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NB: This vacancy closed to applications on 17/01/2022.

Psychological Wellbeing Practitioner

Job Reference: 449-AMH693

Employer:
Solent NHS Trust
Department:
Increasing Access to Psychological Therapy Service
Location:
Portsmouth
Salary:
£25,655 - £31,534 p.a pro rata

Make a difference with us

If you are looking for somewhere you can make a real difference and are passionate about keeping people safe, well and out of hospital, a career with us may be just what you’re looking for. At Solent NHS Trust, we strive to make a difference to the health and wellbeing of our communities.

We are proud to be an organisation which is focused on our people and we welcome people who share our values to come and work with us.

  • To deliver great care that is safe, simple and easy to access
  • To be a caring, flexible and supportive place to work
  • To deliver the best value for money

We are looking to recuit a Qualified Psychological Wellbeing Practitioner to join our Portsmouth IAPT Service. The post-holder will work within the IAPT service providing high volume, low intensity interventions, to people with mild to moderate depression and anxiety disorders, in accordance with NICE guidance and IAPT national programme recommendations.

The Step 2 team provide both telephone and face to face support to clients undertaking self-help programmes and lead psychoeducational workshops and courses in a range of areas. PWPs are encouraged to develop an area of special interest, consistent with service need, and to contribute to the overall development of the team and services provided.

Talking Change is a well-established and high performing Increasing Access to Psychological Therapy (IAPT) service provided by Solent NHS Trust and commissioned by NHS Portsmouth CCG. The service was launched in 2009 to provide evidence based psychological interventions for the population of Portsmouth in primary care. The service has recently been funded to expand as part of the national and regional initiative to help improve access for LTC and Military Personnel and their families and carer. We have a clinical team comprising of therapists, practitioners and counsellors as well as employment advisors. The clinical services provided to clients are supported by competent, friendly and efficient Admin team. The counselling team provides brief counselling as well as IAPT non-CBT depression treatment such as EMDR, NET, DIT, CfD, Couple therapies for depression, and IPT.

Job Responsibilities

  • Undertakes patient – centred interviews which identifies areas where the person wishes to see change and or recovery and makes an accurate assessment of risk to self and others.
  • Make decisions on suitability of new referrals, adhering to the department’s referral protocols, and refer unsuitable clients on to the relevant service or back to the referral agent as necessary or step-up the person’s treatment to high intensity.
  • Provide a range of information and support for evidence based high volume low – intensity psychological treatments. This may include delivering guided self – help, computerised CBT, bibliotherapy, psychoeducational groups and providing information about pharmacological treatments. This work may be face to face, via telephone or other media.
  • Be appointed mentor roles to training members of staff and offer clinical work for observation as required by the service.
  • Identifies situations of clinical risk and takes appropriate action to ensure a safe environment for patients/clients/families and staff.

Personal Skills/Qualities

  • Communication Skills, written and verbal.
  • Supports and promotes a positive approach to diversity and equality of opportunity, to eliminate discrimination and disadvantage in service delivery and employment, and to manage, support or comply through the implementation of the Solent NHS Trust’s Equal Opportunities Policy.
  • Promotes a culture which respects and values diversity, and support patients, visitors and staff in exercising their rights.
  • Ability to work collaboratively with colleagues across a range of agencies.

For more information on the post, please contact Jane Wilson or Samantha Bradley either on 0300 123 3934 or SNHS.talkingchangesolent@nhs.net

 

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All patient facing workers in England will be required to ensure they are fully vaccinated against COVID-19, from 1 April 2022 . It will be a condition of employment to be fully vaccinated. This requirement will also apply to those in ancillary support roles such as porters or receptionists who may have social contact with patients but are not directly involved in their care.

To be fully vaccinated you must receive both doses of a Covid-19 vaccination. Successful applicants will be required (unless exempt*) to provide evidence of their covid vaccination status (NHS COVID Pass) or evidence that they have commenced their journey to becoming fully vaccinated. If the required evidence cannot be provided then any offer of employment may be withdrawn.

Our shared values support the development of a strong working culture. They breathe life into our organisation – guiding and inspiring all of our actions and decisions. They enable us to be better at what we do and create a great place for our staff to work, whilst ensuring we provide the highest quality of care to our patients.

In creating our values, we spent time listening to our employees and members. Based on what people told us, we created our HEART values to reflect the deep belief that we are caring organisation at the centre of our community: Honesty, Everyone counts, Accountable, Respectful, Teamwork.

We are an accredited Real Living Wage employer.


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