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Senior Psychological Wellbeing Practitioner

Band 6

Main area
Talking Therapies
Band 6
Full time 37.5 hours per week
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Church Elm Health Centre
Barking & Dagenham
£30,401 - £37,267 pa (plus HCAS)
18/09/2019 23:59
Interview date

Do you want to be part of an innovative, dynamic organisation that is committed to delivering the best care by the best people? We are looking to appoint people who are as passionate about high quality care as we are.

NELFT provides award winning community and mental healthcare for over 2 million people. We work to ensure our patients, their friends and family, feel confident that their health needs are well met. With an excellent reputation for research and development, our skilled health professionals are at the cutting edge of evidence-based innovation, opening up the possibilities for better ways of working and delivery of care.

We are committed to the delivering the best care for our patients. The successful candidate will share this commitment and demonstrate our Trust values.

We are committed to continuous learning to improve patient outcomes so this means that we are also committed to the professional development of our workforce. We want to ensure you have the opportunity to grow and progress within NELFT, so take the first step on this journey by joining us now.

An exciting opportunity has arisen within the Talking Therapies Barking and Dagenham Improving Access to Psychological Service for an experienced, enthusiastic and highly motivated Psychological Wellbeing Practitioner to join the senior management team on a permanent basis.

Aim of the role:

The post holder will be expected to support their team, department and organisation to achieve the Trust’s Values in their day to day work. These are the 5Ps:

• Putting people first
• Prioritising quality
• Being progressive, innovative and continually improve
• Being professional and honest
• Promoting what is possible – independence, opportunity and choice

The post holder will achieve this by:

Offering evidence-based practice in facilitated self-help, individually by phone and face-to-face and in groups, and will develop, support and train innovative practice to trainee IAPT psychological well-being practitioners (PWPs), to other workers qualified to act in PWP roles and to Primary Care colleagues, such as health visitors, community matrons, etc., and to our colleagues in non-statutory organizations.

In addition, there is a significant case management, line management and clinical supervision component to the post and this is an opportunity for qualified and experienced IAPT PWPs, low intensity workers or primary care graduate mental health workers who are enthusiastic and excited by the development of low intensity services to share their interest and passion, and to develop these qualities and skills in others.

The post holder will work with people with different cultural backgrounds and ages, using interpreters when necessary and may be called upon to work in various community settings

The post holder will line manage trainee low intensity workers and IAPT PWPs under the direction of the Talking Therapies Barking & Dagenham IAPT Senior Team.

The post holder will hold an accredited Post Graduate Certificate, Diploma or accredited Top Up Certificate in Low Intensity CBT based interventions.

Probationary Period

This post will be subject to a probationary period. Internal applicants are exempt from the probationary period (unless you are an internal applicant currently part way through a probationary period or currently a bank member of staff).

Assessment/Interview info

At NELFT we set very high standards to ensure we provide quality services. We require prospective employees to carry out an online literacy and numeracy test, equivalent to NVQ Level 2. For more information regarding our assessments, please visit our website. If you are shortlisted, invited for interview and successfully offered the post, you will be required to undertake an assessment for these skills during the pre-employment checks.

Starting with NELFT

NELFT place a great deal of importance on new starters being properly welcomed and inducted into the Trust. All new starters will join the Trust on the first Monday of each month and will undertake a comprehensive induction of up to two weeks which will include mandatory training, systems training and the allocation of equipment.  As part of the process new starters will have the opportunity to also meet the executive team, senior managers and attend a number of drop in sessions focussing in engagement, health and wellbeing and key processes. The induction will be held at our head office in Rainham Essex.

High Cost Area Supplement - London

This post also attracts payment for High Cost Area Supplement of 15% of the basic salary (with a minimum of £3,659 to a maximum of £4,664).

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Applicant requirements

This post is subject to the Rehabilitation of Offenders Act (Exceptions Order) 1975 and it will be necessary for a submission for Disclosure to be made to the Disclosure and Barring Service.

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Further details / informal visits contact

Mr Vlad Iorga - PWP and Quality Lead

Talking Therapies (IAPT) Barking & Dagenham

Church Elm Lane Health Centre,
Church Elm Lane,
Dagenham, Essex,
RM10 9RR

Tel:  0300 300 1554 opt 3