IAPT Psychological Well Being Practitioner
Fixed Term Contract until March 2018
Do you have in-depth knowledge of anxiety and depression and how it can present in primary care? Would you like to be part of an organisation that counts on the professionalism, insight, expertise and passion of its staff to inspire individual recovery for the people they work with? Then join us as an IAPT psychological well being practitioner.
Recovery Focus are expert partners with the shared aim to inspire individual recovery nationwide. Between us we have a track record of more than 200 years of developing and running personalised services that work with people with mental health, substance misuse and other complex needs to achieve their ambitions. Each partner organisation has its own rich history of success, but together we believe we can lead the way in evidence-based recovery pathways that we can tailor to meet local and individual needs.
Right now, one of our partners, My Time, is looking for a psychological well being practitioner to join their Improving Access to Psychological Therapies service which we provide in partnership with the Birmingham Mental Health Consortium. We provide short term brief interventions to help individuals manage their mental health productively and learn new techniques and coping mechanisms that can be implemented in day to day living environments. But, it's only possible with the help of people like you.
Your challenge? To provide high volume, low intensity interventions in the form of CBT based self-management to clients with mild to moderate depression and anxiety disorders. That means conducting interviews, making assessments of risk and providing assisted self-help and a range of information face-to-face, by telephone or in writing. It also means educating and involving family members and/or others in treatment as necessary. Attending multi-disciplinary meetings relating to referrals or clients in treatment will be important too, as will keeping accurate records in line with service protocols. Along the way, you’ll regularly liaise with other agencies and work with people from a variety of cultural backgrounds, using interpreters where necessary.
As well as a qualification gained on a PWP training course (or equivalent), you have an inclusive and enabling personality, lots of enthusiasm and a calm demeanour, even under pressure. You’re also adept at building good therapeutic relationships with clients of all ages and from a range of cultures. A high standard of communication, both verbal and written, over the phone and face-to-face is essential too, as is computer literacy and a flair for evaluating and putting in place effective training. An excellent team working and relationship builder who respects each individual’s rights of autonomy and confidentiality, the ability to use clinical supervision and personal development positively and effectively will also be key to your success.
In return, you can expect some great benefits, including 25 days' annual leave plus statutory bank holidays and a contributory pension scheme after a qualifying period.
So, get inspired today. Visit our website and take the first steps towards a more fulfilling future.
Please quote ref: 17/18 when applying.
Closing date: 2 February 2017.