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Psychological Wellbeing Practitioner

£24,214 - £30,112
Mental Health Matters

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MHM is one of the UK’s most innovative organisations working with people with complex needs. We have a dedicated and experienced staff team of over 350 people providing a comprehensive range of services which cover every aspect of individuals’ lives, from employment and housing to community support and psychological services.

At MHM we help people achieve good mental and physical wellbeing and live life to the full.

Psychological Wellbeing Practitioner(Ref: SS65)

37.5 hours per week (Part time applicants will be considered)

£24,214 - £30,112 per annum, pro rata

Based: South Staffordshire Wellbeing Matters, Tamworth

An opportunity has arisen for a Qualified Psychological Wellbeing Practitioner within the South Staffordshire Wellbeing Service (IAPT). Mental Health Matters works in partnership with Midlands Partnership Foundation Trust to deliver Talking Therapies across South Staffordshire. We are seeking individuals who have gained the IAPT Post-Graduate Certificate in Low Intensity Interventions and have (preferably) worked in the field of mental health. You must be able to demonstrate high levels of written and verbal communication; be computer literate and be able to demonstrate good therapeutic relationships with people. Newly qualified and soon to be qualified candidates are encouraged to apply.

The post-holder will receive high quality supervision and support in delivering a range of low-intensity psychological treatments for anxiety disorders and depression. These include assessment, psycho-education, behavioural activation, medication management, problem solving and guided self-help. PWP’s are expected and encouraged to support community engagement and develop their own special interest areas.

The successful candidate will also receive additional specialist in-house training in a range of relevant clinical areas, such as dealing with long-term physical conditions, medically unexplained symptoms and research methodology. We are a friendly, ambitious and academic team, and PWPs are encouraged to develop specialist interests, and be involved in carrying out research projects. The service has links with both Staffordshire and Keele Universities, and this is therefore an excellent opportunity for an ambitious, self-motivated individual wishing to progress their clinical career.

For an informal discussion, please Marie Boardman (Senior PWP) contact on 01827 263838

Terms and conditions for these posts are NHS comparable, not identical and the successful candidates will be employed by Mental Health Matters, a non NHS organisation.

In return, MHM offers excellent training and development opportunities, flexible working (where appropriate),child care voucher scheme, 27 days annual leave per annum/pro rata, plus statutory holidays and a 5% contributory pension scheme.

Closing date: 18th October 2019

Interview date: To be confirmed

The closing date given is a guide. We reserve the right to close the vacancy once we have received sufficient applications, so we advise you to submit your application as early as possible to prevent disappointment

Please note that due to the sensitive nature of the duties, an enhanced DBS will be sought in event of a successful application.

All disabled applicants who meet the minimum essential short-listing criteria are guaranteed an interview.

MHM is an Equal Opportunities Employer

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