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NB: This vacancy closed to applications on 14/03/2021.

Senior Psychological Wellbeing Practitioner

Job Reference: 267-MINDSPWP0321

Oxford Health NHS Foundation Trust
Based in localities throughout Oxfordshire, main base tbc
£28,672 - £30,451 (SCP 24-26) per annum

Oxford Health NHS Foundation Trust has been rated as Good by the Care Quality Commission (CQC).

We are a responsive and innovative Foundation Trust that places our values of Caring, Safe and Excellent at the heart of everything we do. We take great pride in our staff and believe that investing in you is key to us achieving our vision of outstanding care delivered by outstanding people.

We work with a wide range of partner organisations to deliver care and support to people in their own homes and from a number of hospitals and community bases. We focus on delivering care as close to home as possible.


TalkingSpace Plus: Oxfordshire ‘Improving Access to Psychological Therapies’ Service

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We are expanding our Improving Access to Psychological Therapies Service, TalkingSpace Plus in Oxfordshire and we are looking for a Senior PWP. TalkingSpace Plus is a partnership between Oxfordshire Mind, Oxford Health NHS Foundation Trust and Principal Medical Limited.

We offer excellent supervision and CPD and training to support career progression. We actively encourage innovation and research with opportunities for collaborations with Oxford Academic Health Science Network, University of Oxford Department of Psychiatry and Department of Experimental Psychology.

For further information and informal visits please contact Kim McMaster, Step 2 Manager on 01865 901222.

We look forward to welcoming you to TalkingSpace Plus.

The post holder is required to have achieved the Post Graduate Certificate in Evidence-based Psychological Treatment (IAPT Pathway) and completed, currently training or be willing to undertake the IAPT Accredited PWP Supervisor Training. Applicant must have 6 months experience as a qualified PWP by the time the role commences.

Purpose of the Job
This post holder will:
• Work with the Head of IAPT for Oxfordshire Mind and the Lead PWP to provide robust and clear leadership to PWP’s.
• Support the PWP involvement in key areas of work to reach people with anxiety and depression currently not accessing the service
• Deliver clinical skills training to trainee PWPs.
• Liaise closely with Oxford Health clinical supervisors who also deliver case management supervision, clinical skills training, work on service developments etc.
• The Senior PWPs will be line managed by the Oxfordshire Mind Head of IAPT or the Deputy Lead PWP’s and will be accountable to the Oxford Health Clinical Lead or a delegated Clinical Supervisor for the clinical service.
• Carry out clinical work with an adjusted caseload, maintaining their accreditation.
• Lead on the development of good practice and systems within the PWP team and will work closely with colleagues in Oxford Health to ensure that high-quality clinical services are delivered by PWPs in accordance with NICE recommendations; best practice guidance; and Oxford Health clinical governance frameworks.

VERY IMPORTANT: Applicants should structure their ‘General Information’ by responding to each of the points listed in the Person Specification / Selection Criteria. The shortlisting panel make their decisions based on this information and no assumptions about your skills or experience.

  • New starters have a 6 month probationary period. This, together with the induction process aims to create a positive supportive working environment allowing new employees to learn key elements of their role over a reasonable timescale.

  • Candidates not currently employed by the Trust who attend an interview for non-qualified Band 1-5 posts are required to undertake numeracy and literacy assessments.

  • Appointment to this post is subject to the trust receiving satisfactory references covering 3-5 years of employment or study. Please ask your referees to respond promptly to reference requests.

  • Employees are expected to undertake mandatory and statutory training related to their role.

  • We positively encourage applications from all areas of the community, regardless of gender, race, faith, disability, age or sexual orientation and we encourage applications from users of mental health services. This is part of our commitment to equality and reflecting the diversity of our population.

  • Oxford Health is committed to safeguarding and promoting the welfare of children and vulnerable adults, we expect all staff and volunteers to share this commitment.

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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