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Psychological Wellbeing Practitioner

Midlands Partnership NHS Foundation Trust
Burton on Trent
£27,055 to £32,934 a year per annum
Closing date
1 Feb 2023

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Band 5
Contract Type
Full Time
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Do you have a passion for working with people who have common mental health problems and a desire to change people's lives for the better?

If you have aspirations to develop and progress, our IAPT team is leading the way in providing excellent opportunities for training and our focus on staff wellbeing and flexible working arrangements enable our workforce to enjoy a good work life balance

Interested? Click link in Why work for us attachment

As part of the Midlands Partnership Foundation Trust we offer:
  • An annual salary of up to £32,934 (37.5 hours per week) depending on experience
  • 35 - 41 days annual leave - including bank holidays(depending on length of service)
  • Ongoing career development and training
  • NHS Pension Scheme - one of the most comprehensive and generous schemes in the UK
  • Wellbeing support such as access to the MPFT Staff Psychology Service and additional wellbeing days along with activities throughout the year
  • The opportunity to purchase additional annual leave
  • Flexible working opportunities depending on the role
  • Access to SOOTHE resources - supporting staff across the trust with their physical, mental and financial health. In addition to the support offered from our occupational health provider Team Prevent
  • Innovative research training program entitled STARS Supporting the advancement of Research Skills
  • Child Care Vouchers Scheme
  • NHS discounts available via the Blue Card and Red Guava schemes

Main duties of the job

We are looking for highly organized and motivated individuals who hold the PWP qualification to be employed as Psychological Wellbeing Practitioners. It is imperative that you can provide evidence of working with people who have experienced a mental health problem and are able to demonstrate an understanding of how anxiety and depression present in Primary Care. You should have a real interest in helping people with anxiety and depression to achieve a level of recovery which will improve their overall wellbeing and day to day life.

This role involves assessment, treatment in both 1-1 and group settings. Regular clinical and caseload management supervision is provided and the service has an active continuing professional development programme including relevant clinical and service focuses. A quarterly PWP forum also enables networking and learning.

Applicants should hold a Psychological Wellbeing Practitioner qualification (Post Graduate Certificate or Level 3 undergraduate course) and have experience of working with people who have experienced a mental health problem. Applicants should also be registered/working towards registration with the BABCP or BPS.

The service works core 9-5 hours but offers patient therapy between the hours of 8am-8pm Monday to Friday, and in future on Saturday mornings. Candidates should be prepared to work flexibly to meet service needs within these hours. Approximately 60% of the working week will be office based and 40% worked remotely

About us

The Staffordshire and Stoke on Trent Wellbeing Service is a creative organisation which embraces staff ideas to constantly seek ways of taking the service forward to adapt to changing expectations.

We have strong links with academic institutions with staff from the service teaching university courses devised in conjunction with MPFT.

Our staff lead professional development sessions locally and nationally and you will be actively encouraged to develop your practice through internal and external CPD opportunities.

The Staffordshire and Stoke on Trent Wellbeing Service is part of the Midlands Partnership NHS Foundation Trust

Midlands Partnership NHS Foundation Trust (MPFT) is an award winning organisation with over 9000 employees. We are one of the largest integrated Health and Social Care providers, covering services across North & South Staffordshire, Shropshire, Hampshire, Buckinghamshire, Isle of Wight and Essex.

Demonstrating our strong commitment to equality, diversity and inclusion, and in context of our objective aligned to the growth of diversity across the workforce; we are particularly seeking applications from individuals who may be from under-represented groups, such as black, Asian or other ethnic groups, individuals with a disability, or LGBTQ+ individuals who meet the specific criteria.

We are embedding values based and inclusive recruitment practices to ensure that all applicants, from any backgrounds, have an equal chance of success in achieving a role with us.

Job description Job responsibilities

Key Responsibilities
  • Make decisions on the suitability of new referrals, identifying the most suitable service for the patient
  • Assess and support people with a common mental health problem in the self-management of their recovery.
  • Undertake patient-centred interviews to identify areas where the person wishes to see change and make an accurate assessment of risk to self and others
  • Provide a range of information and support using evidence based high-volume low-intensity psychological treatments
  • 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
  • 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.

A detailed job description and personal specification listing necessary qualifications are attached.

Person Specification Qualifications Essential
  • Qualification from PWP Training Course (Post Graduate Certificate or Level 3 undergraduate course)
  • Psychology or other health related undergraduate/postgraduate degree.
  • Training in nursing, social work, occupational therapy, counselling or within a psychological therapy
Experience Essential
  • Evidence of working with people who have experienced a mental health problem
  • Experience of working in Primary Care Services
Registration with Professional Body Essential
  • Applicants should be registered or working towards registration with the BABCP or BPS

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