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NB: This vacancy closed to applications on 05/08/2021.

Psychological Wellbeing Practitioner

Job Reference: 798-1562A

Employer:
Herefordshire and Worcestershire Health and Care NHS Trust
Department:
IAPT
Location:
Hereford
Salary:
£24,907 to £30,615 pa

From November 2020 the name of the Trust changed from Worcestershire Health and Care NHS Trust, to Herefordshire and Worcestershire Health and Care NHS Trust to better reflect our geography and service delivery across both counties.

OUR TRUST VALUES

Our Trust is a great place to work and we are keen to ensure that all our employees have the right values in order that we can provide the best service to our patients. These values are very important to us, and as a potential candidate you should be made aware that we test for these throughout the whole assessment/recruitment and selection process, and will only interview and recruit individuals who demonstrate these values through their application and behaviour.

Details of our Values can be found on our website link 'Working together for outstanding care - our vision'


BASE: To be confirmed with successful candidate (can include a proportion of home working)

Psychological Wellbeing Practitioner

BAND 5

37.5 hours per week over 5 days

Herefordshire and Worcestershire Healthy Minds Service are looking for motivated and passionate staff to join our rapidly developing IAPT service.

Following the merger of Herefordshire Mental Health and Learning Disabilities Service with Worcestershire Health and Care Trust, the Healthy Minds service is looking at growing our workforce to meet the mental health needs of the populations across the two counties. We are making changes across the service to improve the care we offer our clients, introducing a new patient recording system (IAPTus), new ways of engaging with our client base via remote working technology and an increasing focus on long term conditions.

We are looking for candidates with enthusiasm for working with people with mental health issues and emotional and psychological distress. We offer supervision and further training opportunities across modalities and the support of a friendly and welcoming team of committed staff across both counties.

We are keen to hear from people who are interested in working remotely for part of the week, as recent advances in technology and treatment protocols now support this. We also welcome applications from people living in or keen to relocate to the two counties, with the exceptional quality of life that these areas offer.

If you are a qualified Psychological Wellbeing Practitioner who wants to make a real difference to the quality of people’s mental health in Herefordshire and Worcestershire and would like to discuss he post further please contact: Aimee Little - Senior Psychological Wellbeing Practitioner aimee.little2@nhs.net




PLEASE NOTE:

Flexible working - The Trust has a commitment that all employees should be able to balance their working life with commitments outside of work. Our Flexible Working policy enables you to request a flexible working pattern that suits you.

Closing Vacancy Early - In the event of exceptionally high levels of response, we reserve the right to close the post before the date stated in order to prevent the number of applications received being unmanageable.

Interview Pool - If the same or similar vacancy arises within the recruitment period of this post or up to 3 months afterwards, the Trust may chose not to re advertise, but to select a suitable candidate from this interview pool. The new post may differ in terms of the base, hours or contract type and therefore you are encouraged to apply for advertised posts but specify on your application form your preferences.

Applicant Requirements - Applicants must have the ability to communicate clearly and effectively in English in both verbal and written formats.

Probationary Period - All new appointments are subject to 6 months’ probation period.

Priority of Applicants - Please note that applications are welcomed from all suitably qualified/experienced individuals. However prior consideration will be given to applications from individuals who are ‘at risk’ and employed by Herefordshire and Worcestershire Health and Care NHS Trust. If an appointment is made from that at risk group, the post will be withdrawn.

Requirement for DBS Update Service - If the position being applied for requires a DBS check to be undertaken on you, it will be a condition of your employment that you have subscribed and continue to subscribe to the DBS Update Service. Further information on the update service can be found on our website link ‘DBS Update Service.’

Preceptorship for Newly Qualified Staff - The Trust offers a preceptorship year for newly qualified nurses and AHP's and attendance at preceptorship programmes is a condition of employment.


Tier 2 Certificate of Sponsorship

Applications from job seekers who require current Tier 2/skilled worker sponsorship to work in the UK are welcome and will be considered alongside all other applications. For further information please visit the UK Visas and Immigration website.

From 6 April 2017, Tier 2/skilled worker applicants, applying for entry clearance into the UK, have had to present a criminal record certificate from each country they have resided continuously or cumulatively for 12 months or more in the past 10 years. Adult dependants (over 18 years old) are also subject to this requirement.

For further advice, please visit Applying from overseas.


UK Registration

Applicants must have current UK professional registration. For further information please see applying from overseas.



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