Senior Psychological Wellbeing Practitioner Long Term Health Condition
Alliance Psychological Services Limited
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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 firstname.lastname@example.org.
Closing date for applications: Wednesday 23rd November 2022
Interviews: Tuesday 29th November 2022
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.
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.