Are you a qualified or newly qualified PWP with a passion for mental health? Mind Matters Surrey IAPT NHS are looking to recruit qualified or newly qualified Psychological Wellbeing Practitioners.
The post will be a blend of in person and remote working. The post-holder will be required to work a minimum of two days per week in Chertsey or the surrounding area and have the opportunity to work remotely. There are opportunities to work with people in face to face clinics and across teams and telephone both one to one and in groups. Statutory and Mandatory training will need to be attended in person as will some CPD and training events.
Successful applicants with sufficient post qualifying experience will be given the opportunity for further development in Long Term Conditions Training, Supervision Training and a variety of Champion and lead roles across the Step 2 Team.
Before applying please ensure that you can meet the minimum criteria for applying;
1. IAPT low Intensity Qualification
2. Experience of working in IAPT
3. Good IT skills and excellent communication skills and ability to work in a collaborative way with colleagues and other services.
Main duties of the job
All PWPs provide assessments and deliver high volume, low intensity cognitive behavioural therapy guided self-help interventions to clients with mild to moderate anxiety and depression. In addition, all PWPs are trained to offer silver cloud assisted therapy treatment sessions and deliver a specialist group each week.
Mind Matters Surrey IAPT has been operational since 2013 and is part of the Surrey and Borders Partnership NHS Trust. We are a fast growing, primary care mental health service offering high quality evidence based psychological therapies for people with common mental health problems.
We offer NHS Agenda for Change salaries which include the outer London fringe benefit and NHS pension. There are opportunities for individual professional development, including; monthly clinical skills, weekly supervision and specialist and supervision training. All Mind Matters Surrey staff attend a quarterly CPD and Team meeting which can count towards professional CPD.
Mind Matters Surrey IAPT services provides Talking Therapies treatments between 8.30am 8.00pm Monday to Wednesday and office hours, Thursday, Friday and Saturday. There is a minimum of working one late night until 8pm and we welcome applications from candidates who can work flexibly including Saturdays. Applicants should be car drivers who can work within the Epsom Area and attend meetings as required.
Surrey and Borders Partnership NHS Foundation Trust is the leading provider of health and social care services for people of all ages with mental ill-health and learning disabilities in Surrey and North East Hampshire. We also provide social care services for people with a learning disability in Croydon and ASD and ADHD assessment services in Hampshire.
We actively seek to engage people who use our services and our communities in improving the mental wellbeing of the local population. We work closely with other NHS and voluntary sector organisations who provide services and support people who use services and carers.
Surrey is a beautiful county lying just 30 minutes away from Central London and from the South Coast.
Our historic market towns and bustling districts are enveloped in wonderful countryside, and our excellent road and rail networks bring the rest of the country within easy reach.
For international travel, both Gatwick and Heathrow airports are nearby. Please note that we reserve the right to close posts as soon as sufficient applications are received. Working from home contracts do not attract high cost area payments.
We look forward to receiving your application!
Job description Job responsibilities
1.1. Accept referrals via agreed protocols within the service and develop programmes of care packages.
1.2. Assess and support people with a common mental health problem in the self management of their recovery.
1.3. Undertakes patient-centred interviews which identifies areas where the person wishes to see change and or recovery and makes an accurate assessment of risk to self and others.
1.4. Make decisions on suitability of new referrals, adhering to the departments referral protocols, refers unsuitable clients on to the relevant service or back to the referral agent as necessary or steps-up the persons treatment to high intensity psychological therapy.
1.5. Provide a range of information and support for evidence based high-volume low-intensity psychological treatments. This may include guided self-help computerised
CBT, information about pharmacological treatments. This work may be individual or group work. This work may be face to face, telephone or via other media.
1.6. Educate and involve family members and others in treatment as necessary.
1.7. Adhere to an agreed activity contract relating to the overall number of client contacts offered, and clinical sessions carried out per week in order to minimise waiting times and ensure treatment delivery remains accessible and convenient.
1.8. Attend multi-disciplinary meetings relating to referrals or clients in treatment, where appropriate.
1.9. Complete all requirements relating to data collection within the service.
1.10.Keep coherent records of all clinical activity in line with service protocols and use these records and clinical outcome data in clinical decision making.
1.11.Work closely with other members of the team ensuring appropriate step-up and step-down arrangements are in place to maintain a stepped care approach.
1.12.Assess and integrate issues surrounding work and employment into the overall therapy process.
1.13.Operate at all times from an inclusive values base which promotes recovery and recognises and respects diversity.
1.14.Prepare and present clinical information for all patients on their caseload to clinical case management supervisors within the service on an agreed and scheduled basis, in order to ensure safe practice and the clinical governance obligations of the worker, supervisor and service are delivered.
1.15.Respond to and implement supervision suggestions by supervisors in clinical practice.
1.16.Engage in and respond to personal development supervision to improve competences and clinical practice.
2.1. Ensure the maintenance of standards of practice according to the employer and any regulating, and keep up to date on new recommendations/guidelines set by the department of health (e.g. NHS plan, National Service Framework, National Institute for Clinical Excellence).
2.2. Ensure that client confidentiality is protected at all times.
2.3. Be aware of, and keep up to date with advances in the spheres of treatment for common mental health problems.
2.4. Ensure clear objectives are identified, discussed and reviewed with senior therapists on a regular basis as part of continuing professional development.
2.5. Participate in individual performance review and respond to agreed objectives.
2.6. Keep up to date all records in relation to Continuing Professional Development and ensure personal development plan maintains up to date specialist knowledge of latest theoretical and service delivery models/developments.
2.7. Attend relevant conferences / workshops in line with identified professional objectives.
Person Specification Qualifications Essential
- IAPT Post Graduate Qualifications in Low Intensity Psychological Interventions
- Qualification in Supervision
- Qualification in Long Term Conditions
- Experience of delivering low intensity interventions at Step 2 within an IAPT service
- Experience of completing IAPT assessments at Step 2
- Experience of working with groups
- Experience of working with Long Term Conditions
- Experience of giving Clinical Supervision to others within IAPT
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