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Psychological Wellbeing Practitioner (Qualified)

Band 5

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Psychological Wellbeing Practitioner
Band 5
37.5 hours per week
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HMP Wayland
HMP Wayland, Griston, Norfolk
£23,023- £29,608 gross per annum
21/10/2018 23:59

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!

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The Wellbeing Service, Prison Team in Norfolk are pleased to be able to offer an exciting opportunity for an enthusiastic and motivated Qualified Psychological Wellbeing Practitioner (PWP) to join the Prison Wellbeing Service.

The post will be based at HMP Wayland however; some travel will be required to Hellesdon Hospital, and occasionally across the Norfolk cluster of prisons, including HMP Bure, and HMP Norwich. This post will be Band 5 AfC.

Qualified applicants will hold a Post Graduate Certificate in Low Intensity Psychological Therapies.

If you are invited to interview, you must bring with you any academic qualification certificates and evidence you hold, as applicable. Offers cannot be made without this information.

The Prison Wellbeing Service will provide an equitable service to patients in prison and mirror what is delivered in the community, where possible, but will recognise the culture and systems of the different prisons in designing realistic interventions with achievable outcomes. The service will adopt an integrated approach and develop relationships with the existing health care providers in order to maximise the benefits of the Improving Access to Psychological Therapy (IAPT) model.

You should have knowledge and experience of working within a busy and challenging environment, and working with people who present with a range of common mental health difficulties, including depression and anxiety as a qualified PWP. You will work autonomously and provide direct intervention to a defined caseload of service users operating within recognised professional guidelines and the overall framework of the service’s policies and procedures.  

We are seeking an individual with the knowledge and skills to work as part of a team and be innovative in their approach to supporting this client group. The service is constantly developing, and this role will be extremely challenging. You will therefore need to be flexible and provide evidence of reliability, ability to cope in a highly demanding role and demonstrate a high level of organisation.

Forensic or secure working environment experience is an advantage but not a requirement. You will work under the supervision of a Psychological Therapist as part of a small team based at HMP Wayland, and report directly to the Wellbeing Prison IAPT Lead.

The interview date is provisionally booked 1st November 2018, however, this may be subject to change.

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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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