Enhanced Psychological Wellbeing Practitioner

Alliance Psychological Services Limited


This job is now closed

Job summary

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 (either Alliance Psychological Services Ltd or Middlesbrough & Stockton Mind) 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 enquiries@impactonteesside.com.

Closing date for applications: 13th June 2022

Interview Dates: Week Commencing 20th June 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 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

Job description

Job responsibilities

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.

Person Specification



  • 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.


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



  • Qualification from PWP Training Course (Post Graduate Certificate) OR UCAPD PWP qualification.
  • Approaches to Long Term Conditions for Psychological Wellbeing Practitioners AND/OR PWP Supervision Training.
  • PWP registration through BPS or BABCP (or actively working towards achieving this).
  • Evidence of training in mental health and related issues.
  • Good record of Continuing Professional Development and willingness to continue this.

Other Skills and Qualities


  • Skills and Abilities
  • 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.
  • Personal Qualities
  • 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.
  • Act in ways that support equality and promotes diversity.


  • 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.

Employer details

Employer name

Alliance Psychological Services Limited


Alliance Psychological Services Ltd

24 Yarm Road



TS18 3NA

Employer's website

https://www.alliancepsychology.com/ (Opens in a new tab)

For questions about the job, contact:

Sarah Turner



Date posted

27 May 2022

Pay scheme



£28,000 to £29,500 a year Pro Rata to Hours Worked



Working pattern

Full-time, Part-time, Flexible working, Home or remote working

Reference number


Job locations

Alliance Psychological Services Ltd

24 Yarm Road



TS18 3NA

Middlesbrough & Stockton Mind

Lothian Road




Supporting documents

If there's technical issues with the website, contact:




0300 330 1013

Outside UK:

+44 300 330 1013

Opening times:

Monday to Friday: 8am to 6pm

Saturday: 9am to 3pm

Closed Bank Holidays including Easter Sunday, Christmas Day, Boxing Day and New Year's Day.