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Psychological Wellbeing Practitioner

East London NHS Foundation Trust
£27,055 to £32,934 a year per annum
Closing date
6 Feb 2023

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Band 5
Contract Type
Full Time
Bedfordshire Wellbeing Service

Psychological Wellbeing Practitioner

Band: 5 - 1.0 wte

CALLING ALL QUALIFIED AND SOON TO QUALIFY PWPS!! The Bedfordshire Wellbeing Service are looking for PWPs to join their amazing team!

PWPs within the Bedfordshire Wellbeing Service offer initial assessments to patients entering into the service as well as offering step 2 interventions through cCBT (silvercloud), Psychoeducational Groups and Guided Self-Help. We work closely with our step 3 colleagues to ensure patients can move through the service effectively as well as working with third sector partnership organisations to make referrals.

We pride ourselves on our excellent CPD package for PWPs. We offer internal and external training for PWPs to cover topics such as treating OCD at step 2, working with post-natal depression and using CBT-i (CBT for Insomnia).

Main duties of the job

We also encourage all of our PWPs to work on a Champion Project / Specialist Area. We give allocated time for PWPs to work on improving access to hard to reach groups as well as ensuring what we offer patients meets their needs. Some champion projects we have currently include BAME, Older Adults, Younger Adults and LGBTQ+.

The service very much cares about your wellbeing and we have a lot of wellbeing initiatives to support staff such as yearly away days, face to face meetings and events and a wellbeing hour each month!

If you are a qualified or nearly qualified PWP, Bedfordshire Wellbeing Service might be the right place for you!

About us

Out mission is to make a positive difference to people's lives by improving the quality of life for all we serve. Our values are: We Care. We Respect. We are Inclusive - so we are looking for people who live and breathe these qualities when supporting service users and carers, and in their relationships with colleagues in the Trust and our partner organisations.

Job description Job responsibilities

For full details of the job, please refer to the attached Job Description and Person Specification.

For contact details please see below.

Person Specification Qualifications Essential
  • Will have undertaken a undergraduate / postgraduate training course to become a Psychological Wellbeing Practitioner
  • BPS or BABCP Accreditation as a PWP
Experience Essential
  • Worked with people who have had mental health difficulties specifically anxiety and depression in an IAPT service
  • Received training in low intensity CBT
  • Basic training/ experience in use of computers for data entry, communication and seeking information
  • Experience in using IT systems for case management.
  • Previous experience in primary care
Knowledge Essential
  • Assessment - Has received training (either formal or through experience) resulting in the ability to carry out agreed assessments which are conducted within service protocols
  • Intervention Planning - has received training (either formal or through experience) so that appropriate interventions can be planned with the service user
  • Risk Assessment has received training to carry out risk assessment
  • Demonstrate competence is developing risk management plans
  • Able to communicate clearly and effectively with colleagues service users carers and relatives
  • Familiarity with and able to use the stepped care mode

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