Trainee Psychological Wellbeing Practitioner

Central and North West London NHS Foundation Trust

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Job summary

Milton Keynes NHS Talking Therapies (MKTT) is seeking to recruit Trainee Psychological Wellbeing Practitioners to undertake their placement within the service.

The service wishes to recruit enthusiastic, motivated and experienced individuals toTRAINto provide Low Intensity interventions within a CBT framework. This individual would train to deliver on a range of CBT informed low intensity interventions including monitoring of client outcomes and taking a positive role in the development of the MKTT service and programme treatments that it provides.

As a trainee PWP you will have a mix of service and university days. You will be employed within the MKTT service and required to attend our partner University of Reading to undertake and achieve the Postgraduate/Graduate Certificate in Evidence based Psychological Treatments (IAPT Pathway) as part of this role.

Main duties of the job

  • Attend and fulfil all the requirements of the training element of the post including practical, academic and practice based assessments.
  • Apply learning from the training programme in practice.
  • Receive supervision from educational providers in relation to course work to meet the required standards.
  • Prepare and present clinical information for all patients on their caseload to clinical case management supervisors within the service on an agreed and scheduled basis, in order to ensure safe practice and the clinical governance obligations of the worker, supervisor and service are delivered.
  • Respond to and implement supervision suggestions by supervisors in clinical practice.
  • Engage in and respond to personal development supervision to improve competences and clinical practice.

About us

We are passionate about delivering first-class patient-centred, safe and effective care, whether it is in a hospital setting, in a community clinic or in the patients own home. Patients are at the heart of everything we do. Providing top quality care depends on our ability to employ the best people.

We're always looking to recruit outstanding people who will go the extra mile to support our patients, colleagues, teams and the Trust. With every new employee were hoping to find our future leaders and well support our staff by providing opportunities to develop your career. With a diverse culture and equally diverse range of opportunities across mental health, community services, addictions, eating disorders, learning disabilities and more whatever stage of your career you're at, there's always a place for you at CNWL.

The successful applicant may have contact with patients or service users. As an NHS Trust we strongly encourage and support vaccination as this remains the best way to protect yourself, your family, your colleagues and of course patients and service users when working on our healthcare settings.

Date posted

20 June 2024

Pay scheme

Agenda for change

Band

Band 4

Salary

£25,147 to £27,596 a year per annum

Contract

Fixed term

Duration

12 months

Working pattern

Full-time, Flexible working

Reference number

333-D-MK-MH-1165

Job locations

Stantonbury Health Centre

Purbeck, Stantonbury Centre

Milton Keynes

MK14 6BL


Job description

Job responsibilities

  • Undertake patient-centred interviews which identify areas where the person wishes to see change and or recovery and makes an accurate assessment of risk to self and others.
  • Make decisions on suitability of new referrals, adhering to the departments referral protocols, refers unsuitable clients on to the relevant service or back to the referral agent as necessary or step-up the persons treatment to high intensity psychological therapy.
  • Provide a range of information and support for evidence based high-volume low-intensity psychological treatments. This will include 1-1 guided self-help via face to face, telephone, video. To also co-facilitate guided self-help via groups/workshops with qualified PWPs.
  • Adhere to an agreed activity contract relating to the overall number of client contacts offered, and clinical sessions carried out per week in order to minimise waiting times and ensure treatment delivery remains accessible and convenient.
  • Keep coherent records of all clinical activity in line with service protocols and use these records and clinical outcome data in clinical decision-making.
  • Work closely with other members of the team ensuring appropriate step-up and step-down arrangements are in place to maintain a stepped care approach.
  • Assess and integrate issues surrounding work and employment into the overall therapy process, working alongside employment advisors within the service.
  • To support with the delivery of psychoeducational groups to patients under the direction and guidance of Senior Psychological Wellbeing Practitioners and supervisor(s)
  • To support Senior Psychological Wellbeing Practitioners with general administration tasks and patient-related administration. To support with planning and organisation of psycho-educational groups and any administration linked to courses.

Job description

Job responsibilities

  • Undertake patient-centred interviews which identify areas where the person wishes to see change and or recovery and makes an accurate assessment of risk to self and others.
  • Make decisions on suitability of new referrals, adhering to the departments referral protocols, refers unsuitable clients on to the relevant service or back to the referral agent as necessary or step-up the persons treatment to high intensity psychological therapy.
  • Provide a range of information and support for evidence based high-volume low-intensity psychological treatments. This will include 1-1 guided self-help via face to face, telephone, video. To also co-facilitate guided self-help via groups/workshops with qualified PWPs.
  • Adhere to an agreed activity contract relating to the overall number of client contacts offered, and clinical sessions carried out per week in order to minimise waiting times and ensure treatment delivery remains accessible and convenient.
  • Keep coherent records of all clinical activity in line with service protocols and use these records and clinical outcome data in clinical decision-making.
  • Work closely with other members of the team ensuring appropriate step-up and step-down arrangements are in place to maintain a stepped care approach.
  • Assess and integrate issues surrounding work and employment into the overall therapy process, working alongside employment advisors within the service.
  • To support with the delivery of psychoeducational groups to patients under the direction and guidance of Senior Psychological Wellbeing Practitioners and supervisor(s)
  • To support Senior Psychological Wellbeing Practitioners with general administration tasks and patient-related administration. To support with planning and organisation of psycho-educational groups and any administration linked to courses.

Person Specification

Qualifications

Essential

  • Able to demonstrate ability to study at Level 5 OR equivalent experience of working with people who have suffered with a mental health problem

Desirable

  • A degree in Psychology
  • A postgraduate qualification in psychology

Experience

Essential

  • A demonstratable understanding of anxiety and depression and how it may present in primary care
  • Ability to manage own caseload and time effectively

Desirable

  • Experience working in a target-driven service demonstrating clinical outcomes

Skills

Essential

  • An ability to interact with people with mental health problems/ mild learning disabilities
  • An understanding of psychology applied to healthcare

Desirable

  • Experience using IAPTUS and databases or data-analysis.
Person Specification

Qualifications

Essential

  • Able to demonstrate ability to study at Level 5 OR equivalent experience of working with people who have suffered with a mental health problem

Desirable

  • A degree in Psychology
  • A postgraduate qualification in psychology

Experience

Essential

  • A demonstratable understanding of anxiety and depression and how it may present in primary care
  • Ability to manage own caseload and time effectively

Desirable

  • Experience working in a target-driven service demonstrating clinical outcomes

Skills

Essential

  • An ability to interact with people with mental health problems/ mild learning disabilities
  • An understanding of psychology applied to healthcare

Desirable

  • Experience using IAPTUS and databases or data-analysis.

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.

Certificate of Sponsorship

Applications from job seekers who require current Skilled worker sponsorship to work in the UK are welcome and will be considered alongside all other applications. For further information visit the UK Visas and Immigration website (Opens in a new tab).

From 6 April 2017, skilled worker applicants, applying for entry clearance into the UK, have had to present a criminal record certificate from each country they have resided continuously or cumulatively for 12 months or more in the past 10 years. Adult dependants (over 18 years old) are also subject to this requirement. Guidance can be found here Criminal records checks for overseas applicants (Opens in a new tab).

Additional information

Certificate of Sponsorship

Applications from job seekers who require current Skilled worker sponsorship to work in the UK are welcome and will be considered alongside all other applications. For further information visit the UK Visas and Immigration website (Opens in a new tab).

From 6 April 2017, skilled worker applicants, applying for entry clearance into the UK, have had to present a criminal record certificate from each country they have resided continuously or cumulatively for 12 months or more in the past 10 years. Adult dependants (over 18 years old) are also subject to this requirement. Guidance can be found here Criminal records checks for overseas applicants (Opens in a new tab).

Employer details

Employer name

Central and North West London NHS Foundation Trust

Address

Stantonbury Health Centre

Purbeck, Stantonbury Centre

Milton Keynes

MK14 6BL


Employer's website

https://www.cnwl.nhs.uk/work (Opens in a new tab)

Employer details

Employer name

Central and North West London NHS Foundation Trust

Address

Stantonbury Health Centre

Purbeck, Stantonbury Centre

Milton Keynes

MK14 6BL


Employer's website

https://www.cnwl.nhs.uk/work (Opens in a new tab)

For questions about the job, contact:

Senior PWP

Jessica Sawkins

01908725099

Date posted

20 June 2024

Pay scheme

Agenda for change

Band

Band 4

Salary

£25,147 to £27,596 a year per annum

Contract

Fixed term

Duration

12 months

Working pattern

Full-time, Flexible working

Reference number

333-D-MK-MH-1165

Job locations

Stantonbury Health Centre

Purbeck, Stantonbury Centre

Milton Keynes

MK14 6BL


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