Qualified Psychological Wellbeing Practitioner

NHS AfC: Band 5

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Psychological Wellbeing Practitoner
NHS AfC: Band 5
37.5 hours per week
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Hollyfield House
£25,681 to £33,057 p.a inclusive of HCAS
22/02/2018 23:59

At Camden and Islington NHS foundation trust our staff and service users have worked closely to create a set of values that make sure people who use our services get the best possible chance of a rapid recovery.

We have 3 key priorities which are:

  • Early and Effective Intervention
  • Helping People to Live Well
  • Research and Innovation

The cultural pillars that help us achieve our key priorities are:

  • We value each other
  • We are empowered
  • We keep things simple
  • We are connected

By coming to work at Camden and Islington NHS Foundation Trust you will be joining a Trust with a national reputation for research, where services recognise that research underpins its commitment to providing high quality and innovative clinical care.

As an applicant for this role, you are urged to demonstrate within your supporting statement a combination of evidence that reflects your competence to meet the job specification and provide examples of how C&I values are an integral part of the way you have and will continue to deliver service.

We are currently recruiting for a Permanent Full-time Qualified Psychological Wellbeing Practitioner


This is an exciting opportunity to join our successful and dynamic IAPT service, with lots of innovation and service development projects to get involved in.

You will be based in Surbiton, a short walk away from the station, and will join a team of lively and friendly clinical and counselling psychologists, CBT therapists and psychological wellbeing practitioners.

Alongside high and low intensity CBT interventions, the service also provides step 2 and 3 groups, as well relational therapies such as DIT and IPT, and Behavioural Couples Therapy. We also work alongside our Primary Care Mental Health Team which includes Psychiatrists, Clinical Psychologists and Mental Health Nurses. We offer good quality weekly case management supervision, as well as fortnightly clinical skills sessions and workshops, facilitated by either step 3 clinicians, or led by peers.

We are looking for qualified Psychological Wellbeing Practitioners who have excellent interpersonal skills and experience of working with people with mental health problems. Enthusiasm and commitment to clinical excellence is vital, and we welcome candidates that can work confidently, flexibly and autonomously.

The post-holder will provide a range of brief evidence-based step 2 interventions in for people with mild to moderate mental health problems. Interventions will be delivered over the telephone, face-to-face, online and within group settings. We encourage all our staff to develop, and lead on special interests, and therefore welcome any applicants with specific interests or experience that could benefit our community.

The post pays Outer London Weighting Allowance and offers access to high level Trust CPD and regular supervision from experienced clinicians.

The service offers evening clinics (until 8pm) and so flexible working is available. The post holder would be required to work one 12-8pm shift per week.

This post is subject to criminal records disclosure.

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Applicant requirements

Applications from job seekers who require Tier 2 sponsorship to work in the UK are welcome and will be considered alongside all other applications. However, non-EEA candidates may not be appointed to a post if a suitably qualified, experienced and skilled EU/EEA candidate is available to take up the post as the employing body is unlikely, in these circumstances, to satisfy the resident labour market test. UK Visas and Immigration (UKVI) requires employers to complete this test to show that no suitably qualified EEA or EU worker can fill the post. For further information please visit the UKVI website. From 6 April 2017, Tier 2 skilled worker applicants, applying for entry clearance into the UK, must present a criminal record certificate from each country they have resided continuously or cumulatively for 12 months or more in the past 10 years. Adult dependants (over 18 years old) will also be subject to this requirement. Guidance can be found here Criminal Records Checks for Overseas Applicants.

This post is subject to the Rehabilitation of Offenders Act (Exceptions Order) 1975 and it will be necessary for a submission for Disclosure to be made to the Disclosure and Barring Service.

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Further details / informal visits contact

Emma-Jayne Conway Senior PWP or Fleur Dewsnap, Clinical Coordinator / Senior Psychological Therapist on 0203 317 7850.

If you have problems applying, contact

0203 317 7191

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