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Psychological Wellbeing Practitioner (PWP)

Lancashire & South Cumbria NHS Foundation Trust
£27,055 to £32,934 a year per annum
Closing date
24 Mar 2023

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Based at Daisyfield Mill and working from home (view to running clinics in the community centres and GPs)

We have an exciting opportunity for a qualified Psychological Wellbeing Practitioner Band 5 to join the Mindsmatter service. The PWPs provides Step 2 interventions to clients with mild to moderate anxiety and depression. The post holder will work with people with different cultural backgrounds and ages, using interpreters when necessary and should be committed to equal opportunities.

The successful candidate will be joining a successful and supportive Mindsmatter team. We will provide mentoring, clinical supervision and management support. You will also have the opportunity to attend suitable training events to further your clinical practice. You will have a proven track record of meeting Team targets, maintaining high standards of clinical record keeping and effectively managing your own caseload. You will possess excellent interpersonal and time management skills, an ability to work autonomously, and an enthusiasm for working in a wellbeing service. You will be motivated to develop the Service for the benefit of Service Users, staff and stakeholders alike whilst managing the demands of working in a busy psychological therapies service. Of course, you'll love talking to people with different needs, be genuinely interested in helping them, and possess a deep level of empathy, understanding and patience.

Main duties of the job

The Mindsmatter service in Blackburn with Darwen provides Improving Access to Psychological Therapies (IAPT) services to the local population.

To provide high quality primary care IAPT services to adults with mild to moderate mental health problems.

To work autonomously within professional guidelines and the overall framework of team policies and procedure.

To deliver IAPT services in accordance with NICE guidelines, within agreed activity levels and model, meeting required key performance indicators (KPIs).

To provide advice and consultation on client's care, to other clinicians and to non-professional carers.

To promote wellbeing and social inclusion.

To work flexibly and in accordance with service demands. This may include support or clinical supervision of band 4 practitioners where appropriate.

To work to the agreed number of clinical contacts per week as set by the Team Lead

About us

Lancashire & South Cumbria NHS Foundation Trust provides a range of services including secondary mental health care across this area. Specialist provision comprises inpatient child and adolescent mental health services, perinatal mental health and forensic services including low and medium secure care.

The Trust also provides a range of physical health and well-being services in the community alongside a range of partners in the Lancashire, Cumbria and Sefton area.

Lancashire & South Cumbria Foundation Trust encourages flexible working, we believe that a positive work/life balance benefits NHS employees through improved health and wellbeing. We would consider working patterns such as; term time, part time, compressed hours, flexi-time and career breaks. We encourage applicants to state clearly on their application forms this request and discuss these options at interview.

For more information please visit our website via Lancashire & South Cumbria NHS FT

Job description Job responsibilities

Please see attached the job description and person specification for more information about this role

Person Specification Qualifications Essential
  • Completion of a recognised qualification for the role e.g. PWP Post Graduate Certificate (or Qualified Graduate Mental Health Worker with a 2022 competency certificate)
  • Registration as PWP with BABCP or BPS (completed or in progress)
Knowledge Essential
  • Knowledge of NHS structures and policy within a primary care context
Experience Essential
  • Experience of psychological work with common mental health problems
  • Experience of short term time-limited work
  • Evidence of regular supervised practice
  • Experience of promoting wellbeing and social inclusion

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