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Psychological Wellbeing Practitioner

Scheme at NHS

Psychological Wellbeing Practitioner

Scheme at NHS

  • LocationNewcastle, UK
  • Position levelScheme
  • Job period iconFull-time employment
  • Application deadline iconPosted on 10 Nov, 2018
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  • Competitive£ 29,608.0 per year
Employer:Mental Health MattersLocation:Newcastle-under-Lyme/Leek, StaffordshireSalary:£23,023 - £29,608 per annum
MHM is one of the UK’s most innovative organisations working with people with complex needs. We have a dedicated and experienced staff team of over 350 people providing a comprehensive range of services which cover every aspect of individuals’ lives, from employment and housing to community support and psychological services.
At MHM we help people achieve good mental and physical wellbeing and live life to the full. Psychological Wellbeing Practitioner (Ref: NS83)

1 year Fixed Term

37.5 hours per week

£23,023 - £29,608 per annum

Based: Newcastle-under-Lyme/Leek, Staffordshire
Are you a Qualified Psychological Wellbeing Practitioner Looking for a new challenge? Or are you seeking training to become a Qualified Psychological Wellbeing Practitioner? An exciting opportunity has arisen for a new Psychological Wellbeing Practitioner to join the North Staffordshire Wellbeing Service (IAPT).
Individuals will have either gained the IAPT Post-Graduate Certificate in Low Intensity Interventions, or be willing to undertake training to qualify in this role. All suitable candidates will preferably have experience of working in IAPT, or in the field of mental health. You must be able to demonstrate high standards of verbal and written communication; be able to establish good therapeutic relationships with people and be computer literate. Newly qualified candidates are encouraged to apply.
Applicants for trainee posts will need recent experience of working with people with mental health problems, and be a graduate or have equivalent qualifications in a relevant profession. A good knowledge and understanding of the IAPT programme for Common Mental Health Disorders, particularly the PWP role within stepped-care, will be essential.
Trainee PWPs will be given in-house clinical training, and supported to apply for the Postgraduate Certificate Level Course in Low Intensity Interventions at Birmingham University. This is a fantastic opportunity to gain a sought-after qualification in the field of psychological therapies and for anyone starting out or wanting to further their psychological therapies career.
At the North Staffordshire Wellbeing service we offer PWPs high quality supervision and opportunities for continual professional development. PWPs are supported to become proficient in psychological assessment, delivering a range of low-intensity psychological treatments for anxiety disorders and depression - psycho-education, behavioural activation, medication management, problem solving and guided self-help.
As an early implementer integrated IAPT Service the successful candidate will be at the forefront of IAPT Developments and 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. All PWPs are encouraged and supported to develop their role by pursuing clinical and research interests, and becoming service champions in specific areas.
We are a friendly, ambitious and academic team, and PWPs are encouraged to carry out research projects, utilising out links with both Staffordshire and Keele Universities. This is therefore an excellent opportunity for an ambitious, self-motivated individual wishing to progress their clinical career in psychological therapies.
For an informal discussion, please contact Mark Kenwright on 07792530551 or Stacey Picken on 07484061680
Terms and conditions for these posts are NHS comparable, not identical and the successful candidates will be employed by Mental Health Matters, a non NHS organisation.
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.

Closing date: 23rd November 2018

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 an Equal Opportunities Employer
Job Type:Fixed term (1 year)Pay Scheme:Agenda for changePay Band: 5 Staff Group:Allied Health Professionals

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