IAPT Psychological Wellbeing Practitioner

Band 5

Main area
Mental Health
Band 5
37.5 hours per week
Job ref
SS Newham Talking Therapies
£25,681 to £33,058 pa inc HCA
12/08/2018 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.


Calling all PWPs!

Newham Talking Therapies is looking to recruit 1 full-time and 1 part time PWPs to join a busy and high performing team. PWPs are an integral part of the stepped care model and meet their team targets and recovery consistently. In Newham we strive towards supporting our PWP staff in their career progression in offering differing roles from Band 5 up to Band 7. We offer clinical development opportunities for PWP staff to co-facilitate groups with qualified CBT Therapist, as well as offer specialist areas of development such as LTHC / Older Adults and mentoring support. External CPD training is facilitated by experts in Step 2 / Step 3 working over a 12 month period. The team works closely with a variety of trained professionals across a range of therapeutic orientations including, DIT, Systemic, IPT, CBT and Psychology and Health therapists. Such collaborations facilitate pilot projects including Diabetes Management Course, Talking Charge of Your Health and PTSD Psycho-educational courses. Newham Talking Therapies values a commitment to community access and often run workshops or hold stalls at community events. There is an important focus on self-care and team socials happen on a regular basis. The main site is based in Stratford and staffs also works from other local settings including GP surgeries.

The post holder will also be expected to keep up to date with new innovations and developments in PWP practice. The post holder will have a sufficient post qualification to demonstrate a high level of skill and expertise as well as offer high volume evidence-based practice in the delivering low intensity interventions within an IAPT service.

The successful candidate will get the opportunity to work at the established Newham Talking Therapies a nationally recognised centre of clinical excellence. Working as part of Newham Talking Therapies offers numerous opportunities for learning and development through strong team support and clinical supervision and being part of an evolving, integrating team. The service has expanded its workshops programs, therefore offering the chance to develop group skills and work alongside colleagues to deliver innovative treatment programs. A keen interest or prior experience in delivering therapy in a group format would be greatly valued. Due to diverse populations in Newham, this is a unique opportunity to work with clients from a wide variety of cultural backgrounds.

These vacancies are offered as permanent posts, with the expectation that all clinical staff work one late evening per week (12pm until 8pm).


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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

If you have any further questions, please contact Anita Sachdeva - Step 2 Lead and Community / Senior CBT Therapist on 020 8548 5500 for an informal discussion.

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