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Senior Psychological Wellbeing Practitioner

Band 6

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Psychological Wellbeing Practitioner
Band 6
37.5 hours per week
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£30,401 - £37,267 gross per annum
23/05/2019 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 aged 16 upwards, who would like to access support with mental health difficulties including anxiety and depressive disorders.

The service is delivered via a partnership between 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 primarily by telephone, and online via webinars, Skype, computerised CBT (cCBT) and face to face.

Our busy and high volume service continues to expand, as we plan to work more with clients that have long term physical health conditions (LTCs) alongside common mental health problems.  We are currently looking for an enthusiastic Senior Psychological Wellbeing Practitioner to join our team in Ipswich or Bury St Edmunds. This is an opportunity for Psychological Wellbeing Practitioner with post qualification experience, who is passionate about the Step 2 model, to develop their career within the service.

You will be excellent communicators, 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, delivering clinical interventions for up to one day per week.

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.

Have a look at our Trust website and our service website  to find out more about our service, and about living and working in Suffolk.


Benefits included with this role are:-

  • NHS pension
  • a comprehensive in house & external training programmes
  • career progression
  • starting annual leave of 27 days per annum increasing to 33 days pa based on length of service (plus paid bank holidays)
  • staff physio service
  • NHS discounts and many more.

Here at NSFT we pride ourselves on being a welcoming, talented, friendly and supportive team who like nothing better than sharing their experiences and learning from each other.

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 31st of May 2019 in Bury St Edmunds, 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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Further details / informal visits contact

Helen Piper-Windus, Senior Cognitive Behavioural Therapist