Band 5 LIFT Psychology Practitioner - Swindon

Swindon, Wiltshire, England
Full time
Job level
Qualified (non-manager)
14 Feb 2020
15 Mar 2020

Job Description

An excellent opportunity to join LIFT Psychology, a Primary Care Psychology IAPT provider for the Swindon area on a 18 month fixed term contract.

The successful candidate will have specialist knowledge of the following to carry out the role which will encompass:

• The delivery of brief, short term and low intensity psychological interventions, based on Cognitive Behavioural and Solution Focused approaches, provision of information, CCBT and self-help for people with common mental health difficulties and assist in the running of psycho-educational groups and follow up telephone calls

• Mental Health promotion, which will involve the development of effective relationships between primary care and local communities and other services in the voluntary and statutory sectors.

• GP practice development in areas of mental health information systems; audits; self help materials; protocols and guidance implementation.

You will work as part of the established stepped care model LIFT Psychology Service in Swindon, which consists of clinical and counselling psychologists; counsellors; CBT therapists and graduate workers. You will need to be independently mobile, as you will be working in different surgeries across Swindon.

You should have a real interest of working with people who are experiencing mental health difficulties and with primary health care professionals seeking to improve care and treatment. You will need excellent communication skills and ideally have proven experience of working in the Primary Care setting. You will be involved with, and receive, ongoing in-service training and supervision.

You should have a PWP (Psychological Wellbeing Practitioner) qualification, or Diploma in Counselling, or relevant professional qualification in health or social care with relevant psychotherapeutic experience (e.g. Nursing, Social Work or Occupational Therapy).

Part Time hours will also be considered.

Avon and Wiltshire Mental Health Partnership NHS Trust(AWP) provides inpatient and community-based mental health care for people living in Bath and North East Somerset (B&NES), Bristol, North Somerset, South Gloucestershire, Swindon and Wiltshire. We also provide specialist services extending throughout the south west.

We employ over 4,000 dedicated members of staff who deliver services from more than 90 locations, working in approximately 150 teams across a geographical region of 2,200 miles, for a population of approximately 1.8million people.

We are passionate about promoting good mental health and wellbeing. We strive to use the expertise and resources within our organisation, and through our partnerships, to deliver high quality services that are safe and focused on people's recovery. Our staff are pivotal in everything we do and we are committed to involving them fully in the development of the Trust and our services.

Adverts normally close for application a few minutes before midnight on the closing date. Interview expenses will not normally be paid. Applicants shortlisted for interview will be contacted via our recruitment system TRAC so please check your emails regularly. If you have not been contacted within 4 weeks after the closing date please assume that your application has been unsuccessful. We only accept applications submitted via NHS Jobs and TRAC. Any personal details supplied to AWP by you will be held on the Trust systems in line with the General Data Protection Regulation. AWP is committed to Equality and Diversity - we welcome applications from all sections of the community. We are a Disability Confident Employer (Two Ticks) offering a guaranteed interview to disabled applicants who meet the essential criteria. We encourage applications from people who wish to work on a part time/flexible basis and will do our utmost to accommodate flexible working whenever service requirements allow.

Ref: 2286196

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