Assistant Psychological Wellbeing Practitioner

Solent Mind

The closing date is 23 July 2024

Job summary

In this role you will support the Step 2 Clinical Team with a wide variety of tasks. This role is an ideal opportunity for psychology graduates or mental health workers looking to begin a career in an NHS Talking Therapies service with opportunities to develop your skills and progress your career.

Main duties of the job

You will deliver treatments to patients through computerised CBT and weekly group treatments, such as the Managing Moods webinar course. You will also provide administrative support to the clinical team, which will give you a practical understanding of the NHS Talking Therapies model and develop your clinical skills and knowledge.

It is an expectation that all practitioners will work a minimum of 1-2 evenings per week so we can meet the patients need for support in the evening.

About us

Solent Mind is a mental health charity, supporting people to develop positive mental wellbeing, live well and thrive. Last year, our 400 strong team supported 45,000 people with their mental health across Hampshire, Southampton and Portsmouth. We are part of the Mind Federation. Solent Mind has a Gold award for Workplace Wellbeing Index 2022/2023 and has signed up to be a Mindful Employer.

The NHS Talking Therapies Hampshire service is run in partnership by Southern Health NHS Foundation Trust and Solent Mind.

Date posted

02 July 2024

Pay scheme

Other

Salary

£24,021 to £26,001 a year pro rata

Contract

Permanent

Working pattern

Full-time, Part-time, Flexible working

Reference number

B0573-REQ00392

Job locations

NHS Talking Therapies Hampshire

Eastleigh SO50 9FH

Basingstoke RG22 6PH

Gosport PO12 1DF

SO50 9FH


Job description

Job responsibilities

In this role you will support the Step 2 Clinical Team with a wide variety of tasks. This role is an ideal opportunity for psychology graduates or mental health workers looking to begin a career in an NHS Talking Therapies service with opportunities to develop your skills and progress your career.

You will deliver treatments to patients through computerised CBT and weekly group treatments, such as the Managing Moods webinar course. You will also provide administrative support to the clinical team, which will give you a practical understanding of the NHS Talking Therapies model and develop your clinical skills and knowledge.

It is an expectation that all practitioners will work a minimum of 1-2 evenings per week so we can meet the patients need for support in the evening.

Job description

Job responsibilities

In this role you will support the Step 2 Clinical Team with a wide variety of tasks. This role is an ideal opportunity for psychology graduates or mental health workers looking to begin a career in an NHS Talking Therapies service with opportunities to develop your skills and progress your career.

You will deliver treatments to patients through computerised CBT and weekly group treatments, such as the Managing Moods webinar course. You will also provide administrative support to the clinical team, which will give you a practical understanding of the NHS Talking Therapies model and develop your clinical skills and knowledge.

It is an expectation that all practitioners will work a minimum of 1-2 evenings per week so we can meet the patients need for support in the evening.

Person Specification

Knowledge/Skills/Competencies

Essential

  • Excellent time management and organisational skills.
  • Understanding of anxiety and depression and how it may present in primary care.
  • High standard of written and verbal communication skills to communicate clearly and effectively with colleagues, service users, carers and relatives.
  • A thorough understanding of the NHS Talking Therapies services and the concept of stepped care and the ability to contribute to the development of best practice.
  • Intermediate computer skills including the use of Microsoft Office programs.
  • Ability to work at speed with a computer based information system and to record all client activity on the system.
  • Professional telephone manner.
  • Ability to be self-reflective and use supervision, training and performance review to enhance professional development, skills and knowledge.
  • Ability to be resilient, work under pressure and manage own personal stress.
  • Ability to work as an effective team member and form good working relationships.
  • Strong presentation skills.
  • Ability to work on own initiative, seeking guidance and support where needed.
  • Good administrative skills.
  • Ability to be flexible.
  • Willingness/ability to travel to localities across Hampshire.

Qualifications

Essential

  • NVQ level 3

Desirable

  • Honours degree or equivalent in a discipline connected to mental health (e.g. psychology, neuroscience).
  • Mental Health Worker (e.g. mental health practitioner) with relevant primary care experiences.

Experience

Essential

  • Experience of working effectively with people with mental health problems, specifically anxiety and depression.

Desirable

  • Experience of joint work and multi-agency and partnership working.
  • Experience of delivery group based or computer based therapies.
  • Experience of using patient management systems.

Other

Essential

  • Commitment Solent Minds value base underpinned by access, recovery and social inclusion.
  • Commitment to Solent Minds Equal Opportunities and Diversity and Inclusion policies.
  • Willingness to undergo a relevant DBS check if required.

Desirable

  • Fluent in community languages other than English, including British Sign Language.
Person Specification

Knowledge/Skills/Competencies

Essential

  • Excellent time management and organisational skills.
  • Understanding of anxiety and depression and how it may present in primary care.
  • High standard of written and verbal communication skills to communicate clearly and effectively with colleagues, service users, carers and relatives.
  • A thorough understanding of the NHS Talking Therapies services and the concept of stepped care and the ability to contribute to the development of best practice.
  • Intermediate computer skills including the use of Microsoft Office programs.
  • Ability to work at speed with a computer based information system and to record all client activity on the system.
  • Professional telephone manner.
  • Ability to be self-reflective and use supervision, training and performance review to enhance professional development, skills and knowledge.
  • Ability to be resilient, work under pressure and manage own personal stress.
  • Ability to work as an effective team member and form good working relationships.
  • Strong presentation skills.
  • Ability to work on own initiative, seeking guidance and support where needed.
  • Good administrative skills.
  • Ability to be flexible.
  • Willingness/ability to travel to localities across Hampshire.

Qualifications

Essential

  • NVQ level 3

Desirable

  • Honours degree or equivalent in a discipline connected to mental health (e.g. psychology, neuroscience).
  • Mental Health Worker (e.g. mental health practitioner) with relevant primary care experiences.

Experience

Essential

  • Experience of working effectively with people with mental health problems, specifically anxiety and depression.

Desirable

  • Experience of joint work and multi-agency and partnership working.
  • Experience of delivery group based or computer based therapies.
  • Experience of using patient management systems.

Other

Essential

  • Commitment Solent Minds value base underpinned by access, recovery and social inclusion.
  • Commitment to Solent Minds Equal Opportunities and Diversity and Inclusion policies.
  • Willingness to undergo a relevant DBS check if required.

Desirable

  • Fluent in community languages other than English, including British Sign Language.

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.

Employer details

Employer name

Solent Mind

Address

NHS Talking Therapies Hampshire

Eastleigh SO50 9FH

Basingstoke RG22 6PH

Gosport PO12 1DF

SO50 9FH


Employer's website

https://www.solentmind.org.uk/work-with-us/current-vacancies/ (Opens in a new tab)


Employer details

Employer name

Solent Mind

Address

NHS Talking Therapies Hampshire

Eastleigh SO50 9FH

Basingstoke RG22 6PH

Gosport PO12 1DF

SO50 9FH


Employer's website

https://www.solentmind.org.uk/work-with-us/current-vacancies/ (Opens in a new tab)


For questions about the job, contact:

Recruitment & Volunteer Co-Ordinator

Aster Dawe (they/them)

adawe@solentmind.org.uk

Date posted

02 July 2024

Pay scheme

Other

Salary

£24,021 to £26,001 a year pro rata

Contract

Permanent

Working pattern

Full-time, Part-time, Flexible working

Reference number

B0573-REQ00392

Job locations

NHS Talking Therapies Hampshire

Eastleigh SO50 9FH

Basingstoke RG22 6PH

Gosport PO12 1DF

SO50 9FH


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