Psychological wellbeing practitioner PWP Band 5

Caritas Recruitment
United Kingdom
12 Jan 2018
10 Feb 2018
Contract Type
Full Time

Blackpool Teaching Hospitals NHS Foundation Trust is ideally situated on the Fylde Coast just a 45 minute drive from Manchester. The Trust provides services to the 440,000 residents of Blackpool, Fylde & Wyre and North Lancashire, as well as specialist tertiary services in haematology, cystic fibrosis, cardiology and cardiothoracic surgery. We employ more than 6,500 staff, have approximately 900 beds and have a planned turnover in excess of £410m for 2017/2018.

As one of the United Kingdom's largest coastal resorts, Blackpool has plenty to offer its residents - it's not just a good place to work; it's a great place to live. In addition to its bustling centre and historic seafront, the town is world famous for its many attractions, including the Blackpool Tower. This seaside town also offers a number of scenic cycling routes round its local parks and across the surrounding countryside, as well as panoramic views of the coast on its picturesque Promenade. Further afield, Blackpool benefits from less than three-hour connections via rail to Edinburgh in the north and London in the south.

Supporting Minds
Blackpool IAPT (Improving Access to Psychological Therapies) Service
Psychological Wellbeing Practitioners Band 5
The service require flexible and enthusiastic qualified Psychological Wellbeing Practitioners (PWPs) to join the IAPT service in Blackpool and work alongside Blackpool Council Employment Support Advisors. The successful candidates will be part of a two year pilot that is being run as a randomised controlled trial (RCT). Eligible Blackpool clients will be entered into the trial following an assessment with the IAPT service.
Supporting Minds operates a self-referral pathway. The team includes CBT therapists, counsellors and PWPs, providing psychological assessment and therapies to people with mild to moderate psychological and emotional difficulties. We also run Stress Control courses,
The successful candidates will be part of a dedicated team based with the council team that have been recruited to run the pilot. The pilot began on 1st October 2016, and runs until September 2018, however this post is for 15 months (until the end of June 2018).

It is an essential requirement for the post for the candidate to have a PG certificate in primary mental health and to have completed the relevant training

Successful applicants will have completed an IAPT post graduate course that leads to the PWP qualification. Trainee PWPs who are currently attending an IAPT accredited PWP course will be considered, but would be employed at Band 4 until successful completion of the PWP course.