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IAPT Psychological Wellbeing Practitioner

Job Reference: 457-20-040-PY

Sheffield Health and Social Care NHS Foundation Trust
Imp Access Psych Ther(IAPT)
£24,907 to £30,615 pa

About us

We are a Health & Social Care NHS Foundation Trust providing a range of diverse services including: generic & specialist mental health care; services for people with learning disability; drug & alcohol services; Improving Access to Psychological Therapies (IAPT); GP Primary Care services; dementia care services; and community based services for those with long term neurological conditions. We promote emotional health and well being through the provision of accessible high quality modern services designed around the needs of our local population. Our culture is founded upon effective partnership working and close working relationships with staff, service users and their families/carers. We strive to deliver consistently high quality care through our high performing, dedicated & skilful workforce which you could now become a part of. Our values are fundamental to ensuring people are at the heart of everything we do, our values are Respect, Compassion, Partnership. Accountability, Fairness and Ambition.

Community Services Directorate
Improving Access to Psychological Therapies Service (IAPT) – Primary Care/Primary Care Health & Wellbeing Team

IAPT Psychological Wellbeing Practitioner (Qualified)
Permanent and Fixed Term (multiple posts)

Salary:  Band 5 £24,907 - £30,615 pa (dependent on experience)

Location:  City Wide
Hours: Multiple posts permanent and fixed term

Post Ref:  457-20-040-PY

It is essential you hold a Post Graduate Certificate in Low Intensity Psychological Interventions; or are about to successfully complete this course; and are able to provide evidence of working with people who have experienced common mental health problems such as depression and anxiety in a Primary Care setting.

There are exciting opportunities for Qualified PWPs (Psychological Wellbeing Practitioners) to be part of the Primary Care Health and Wellbeing Team and / or join our existing dynamic core IAPT Service.  Already offering psychological interventions to over 13,000 people in Sheffield each year; Sheffield IAPT is proud to have maintained our Primary Care GP base for delivering much of our work.  This is complimented by an extensive range of groups and short courses that routinely run in Sheffield.  The new Health and Wellbeing Team will further develop and deliver a range of adapted psychological interventions in primary care, within and across physical health condition pathways.

Sheffield IAPT is committed to the continuous professional development and wellbeing of its workforce and offers numerous opportunities for in-house CPD.  We encourage applications from Qualified PWPs and those just about to Qualify.

Sheffield is at the forefront of transforming access to psychological therapies and providing integrated care for people with long term physical health conditions/symptoms alongside anxiety or depression.  Our Primary Care Health and Wellbeing Team brings together experienced IAPT psychological therapists/practitioners and clinical health psychologists – to work closely with health; social care; and third sector colleagues across primary and secondary care in a range of physical health condition pathways (e.g. diabetes, COPD, CHD, CFS/ME, IBS, Pain) to develop and deliver a range of evidence based stepped care interventions for people living with long term physical health conditions/symptoms. Successful applicants can access specialist top up training in Long Term Health Conditions if you are appointed to the Health and Wellbeing team.

We take enormous satisfaction from our track record of both retaining staff; as well as helping to develop individuals who have subsequently taken up leadership opportunities; in addition, we actively support the wellbeing of our staff.

Our values are fundamental to ensuring people are at the heart of everything we do, our values are:

  • Respect: We listen to other, valuing their views and contributions
  • Compassion: We show empathy and kindness to others so they feel supported, understood and safe
  • Partnership: We engage with others on the basis of equality and collaboration
  • Accountability: We are open and transparent, acting with honesty and integrity, accepting responsibility for outcomes
  • Fairness: We ensure equal access to opportunity, support and services
  • Ambition: We are committed to making a difference and helping to fulfil aspirations and hopes of our service users.

The Trust is committed to safeguarding adults and children and as part of our safe recruitment practice the successful applicant(s) will be subject to a check with the Disclosure and Barring Service (DBS) if it is deemed appropriate for the role. The cost of the DBS check (currently up to £48.23) must be met by the successful applicant(s).

SHSC is a Level 2 'Disability Confident' employer, this means that if you have a Disability you are guaranteed an interview if you meet ALL of the essential criteria for this post. Please make sure that when you apply for this post you make it clear how you meet the criteria for the post and also complete the monitoring section of the application where there is a box to tick to indicate that you wish to be included in the guaranteed interview scheme.

The Trust values the diversity of all staff and is committed to equality. We positively encourage applications from all sections of the community regardless of age, gender, racial origin, religion or belief, sexual orientation or disability including people who have experienced mental ill health. We actively welcome applications from people who have used our services.

Disclosure and Barring Service Check

This post is subject to the Rehabilitation of Offenders Act (Exceptions Order) 1975 and as such it will be necessary for a submission for Disclosure to be made to the Disclosure and Barring Service (formerly known as CRB) to check for any previous criminal convictions.

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