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NB: This vacancy closed to applications on 02/06/2022.

Trainee Psychological Wellbeing Practitioners

Job Reference: 449-AMH758

Employer:
Solent NHS Trust
Department:
Adult Mental Health
Location:
Portsmouth
Salary:
£22,549 - £24,882 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 recruit a Trainee 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 post holder will attend Reading University to complete a PGCert Psychological Wellbeing Practitioner Training, alongside clinical work.

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.

 

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

 

We will contact you via NHS Jobs if you are shortlisted for interview. Candidates selected for interview will be contacted before the given interview date; therefore you should check your emails regularly including junk mail folders. Please be advised that we may choose to close adverts early should we receive a high number of applications.




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.

We encourage and support our staff to be vaccinated as this remains the best line of defence against Covid-19.



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