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NB: This vacancy closed to applications on 07/10/2021.

Senior Psychological Wellbeing Practitioner

Job Reference: 378-B1168

South West Yorkshire Partnership NHS Foundation Trust
378 15P Improving Access to Psychological Therapy - 226400
£31,365 to £37,890 pa

Our Trust exists to help people reach their potential and live well in their communities. We’re delighted you’re looking at this job opportunity and hope you want to join our team.

We live our values every day:

  • We put the person first and in the centre
  • We know that families and carers matter
  • We are respectful, honest, open and transparent
  • We improve and aim to be outstanding
  • We are relevant today and ready for tomorrow

Our values are very important to us which is why we want to recruit people whose values match ours. Read on to find out more about this job opportunity.

Please note previous applicants need not apply.

An exciting opportunity has arisen for a Senior PWP at band 6 to be involved in working in and developing the Improving Access to Psychological Therapies service within the Barnsley Business Delivery Unit of SWYPFT.


As a Senior PWP you will hold a Post Graduate Certificate in Low Intensity Interventions, a qualification in Case Management Supervision (or evidence of a commitment to achieve this) and have substantial experience as a qualified PWP.


The role involves working alongside our current Senior PWPs to extend our IAPT services within core IAPT and also in expanding our Long Term Conditions service offer. You will provide information as well as one to one work using our guided self-help material and widening the access to psychological therapies.


The role includes a substantial commitment to providing weekly Case Management to PWP’s to meet the requirements all PWP’s are to meet, enabling effective and efficient use of PWP resources.


The role involves the development of group and project work to increase access to psychological therapies as part of a stepped care model as well as developing pathways and co locating initially with Diabetes and Cardio Vascular Disease pathways.


This role will be managed and supported by the IAPT Manager as well as receiving regular clinical supervision from a Cognitive Behaviour Therapist

Please note the working pattern for this position is 37.5 hours per week.

As a flexible employer encouraging a healthy work/life balance, we will consider Part-Time and flexible working opportunities for all our positions.

Our application process will test your attitudes and behaviours, as well as your knowledge and skills. So that we know we’d be a good match for each other. If you’re successful you’ll then have a 12 months values based induction.

You’ll also have access to a wide range of wellbeing support because our wellbeing at work matters to #allofus. There’s a great range of support for us all including a workplace physio, staff retreats, health checks, counselling, mindfulness and a variety of sports groups. You can take part in our award-winning Creative Minds activities as well as access courses at our innovative recovery colleges.

We welcome applicants with lived experience of providing unpaid care and/or support to a family member or friend with a disability, health condition, frailty, mental health problem, addiction or other health and care needs.

We know there’s a wealth of talent among people who have a disability as well as those who have experience of mental or physical health problems. So, if you need any support with your application just give us a call on 01226 644072.

A couple of things to note – if you’re shortlisted for interview we’ll contact you via your NHS jobs account, so please check this regularly. Please provide email addresses wherever possible for your references. Bear in mind that we reserve the right to close a vacancy before the advertised closing date if necessary, so please apply as soon as you can.

We hope you would like to join our award winning team. Good luck with your application.

Disclosure and Barring Service (DBS) Check

This post is subject to the Rehabilitation of Offenders Act 1974 (Exceptions) Order (as amended) and as such it will be necessary for a submission for Disclosure to be made to the Disclosure and Barring Service (DBS) to check for any previous criminal convictions.

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