Job summary

Would you like to:

Build on yourexperience of supporting people to manage their mental health?

Work towards arecognised Undergraduate/ Postgraduate qualification?

Work alongside asupportive, motivated and like-minded team?

We are looking for people who:

Arecompassionate, resilient and motivated.

Arelooking for a career change and are enthusiastic about caring and supportingpeople.

Haverecent experience of working in a mental health setting OR have relevant lifeexperience/ transferrable skills.

Canwork well in a team and have excellent written and verbal communication skills.

Arehighly motivated and can balance study (at a level 5 qualification) and candemonstrate that they could fulfil the academic component of the role prior tobeing offered a post.

We will offer you:

We are offering traineeships to Psychological Wellbeing Practitioners, starting in March 2023.

Weare looking for highly motivated and resilient individuals with mental healthexperience OR relevant qualificationand a desire to work in one of the largest Improving Access to PsychologicalTherapies (IAPT) services in the country.

The post starts early March 2023. The anticipated Universitystart is also March 2023 (date TBC).

** Please note that as there is no supportingstatement section available within the application form, please demonstrateyour suitability for the role, within the Job History / Key Task sections ofthis form. In particular with reference to any key achievements **

Main duties of the job

You will work with patients with mild to moderate depression and anxiety. We need people with energy and enthusiasm, who are flexible in their approach and can work well as part of a large, busy team in a high-volume service and demanding environment, whilst studying for their PWP qualifications.

PWP Trainees will work within the italk service forSolent Mind providing Step 2 low intensity Cognitive Behavioural (CBT)interventions in the form of 11 telephone appointments, face to face,webinars, group and online support for people with mild to moderate anxiety anddepression. You would combine psychologicalpractice with the very latest in low intensity CBT innovation, helping peoplemove forward using structured, brief interventions. You will receiveemployment and a full salary, as well as one year of high qualityevidence-based training at the Universityof Reading.

In addition tothe requirements in the Person Specification, candidates will have to satisfythe University that they are capable of completing the academic component ofthe training, alongside working within the service.

On successfulcompletion of the programme you will move into a Qualified PWP role and to apermanent QPWP contract.

You will be basedin one of 3 hubs across Hampshire: West(Eastleigh); East (Gosport); North (Basingstoke).

DBS NOTE TO APPLICANTS – We have assessed this role as requiring an Enhanced(Adult & Child) & Barred (Adult & Child) level of disclosure.

About us

*** Applications are limited to 250. Once this limit is reached applications willautomatically be closed ***

Interviews are in two parts. The first part is in w/c 09 & 16 Jan 23 and successfulcandidates will be invited to a second stage interview in w/c 30 Jan 23.

At italk we takepride in our practitioners and do our best to look after their wellbeing at alltimes. Each staff member is encouraged to complete a wellness action plan asthey join the team and is invited to attend a fortnightly wellbeing group withtheir colleagues to encourage connectedness to the team.

All staff have access to the Solent Mind online wellbeing platform andfree 24/7 support via our Employee Assistance Programme as well as regularsupervision with a senior practitioner. We believe that we need to look afterourselves in order to best support our patients and welcome new team members withthe same philosophy.

Please let us know of anyreasonable adjustments we could make for accessibility in the recruitmentprocess or workplace.

We reservethe right to end any vacancies prior to the advertised closing date if asufficient number of applications have been received.

Sorry but we don’t accept CV’s orapplications from recruitment agencies.

This position is being advertisedon behalf of Solent Mind.

You will be an employee ofSolent Mind and not Southern Health NHS Foundation Trust.

Solent Mind welcomesapplications from all the communities in which we work.

Appointmentsare made on merit.

Date posted

09 November 2022

Pay scheme

Other

Salary

£23,949 a year rising to £27,055 per annum when qualified

Contract

Permanent

Working pattern

Full-time

Reference number

B0573-REQ00149

Job locations

italk (West Hub)

Eastleigh

SO50 9FH

italk (East Hub)

Gosport

PO13 0FQ

italk (North Hub)

Basingstoke

RG24 8AL

Job description

Job responsibilities

PWP Trainees willwork within the italk service for Solent Mind providing Step 2 lowintensity Cognitive Behavioural (CBT) interventions in the form of 11telephone appointments, face to face, webinars, group and online support forpeople with mild to moderate anxiety and depression. You would combine psychological practice with the very latest in lowintensity CBT innovation, helping people move forward using structured, briefinterventions. You will receive employment and a full salary, as well asone year of high quality evidence-based training at the University of Reading.

In addition to the requirements in the PersonSpecification, candidates will have to satisfy the University that they arecapable of completing the academic component of the training, alongside workingwithin the service.

On successful completion of the programme you will move intoa Qualified PWP role and to a permanent QPWP contract.

You will be based in one of 3 hubs acrossHampshire: West (Eastleigh); East(Gosport); North (Basingstoke).

Job description

Job responsibilities

PWP Trainees willwork within the italk service for Solent Mind providing Step 2 lowintensity Cognitive Behavioural (CBT) interventions in the form of 11telephone appointments, face to face, webinars, group and online support forpeople with mild to moderate anxiety and depression. You would combine psychological practice with the very latest in lowintensity CBT innovation, helping people move forward using structured, briefinterventions. You will receive employment and a full salary, as well asone year of high quality evidence-based training at the University of Reading.

In addition to the requirements in the PersonSpecification, candidates will have to satisfy the University that they arecapable of completing the academic component of the training, alongside workingwithin the service.

On successful completion of the programme you will move intoa Qualified PWP role and to a permanent QPWP contract.

You will be based in one of 3 hubs acrossHampshire: West (Eastleigh); East(Gosport); North (Basingstoke).

Person Specification

Experience

Essential

  • Experience of working effectively with people with mental health problems, specifically anxiety and depression
  • Experience in developing good therapeutic relationships with clients
  • Desirable

  • Experience of joint work, multi-agency and partnership working
  • Experience of delivering group based or computer based therapies
  • Experience of using computerised patient management systems
  • Qualifications

    Essential

  • EITHER – relevant mental health experience to be eligible to enter the programme at undergraduate level
  • OR – Honours degree or equivalent in a discipline connected to mental health (e.g. psychology, neuroscience) to enter the programme at postgraduate level
  • Willingness and ability to undertake the IAPT Accredited Training at University of Southampton whilst working full time
  • Knowledge / Skills / Competencies

    Essential

  • Ability to undertake client assessments (including risk assessments) and gather information about the duration and impact of illness and motivational levels in a time limited model.
  • Understanding of anxiety and depression and how it may present in primary care.
  • High standard of written and verbal communication skills to communicate clearly and effectively with colleagues, service users, carers and relatives.
  • An understanding of the Improving Access to Psychological Therapies Programme (IAPT) and the concept of stepped care and the ability to contribute to the development of best practice
  • Intermediate computer skills, including the use of Microsoft Office programs.
  • Professional telephone manner.
  • Strong presentation skills.
  • Ability to be self-reflective and use supervision, training and performance review to enhance professional development, skills and knowledge.
  • Ability to receive feedback to help develop own practice.
  • Ability to be resilient, work under pressure and manage own personal stress.
  • Ability to work as an effective team member and form good working relationships.
  • Ability to take responsibility and be accountable.
  • Ability to be flexible, multi task and problem solve.
  • Excellent time management and organisational skills to manage a high case load and meet targets as required.
  • Good administrative skills.
  • Person Specification

    Experience

    Essential

  • Experience of working effectively with people with mental health problems, specifically anxiety and depression
  • Experience in developing good therapeutic relationships with clients
  • Desirable

  • Experience of joint work, multi-agency and partnership working
  • Experience of delivering group based or computer based therapies
  • Experience of using computerised patient management systems
  • Qualifications

    Essential

  • EITHER – relevant mental health experience to be eligible to enter the programme at undergraduate level
  • OR – Honours degree or equivalent in a discipline connected to mental health (e.g. psychology, neuroscience) to enter the programme at postgraduate level
  • Willingness and ability to undertake the IAPT Accredited Training at University of Southampton whilst working full time
  • Knowledge / Skills / Competencies

    Essential

  • Ability to undertake client assessments (including risk assessments) and gather information about the duration and impact of illness and motivational levels in a time limited model.
  • Understanding of anxiety and depression and how it may present in primary care.
  • High standard of written and verbal communication skills to communicate clearly and effectively with colleagues, service users, carers and relatives.
  • An understanding of the Improving Access to Psychological Therapies Programme (IAPT) and the concept of stepped care and the ability to contribute to the development of best practice
  • Intermediate computer skills, including the use of Microsoft Office programs.
  • Professional telephone manner.
  • Strong presentation skills.
  • Ability to be self-reflective and use supervision, training and performance review to enhance professional development, skills and knowledge.
  • Ability to receive feedback to help develop own practice.
  • Ability to be resilient, work under pressure and manage own personal stress.
  • Ability to work as an effective team member and form good working relationships.
  • Ability to take responsibility and be accountable.
  • Ability to be flexible, multi task and problem solve.
  • Excellent time management and organisational skills to manage a high case load and meet targets as required.
  • Good administrative skills.
  • Disclosure and Barring Service Check

    This post is subject to the Rehabilitation of Offenders Act (Exceptions Order) 1975 and as such it will be necessary for a submission for Disclosure to be made to the Disclosure and Barring Service (formerly known as CRB) to check for any previous criminal convictions.

    Additional information

    Disclosure and Barring Service Check

    This post is subject to the Rehabilitation of Offenders Act (Exceptions Order) 1975 and as such it will be necessary for a submission for Disclosure to be made to the Disclosure and Barring Service (formerly known as CRB) to check for any previous criminal convictions.

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