Trainee Psychological Wellbeing Practitioner

Zoek Pin Portsmouth, England


Permanent (Full time)

Posted 9 days ago

Location/Base: Talking Change, The Pompey Centre, Psychological Service, Portsmouth

We are looking to recuit a Trainee Psychological Wellbeing Practitioner to join our Portsmouth IAPT Service. The post-holder will work within the IAPT service providing high volume low intensity interventions to people with mild to moderate depression and anxiety disorders in accordance with NICE guidance and IAPT national programme recommendations. The post holder will attend Reading University to complete a PGCert Psychological Wellbeing Practitioner Training, alongside clinical work.
The Step 2 team provide both telephone and face to face support to clients undertaking self-help programmes and lead psychoeducational workshops and courses in a range of areas. PWPs are encouraged to develop an area of special interest, consistent with service need, and to contribute to the overall development of the team and services provided.

Talking Change is a well-established and high performing Increasing Access to Psychological Therapy (IAPT) service provided by Solent NHS Trust and commissioned by NHS Portsmouth CCG. The service was launched in 2009 to provide evidence based psychological interventions for the population of Portsmouth in primary care. The service has recently been funded to expand as part of the national and regional initiative to help improve access for LTC and Military Personnel and their families and carer. We have a clinical team comprising of therapists, practitioners and counsellors as well as employment advisors. The clinical services provided to clients are supported by competent, friendly and efficient Admin team. The counselling team provides brief counselling as well as IAPT non-CBT depression treatment such as EMDR, NET, DIT, CfD, Couple therapies for depression, and IPT.

Job Responsibilities

  • Attend and fulfil all the requirements of the training element of the post including practical, academic and practice-based assessments.
  • Undertake patient – centred interviews which identifies areas where the person wishes to see change and or recovery and makes an accurate assessment of risk to self and others.
  • Provide a range of information and support for evidence based high volume low – intensity psychological treatments. This may include delivering guided self – help, computerised CBT, bibliotherapy, psychoeducational groups. This work may be face to face, via telephone or other media.
  • Work closely with other members of the team ensuring appropriate step-up and step-down arrangements are in place to maintain a stepped care approach.
  • Identifies situations of clinical risk and takes appropriate action to ensure a safe environment for patients/clients/families and staff.

Personal Skills/Qualities

  • Communication Skills, written and verbal.
  • Supports and promotes a positive approach to diversity and equality of opportunity, to eliminate discrimination and disadvantage in service delivery and employment, and to manage, support or comply through the implementation of the Solent NHS Trust’s Equal Opportunities Policy.
  • Promotes a culture which respects and values diversity, and support patients, visitors and staff in exercising their rights.
  • Ability to work collaboratively with colleagues across a range of agencies.

For more information on the post, please contact Jane Wilson or Samantha Bradley either on######### or ######

We will contact you via NHS Jobs if you are shortlisted for interview. Candidates selected for interview will be contacted before the given interview date; therefore you should check your emails regularly including junk mail folders.

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