Psychological Wellbeing Practitioner (PWP) Trainee
Alliance Psychological Services Limited
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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.
Main duties of the job
We are currently recruiting for several Psychological Wellbeing Practitioner (PWP) training posts to start the course in January 2023. You will be required to start in the role prior to the training commencing, to allow you time to learn more about the IMPACT service and complete an induction period. Successful applicants will complete a relevant program of university-based training during their first year in post. Salaries for the PWP training posts will be £20,500 per annum. For more information on the University training programme, please visit:
Successful applicants will be employed by one of organisations within the partnership which will be discussed at appointment.
For more information on this post, please contact Sarah Turner at firstname.lastname@example.org.
Closing date for applications: 7th August 2022
Interviews: 31st August 2022
You must have right to work in the UK as we are currently unable to offer working visa opportunities.
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.
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.
At Middlesbrough & Stockton 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. So, we aim to offer varied and rewarding roles with substantial development opportunities. What's more 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 that reflects the community we serve.
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 person’s individual responsibility and are committed to promoting and safeguarding the welfare of our clients.
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 Impact’s Primary Care Psychological Wellbeing Therapies (PWT) Service across the Tees area. They will undertake the University-based programme of training towards the Psychological Wellbeing Practitioner qualification.
The post- holder will work as part of the Impact team for a minimum of 3 days of the week whilst attending the training programme. They will provide a range of evidence-based psychological interventions within the framework of the IAPT Programme as part of Impact’s Team serving GP Practices across the NHS Tees area.
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
- 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 undertake the required training programme
- To attend and fulfil all the requirements of the training element of the post. NB: Satisfactory completion of the training programme is a condition of continued employment.
- To apply learning from the training programme in practice
- To attend university-based supervision in relation to course work to meet the required standards.
- To work with an appropriate range and number of cases selected with the support of their Clinical Supervisor as suitable for the current stage of clinical skills development.
- 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 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 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
- In the performance of their duties, the post-holder may have access to confidential information relating to clients and their care, staff and others. They may also have access to information relating to Impact as a business organisation. All such information from any source is to be regarded as strictly confidential.
- Information relating to clients, carers, staff, other healthcare workers or Impact business may only be divulged to authorised persons in accordance with Impact policies and procedures relating to confidentiality and the protection of personal and sensitive data.
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.