Senior Psychological Wellbeing Practitioner Long Term Health Condition

Alliance Psychological Services Limited

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Job summary

Senior PWP Long Term Health Conditions

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 Middlesbrough & Stockton Mind to deliver the IMPACT on Teesside service.

Full time and Part time positions available

Salary Scale: £30,000-£31,500 pro rata to hours worked.

We are currently recruiting for a Senior Psychological Wellbeing Practitioner Long Term Health Conditions. This is an exciting opportunity to be part of an innovative service, working with adults aged 16+ within the framework of the Improving Access to Psychological Therapies (IAPT) Programme.

You must have full right to work in the UK as we are currently unable to offer working visa opportunities.

Main duties of the job

The successful applicant will work within an IAPT Service with a well-established Long Term Health Conditions Pathway. This role may be of interest to a qualified PWP who has completed the LTC top up training and who enjoys working with this client group. The role provides an opportunity to help develop the pathway further, improve upon existing pathways and links with local physical health services and expand the range of options available to those accessing the service.

You will be working in collaboration with the Locality Managers and Clinical Leads, assisting with waiting list management for long term health condition referrals and liaising with staff to ensure timely transitions from referral to treatment. The post holder will offer line management to Psychological Wellbeing Practitioners working into the LTHC Pathways.

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

Closing date for applications: Wednesday 23rd November 2022

Interviews: Tuesday 29th November 2022

About us

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 also offer lots of health and wellbeing initiatives for our staff and promote flexible working for a positive work life balance, as well as group life assurance.

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 our clients.

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.

Date posted

08 November 2022

Pay scheme

Other

Salary

£30,000 to £31,500 a year Pro Rata to Hours Worked

Contract

Permanent

Working pattern

Full-time, Part-time, Flexible working

Reference number

E0163-22-1569

Job locations

Alliance Psychological Services Ltd

24 Yarm Road

Stockton-on-tees

Cleveland

TS18 3NA


Job description

Job responsibilities

The postholder will assist in the delivery and management of the long-term health conditions pathway within the framework of the Improving Access to Psychological Therapies (IAPT) Programme as part of Teessides Primary Care Psychological Wellbeing Therapies Team serving GP Practices across the Tees area.

They will assist in coordinating the delivery of a range of interventions to clients needing support for long term health conditions, with an emphasis on the development and co-ordination of psychoeducational groups, working in collaboration with the Locality Managers and Clinical Leads. They will assist with waiting list management for long term health condition referrals and liaise with staff to ensure timely transitions from referral to treatment. They will offer line management to Psychological Wellbeing Practitioners working into the LTHC Pathways.

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

Main Duties and Responsibilities

1. To assist in coordinating and supporting delivery of therapeutic interventions to long term health condition referrals across Teesside

  • To assist in the development of partnerships and pathways with physical health care providers
  • To monitor referrals within this patient group waiting for therapy and to liaise with the Leadership team and others to ensure timely transitions from referral to treatment
  • To work with a caseload including clients from this patient group.
  • To coordinate and support the development a range of psychoeducational groups for various long-term health conditions
  • To oversee the delivery of various psychoeducational groups delivered in a continuous rotation, ensuring appropriate facilitation, training and allocation
  • To liaise with staff within the wider team to ensure effective management of the referral to treatment process
  • To provide support and guidance to staff within Primary Care and other teams about the mental health needs of clients with long term health conditions
  • To develop best practice guidelines for working with this client group and to provide training, support and guidance to staff within Impact on Teesside Clinical Teams.

2. To work alongside members of the Primary Care Core IAPT team

  • To create and maintain effective working relationships within the PCPWP Team and elsewhere
  • To offer line management to qualified PWPs working with this client group
  • 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

3. 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 (for example, CBT, and psychoeducational groups)
  • 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

4. 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, service and professional guidelines and Codes of Practice
  • To ensure a safe and secure working environment for self and others and to act as necessary within Health and Safety and other guidelines
  • To adhere to all service 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.

Job description

Job responsibilities

The postholder will assist in the delivery and management of the long-term health conditions pathway within the framework of the Improving Access to Psychological Therapies (IAPT) Programme as part of Teessides Primary Care Psychological Wellbeing Therapies Team serving GP Practices across the Tees area.

They will assist in coordinating the delivery of a range of interventions to clients needing support for long term health conditions, with an emphasis on the development and co-ordination of psychoeducational groups, working in collaboration with the Locality Managers and Clinical Leads. They will assist with waiting list management for long term health condition referrals and liaise with staff to ensure timely transitions from referral to treatment. They will offer line management to Psychological Wellbeing Practitioners working into the LTHC Pathways.

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

Main Duties and Responsibilities

1. To assist in coordinating and supporting delivery of therapeutic interventions to long term health condition referrals across Teesside

  • To assist in the development of partnerships and pathways with physical health care providers
  • To monitor referrals within this patient group waiting for therapy and to liaise with the Leadership team and others to ensure timely transitions from referral to treatment
  • To work with a caseload including clients from this patient group.
  • To coordinate and support the development a range of psychoeducational groups for various long-term health conditions
  • To oversee the delivery of various psychoeducational groups delivered in a continuous rotation, ensuring appropriate facilitation, training and allocation
  • To liaise with staff within the wider team to ensure effective management of the referral to treatment process
  • To provide support and guidance to staff within Primary Care and other teams about the mental health needs of clients with long term health conditions
  • To develop best practice guidelines for working with this client group and to provide training, support and guidance to staff within Impact on Teesside Clinical Teams.

2. To work alongside members of the Primary Care Core IAPT team

  • To create and maintain effective working relationships within the PCPWP Team and elsewhere
  • To offer line management to qualified PWPs working with this client group
  • 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

3. 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 (for example, CBT, and psychoeducational groups)
  • 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

4. 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, service and professional guidelines and Codes of Practice
  • To ensure a safe and secure working environment for self and others and to act as necessary within Health and Safety and other guidelines
  • To adhere to all service 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

Experience

Essential

  • Experience of working in Primary Care Services
  • Experience in a service where agreed targets in place demonstrating clinical outcomes
  • Experience of working with target patient group
  • Ongoing clinical supervision of therapeutic work.
  • Up to date knowledge of therapeutic approach to be practised.
  • Awareness of a range of therapeutic approaches.
  • 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 the impact of childhood abuse and neglect and how it may present in primary care.
  • Demonstrates an understanding for the need to use evidence based psychological therapies and how it relates to this post

Qualifications

Essential

  • Qualified Psychological Wellbeing Practitioner or Diploma or higher award in counselling or counselling psychology or recognised training / qualification in a major psychological therapy approach
  • Membership of or registration with an appropriate professional body
  • Evidence using the career framework of training in mental health and experience working in a stepped care service for anxiety and depression
  • Evidence of training relevant for this post in particular the LTC Top-up training for PWPs
  • Good record of Continuing Professional Development and willingness to continue this

Desirable

  • Accreditation/registration with BACP, BABCP, UKCP, BPS or other recognised professional organisation

Skills, Abilities and other Qualities

Essential

  • Skills in assessment, formulation, and treatment of a range of psychological presentations
  • Skills in developing and implementing focused, time limited treatment plans.
  • Skills in developing and facilitating psychoeducational groups.
  • Skills in managing working relationships with colleagues
  • Excellent verbal and written communication skills
  • Good understanding of issues surrounding clinical risk and able to advise and assist in implementing risk management plans.
  • 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 the Primary Care service, to engage and foster good professional relationships with all health professionals of the service with the wider health care system
  • Act in ways that support equality and promotes diversity

Desirable

  • Trained and experienced in groupwork
  • Experience of developing and implementing innovative projects or intervention programmes
  • Access to transport to travel to locations throughout the organisation with appropriate business insurance
  • Fluent in languages other than English
Person Specification

Experience

Essential

  • Experience of working in Primary Care Services
  • Experience in a service where agreed targets in place demonstrating clinical outcomes
  • Experience of working with target patient group
  • Ongoing clinical supervision of therapeutic work.
  • Up to date knowledge of therapeutic approach to be practised.
  • Awareness of a range of therapeutic approaches.
  • 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 the impact of childhood abuse and neglect and how it may present in primary care.
  • Demonstrates an understanding for the need to use evidence based psychological therapies and how it relates to this post

Qualifications

Essential

  • Qualified Psychological Wellbeing Practitioner or Diploma or higher award in counselling or counselling psychology or recognised training / qualification in a major psychological therapy approach
  • Membership of or registration with an appropriate professional body
  • Evidence using the career framework of training in mental health and experience working in a stepped care service for anxiety and depression
  • Evidence of training relevant for this post in particular the LTC Top-up training for PWPs
  • Good record of Continuing Professional Development and willingness to continue this

Desirable

  • Accreditation/registration with BACP, BABCP, UKCP, BPS or other recognised professional organisation

Skills, Abilities and other Qualities

Essential

  • Skills in assessment, formulation, and treatment of a range of psychological presentations
  • Skills in developing and implementing focused, time limited treatment plans.
  • Skills in developing and facilitating psychoeducational groups.
  • Skills in managing working relationships with colleagues
  • Excellent verbal and written communication skills
  • Good understanding of issues surrounding clinical risk and able to advise and assist in implementing risk management plans.
  • 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 the Primary Care service, to engage and foster good professional relationships with all health professionals of the service with the wider health care system
  • Act in ways that support equality and promotes diversity

Desirable

  • Trained and experienced in groupwork
  • Experience of developing and implementing innovative projects or intervention programmes
  • Access to transport to travel to locations throughout the organisation with appropriate business insurance
  • Fluent in languages other than English

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.

Additional information

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/ (Opens in a new tab)


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/ (Opens in a new tab)


For questions about the job, contact:

Sarah Turner

enquiries@impactonteesside.com

01642352747

Date posted

08 November 2022

Pay scheme

Other

Salary

£30,000 to £31,500 a year Pro Rata to Hours Worked

Contract

Permanent

Working pattern

Full-time, Part-time, Flexible working

Reference number

E0163-22-1569

Job locations

Alliance Psychological Services Ltd

24 Yarm Road

Stockton-on-tees

Cleveland

TS18 3NA


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