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Assistant Psychological Wellbeing Practitioner

Job Reference: 285-1270-MH

Employer:
Black Country Partnership NHS Foundation Trust
Department:
285 Wolverhampton Healthy Minds
Location:
Wolverhampton
Salary:
£18,813 to £20,795 pa

** Please Note that Internal at Risk Employees will be given preference for this position.**

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Please note, we reserve the right to bring the closing date forward for this vacancy at any time should we receive an overwhelming response of applications. We therefore encourage applicants to apply early if you wish to be considered for this post

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Successful applicants for clinical posts up to and including Band 4 are expected to hold the national Care Certificate qualification and will be supported to attain this once in post.

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Assistant Psychological Wellbeing Practitioner

Band 3 (£18,813-20,795)

37.5 hours per week

Permanent

Location: Wolverhampton

Job ref: 285-1270-MH

 

We are looking to recruit a permanent Assistant Psychological Wellbeing Practitioner(PWP) within the Wolverhampton Healthy Minds team to work in a well established PWP workforce. 

Wolverhampton Healthy Minds is an established Primary Care Mental Health Service providing stepped-care services to people with common mental health problems in Wolverhampton.  The team comprises of a Clinical Lead, Service Manager, Team Leaders, High Intensity Psychological Therapists, Senior PWP’s, PWP’s, Trainee PWP’s and Assistant PWP’s.  The service is committed to developing staff to reach their full potential within an exceptionally supportive team environment.

The Assistant PWP role is designed to support the PWP team in providing high volume, low intensity interventions through psycho- educational courses and manualised psychological interventions. The post holder will also support the PWP team by carrying out brief screening assessments and signposting to appropriate treatment options within the stepped care approach. You will work closely with GP’s and staff in Primary Care to improve access and develop resources aimed at promoting mental health and emotional wellbeing. You will also attend local community events to raise awareness of our service and of mental health.

This is an exciting opportunity for somebody who has experience of working within a primary care mental health setting and would enjoy the challenge of delivering psycho-educational courses.

In return for your enthusiasm, hard work and commitment you will benefit from being part of an expanding service that has common aims and goals and respects each other’s differences. You will be supported and provided with a robust supervision framework and CPD opportunities.  There will also be an on-going commitment to help you develop your skills within the team.

 




Due to the nature of the work some posts may be subject to a Standard Enhanced Disclosure and Barring Service (DBS) check, through the Disclosure and Barring Service as stipulated under part V of the Police Act 1997.

The Trust is committed to safeguarding and promoting the welfare of children and vulnerable adults who are our patients and as such uses the Disclosure and Barring Service (DBS) to identify candidates who are unsuitable to work with our patients.

If you are applying for a post involving access to persons in receipt of health services, your offer of employment will be subject to a satisfactory Disclosure from the Disclosure and Barring Service (DBS). The Trust is a Registered Body with DBS and will ask eligible candidates to apply for a Disclosure as one of our pre-employment checks. Candidates should be aware that failure to reveal information relating to any convictions could lead to withdrawal of an offer of employment. As such candidates applying for posts involving access to persons in receipt of health services are required to declare all convictions, cautions, reprimands and final warnings both in their application and subsequent declaration if invited to interview.

Criminal records will be taken into account for recruitment purposes only when the conviction is relevant. Having a conviction will not necessarily bar you from employment. This will depend on the circumstances and background of your offence. The Trust has a statement on the recruitment of ex-offenders which is available to all applicants.

As part of our safe recruitment practice, if appropriate for the role, it is a mandatory requirement for all newly appointed staff requiring an Standard or Enhanced level Disclosure and Barring Service (DBS) check to be registered with the DBS Update Service. All eligible staff recruited to the Trust after 1st January 2019 must maintain their annual subscription whilst employed with the Trust, the cost of which will be reimbursed by the Trust.


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.


UK Registration

Applicants must have current UK professional registration. For further information please see applying from overseas.



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