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Qualified Psychological Wellbeing Practitioner

Job Reference: 267-MINDQPWP08

Employer:
Oxford Health NHS Foundation Trust
Department:
Oxfordshire Mind
Location:
Oxfordshire
Salary:
£23,836 - £26,999

Oxford Health NHS Foundation Trust has been rated as Good by the Care Quality Commission (CQC).

We are a responsive and innovative Foundation Trust that places our values of Caring, Safe and Excellent at the heart of everything we do. We take great pride in our staff and believe that investing in you is key to us achieving our vision of outstanding care delivered by outstanding people.

We work with a wide range of partner organisations to deliver care and support to people in their own homes and from a number of hospitals and community bases. We focus on delivering care as close to home as possible.


Advertising on behalf of Oxfordshire Mind:

The post holder is required to have passed the IAPT AccreditedTraining allowing them to work as a Qualified Psychological Wellbeing Practitioner

About TalkingSpace Plus

TalkingSpace Plus: Oxfordshire ‘Improving Access to Psychological Therapies’ Service

We are expanding our Improving Access to Psychological Therapies Service, TalkingSpace Plus in Oxfordshire and we are looking for a Senior PWP. TalkingSpace Plus is a partnership between Oxfordshire Mind, Oxford Health NHS Foundation Trust and Principal Medical Limited.

We offer excellent supervision and CPD and training to support career progression. We actively encourage innovation and research with opportunities for collaborations with Oxford Academic Health Science Network, University of Oxford Department of Psychiatry and Department of Experimental Psychology.

About Oxfordshire Mind

We’re Mind, the mental health charity. We’re here to make sure anyone with a mental health problem has somewhere to turn for advice and support; in total over 20,000 people in Oxfordshire access our services each year. With one in four people experiencing a mental health problem at some point in their lives, people need Mind more than ever. Our work includes:

  • The Transitional Supported Housing Recovery Service (part of the Oxfordshire Mental Health Partnership).
  • The TalkingSpace Plus psychological therapy service in partnership with Oxford Health NHS Foundation Trust.
  • The Oxfordshire Mind Wellbeing Service, which is part of both the TalkingSpace Plus and Oxfordshire Mental Health Partnerships and includes:
    • Five Wellbeing Centres throughout the county
    • Public Wellbeing & Information Services
    • Physical Activity and Wellbeing
    • Benefits for Better Mental Health, a welfare benefits advice service
    • Volunteering and Peer Support Opportunities
  • Raising awareness and campaigning activity.

We employ over 100 staff and operate in 28 locations around the county.

Purpose of the Job

This post holder will:

  • Work within the Oxfordshire ‘Improving Access to Psychological Therapies’ (IAPT) Service which is called TalkingSpace Plus.
  • Provide a range of high volume low intensity Step 2 cognitive behavioral therapy (CBT) based self-management interventions mainly by telephone contact to clients with mild to moderate anxiety and depression.
  • See patients and deliver low intensity interventions in different locations around the County, through telephone and face-to-face contact. Telephone contact normally takes place at TalkingSpace Plus.
  • The PWP will be involved in key areas of work to reach people with anxiety and depression currently not accessing the service including patients with comorbid LTC/MUS.
  • Undertake GP liaison, data entry and follow up work.
  • Deliver TalkingSpace Plus psycho-educational courses.



  • New starters have a 6 month probationary period. This, together with the induction process aims to create a positive supportive working environment allowing new employees to learn key elements of their role over a reasonable timescale.

  • Candidates not currently employed by the Trust who attend an interview for non-qualified Band 1-5 posts are required to undertake numeracy and literacy assessments.

  • Appointment to this post is subject to the trust receiving satisfactory references covering 3-5 years of employment or study. Please ask your referees to respond promptly to reference requests.

  • Employees are expected to undertake mandatory and statutory training related to their role.

  • We positively encourage applications from all areas of the community, regardless of gender, race, faith, disability, age or sexual orientation and we encourage applications from users of mental health services. This is part of our commitment to equality and reflecting the diversity of our population.

  • Oxford Health is committed to safeguarding and promoting the welfare of children and vulnerable adults, we expect all staff and volunteers to share this commitment.

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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