Qualified Psychological Wellbeing Practitioner (PWP)

Barnet, Enfield & Haringey Mental Health NHS Trust
£31,163 to £37,875 a year Per annum, inclusive of Outer London HCAS
Closing date
27 Jan 2023

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Band 5
Contract Type
Full Time
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An essential requirement for this role is to have successfully completed training on a nationally recognised post graduate IAPT low intensity programme. This will include gaining skills on how to improve knowledge of a range of mental health issues, and how to provide a range of brief solution-focused interventions for adults who are experiencing mild to moderate emotional difficulties, particularly anxiety and depression.

Under supervision you will deliver Step 2 CBT interventions. These will include guided self-help, active listening, computer aided CBT, group work and signposting. These interventions will be offered from both General Practice Surgeries and community venues across the borough as well as from the team base and other locations as appropriate. Interventions will be primarily telephone based, but also include some face to face and video sessions as required.

You will be fully supported to provide advice to Primary Care colleagues and you'll be involved in delivering mental health interventions (outreach groups and workshops) in the community. Additionally, you'll work closely with local GPs to facilitate appropriate referrals and provide high-quality treatment for our clients.

Furthermore, you'll have the opportunity to participate in supervision, team audit, and governance systems and we will agree on a personal training and development programme matched to your specialist interests.

Main duties of the job

  • Under our supervision, you'll manage a caseload of clients who have mild to moderate anxiety and/or depression referred and assessed by the GP, other professionals or self-referred. This includes assessments and treatments.
  • In collaboration with colleagues and under supervision, to provide a range of evidenced based brief interventions using guided self-help methods
  • To facilitate the development and running of self-help groups, activities and use of self-help materials.
  • To engage in health promotion and outreach work directed towards local communities and in particular those groups under represented within the service through community workshops and liaison with community leaders and organisations.

Clinical Governance
  • To collect data relevant to your work indicating performance outcomes and this includes timely recording of information on IAPTUS, the patient electronic database.
  • To be responsible for conducting audit and research appropriate to the post.
  • To work with the team in developing policies/guidelines appropriate to work/role and review effectiveness.
  • Professional Development

To identify own training needs and take opportunity to update professional knowledge and skills through training programmes.

About us

Barnet Enfield and Haringey Mental Health NHS Trust provides local, regional and national award-winning healthcare services. We have more than 3.300 staff working out of 20 main sites serving a population of 1.2 million people. We provide community health services and mental health services for young people, adults and older people. Our North London Forensic Service treats and cares for people in the criminal justice system who have mental health conditions. We also provide one of the largest eating disorders services in England, as well as drug and alcohol services.

We are an organisation that is passionate about equality, diversity and inclusion; one that prides itself in developing the leadership capabilities of its employees, looking after their health and wellbeing, creating safe spaces for staff to speak up and providing opportunities to mentor and be mentored.

Reward and Benefits:
  • 27 days (+ bank holidays)
  • Flexible working
  • Hybrid working (in clinic 2 days per week)
  • Free parking at Edgeware Community Hospital
  • NHS Pension scheme
  • A range of wellbeing and finance schemes
  • A variety of staff discounts including the blue light card scheme
  • Salary sacrifice scheme for 'green' cars
  • Season ticket loans
  • Employee Assistance Programme
  • Relocation package is available for UK-based residents (criteria apply)
  • Fast track to physiotherapy

Job description Job responsibilities

  • Please refer to the attached Job description and Person Specification for main responsibilities of the role.

Person Specification Education & Qualifications Essential
  • Educated to degree level
  • Completion of IAPT postgraduate diploma in low intensity interventions
  • BABCP Accredited Psychological Wellbeing Practitioner (or working towards accreditation through submission of relevant portfolio to the BABCP).
  • Further training in specific models
Experience & Knowledge Essential
  • Experience or understanding of mental health issues
  • Experience of working in primary care
  • Working in a multicultural setting
  • Working with other agencies statutory and voluntary
  • Experience and knowledge of needs of local communities
  • Ability to deliver interventions in languages other than
Skills & Abilties Essential
  • Excellent written and oral communication skills one to one and group situations.
  • Well organised and willing to learn new computer skills rapidly.
  • Ability to secure health information from relevant health specialists to inform the process of assessment.
  • Previous work with computer databases and spreadsheets.
Personal Qualities Essential
  • Work independently and effectively within a team.
  • Evidence of innovative thinking to meet challenging health needs

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