Psychological Wellbeing Practitioner (PWP)
Alliance Psychological Services Limited
The closing date is 01 March 2024
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.
***PLEASE NOTE, APPLICANTS MUST HOLD THE RELEVANT PWP COURSE QUALIFICATION. ALL APPLICATIONS WITHOUT THIS WILL BE DECLINED***
Psychological Wellbeing Practitioners (PWP)
Full time and Part time positions available
Salary Scale: £26,000 - £27,000 pro rata to hours worked.
We are currently recruiting for qualified Psychological Wellbeing Practitioners. This is an exciting opportunity to be part of an innovative service providing PWP Modality interventions in our IAPT pathway, working with adults aged 16+ within the framework of the Improving Access to Psychological Therapies (IAPT) Programme. PWPs deliver a variety of IAPT interventions, including face to face, telephone, and digital based work.
The successful post holders must hold an IAPT PWP recognised qualification, be enthusiastic, hardworking, and able to meet specified targets in order to deliver a high-quality Primary Care Mental Health Service.
Main duties of the job
Successful applicants will be employed by one of the organisations within the partnership which will be discussed at appointment. You must have the right to work in the UK as we are currently unable to offer working visa opportunities.
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 will be happy to discuss options for hybrid working in line with patient and service needs. Although we will consider hybrid working opportunities, please be advised this will not be a fully remote post.
For more information on this post please contact us on firstname.lastname@example.org.
Closing date for applications: Ongoing
Interview Dates: Ongoing to be confirmed.
*Previous Applicants need not reapply*
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.
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 life assurance alongside 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. So, we aim to offer varied and rewarding roles with substantial development opportunities. Mind also offers up to 40 days annual leave pro rata, commencing at 34 days (Inc BH) and rising 1 day every year of service (up to a maximum of 40 days inc BH). We offer up to 2 days paid per year for volunteering with other organisations, Spectrum Health, and shopping discounts. We also offer lots of health and well-being initiatives for our staff and promote flexible working for a positive work-life balance. We are committed to promoting equal opportunities in our employment practice and service delivery. We have a commitment to equality and diversity and it's our aim to employ a representative workforce that reflects the community we serve. We are signatories to the Mindful Employers Charter, and also has Investors in People status and is a Living Wage employer.
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 Impacts Primary Care Psychological Wellbeing Therapies (PWT) Service across the Tees area.
The post- holder will work as part of the Impact team and will provide a range of evidence-based psychological interventions within the framework of the IAPT Programme as part of Impacts Team serving GP Practices across the NHS Tees area. The post-holder will also work within Impacts 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.
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 via a range of modalities, including telephone, face to face 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
- 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 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, 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.
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.