8 Jan 2019

Permanent Senior Psychological Wellbeing Practitioner

Touchstone – Posted by TouchstoneAnywhere

Job Description

Leeds IAPT consists of 4 partners, Leeds Community Healthcare, Touchstone, Northpoint and Community Links. Together we have delivered the Improving Access to Psychological Therapies (IAPT) programme in Leeds since 2009. We recognise that BAME communities are under-represented in the Leeds IAPT workforce. We are therefore especially keen to receive applications from under- represented communities. This is a core part of our service vision and values, as we strive to reflect the communities that we serve.

The remit of Touchstone IAPT within the consortium is to improve access to psychological therapies for Black and Minority Ethnic communities, we thus particularly welcome applicants from such communities to further enhance the cultural competence of the team and the service we deliver.

An exciting development opportunity has arisen with Leeds IAPT Service for Qualified PWPs with at least 1 years post qualification experience within an IAPT Service. Touchstone IAPT have 1 Senior PWP (SPWP) post available for PWPs committed to developing the Step 2 / PWP service provision within Leeds IAPT. The post holder will be based within the Touchstone IAPT team consisting of 7 CBT Therapists, 1 Trainee CBT Therapist, 4 Psychological Wellbeing Practitioners, 2 Trainee PWP’s, 1.5 Administrators, a Team Manager and a Deputy Manager.

We are looking for an enthusiastic, motivated and resilient PWP with the skills, knowledge and experience to:-
• Assist the Hub Manager in co-ordinating the PWP function on the Screening Hub.
• Develop, support and provide clinical supervision to PWPs on an individual and group basis.
• Continue to deliver Step 2 Treatment interventions to people in a range of community settings across Leeds.

As a SPWP you will spend approximately 1.5 days a week on each of the three key functions. The remainder of the week will be allocated for Team Meetings / Management and Clinical supervision and PWP CPD across the month or Senior specific project work.

Duty: SPWP’s will support PWP’s on the Screening Hub. This will include live supervision for decision making on cases, development for PWP’s in relation to screening and a gateway function for the low intensity waiting list to check protocols are being followed and co-ordinating the online referrals.

Clinical Supervision of PWPs : One to one supervision of trainee PWP’s will be 1 day per week, with an expectation of supervising a minimum of 4 PWP’s and potentially 1 trainee. SPWP’s will also provide group skills supervision or CPD workshops as needed.

PWP work : SPWP’s will continue to provide 1.5 days of clinical work in order to maintain and develop their clinical skills. This time will consist of at least one half day 1-2-1 clinic per week, another 0.5 day for either 1-2-1, a class or CBT according to the needs of the service.

You will be expected to work at least 1 evening a week either on Hub Duty, delivering a class or undertaking 1-2-1 clinical work.

If you would like to discuss the post or would like more information about Touchstone’s Terms and conditions please ring Richard Garland or Sally Poyser on 0113 216 3000.

How to Apply

Touchstone is an equal opportunities organisation, a Trans Positive employer and applications are welcome from all sections of the community, particularly LGBT communities and/or people with disabilities who are under-represented within Touchstone. Application forms and further details can be obtained by going to our website at www.touchstonesupport.org.uk or writing to: Touchstone, Touchstone House, 2-4 Middleton, Crescent, LEEDS, LS11 6JU (quoting the reference) or by e-mailing recruitment@touchstonesupport.org.uk. Please return all completed applications to either the email or postal address.

Job Categories: Charity & Not for Profit. Job Types: Permanent. Job Tags: cbt, Charity, iapt, leeds, mental health, nhs, pwp, support, and Touchstone. Salary: 20,000 - 40,000. Job expires in 20 days.

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