Enhanced Psychological Wellbeing Practitioner
Alliance Psychological Services Limited
The closing date is 09 October 2022
Alliance Psychological Services is an independent provider of counselling and psychological therapy services based in the Tees Valley area and are working across the North-East region. We are working in partnership with Middlesbrough & Stockton Mind to deliver the IMPACT on Teesside service.
We understand that some PWPs do not wish to pursue a career in management but acknowledge the need for opportunities to develop clinically and for this to be recognised where qualifications, such as the PWP LTC top up training and PWP Supervisor’s course, have been completed.
We are excited to share that we are recruiting for qualified, Enhanced Psychological Wellbeing Practitioners. This is an excellent opportunity to be part of an innovative service providing Low Intensity (LI) interventions within our IAPT pathway, working with adults aged 16+ within the framework of the Improving Access to Psychological Therapies (IAPT) Programme. You will hold an IAPT PWP recognised qualification, as well as the PWP LTC Top Up training and/or the PWP Supervisor’s Course qualification(s). You will be actively delivering LI interventions to patients requiring Step 2 treatment within the Long-Term Conditions pathway and/or delivering Caseload Management and Clinical Supervision to PWPs. Practice will include face to face, telephone, and digital based work, with opportunities to be involved in the delivery of groupwork.
Main duties of the job
We are looking for individuals who are enthusiastic, hardworking and can meet specified targets to deliver a high-quality Primary Care Mental Health Service. In return, you will receive a high standard of support from management and supervision, as well as further development opportunities.
Successful applicants will be employed by one of organisations within the partnership which will be discussed at appointment.
You must have the right to work in the UK and hold PWP registration through the BABCP or BPS (or be actively working towards achieving this).
We have hybrid working and fully remote opportunities available – please specify any preferences within your application form.
Full time and Part time positions available
For more information on this post please contact us on email@example.com.
Closing date for applications may be extended
We are reviewing applications as they are submitted and will contact candidates to arrange interviews if applicable.
Whilst we continue to offer a range of ways for people to access our services including face-to-face appointments across the Teesside area we are also able to consider an element of remote delivery and will be happy to discuss options for hybrid working in line with patient and service needs.
Alliance offers first rate training and development opportunities, 38 days annual leave pro rata, rising 1 day every 5 years of service (as well as the option to purchase additional annual leave) EAP health scheme including costs towards eye tests/glasses, dental treatment, physio treatment and shopping discounts alongside a 3% contributory pension scheme. We offer lots of health and wellbeing initiatives for our staff and promote flexible working for a positive work life balance
At Mind, our staff are at the very core of all we do. To offer the best possible services we need the best possible people within our team. We aim to offer varied and rewarding roles with substantial development opportunities. We hope that we offer a sense of community and a sense of belonging to something meaningful. We have a commitment to equality and diversity and it's our aim to employ a representative workforce
IMPACT 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 person’s individual responsibility and are committed to promoting and safeguarding the welfare of our clients
Due to the nature of these roles, an enhanced criminal records disclosure will be sought in the event of a successful application
The Postholder will provide a range of evidence-based psychological low intensity interventions within the framework of the Improving Access to Psychological Therapies (IAPT) Programme, as part of Impact’s Primary Care Psychological Therapies Service across the Teesside area.
The postholder will have completed the PWP Long Term Conditions Top Up training and/or the PWP Supervisor’s course and will therefore be actively working with LTC clients and/or delivering supervision to PWPs within their role.
The post-holder will also work within Impact’s 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.
The postholder should be registered through the BABCP or BPS or be actively working towards achieving this.
Main Duties and Responsibilities
To work as a member of the Impact Team
- To create and maintain effective working relationships within the Impact 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 hold a clinical caseload for clients requiring a Step 2 intervention – this will include offering treatment to those clients requiring a Step 2 intervention within the service’s Long Term Conditions pathway should the PWP hold the PWP LTC Top Up training.
- To select and deliver a range of appropriate low intensity interventions in collaboration with the client via a range of modalities, including telephone, face to face, digital 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
To provide supervision to others within the Impact Team (if postholder holds PWP Supervision Qualification)
- To deliver Caseload Management and Clinical Supervision to other PWPs within the team. This may also include offering supervision to Mental Health Support Workers and/or Assistant Practitioners.
- To offer duty supervision to those staff working into the service’s Assessment Hub.
- Responsible for safeguarding children and vulnerable adults by always promoting the welfare of service users 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 user’s 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 Impact’s Professional Development and Appraisal System.
- To undertake an appropriate amount of clinical supervision from a qualified Clinical Supervisor within Impact’s Supervision Programme.
- To actively hold and maintain PWP registration through the BABCP or BPS and uphold professional guidelines and Codes of Practice in relation to this. To also operate within agreed NHS England guidelines.
- 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 Impact’s organisational objectives and priorities.
Other Skills and Qualities
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.