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NB: This vacancy closed to applications on 11/10/2021.

IAPT Psychological Wellbeing Practitioner - Band 5

Job Reference: 327-21-905

Employer:
Gloucestershire Health and Care NHS Foundation Trust
Department:
Vacancies in Stroud, Chelt & Glos)
Location:
Gloucestershire
Salary:
£25,655 to £31,534 per annum

We love what we do and we think you will, too!

Gloucestershire Health and Care NHS Foundation Trust was formed in October 2019, following the merger of 2gether NHS Foundation Trust and Gloucestershire Care Services NHS Trust. The two Trusts joined together to provide integrated mental health, physical health and learning disability services to communities.


This is an exciting opportunity to be part of an expanding IAPT Service.

We are looking for enthusiastic, suitably qualified and experienced psychological wellbeing practitioners (PWP) to work in one of our four expanding teams that sit across Gloucestershire.

The Gloucestershire Mental Health Intermediate Care Service is a County wide IAPT Service that is made up of 4 clinical teams situated across Gloucestershire. We employ over 100 therapists and are passionate about improving access to psychological therapies. We pride ourselves on our clinical model that focuses on delivering high quality care that consistently exceeds the IAPT recovery standard.

Each IAPT team includes a Clinical lead, Team manager, Psychological Therapists, Senior Psychological Wellbeing practitioner and Psychological Wellbeing Practitioners. We also train significant numbers of trainee therapists.

Our Service provides evidenced based psychological interventions using Cognitive Behavioural Therapy (CBT) and other IAPT approved therapies. We deliver treatment over the telephone, in groups, face to face and using digital therapy options as part of a stepped care model.

The IAPT Psychological Wellbeing Practitioner (PWP) will work provide high volume low intensity self-management cognitive behavioural therapy (CBT) interventions to people who experience mild to moderate anxiety. They will work with clients either individually (usually over the telephone), within psychoeducational courses or by using a digital therapy programme. You will also work closely with GP’s and staff in Primary Care to improve access and develop resources aimed at promoting mental health and emotional wellbeing.

This is a particularly exciting time of development for the Service. Our Trust has just merged with a neighbouring Physical Health Trust, which has brought together physical and mental health care, including a joint approach to the management of long term health conditions. This merger will create opportunities to develop shared pathways and undertake significant innovations in the provision of psychological treatment.

Successful candidates will have successfully undertaken the Psychological Wellbeing Practitioner (PWP) Certificate in Low Intensity Psychosocial Interventions. You will have evidence of working with people who have experienced a mental health problem and will be able to demonstrate an understanding of anxiety and depression and how it may present in Primary Care.

You will be expected to be able to travel and work across the county and work outside of 9-5 hours in line with service opening hours.

Please note that the hours of this post are 37.5 per week.

The qualification, training & experience requirements for the role are underlined in the Job Description/Person Specification.

Closing date: 11th October 2021

Shortlisting date: TBC

For further details contact: Alex Burrage – IAPT Clinical Lead: alex.burrage@ghc.nhs.uk

The Trust aims to recruit and retain the best possible staff who, through the application of their skills, qualification and experience, will make a positive contribution to our business of providing quality health care services. It is the Trust’s view that the costs associated with moving house in order to take up a post with us should not restrict our ability to recruit the excellent people we need, therefore we support staff to relocate with our relocation policy.

This post is eligible for the Trust’s Recommend a Friend scheme. If you have been recommended to apply for this role by an employee of the Trust you should include a short statement to this effect in your supporting information, including the name of the person who recommended you. If you are successful with your application the employee who recommended you needs to access the relevant forms to process this from the Trust’s intranet or the HR Recruitment Team.

This post requires the post holder to be able to undertake all statutory and mandatory training and post holders must be able to undertake physical interventions. Fitness for physical intervention will be assessed by Occupational Health.

A valid UK driving licence plus the use of own transport for business purposes is essential. For qualifying staff the Trust has a Lease Car Scheme in place and also offers a popular Salary Sacrifice Car Scheme with our partner Tusker.

To ensure you fully understand how the Trust, as a Data Controller, will process and store your data please read the attached document ‘Applicant and Staff Privacy Notice’ prior to applying for the role.

Candidates for any staff appointment shall, when making application, disclose in writing to the Trust whether they are related to any governor. Failure to disclose such a relationship may disqualify a candidate and, if appointed, may render them liable to dismissal.

Gloucestershire Health and Care NHS Foundation Trust are proud to have been recognised as a ‘Veteran Aware Trust’, evidencing the provision of the best care for Veterans and driving to improve the care for veterans and their families. Find out more about this by clicking on the link at the right hand side, titled ‘Veterans Covenant Healthcare Alliance’.




Applicants who have been shortlisted will be contacted via NHS Jobs. Please check your account regularly. If you do not hear from us within 3 weeks of the closing date you have probably not been shortlisted. We are sorry that on some occasions we are unable to let you know the outcome of your application personally. The Trust reserves the right to close this vacancy when sufficient applications have been received.

Please note that all candidates who declare themselves on their application form to be disabled and who meet the essential criteria for the post will be shortlisted in accordance with the Trust’s Two Ticks Pledge on disability.

Applicants should note that all appointments to GHCNHSFT are subject to the completion of a satisfactory 6 month probation period.(excluding Medical Staffing appointments).

Successful candidates are expected to self-fund either an enhanced or standard or basic DBS check, and sign up to the DBS update service if required for the role.

Please note that if you are successful in your application and you have previously worked for an NHS Trust, GHCNHSFT will request confirmation of your previous NHS service from your last NHS employer via the inter authority transfer system to verify service, pension, sick pay entitlement and pay grade. Your permission will be sought at application and /or later in the process.

Flexible working arrangements will be considered. Any request will be set against genuine operational requirements and limitations and it is not obligatory for a manager to accede to the request.

For positions Band 8a and above there is a requirement to participate in an on-call rota to ensure a high quality of care for patients at all times and continued support to all staff with access to the right knowledge and expertise. For further information on this please consult the job description.


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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