Perinatal Wellbeing Practitioner
South West Yorkshire Partnership NHS Trust
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Full Time - 37.5 Hours Per Week
An exciting opportunity has arisen to join the Perinatal Mental Health Team as a Perinatal Wellbeing Practitioner to cover maternity leave. The post is for full time covering Wakefield North Kirklees and Calderdale. Part-time and flexible working hours will be considered.
We are looking to recruit a qualified Psychological Wellbeing Practitioner with experience at Band 5 who is interested in working with women and their families in the perinatal period.
All employees of the Trust are strongly encouraged to be fully vaccinated against COVID-19 to protect patients.
Main duties of the job
This post will operate under the supervision of the team clinical psychologist and support the provision of talking therapies within the service. There will be a large emphasis of developing and delivering psychologically informed group interventions.
The Service operates Monday-Friday 9.00am-5.00pm, however successful applicants would be expected to have the flexibility to work occasional extended hours to facilitate service effectiveness. All applicants must have excellent clinical skills, confidence and enthusiasm for working with perinatal partner agencies in networks that extend beyond traditional specialist mental health boundaries.
Car driver is essential.
Please contact firstname.lastname@example.org or Joanna.Yates@swyt.nhs.uk
We are a specialist NHS Foundation Trust that provides community, mental health and learning disability services for the people of Barnsley, Calderdale, Kirklees and Wakefield. We also provide low and medium secure services and are the lead for the west Yorkshire secure provider collaborative.
Our mission is to help people reach their potential and live well in their communities, we do this by providing high-quality care in the right place at the right time. We employ staff in both clinical and non-clinical services who work hard to make a difference to the lives of service users, families and carers.
We encourage and welcome applications from all protected characteristic groups, we value diversity and want our workforce to be reflective of our communities.
Being a foundation Trust means were accountable to our members, who can have a say in how were run. Around 14,300 local people (including staff) are members of our Trust.
Join us and you will be one of over 4,500 staff committed to supporting and improving the mental, physical and social needs of the thousands of people we meet and help each year.
We are committed to safeguarding and promoting the welfare of children, young people and vulnerable adults and expects all colleagues and volunteers to share this commitment.
We do reserve to right to close vacancy before the advertised closing date if necessary, so please apply as soon as possible.
The post-holder will work within the service providing high volume low intensity interventions which will be a range of cognitive behavioural therapy (CBT) based self management interventions to service to clients with moderate anxiety and depression during the perinatal phase. The post holder will work with people with different cultural backgrounds and ages, using interpreters when necessary and should be committed to equal opportunities
KEY RESULT AREAS:
1.1. Accept referrals via agreed protocols within the service.
1.2. Assess and supports people with a common mental health problem in the self management of their recovery.
1.3. Undertakes patient centred interviews which identifies areas where the person wishes to see change and or recovery and makes an accurate assessment of risk to self and others.
1.4. Make decisions on suitability of new referrals, adhering to the departments referral protocols, and refer unsuitable clients on to the relevant service or back to the referral agent as necessary or steps-ups the persons treatment to high intensity.
1.5. Provide a range of information and support for evidence based high volume low intensity psychological treatments. This may include guided self help computerised CBT, information about pharmacological treatments. This work may be face to face, telephone or via other media.
1.6. Educate and involve family members and others in treatment as necessary. .
1.7. Adhere to an agreed activity contract relating to the number of client contacts offered, and clinical sessions carried out per week in order to minimise waiting times and ensure treatment delivery remains accessible and convenient.
1.8. Attend multi-disciplinary meetings relating to referrals or clients in treatment, where appropriate.
1.9. Complete all requirements relating to data collection within the service.
1.10.Keep coherent records of all clinical activity in line with service protocols
1.11.Work closely with other members of the team ensuring appropriate step-up and step- down arrangements are in place to maintain a stepped care approach.
1.12.Assess and integrate issues surrounding work and employment into the overall therapy process
2.1. Ensure the maintenance of standards of practice according to the employer and any regulating, and keep up to date on new recommendations/guidelines set by the department of health (e.g NHS plan, National Service Framework, National Institute for Clinical Excellence).
2.2. Ensure that client confidentiality is protected at all times.
2.3. Be aware of, and keep up to date with advances in the spheres of treatment for common mental health problems.
2.4. Ensure clear objectives are identified, discussed and reviewed with senior therapists on a regular basis as part of continuing professional development.
2.5. Attend clinical/managerial supervision on a regular basis as agreed with Manager.
2.6. Participate in individual performance review and respond to agreed objectives.
2.7. Keep up to date all records in relation to Continuing Professional Development and ensure personal development plan maintains up to date specialist knowledge of latest theoretical and service delivery models/developments.
2.8. Attend relevant conferences / workshops in line with identified professional objectives.
3.1. To contribute to the development of best practice within the service.
3.2. To maintain up-to-date knowledge of legislation, national and local policies and procedures in relation to Mental Health and Primary Care Services.
3.3. All employees have a duty and responsibility for their own health and safety and the health of safety of colleagues, patients and the general public.
3.4. All employees have a responsibility and a legal obligation to ensure that information processed for both patients and staff is kept accurate, confidential, secure and in line with the Data Protection Act (1998) and Security and Confidentiality Policies.
It is the responsibility of all staff that they do not abuse their official position for personal gain, to seek advantage of further private business or other interests in the course of their official duties.
For full job description, please see attached supporting documents.