Psychological Wellbeing Practitioner

Band 5

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Psychological Wellbeing
Band 5
37.5 hours per week
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Bethlem Royal Hospital
£25,681 - £33,057 p.a inc
22/04/2018 23:59

We have exciting opportunities for Qualified PWPs to join our friendly team. The successful applicants will be proficient in the delivery of telephone triage assessments and CBT-based guided self-help interventions, and, have experience of working with common mental health problems within primary care. You will also have opportunities to co-run groups and workshops with other PWPs or High-Intensity Therapists and experience and skills in this would be very beneficial.

Croydon is geographically the largest and the second most populated borough in London. The borough is interesting and unique in that it is made up of urban and suburban areas and many green spaces, some protected under Green Belt laws. The borough is rich in ethnic and cultural diversity; BME communities make up about 40% of the population. With recent regeneration investments, Croydon is a vibrant place to live and work.

East Croydon mainline train station provides accessible, easy and fast routes from Croydon to Sussex, Surrey and Kent and to central London and north London (via London Overground and ThamesLink). Croydon is linked to the M23 and M25 motorway and the A23 providing links to central London and the south coast (Crawley, Reigate, East Sussex, Horsham).

We have close links with our sister IAPT services within SLaM, with the IAPT training courses at the Institute of Psychiatry and University College London (UCL). High-Intensity Therapists receive specialist CBT supervision and training delivered by the Centre for Anxiety Disorders and Trauma – a national center of clinical excellence and research innovation within SLaM. Low-Intensity Therapists receive regular case management supervision from a CBT Therapist and, clinical skills group supervision facilitated by our link-Tutor on the PWP UCL course and experienced CBT Therapists. We aim to provide patient-centered, responsive and high quality psychological health and wellbeing services for the Croydon community. We provide high quality clinical governance structures and systems to ensure this and support our staff.

You can expect a friendly, creative, welcoming and social team. We take pride in involving our staff, drawing upon their skills and strengths and have a Staff Health and Wellbeing Champion. We are looking for enthusiastic and passionate team players, committed to working for our Croydon communities.

We deliver services to a number of Turkish, Farsi, Spanish and Tamil-speaking clients. Candidates with oral skills in these languages are particularly encouraged to apply.

We expect a high volume of applications in response to this vacancy. It is sometimes necessary to close vacancies before the closing date due to an exceptional response. Therefore, we recommend that you apply for this vacancy as soon as possible.

Candidates who do not hold a PWP diploma will not be considered for this position. However if you are due to qualify within the next 3 months we will consider your application.

If you are successful at the shortlisting stage you will be invited to interview on 18th and 19th January 2018. 

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Applicant requirements

You must have appropriate UK professional registration.

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

Emir Sidki or Gabriele Dom, Senior Therapists on 0203 228 4040

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0203 228 5341
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