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Qualified Psychological Wellbeing Practitioner

Job Reference: 455-MH3423-LM

Camden and Islington NHS Foundation Trust
Psychological Wellbeing Practitoner
Hollyfield House, Surbiton
£27,936 to £34,628.80 p.a inclusive of HCAS

At Camden and Islington NHS foundation trust our staff and service users have worked closely to create a set of values that make sure people who use our services get the best possible chance of a rapid recovery.

We have 3 key priorities which are:

  • Early and Effective Intervention,
  • Helping People to Live Well
  • Research and Innovation

The cultural pillars that help us achieve our key priorities are:

  • We value each other
  • We are empowered
  • We keep things simple
  • We are connected

By coming to work at Camden and Islington NHS Foundation Trust you will be joining a Trust with a national reputation for research, where services recognise that research underpins its commitment to providing high quality and innovative clinical care.

As an applicant for this role, you are urged to demonstrate within your supporting statement a combination of evidence that reflects your competence to meet the job specification and provide examples of how C&I Cultural pillars are an integral part of the way you have and will continue to deliver service.

By applying for this role, you accept in the event you are successful that your personal data may be transferred from the Trust to another NHS organisation where your employment transfers within the NHS. This is in accordance with the streamlining programme which is aimed at improving efficiencies within the NHS both to make costs savings for NHS organisations but also to save you time when your employment transfers. Therefore we want you to complete your e-learning modules prior to joining our organisation.


This is a great opportunity to expand our step 2 team and recruit Qualified PWPs, we have full time or part time hours available. We would welcome you to join our successful and dynamic IAPT service, with lots of innovation and service development projects to get involved in.

You will be based in Surbiton, a short walk away from the station, and will join a team of lively and friendly clinical and counselling psychologists, CBT therapists and psychological wellbeing practitioners.

Alongside high and low intensity CBT interventions, the service also provides step 2 and 3 groups, as well relational therapies such as DIT and IPT, and Behavioural Couples Therapy. We also work alongside our Primary Care Mental Health Team which includes Psychiatrists, Clinical Psychologists and Mental Health Nurses. We offer good quality weekly case management supervision, as well as fortnightly clinical skills sessions and workshops, facilitated by either step 3 clinicians, or led by peers.

We are looking for a qualified Psychological Wellbeing Practitioner who has excellent interpersonal skills and experience of working with people with mental health problems. A commitment to clinical excellence is vital, and we welcome candidates that can work confidently, flexibly and autonomously.

The post-holder will provide a range of brief evidence-based step 2 interventions in for people with mild to moderate mental health problems. Interventions will be delivered over the telephone, face-to-face, online and within group settings. We encourage all our staff to develop, and lead on special interests, and therefore welcome any applicants with specific interests or experience that could benefit our community.

The post pays Outer London Weighting Allowance and offers access to high level Trust CPD and regular supervision from experienced clinicians.

The service offers evening clinics (until 8pm) and so flexible working is available. The post holder would be required to work one 12-8pm shift per week.

The interviews are likely to be held on the 5th and 6th September 2019.

** Working Location :

Kingston iCope
Hollyfield House
22 Hollyfield Road
Surrey KT5 9AL

For further details / informal visits contact:

Fleur Dewsnap


Rachel Davenport

0203 317 7850


In line with NHS protocols, only those applicants who demonstrate clearly how they meet our person specification will be shortlisted for interview. We regret that it is not possible to contact all applicants for every vacancy. If you have not been contacted within 4-6 weeks of the closing date please assume you have not been shortlisted for the next stage

We reserve the right to close any vacancies from further submissions, when we have received sufficient applications from which to make a shortlist. Please ensure you apply without delay if you wish to be considered for this role.

We aim to develop a workforce that reflects diversity of our population and our service users. We are actively encouraging applications from people with experience of using mental health services and we would welcome applications from all sections of the community, particularly from underrepresented groups such as our black and minority ethnic (BME) communities, and LGBT communities. We also hold the Disability two tick symbol and have made the pledge to commit to employing more people with learning disabilities. If you require this application form in another format i.e. Large print, Braille or audio tape etc., please contact the Recruitment Department on 0203 317 7190 or email resourcing@candi.nhs.ukand we will arrange for this to be sent to you.

At the heart of our work is the drive to improve the quality of life for the population we serve. Quality improvement is an integral thread that runs through our organisation, bringing together staff, service users, families and carers to continually learn how to enhance the safety and wellbeing of everyone involved as well as providing the best possible service at Camden and Islington Trust.

Any applications submitted for this vacancy will be transferred onto our TRAC for the purposes of processing for recruitment.

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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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