Psychological Wellbeing Practitioner (Ref: NS85)

Location : Staffordshire
Closing date : 30/10/2017
Salary : £22,128 - £28,746 per annum NHS AFC Band 5
Employment type : Fixed Term

Psychological Wellbeing Practitioner (Ref: NS85)

£22,128 - £28,746 per annum NHS AFC Band 5 - (12 month Fixed Term Contract)

37.5 Hours per week. A willingness to work one evening a week is required.

Based: Newcastle under Lyme / Leek, Staffordshire

An opportunity has arisen for a Qualified Psychological Wellbeing Practitioner with the North Staffordshire Wellbeing Service (IAPT). We are seeking individuals who have gained the IAPT Post-Graduate Certificate in Low Intensity Interventions and have (preferably) worked in the field of mental health. You must be able to demonstrate high levels of written and verbal communication; be computer literate and be able to demonstrate good therapeutic relationships with people. Newly qualified candidates are encouraged to apply.

Should we fail to receive sufficient applications from qualified PWPs, we will consider unqualified applicants for a Band 4 Trainee Psychological Wellbeing Practitioner post (£19,968 - £22,683 per annum NHS AFC Band 4 – 12 month Fixed Term Contract). Such applicants will be given in-house clinical training, and supported to apply for the PG Cert Course in Low Intensity Interventions at Birmingham University. Unqualified candidates will need a degree in Psychology or a related subject, and experience in mental health. A good knowledge and understanding of the IAPT programme for Common Mental Health Disorders, particularly the PWP role within stepped-care, will be essential.

The post-holder will receive high quality supervision and support in delivering a range of low-intensity psychological treatments for anxiety disorders and depression. These include assessment, psycho-education, behavioural activation, medication management, problem solving and guided self-help.

The successful candidate will also receive additional specialist in-house training in a range of relevant clinical areas, such as dealing with long-term physical conditions, medically unexplained symptoms and research methodology. We are a friendly, ambitious and academic team, and PWPs are encouraged to develop specialist interests, and be involved in carrying out research projects. The service has links with both Staffordshire and Keele Universities, and this is therefore an excellent opportunity for an ambitious, self-motivated individual wishing to progress their clinical career


For an informal discussion, please contact Mark Kenwright (Clinical Lead) or Stacey Picken (Senior PWP) on 01782 711651

In return, MHM offers excellent training and development opportunities, flexible working (where appropriate),child care voucher scheme, 27 days annual leave per annum/pro rata, plus statutory holidays and a 5% contributory pension scheme.

To apply visit https://www.jobs.nhs.uk/xi/vacancy/ffbf8a8d1586a17287c902e52e704db4/?vac_ref=914820029

Closing date: Monday 30th October

Interview date: Tuesday 14th November

The closing date given is a guide. We reserve the right to close the vacancy once we have received sufficient applications, so we advise you to submit your application as early as possible to prevent disappointment

Please note that due to the sensitive nature of the duties, an enhanced DBS will be sought in event of a successful application.

All disabled applicants who meet the minimum essential short-listing criteria are guaranteed an interview.

MHM is striving to become an Equal Opportunities Employer.  


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