Psychological Wellbeing Practitioner - Talking Change

Solent NHS Trust
£27,055 to £32,934 a year
Closing date
31 Mar 2023

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Band 5
Contract Type
Full Time
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We're looking for a Psychological Wellbeing Practitioner to work within the IAPT service providing high volume low intensity interventions to people with mild to moderate depression and anxiety disorders.

Talking Change is a well-established and high performing Increasing Access to Psychological Therapy (IAPT) service provided by Solent NHS Trust and commissioned by NHS Portsmouth CCG. The service was launched in 2009 to provide evidence based psychological interventions for the population of Portsmouth in primary care.

The Step 2 team in Talking Change provide both telephone and face to face support to clients undertaking self help programmes and lead psychoeducational workshops and courses in a range of areas. PWPs are encouraged to develop an area of special interest, consistent with service need, and to contribute to the overall development of the team and services provided.

Main duties of the job

*Assess and support people with common mental health problems in the self-management of their recovery.

*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.

*Make decisions on suitability of new referrals, adhering to the department's referral protocols, and refer unsuitable clients on to the relevant service or back to the referral agent as necessary or step-up the person's treatment to high intensity.

About us

Make a difference with us

If you are looking for somewhere you can make a real difference and are passionate about keeping people safe, well and out of hospital, a career with us may be just what you're looking for. At Solent NHS Trust, we strive to make a difference to the health and wellbeing of our communities.

We are proud to be an organisation which is focused on our people and we welcome people who share our values to come and work with us.

To deliver great care that is safe, simple and easy to access

To be a caring, flexible and supportive place to work

To deliver the best value for money

Our shared values support the development of a strong working culture. They breathe life into our organisation -- guiding and inspiring all of our actions and decisions. They enable us to be better at what we do and create a great place for our staff to work, whilst ensuring we provide the highest quality of care to our patients.

In creating our values, we spent time listening to our employees and members. Based on what people told us, we created our HEART values to reflect the deep belief that we are caring organisation at the centre of our community: Honesty, Everyone counts, Accountable, Respectful, Teamwork.

We are an accredited Real Living Wage employer.

We encourage and support our staff to be vaccinated as this remains the best line of defence against Covid-19.

Job description Job responsibilities

*Provide a range of information and support for evidence based high volume low -- intensity psychological treatments. This may include delivering guided self -- help, computerised CBT, bibliotherapy, psychoeducational groups and providing information about pharmacological treatments. This work may be face to face, via telephone or other media.

*Educate and involve family members and others in treatment, as necessary.

*Adhere to an agreed level of activity relating to the number of client contacts offered, and clinical sessions carried out per week to minimise waiting times and ensure treatment delivery remains accessible and convenient.

*Assess and integrate issues surrounding work and employment into the overall therapy process

Person Specification Qualifications Essential
  • Certificate or post graduate Diploma in Low Intensity Psychological Interventions (IAPT-PWP training), or equivalent postgraduate mental health training.
  • Psychology undergraduate degree or Evidence of ability to study successfully at undergraduate year level or the equivalent.
  • Training in nursing, social work, occupational therapy, arts therapy 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 and/or experience of using CBT for depression and anxiety.
  • Worked in a service where agreed targets in place demonstrating clinical outcomes.
  • Ability to manage own caseload and time.
  • Demonstrates high standards in written communication.
  • Able to write clear reports and letters.
  • Evidence of working in the local community.
  • Experience of using different methods of delivering treatment (for example telephone work, workshops, face to face, online).

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