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Psychological Wellbeing Practitioner

Job Description

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 and we have the best staff engagement score in the country according to the national NHS staff survey results for 2014. We believe that staff who feel valued by the Trust and are truly engaged in the organisation deliver better outcomes for our patients. This Trust is clinician-led, and provides the highest possible level of clinical expertise throughout its services.

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.


Are you passionate about promoting meaningful and effective therapeutic experiences for clients at Step 2 (in a way that you would hope a loved one to experience) and dedicated to this process both personally and professionally? Then we want to hear from you.

The Luton Wellbeing Service is a developing IAPT service, operational since January 2014. We have the honour and privilege to deliver idiosyncratic packages of care for our clients in Luton Wellbeing Service, based on evidence-based therapies proven to be effective at Step 2. Over the past 18 months, our PWPs have expanded into several specialist areas including BME outreach, Older Adult work, CBT for insomnia, PiPPCare Training and co-facilitating PTSD workshops with CBT therapists. PWPs devise a stepped care treatment package for clients at LI assessment (post telephone triage) and liaise closely with colleagues across the specialist areas including third sector partnership organisations, and Step 3 colleagues in high intensity therapies (CBT, EMDR, NET and Systemic therapy).

Internal and external training for working within specialist areas at Step 2 is provided regularly, with planned training in ERP for OCD, perinatal working, motivational interviewing, and long term health conditions all booked for 2016. All PWPs are supported within the CPD to gain clinical experience in their area of interest and as a service we love to get involved in all PWP matters both locally and nationally. We are privileged to be involved with the Anxiety & Depression Clinical Network part of the Oxford Academic Health & Science Network which gives us access to further unique training, development and research opportunities.

The service is looking to recruit Psychological Wellbeing Practitioners who are BABCP accredited (or able to be so within 6 months) to provide assessment and PWP interventions with people from a range of cultural backgrounds and ages, using interpreters when necessary. After a period of time, it may be possible to work part of your hours in from home, conducting telephone work.

This is an opportunity to join a team that is still in its formation and contribute to developing an effective and innovative service provision.

For further information please contact:
Jessica Davies (PWP Lead)  ( Phone number removed ) 

The Trust is receiving a high volume of applications, therefore it is recommended you apply for the post as soon as possible. All adverts will close once we receive 50 applications. Off line applications will be not accepted.

We may share information you provide on the application form and as part of the recruitment process with NHS Protect and/or other organisations for the purpose of the prevention, detection, investigation and prosecution of fraud or any other unlawful activity affecting the NHS.

Please note all correspondence in relation to this post, will be via NHS jobs and an email alert will be sent to your inbox, therefore you must check your emails regularly.

If you do not hear from us within four weeks of the closing date, please consider that you have not been shortlisted on this occasion. You must provide email addresses for all referees as we will contact them as soon as a offer has been made. Please note we do not request references prior to interviews

As part of our commitment to improving working lives, we have a range of innovative work-life balance policies and applications are welcome from people interested in working flexibly. Committed to equal opportunities we welcome applications from people who reflect the diversity of our service users including those with mental health problems.

In line with the jobcentreplus two ticks symbol, all applicants who have declared that they have a disability and who meet the essential criteria for a post will be shortlisted.

All posts that involve regularly caring for, supervising, training or being in sole charge of children and/or vulnerable adults will be subject to an enhanced DBS check.

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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