COVID-19

Trainee Psychological Wellbeing Practitioner (Home Based)

Full Time

We Are With You

Trainee Psychological Wellbeing Practitioner (Home Based) ME13 8GD

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If you are looking to join a forward-thinking, values-driven charity and want to begin a rewarding career within our Improving Access to Psychological Therapies (IAPT) service , we’re interested in speaking with you. We have a fantastic opportunity for Trainee Psychological Wellbeing Practitioners to join our team in Kent. We are hiring for multiple roles which will be home based but travel within Kent is likely for in-person client work in the community and team training and meetings. This is a really exciting time to join us and make a tangible difference to the lives of those we support.

As a PWP, you will provide high volume low intensity interventions whilst undertaking a programme of training, working with us to provide a range of cognitive behavioural therapy (CBT) based self-management interventions to clients with mild to moderate anxiety and depression. You will undertake brief CBT based interventions and support for the client groups, by providing a range of appropriate and imaginative responses, supporting individuals in difficult situations, including those who are distressed. An important part of your training will be to make decisions on the suitability of service for new referrals, adhering to referral protocols, referring clients to alternative relevant services, stepping up or referring back to referrer as appropriate. There will be the opportunity to work closely with the wider multidisciplinary team, attending meetings and ensuring a stepped care approach is maintained. 

There are two routes into this role that we are able to consider:

Postgraduate route

Requires 2:1 degree or Masters degree or 2:2 degree (2:2 degree requires an academic essay to demonstrate ability to study at postgraduate level)

Graduate route

Previously accumulated credit volume of 120 FHEQ Level 5 credits and 120 FHEQ Level 4 credits – also requires an academic essay to demonstrate ability to study at undergraduate level

Some level 3 qualifications may be acceptable but require an academic essay to demonstrate ability to study at undergraduate level and an application for recognition of prior experience and learning (please contact us for more information if required)

To be considered for this role, we are looking for demonstrable experience of working with people who are experiencing mental health issues, along with working knowledge of providing support via a variety of means including face to face and virtual contact. You must be an exceptionally effective communicator, with strong presentation and influencing skills and innovative thinking. A full job description and person specification is available on request. 

The role will start between March – April 2023 (the specific date is to be confirmed) with your trainee year running to March – April 2024. The position is a permanent contract, with a pay reward upon successful completion of the training when you move into the qualified PWP role. The role is full time (37.5 hours per week).

Essential Skills

  • Experience of working with people who have experienced a mental health problem
  • Understanding of assessments related to mental health
  • Experience of providing support through face to face, electronic or telephone contacts
  • Knowledge/understanding of assessing and engaging people suffering from common mental health problems, including the use of standardised assessment tools
  • Capacity to deliver evidence based low intensity treatments such as CBT guided self help, computerised CBT, behavioural activation and exposure work, case management and watchful waiting, and providing information on psychopharmacology
  • Capacity to operate from an inclusive values base which promotes recovery and respects diversity
  • Capacity to deal effectively with high caseloads and recognise the limitations of their role
  • Able to demonstrate ability to research local and national sources of support for clients
  • Able to write clear reports and letters
  • Ability to evaluate and put in place the effect of training
  • Ability to build effective relationships with a range of internal and external
  • stakeholders
  • Strong prioritisation skills with the ability to manage competing/conflicting demands
  • Ability to work under pressure
  • Excellent written and communication skills
  • Innovation
  • Presentation skills
  • Influencing skills
  • Excellent IT skills, including Word, Outlook, Excel and Powerpoint
  • Able to meet We Are With You’s safeguarding requirements of a satisfactory enhanced DBS/PVG certificate
  • UK or EU Citizen
  • Ability to work flexible and unsocial hours as required
  • Location negotiable but must be able to visit other locations from time to time in order to deliver the services required
  • Commitment to the organisation’s Guiding Principles and Behaviours

Desired Skills

  • Qualification in nursing, social work, occupational therapy, arts therapy or within a psychological therapy
  • Psychology degree
  • Experience/knowledge/training in CBT low intensity interventions
  • Experience of working in Primary Care Services
  • Worked in a service where agreed targets in place demonstrating clinical outcomes
  • Experience of telephone work with clients
  • Evidence of working in the local community
  • Ability to manage own caseload and time

 

About Company

Everyone should feel comfortable getting the support they need for issues with drugs, alcohol or mental health.

At We Are With You we work with people on their own goals, whether that’s staying safe and healthy, making small changes or stopping an unwanted habit altogether. We give people support in a way that’s right for them either face to face in their local service, community or online.

We provide a free and confidential service without judgement to more than 100,000 people a year. 

We use our expertise to improve the help available and raise awareness around drugs, alcohol and mental health so that more people can get support.

We Are With You.

Essential Requirements

  • Experience of working with people who have experienced a mental health problem
  • Understanding of assessments related to mental health
  • Experience of providing support through face to face, electronic or telephone contacts
  • Knowledge/understanding of assessing and engaging people suffering from common mental health problems, including the use of standardised assessment tools
  • Capacity to deliver evidence based low intensity treatments such as CBT guided self help, computerised CBT, behavioural activation and exposure work, case management and watchful waiting, and providing information on psychopharmacology
  • Capacity to operate from an inclusive values base which promotes recovery and respects diversity
  • Capacity to deal effectively with high caseloads and recognise the limitations of their role
  • Able to demonstrate ability to research local and national sources of support for clients
  • Able to write clear reports and letters
  • Ability to evaluate and put in place the effect of training
  • Ability to build effective relationships with a range of internal and external
  • stakeholders
  • Strong prioritisation skills with the ability to manage competing/conflicting demands
  • Ability to work under pressure
  • Excellent written and communication skills
  • Innovation
  • Presentation skills
  • Influencing skills
  • Excellent IT skills, including Word, Outlook, Excel and Powerpoint
  • Able to meet We Are With You’s safeguarding requirements of a satisfactory enhanced DBS/PVG certificate
  • UK or EU Citizen
  • Ability to work flexible and unsocial hours as required
  • Location negotiable but must be able to visit other locations from time to time in order to deliver the services required
  • Commitment to the organisation’s Guiding Principles and Behaviours

COVID-19 Trainee Psychological Wellbeing Practitioner (Home Based) ME13 8GD

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