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Psychological Wellbeing Practitioner

NHS AfC: Band 5

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NHS AfC: Band 5
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Brookfield House
£22128 to £28746 (pro-rata)
23/08/2018 23:59
Interview date

About the Trust

Formed in 2002, Pennine Care has grown to become a leading provider of community and mental health services.

Our vision is to deliver the best care to patients, people and families in our local communities, by working effectively with partners to help people to live well.

We provide services across six boroughs of Greater Manchester - Bury, Oldham, Rochdale, Stockport, Tameside and Glossop and Trafford – with a combined population of more than 1.3 million people.

Our 6,000 community and mental health staff work tirelessly to deliver the very best care – and provide around 2.4 million patient contacts each year. We are privileged that some of the most talented and leading experts choose to work for us.

We consider ourselves lucky to be based just a few miles from the wonderful city of Manchester. If you’re looking to re-locate, there’s no GREATER place to live and work than MANCHESTER.                                                  

Our city offers an outstanding, yet affordable quality of life. Where else does vibrant nightlife and diverse culture meet the peace and tranquillity of the rolling Pennines?

Service/Ward/Department Summary:
Stockport Healthy Minds are looking to expand their current service provision to meet primary care mental health needs across the Borough. The IAPT service works closely with GP’s in the area and also with the wider community, with the aim of improving the mental well being of the local population it serves.

Role Summary:
We are seeking a qualified Psychological Wellbeing Practitioner to join our multi-disciplinary team. As a Psychological Wellbeing Practitioner, you will play a key role in providing low-intensity CBT interventions. You will need to have a comprehensive knowledge and skills in assessment, managing risk and providing high quality, evidence-based interventions in both 1:1 and group formats.

Key Responsibilities of the Post:
• To offer rapid screening and assessment, informed by knowledge of the spectrum of mental health needs and risk factors.
• Provide assessment and Low intensity interventions to patients registered with GP practices/health centres drawing from CBT theories and techniques
• Provide a service that is comprehensive and accessible to a broad range of patients who have commonplace mental health problems and who are over 16 years of age
• To provide a service that is equitable and non-discriminatory in terms of age, gender, ethnicity and disability.
• Support GPs and other primary care workers in making appropriate referrals and in carrying out the mental health aspects of their own roles.
• Make appropriate referrals to other service providers in the statutory and voluntary sectors and redirect patients to other sources of appropriate support within the local community as required.
• Develop a ‘local knowledge’ of the locality and its services and facilities, particularly in relation to mental health issues.

Key Requirements of the Person Specification:
• Hold a qualification (Post grad dip/cert) in Low intensity working or Primary care Mental Health work
• Offer evidence-based practice in facilitated self-help, cCBT and psycho-educational workshops.

INTERVIEW DATE: 31st August 2018

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Applicant requirements

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

For further details please contact:  Milly Bradley- Acting Team Manager on 0161 716 5725.

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