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Assistant Psychological Wellbeing Practitioners

Job Reference: 348-APWPMJUL19

Southern Health NHS Foundation Trust
Eastleigh or Gosport (Please specify preference within application)
Please see advert wording

Southern Health is one of the largest Foundation Trusts in the UK, specialising in mental health, adult and child community health and learning disabilities.

Do you want to work for an established and respected local mental health charity?


Solent Mind is the leading ­mental health charity across Hampshire providing a range of high quality services to improve people’s mental wellbeing and to promote choice and rights to everyone who needs our support.  Our services operate in various locations throughout the Hampshire area.

Solent Mind run the italk service in partnership with Southern Health NHS Foundation Trust which is one of the largest Improving Access to Psychological Therapies (IAPT) services in the country.  We are now recruiting for:


Reference: APWPJul19


Hours: 37 Hours Per Week

Salary Range: £18,549 - £19,975 per annum

Location: Eastleigh or Gosport (Please specify preference within application)


Closing Date: Mon 15 Jul 2019 (Before 9.00am)

Interview Date: W/C 29 Jul 2019


NOTE - Applications are limited to 80 and once this limit is reached applications will automatically be closed


In this role you will support the Step 2 Clinical Team at italk, which presents an ideal opportunity for psychology graduates or mental health workers to work in an IAPT service.


Primarily the post holders will deliver treatments to patients through groups and cCBT, so excellent presentation skills, IT skills and a good level of written and spoken English are essential. You will also provide administrative support to the clinical team, which will enable you to gain a deeper understanding of the IAPT model and develop your clinical skills and knowledge.


Initially the role will be based at our Contact Centre/West locality hub in Eastleigh and then will be based in one of our locality hubs in Eastleigh, Basingstoke or Gosport. It is an expectation that Practitioners will also facilitate weekly group treatments and work a minimum of 2 evenings per week.


You will need to be highly motivated and resilient to cope with the demands of working in this large, high volume service. Successful candidates will also need to have strong communication skills, professional telephone manner and excellent organisational skills.


If you are interested in being part of a constantly developing service and believe that you have the relevant skills and experience then this could be the opportunity for you! In return, we offer a vibrant and friendly working environment with excellent benefits, including 25 days holidays, plus a contributory pension scheme. Appropriate training/supervision will be provided to meet the clinical needs of this role.

For more details on this role, email Trudy Baker, Clinical Manager/PWP at

 All posts will be subject to relevant DBS check if required




We positively encourage applications from all sections of the community and we are committed to equal opportunities

We strongly encourage candidates to read all available information to support their application, please use the application form to demonstrate that you meet the requirements laid out in the job description and person specification.

If you are short-listed for this post you will be informed via your email address therefore, please check your NHS Jobs Account on a regular basis. Previous applicants need not apply within a six month period for the same role.

A DBS check is required by the Employer for this post. The Employer will undertake an initial check at the appropriate level on appointment. As a condition of employment you are required to register with the online DBS update service and maintain this registration throughout employment; costs associated with this will be reimbursed, subject to taxation in line with guidance from HMRC. You will comply with all Employer processes in order to provide yearly permission to the Employer enabling it to view your status and to undertake random checks as required. If you change to a role where a check would no longer be required this will be confirmed and you may end your membership if desired.

Any personal information you provide will be treated in the strictest confidence and in accordance with the Data Protection Act 1998.

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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