Psychological Wellbeing Practitioner (PWP)

31 Dec 2020
14 Jan 2021
Contract Type
Full Time
Band 5

Sussex Community NHS Foundation Trust (SCFT) is the largest community healthcare provider in Sussex.
  • 5,000 full and part time staff, with over 4,000 people registered on our bank
  • Medical, nursing and therapeutic care provided to over 9,000 children and adults a day
  • July 2018 Care Quality Commission (CQC) rating of 'Good' with 'Outstanding' features
  • BAME, Disability, LGBT+ and Religion and Belief Staff Networks
  • Disability Confident Employer - Level 2

At Time to Talk Health we care about anxious or depressed patients having time to talk through their common mental health difficulties, and provide talking therapies to local residents across West Sussex. If you share our commitment to care, then we'd like to hear from you.

Time to Talk Health Psychological Wellbeing Practitioners (PWPs) delivery low intensity CBT interventions across West Sussex to patients who have anxiety and/or depression associated with their long term conditions (LTCs). We are proud to work with out physical healthcare partners to ensure truly holistic care, and our step 2 practitioners play a key role in our collaborative model.

Our PWPs provide interventions by phone, in person, by video platform, online and in groups. Group work is currently being reviewed to adhere to social distancing measures. We work out of a number of venues and staff benefit from opportunities to work from home with all necessary IT equipment provided.

We are recruiting experienced PWPs, or those who are in the process of completing an Improving Access to Psychological Therapies (IAPT) training course. We will provide you with a full induction, or a preceptorship programme if you are newly qualified, as well as continued support through weekly clinical supervision, and protected time for clinical skills and professional development via our Psychology Forum. You will also be provided with additional training around adjusting to working with patients who have long term health conditions.

You will enjoy a varied working week, being in charge of your own diary with support from a Senior PWP, CBT Therapists and Administrators every day.

Along with being qualified, applicants should be highly motivated with enhanced written and verbal communications skills. Your PWP training will have provided you with ample experience of working in primary care settings, and you should enjoy working in a busy environment. A basic understanding of stepped care, risk assessment, care planning and key performance indicators is preferred.

We have currently adapted our practices to enable many staff to work from home, although this will not be a permanent arrangement; our future emphasis will be working in a more blended form, combining home working, clinical settings and a designated office base.

This post may close earlier than the published closing date if sufficient applications are received.

Correspondence relating to this vacancy will be conducted electronically. If you have not heard from us within 2 weeks please assume that your application has been unsuccessful on this occasion. Please ensure that you check your emails on a regular basis. References will be requested electronically also; please ensure you provide correct contact details for referees.

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.

Documents to download
  • Psychological Wellbeing Practitioner ( PDF , 528.9 KB )
  • Psychological Wellbeing Practitioner ( PDF , 528.6 KB )
  • About Us ( PDF , 743.4 KB )
  • Staff Benefits Brochure ( PDF , 484.5 KB )

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