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IAPT Qualified Psychological Well-being Practitioner (PWP)

Job Reference: 369-A-19-44419

Devon Partnership NHS Trust
Torbay Depression & Anxiety Service
£24,214 - £30,112 per annum pro rata

About Devon Partnership Trust

We provide mental health and learning disability services, as well as a range of specialist and secure services for the wider south west region and nationally. We are passionate about promoting good mental health and wellbeing. We strive to use the expertise and resources within our organisation, and through our partnerships, to deliver high quality services that are safe and focused on people's recovery.

Our values

At Devon Partnership NHS Trust we not only recruit employees based on their qualifications and experience - we recruit individuals who possess (and are able to demonstrate) the behaviours which underpin the core values of our organisation.

These values include such attributes as showing a commitment to quality of care, improving lives of others, giving respect, dignity and compassion. We can bring those values to life in our everyday tasks by giving a smile; making time for people; challenging ourselves and others, and being open to new ideas.

We are committed to being an inclusive employer and applications are encouraged and welcomed from all sections of the community, regardless of any protected characteristics as governed by the Equality Act 2010. Part time, job share and flexible working applications will be considered and supported, where possible. We particularly encourage applicants with lived experience of mental health and learning disabilities.

We are a Disability Confident Employer. Applicants who declare a disability and meet the essential criteria in the job description will be invited to interview.

At Devon Partnership NHS Trust we want to attract and retain talented people and create a great place to work with a shared sense of pride and ambition. Our vision is to have an inclusive society where the importance of mental health and wellbeing is universally understood and valued. Recovery is at the heart of everything we do and we are one of the pioneers in driving forward the recovery agenda.

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Do you want to be a PWP by the sea?

If you’re looking for an innovative and rewarding place to work - and a beautiful place to live - then Torbay Depression and Anxiety Service is the service for you.

We are looking for an enthusiastic and highly motivated qualified Psychological Wellbeing Practitioner (PWP) to join the Torbay Depression and Anxiety Service (DAS). DAS is Devon Partnership Trust’s Improving Access to Psychological Therapies (IAPT) service.

The successful candidate will have completed either a qualification from a PWP Training Course (Post Graduate Certificate or Level 3 undergraduate course) OR a recognised PWP top up training. Applicants should have experience of working in a Primary Care setting, preferably an IAPT service. The successful applicant will have excellent written and verbal communication skills and good organisational ability.

The Torbay DAS team provides NICE recommended treatments for common mental health problems across Torbay and includes PWP’s, Senior PWP’s and High Intensity therapists. The PWP role involves delivery of assessments and interventions, which may be face to face, via the telephone, through computerised CBT or in groups. PWP’s are supported through weekly caseload management supervision. The post may involve some evening work.

When applying for this position, it is essential that you read the job description and person specification. Please use the supporting information section to demonstrate your ability to undertake this role, highlighting your qualifications, skills, knowledge and experience. Please note recruiters will be seeking evidence that you meet the essential criteria of the person specification.

“I feel lucky to be part of such a great team, who work hard to support each other and the service users, as well as taking some lunch breaks on the beach! Since my first day as a PWP trainee, the team have done all they can to support me and encourage my development”

Sophie Smith, Trainee High Intensity Therapist

"Torbay DAS is a really supportive and friendly team to work within. It offers a range of different opportunities to develop experiences and skills, and I have particularly enjoyed facilitating the Self-Management for Anxiety and Depression Group."

Athena Judkins, Psychological Wellbeing Practitioner

For an informal discussion about the post please contact:

Tom Wilkinson, Senior PWP, 01803 696600

Ste Grocock, Specialist PWP, stephen.grocock@nhs.net01803 696600

Application supporting information

Prior to paper shortlisting, you will be asked four simple values based recruitment questions. Your responses will determine we are happy to progress with your application.

If you are shortlisted you will be contacted by email with interview details. Therefore, it is important that you check your NHS jobs account regularly. To access emails from us, please log into your account, and go to 'My Applications'.

In submitting an application form, you authorise Devon Partnership NHS Trust to confirm any previous NHS Service details via the Electronic Staff Record Inter Authority Transfer process should you be appointed. We will not seek references until you have been made a conditional offer.

Please note by applying for posts that require a professional registration, you are also consenting to this being checked prior to interview. Preference will be given to staff at risk in priority order.

Please note

This advert will be withdrawn when a sufficient number of applications have been received. If you have part completed an application, we will contact you to advise you of this.

As a new member of staff to Devon Partnership NHS Trust you will be required to attend a full induction programme at the beginning of your employment. The content and length of this programme will depend on your new job role and where you will be working. This can be between one day for non-clinical staff and up to 10 days for inpatient clinical staff.

Thank you for applying.

Disclosure and Barring Service Check

This post is subject to the Rehabilitation of Offenders Act (Exceptions Order) 1975 and as such it will be necessary for a submission for Disclosure to be made to the Disclosure and Barring Service (formerly known as CRB) to check for any previous criminal convictions.

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