Psychological Wellbeing Practitioner (Qualified)

Norwich, UK
08 Nov 2019
13 Nov 2019
Contract Type
Full Time
Norfolk and Suffolk NHS Foundation Trust provides child and adult mental health services, alcohol treatment, learning disability, wellbeing and eating disorder services across Norfolk and Suffolk.

We are committed to delivering quality driven mental health services. Every individual makes a valuable contribution. We are proud of our staff who have been commended for the care they provide. Do you value working positively, respectfully and together? If so, we'd love you to join us!

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The Wellbeing Service, Prison Team in Norfolk are pleased to be able to offer an exciting opportunity for an enthusiastic and motivated Qualified Psychological Wellbeing Practitioner (PWP) to join the Prison Wellbeing Service.

The post will be based at HMP Bure however, some travel will be required to Hellesdon Hospital, and occasionally across the Norfolk cluster of prisons, including HMP Wayland, and HMP Norwich. This post will be Band 5 AfC.

Qualified applicants will hold a Post Graduate Certificate in Low Intensity Psychological Therapies.

If you are invited to interview, you must bring with you any academic qualification certificates and evidence you hold, as applicable. Offers cannot be made without this information.

The Prison Wellbeing Service will provide an equitable service to patients in prison and mirror what is delivered in the community, where possible, but will recognize the culture and systems of the different prisons in designing realistic interventions with achievable outcomes. The service will adopt an integrated approach and develop relationships with the existing health care providers in order to maximize the benefits of the Improving Access to Psychological Therapy (IAPT) model.

The successful applicant should have knowledge and experience of working within a busy and challenging environment and working with people who present with a range of common mental health difficulties, including depression and anxiety as a qualified PWP. The successful applicant will work autonomously and provide direct intervention to a defined caseload of service users operating within recognised professional guidelines and the overall framework of the service's policies and procedures.

We are seeking an individual with the knowledge and skills to work as part of a team and be innovative in their approach to supporting this client group. The service is constantly developing, and this role will be extremely challenging. The successful candidate will therefore need to be flexible and provide evidence of reliability, ability to cope in a highly demanding role and demonstrate a high level of organizational skill.

Forensic or secure working environment experience is an advantage but not a requirement. You will work under the supervision of a Psychological Therapist as part of a small team based at HMP Bure, and report directly to the Wellbeing Prison IAPT Lead.


Benefits included with this role are:-
  • NHS pension
  • a comprehensive in house & external training programmes
  • career progression
  • starting annual leave of 27 days per annum increasing to 33 days pa based on length of service (plus paid bank holidays)
  • staff physio service
  • NHS discounts and many more.

Here at NSFT we pride ourselves on being a welcoming, talented, friendly and supportive team who like nothing better than sharing their experiences and learning from each other.

For further details / informal visits contact:

Tracey Scarff - ( Email address removed ) or Jo Hill - ( Email address removed )

Apart from its legal duties in relation to equality and diversity, the Trust recognises and actively promotes the benefits of a diverse workforce and is committed to treating all employees with dignity and respect regardless of race, gender, disability, age, sexual orientation, religion or belief.

Additionally, people with disabilities that fall under the Two Ticks - Guaranteed Interview Scheme will be offered an interview providing they meet the minimum criteria for the post (outlined in the Person Specification).

FOR POSTS WITH DIRECT SERVICE USER CONTACT - Please be advised that due to recent changes in the DBS Service, organisations no longer receive copies of DBS Disclosures - these are sent directly to candidates only. Therefore, it will be your responsibility, if successful, to ensure that this is taken to the appointing officer as soon as you receive it.

Alternatively, if you have subscribed to the update service, we will be able to check your status once we have your authority to do so.

The Trust has now introduced a DBS Update Service which is a contractual requirement. You need to subscribe when you have applied for your DBS clearance and there is a time limit to subscribe of 19 days after receipt of your DBS disclosure. Please ensure that this is completed within the set time scale.

This update service is an annual subscription at a cost of £13 to you. This will enable the Trust to have instant online access to your DBS record, with your consent, and so will remove the need for you to have to apply for this repeat check again.

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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