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Senior Psychological Wellbeing Practitioner

Band 6

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Psychological Wellbeing Practitioner
Band 6
Fixed Term
37.5 hours per week
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Wellbeing Suffolk, Hospital Road, Bury St Edmunds
Bury St Edmunds
£28,050 - £36,644 gross per annum
20/01/2019 23:59
Interview date

Norfolk and Suffolk NHS Foundation Trust provides child and adult mental health services, alcohol treatment, learning disability, wellbeing and eating disorder services across Norfolk and Suffolk.

We are committed to delivering quality driven mental health services. Every individual makes a valuable contribution. We are proud of our staff who have been commended for the care they provide. Do you value working positively, respectfully and together? If so, we’d love you to join us!

Please follow this link to find out more in our Employee Handbook

Employee Handbook

Please read the job description/person specification carefully and ensure your application reflects the knowledge, skills and experience needed.

It is important that you complete a formal application form as CV’s alone will not be accepted.

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The Wellbeing Service is an IAPT Service, providing primary care assessment, advice and psychological interventions to people in Suffolk who want help with common mental health problems of anxiety and low mood.

The service is delivered via Norfolk & Suffolk Foundation Trust (NSFT). We deliver a bio-psycho-social model which includes psychological, employment and social interventions across the county. Our treatments are delivered face to face, by telephone, and online via webinars, skype and computerised CBT (cCBT).

We are looking for an enthusiastic Senior Psychological Wellbeing Practitioner to join our busy and high volume service for a 12 month, fixed term period. This is an opportunity for Psychological Wellbeing Practitioners with post qualification experience, who are passionate about the Step 2 model, to develop their career within the service. 

You will be an excellent communicator, self-motivated and committed to delivering a high standard of care. The role predominantly involves providing regular case management supervision, and the provision of clinical skills training (group) as required, to qualified and trainee PWPs, in order to ensure the quality of the service at Step 2 is maintained, and that our PWPs are enabled to develop their clinical skills. 

You will assist the leadership team in the development of the Low Intensity part of the service, whilst helping the service achieve its required key performance indicators . The role will also include holding a small caseload of clients working at Step 2.

You will be able to demonstrate experience of providing high volume, evidence-based practice in guided self-help using telephone and other methods of delivery, as well as an ability to lead others in a challenging environment.

(Please Note: the attached Job Description does note operational management and budget holding, however this post has a clear clinical focus and is not planned to include these responsibilities)

Interviews will take place within 2 weeks of closing date.

If you would like to know more about the role click the job description, then click APPLY to start your candidate experience today!

We can offer you the full range of NHS benefits and in addition:

  • Financial support with relocation cost
  • Flexible working hours
  • Up to 307 hours holiday entitlement (subject to length of service)
  • FREE physio service
  • FREE Yoga and Pilates
  • Cycle scheme tax-free bikes and accessories
  • Childcare voucher scheme
  • Support with revalidation
  • Post graduate training opportunities
  • We will pay for your initial DBS check (excluding the annual update service charge of £13)

Please find attached our Job Description and Person Specification for more detail on your Key Accountabilities, then if you feel you have what it takes to make a difference in your local communities, click APPLY!

Interviews will be on the 6th February 2019, candidates may only be given a minimum of 3 days’ notice, please note this date is provisional and may be subject to change. You will be contacted via email and invited to book a time. These emails may go to your SPAM, so please keep checking all your emails if applying.

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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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