High Intensity PWP Lead

Band 7

Main area
Mental Health
Band 7
Full time 37.5 hours per week
Job ref
£31,696 to £41,787 pa
25/05/2018 23:59

ELFT (East London NHS Foundation Trust) is making a positive difference to thousands of people’s lives, providing support so that they can fulfil their potential and enjoy healthy lives.

ELFT has been named one of the HSJ Top 10 best places to work in healthcare, HSJ Provider Trust of the Year and graded as Outstanding by our regulator, the Care Quality Commission (CQC) in 2016. We believe that staff who feel valued by the Trust and are truly engaged in the organisation deliver better outcomes for our patients.

We have set ourselves the mission of providing the highest quality mental health and community care in England, and have embarked on an ambitious Quality Improvement Programme to transform the culture of the Trust to one of continuous improvement, delivered through participation of all staff and with service users, carers and families at the heart of our efforts to improve.

Geographic areas our services cover

ELFT provides a wide range of community and inpatient services to children, young people, adults of working age, older adults and forensic services to the City of London, Hackney, Newham, Tower Hamlets, Bedfordshire and Luton. We provide psychological therapy services to the London Borough of Richmond, as well as Children and Young People's Speech and Language Therapy in Barnet.

In addition, the Trust provides forensic services to the London Boroughs of Barking and Dagenham, Havering, Redbridge and Waltham Forest, and some specialist mental health services to North London, Hertfordshire and Essex.

The specialist Forensic Personality Disorder service serves North London and the specialist Chronic Fatigue Syndrome/ME adult outpatient service serves North London and the South of England.

The Trust's specialist Mother and Baby Psychiatric Unit receives referrals from London and the South East of England.


Bedfordshire Wellbeing Service (IAPT)

Band 7 - CBT Therapist (BABCP Accredited)/PWP Team Lead

This is a fantastic new opportunity within Bedfordshire Wellbeing Service for a qualified high intensity therapist who has a background in delivering PWP interventions. Applicants should come with experience of delivering clinical supervision and case management to PWPs and should be committed to supporting the professional development of PWPs.

Bedfordshire Wellbeing Service is an expanding IAPT service. We consistently achieve recovery and reliable improvement rates, due to our focus on delivering flexible packages of care, designed to meet patient needs. We have also devised specialist treatment programmes delivering PTSD workshops, CBT for insomnia and are now focussing on therapy tailored for the treatment of long term conditions.

We are looking for CBT Therapists who are looking to expand in this role and support the PWP Team Leader and Senior PWPs lead the PWP workforce.

East London NHS Foundation Trust also provides IAPT services in Bedfordshire, Newham and Richmond . The three services work together on joint projects, sharing good practice and opportunities for training.

This is an exciting opportunity to join a team that is moving into a new phase of development and expansion. Your ideas and creativity would be welcome in contributing to the delivery of an innovative service, which meets the needs of the local diverse community.


Interviews will be held on 4th June 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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Lorna Lennon, telephone 01234 880400, email lorna.lennon@nhs.net

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