Psychological Wellbeing Practitioner

Greater Manchester Mental Health NHS Foundation Trust
£27,055 to £32,934 a year Happy to discuss flexible working
Closing date
31 Jan 2023

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Band 5
Contract Type
Full Time
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You must have been in the UK for 12 months prior to applying for this post and be able to provide a 6 year address history to be able to complete the prison clearance.

This role is subject to a additional recruitment and retention premia of £1542 per annum

The post-holder will work within the Mental Health In reach Team at HMP Thorncross and HMP Risley providing high volume low intensity interventions to which will be a range of Step 2 interventions based self -management interventions to prisoners/ patients with common mental health disorders.

Main duties of the job

  • Deliver evidence-based brief interventions on both a 1:1 and group basis, depending on service need, using a range of methods within the IAPT Framework for people experiencing difficulties with mild to moderate anxiety and depression
  • Support the Mental Health Inreach Team to provide an accessible, efficient service to meet the recovery goals of patients
  • Support the Mental Health Inreach Team in achieving it targets as set out by the Trust.
  • The post holder will cater to the individual needs of patients within the remit of the service. This includes working with people with different cultural backgrounds and ages, using interpreters when necessary, being committed to equal opportunities and adhering to Accessibility Information Standards

About us

Greater Manchester Mental Health (GMMH) Foundation Trust employs over6,400members of staff, who deliver services from more than160locations.

We provide inpatient and community-based mental health care for people living in Bolton, the city of Manchester, Salford,Trafford and the borough of Wigan, and a wide range of specialist mental health and substance misuse services across Greater Manchester, the north west of England and beyond.

Greater Manchester is one of the world's most innovative, original and exciting places to live and work. From the beauty of the surrounding countryside to the heart of the vibrant inner city with great shopping, entertainment and dining options.

Wherever you go you will experience a great northern welcome with people famed for their warmth, humour and generosity.

Our people enjoy their work, have opportunities to learn and develop their skills and are encouraged to generate new ideas that improve care for our service users.

Job description Job responsibilities

See attached detailed job description and person specification:

Staff benefits
  • Pay Enhancements 30% additional for Evenings (8pm onwards) and Saturdays and 60% additional for Sundays and Bank holidays.
  • 27 days annual leave plus bank holidays rising to 29 after 5 years and 33 days after 10 years
  • Excellent pension
  • Cycle to work scheme
  • Salary sacrifice car scheme
  • Wellbeing programme
  • Blue Light Card Discounts

Person Specification Education/Qualification Essential
  • oQualification from PWP training (Primary Mental Health Care pathway - APIMH. PG Cert)
  • oEquivalent previous training in a relevant recognised Core Profession for PWP, and have completed an Accredited PWP top-up training
  • Post-qualification training relevant to the area
Experience Essential
  • The post holder should: oExperience of working with people in primary care services who have experienced a mental health problem oAppropriate clinical experience including individual and group work oWorked in a service where agreed targets in place demonstrating clinical outcomes
  • Evidence of working within the local community
Knowledge Essential
  • oDemonstrate an understanding of anxiety and depression and how it may present in primary care
  • oKnowledge of mental health and its effect on people's lives.
  • oKnowledge of basic elements of developing good therapeutic relationships
  • oUnderstanding and ability to deliver formulation driven assessment & treatment at Step 2
  • oKnowledge of wider mental health presentations
  • oDemonstrate a knowledge of the issues surrounding work and the impact it can have on mental health
Skills Essential
  • oAbility to communicate and work effectively with service users, carers, other agencies and professionals.
  • oAbility to organise, prioritise and monitor own workload.
  • oDemonstrates high standards or written and verbal communication including telephone skills
  • Able to write clear reports and letters
  • oAbility to assist in the development of services.

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