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NB: This vacancy closed to applications on 19/09/2019.

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

Black Country Partnership NHS Foundation Trust (BCPFT) is the major provider of mental health services to people of all ages in Sandwell and Wolverhampton, specialist health learning disability services in Dudley, Sandwell, Walsall and Wolverhampton. We also provide community healthcare services for children, young people and families in Dudley.

Our vision is to improve health and well-being for people of all ages across the Black Country. There are over 2000 staff working in our Trust. Our staff carry out a wide range of roles, working together to provide integrated care and support to all those using our services. Frontline staff working in the trust include mental health nurses, psychiatrists, social workers, healthcare support workers, health visitors, school nurses, allied health professionals (such as psychologists, occupational therapists, and speech and language therapists).

Whatever your role, working in a NHS Foundation Trust, like ours, is a demanding and extremely rewarding experience. Knowing that every day you can help to make a positive difference to someone’s life is a very powerful feeling. We know that our Trust runs on this desire to help and support people, and our Trust vision expresses this. Our vision is to improve health and wellbeing for everyone, especially our colleagues to achieve the best possible work/life balance.

We proudly offer supportive, inclusive and family friendly employment and flexible working policies. We have a wide range of professional services and employee networks to help our colleagues be at their best - and find support if they need it. To find more about our staff benefits, please visit our website.

For further supporting information to apply for this role please see documents attached under ‘Additional documents’.


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.

 




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

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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The Trust is committed to equal opportunities, providing opportunities for flexible working and is a non-smoking organisation.

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.

Having a criminal record will not necessarily bar you from working with us; this will depend on the nature of the position and the circumstances of your offences.


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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