Psychological Wellbeing Practitioners (PWPs)

Alliance Psychological Services Limited

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Job overview

Alliance Psychological Services is an independent provider of counselling and psychological therapy services based in the Tees Valley area and working across the North East region. We are working in partnership with Insight Healthcare and Middlesbrough & Stockton Mind to deliver the IMPACT on Teesside service.

Main duties of the job

Psychological Wellbeing Practitioner (PWP)

22.5 hours per week

We are currently recruiting for a permanent PWP post working 22.5 hours per week. This is an exciting opportunity to be part of an innovative service providing PWP Modality interventions in our IAPT pathway, working with adults aged 16+ within the framework of the IAPT Programme. PWPs deliver a variety of IAPT interventions, including face to face, telephone and digital based work.

The post holder will hold an IAPT PWP recognised qualification, be enthusiastic, hardworking and able to meet specified targets in order to deliver a high-quality Primary Care Mental Health Service.

The post holders will hold an IAPT PWP recognised qualification, be enthusiastic, hardworking and able to meet specified targets in order to deliver a high-quality Primary Care Mental Health Service.

Successful applicants will be employed by one of organisations within the partnership which will be discussed at appointment.

About us

For more information on this post please contact us on enquiries@impactonteesside.com.

Impact on Teesside has responsibility for safeguarding all children and vulnerable adults within our service, part of this is to follow safer recruitment of staff for all appointments. It is also a requirement that all staff understand it is each persons individual responsibility and are committed to promoting and safeguarding the welfare of children and vulnerable adults.

Please note that due to the nature of the duties of these roles, an enhanced criminal records disclosure will be sought in the event of a successful application.

Job description

Job responsibilities

Job Outline

The Postholder will provide a range of evidence-based psychological interventions within the framework of the Improving Access to Psychological Therapies (IAPT) Programme as part of as part of Impacts Primary Care Psychological Wellbeing Therapies (PWT) Service across the Tees area.

The post- holder will work as part of the Impact team and will provide a range of evidence-based psychological interventions within the framework of the IAPT Programme as part of Impacts Team serving GP Practices across the NHS Tees area. The post-holder will also work within Impacts duty team where they will offer psychological assessment and support to patients referred into the service.

This position may require flexible hours between 8am until 8pm weekdays.

Main Duties and Responsibilities

To work as a member of the Impact PWT Service Team

  • To create and maintain effective working relationships within the PWT Team and elsewhere.
  • To offer advice and support to other members of the wider Primary Care Team, including GPs and other Health Professionals, on mental health issues, and in relation to appropriate referral pathways for patients with mental health needs.
  • To liaise effectively with Secondary Care and voluntary sector organisations and services.
  • To attend meetings and provide reports as required.
  • To assist in the development and promotion of the service.

To provide a range of therapeutic interventions

  • To provide assessment, including risk assessment, of clients referred for psychological therapy within the Primary Care setting.
  • To select and deliver a range of appropriate therapeutic interventions in collaboration with the client via a range of modalities, including telephone, face to face and group work.
  • To work within an appropriate time framework.
  • To make appropriate onward referrals following assessment for clients requiring other services, including statutory and voluntary agencies.
  • To maintain clients confidentiality within agreed guidelines

Safeguarding

  • Responsible for safeguarding children and vulnerable adults by promoting the welfare of service users at all times and operating within local policies and procedures.
  • Under guidance and support taking appropriate safeguarding action to protect children and vulnerable adults at risk of significant harm.
  • Under guidance and supervision to identify and support families in accessing Early Help Services
  • To share appropriate information with other agencies regarding the service users wellbeing and progress keeping within the boundaries of Confidentiality and Information sharing protocols.

To provide a professional and ethical service

  • To maintain appropriate records including all required assessment and evaluation tools.
  • To undertake relevant Continuing Professional Development activities both as required for the purposes of continued professional accreditation or registration and as identified through Impacts Professional Development and Appraisal System.
  • To undertake an appropriate amount of clinical supervision from a qualified Clinical Supervisor within Impacts Supervision Programme.
  • To operate within agreed NHS, Impact and professional guidelines and Codes of Practice.
  • To ensure a safe and secure working environment for self and others and to take action as necessary within Health and Safety and other guidelines.
  • To adhere to all Impact Policies, Procedures and Guidelines.
  • To promote and value the rights, responsibilities and diversity of people using the Service.

This job description is designed to identify principal responsibilities only. The post holder is required to be flexible in developing the role in accordance with changes in Impacts organisational objectives and priorities.

Person Specification

Qualifications

Essential

  • Qualification from PWP Training Course (Post Graduate Certificate)
  • Membership of or registration with an appropriate professional body, i.e. BPS or BABCP.
  • Evidence of training in mental health and related issues.
  • Good record of Continuing Professional Development and willingness to continue this.

Desirable

  • Approaches to Long Term Conditions for Psychological Wellbeing Practitioners
  • PWP Supervision Training

Other

Essential

  • Act in ways that support equality and promotes diversity.

Desirable

  • Access to transport to travel to locations throughout the organisation with appropriate business insurance.
  • Fluent in languages other than English.

Personal Qualities

Essential

  • High level of motivation.
  • Advanced communication skills.
  • Ability to work within a team and foster good working relationships.
  • Ability to use clinical supervision and personal development positively and effectively.
  • Ability to work under pressure.
  • Regard for others and respect for individual rights of autonomy and confidentiality.
  • Ability to be self reflective whilst working with service users and in own personal and professional development and in supervision.
  • The ability and skills to act as an advocate for a new service, to engage and foster good professional relationships with all health professionals of the service with the wider health care system.

Experience

Essential

  • Experience of working in a mental healthcare setting.
  • Ongoing clinical supervision of therapeutic work.
  • Awareness of or familiarity with a range of therapeutic approaches, in particular CBT-based interventions.
  • Ability to meet agreed or specified service targets.
  • Ability to manage own caseload and time.
  • Demonstrates high standards in written communication.
  • Able to write clear reports and letters to referrers.
  • Demonstrates an understanding of a range of mild moderate mental health problems including anxiety and depression and how it may present in primary care.
  • Demonstrates a knowledge of the issues surrounding work and the impact it can have on mental health/benefits and employment systems.
  • Demonstrates an understanding for the need to use evidence based psychological therapies and how it relates to this post.

Desirable

  • Experience of working in Primary Care Services
  • Experience in a service where agreed targets in place demonstrating clinical outcomes
  • Trained and experienced in groupwork

Skills and Abilities

Essential

  • Skills in assessment, formulation and treatment of a range of psychological presentations.
  • Skills in developing and implementing focused, time limited treatment plans.
  • Computer literate.
  • Excellent verbal and written communication skills.
  • Good understanding of issues surrounding clinical risk.
  • Able to develop good therapeutic relationships with clients.

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

Alliance Psychological Services Limited

Address

Alliance Psychological Services Ltd

24 Yarm Road

Stockton-on-tees

Cleveland

TS18 3NA


Employer's website

https://www.alliancepsychology.com/


Date posted

23 April 2021

Pay scheme

Other

Salary

£24,500 to £27,000 a year

Contract

Permanent

Working pattern

Part-time

Reference number

E0163-21-3726

Job locations

Alliance Psychological Services Ltd

24 Yarm Road

Stockton-on-tees

Cleveland

TS18 3NA


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