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NB: This vacancy closed to applications on 21/02/2021.

Psychological Wellbeing Practitioner

Job Reference: 354-PC-20116

Sussex Partnership NHS Foundation Trust
Mental Health
Woodside, Hellingly
£24,907 - £30,615

We are a large NHS Mental Health Trust in South East England and are looking for people to help us provide high quality services for the patients, carers and local communities that we serve.

We want patients and staff to recommend our organisation as a place where they would be happy for their friends and family to be treated. You can help us to do this by bringing your skills, experience and commitment to Sussex Partnership.

Sussex Partnership is an equal opportunities employer, with a sincere commitment to our people’s health and emotional wellbeing and as such, we have signed the Time to Change pledge and provide a comprehensive Employee Assistance Programme.

In addition, our workforce is currently under-represented by people from Black and Minority Ethnic and Disabled communities. We welcome applications from people of these communities as we want our workforce to reflect the communities we serve.

The Trust is committed to providing opportunities for flexible working.

Speak to us about how we might be able to accommodate a flexible working arrangement whether that’s job share, part time or another flexible pattern.

The Care Quality Commission (CQC) has rated our services good, following their most recent inspection, and outstanding in the caring domain.

As a qualified Psychological Wellbeing Practitioner, you know you’re in demand. So we think you should ask some searching questions when considering a new job. Like does it offer you a better work-life balance...can it give you a greater level of professional flexibility...and will it let you grow and develop in your own way, and on your own terms? At Health in Mind, working for Sussex Partnership NHS Trust, the answer is yes.

What do we do?

At Health in Mind, we support people suffering from mild to moderate anxiety and depression. Our CBT based interventions are both person-centred and varied, ranging from guided self-help and face-to-face or telephone support to workshop courses. We work closely with our Service-User steering group to refine and improve the service that we offer.

The result is a highly accessible and user-friendly service capable of meeting the needs of a geographically dispersed client group.

The team is proud of the difference we make to people's lives. As one of the highest performing services in the region, we consistently meet and exceed performance targets for access rates and patient outcomes by focussing at all times on the quality of care we provide.

We know that we can only achieve this with the efforts of our team and in creating an environment where colleagues are valued and involved in developing the service. We believe in investing in people, keeping true to the values and behaviours of Sussex Partnership and the NHS and looking after the wellbeing of all team members.

What are we looking for?

We are recruiting qualified Psychological Wellbeing Practitioners with a desire to make a difference, to work hard and to further their knowledge, skill and experience in a supportive and progressive environment.

You will need a postgraduate certificate in Low Intensity Psychological Therapies, experience delivering PWP interventions within an IAPT service, excellent team skills and proven ability to develop good therapeutic relationships with clients.

As an 8-8 service there is an expectation that we provide 20% of our appointments after 5pm or before 9am.This means that flexibility is built into our service, and different working patterns can be offered to suit the diverse needs of our team members.

At Health in Mind we want talented Psychological Wellbeing Practitioners like you to join our team.

If you are successful in your application, you will be a key member of a strong team providing our highly successful and innovative IAPT/Talking Therapies delivery model here in beautiful East Sussex.

What will we offer in return?

In return, we can offer you one of the most flexible and accommodating working environments you will find.

The team base is central within the stunning East Sussex countryside though we deliver care from multiple sites. The role provides great flexibility to deliver care remotely and from alternative sites across the geographical area.

We care about and are committed to the quality of the care we provide. We also take care of our team members to support their own wellbeing. That's why we ask our PWPs to do less diary contacts in a week than other services; allowing more time in the appointment to connect with people and make a difference.

We offer our qualified PWP opportunities to progress and develop in the role. Whether that's through supervision training or opportunities to join project steering groups to shape the service or design new courses; this service offers both the environment and the support to help you flourish in your career.

We do all this because we know that when you feel supported and valued and when you have a say in how things are done, you'll thrive.

We believe (& those who join our team tell us!) that if you're going to be a PWP, this is the place to do it.

Beyond the professional advantages of this role, you will have the benefit of living and working in an attractive part of the country and working with a high performing and innovative team.

For further information please contact Amy King

Sussex Partnership NHS Foundation Trust takes its responsibilities for the safeguarding and protection of children and young people and vulnerable adults very seriously and expects this of all its employees and bank workers. The Trust works with adult and children’s social care to ensure that the integrated service has systems in place to equip staff and bank workers with the knowledge and skills to recognise abuse, and take action to safeguard and protect vulnerable adults and children and young people.

Successful candidates are normally offered salaries at the bottom of the relevant salary range. However, where previous or equivalent NHS experience in a similar role can be demonstrated and evidenced, this may be taken into consideration when setting the starting salary.

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We welcome and appreciate every application that we receive but regret that we are unable to advise every candidate if they have not been shortlisted. If you have not heard from us within 3 weeks of the closing date then it is likely that you have not been shortlisted on this occasion, however please do not be discouraged from applying again.

In the event of an excessive number of applicants the Trust does reserve the right to close this vacancy earlier than indicated.

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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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