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Psychological Wellbeing Practitioner (Qualified)

Band 5

Main area
Havering IAPT
Band 5
37.5 hours per week
Job ref
Petersfield Centre
£24,214 - £30,112 pa (plus HCAS)
25/09/2019 23:59

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.

This is an exciting opportunity to join a vibrant Havering Talking Therapies Team. The Psychological Wellbeing Practitioner will work within Improving Access to Psychological Therapies Service (IAPT) providing high volume/low intensity interventions which will include CBT informed interventions and practice through the provision of guided self-help and other evidence based Step two interventions (both face-face and over the telephone).

The candidate needs to have completed an accredited IAPT PWP course at the time of application.

The applicant will be able to demonstrate knowledge and awareness of issues relating to common mental health problems presenting at primary care level and an understanding of CBT theory.

Wherever possible we encourage agile working as per the trust policies.

The main responsibilities of the post include:

To assist with the provision of information/self-help material and support for self-help groups under the supervision of a qualified mental health practitioner
To assess and support people with common mental health problems in the self-management of their recovery
To make decisions on suitability of new referrals, adhering to Havering Talking Therapies referral protocols, and refer unsuitable clients onto the relevant service or step the client up to high intensity or secondary care services
To provide a range of information and support for evidence based low intensity psychological treatments which will include guided self-help, and computerised CBT
To contribute to programmes and groups involving the self-help and self-management of common mental health conditions programmes
To actively make use of clinical supervision for all client-related tasks in order to review and improve the effectiveness of interventions offered
To complete all requirements relating to data collection within the service

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).

Priority Post – 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.

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 £3,722 to a maximum of £4,743).

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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

Kamila Ilavska

Acting Clinical Lead

0300 300 1554