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Psychological Wellbeing Practitioner (Apprenticeships)

Organisation Norfolk & Waveney Mind
Location Norfolk & Waveney (must be willing to travel to University of East Anglia for face to face sessions as required). We have office bases across Norfolk.
Website Visit organisation website
Contract type Permanent contract subject to successful completion of the course within 12 months and End Point Assessment (EPA)
Salary £22,584 per annum rising to £25,654 after qualification
Hours 37.5 Hours per week, some evenings after qualifying
Date posted 5 May 2022
Closing date 19 May 2022

Job Ref: NWM/81

MIND in partnership with Wellbeing Service Norfolk and Waveney

The introduction of the Psychological Wellbeing Practitioner (PWP) apprenticeship scheme offers the opportunity to train for a career as a PWP without requiring an undergraduate degree.

As a PWP you would be part of a service that offers therapies to individuals and groups of people. This is called the Improving Access to Psychological Therapies Service. Applicants will need experience working with people with Mental Health difficulties. We are looking for people who are empathic, emotionally tough, highly organised and have good IT skills.

The role of a PWP is demanding and fast paced. Empathy, resilience and excellent organisational skills are essential qualities. Trainees are expected to progress to working with a high degree of autonomy, with high volume caseloads including individual and group work; this may include telephony, video consultation, and face-to-face clinical work. The role is well supported with weekly clinical and case management supervision from qualified clinicians. In addition to clinical contact, the roles will include writing referrals, note writing, data collection/analysis and data management.

Applicants will need experience of working with people in a caring capacity and or working with individuals struggling with their mental health. Applicants should have a good understanding of IAPT and the role of a PWP before committing to the apprenticeship training year.

The post holder will work with people with different cultural backgrounds and ages, using interpreters when necessary and should be committed to equal opportunities.

In person treatment and virtual/telephone consultations are in place across IAPT services in line with the individual service policy.

Apprenticeship PWP role and will study on the Psychological Well-Being Practitioner course with the University of East Anglia (start date August 2022). The course is 12 months long plus will require successful completion of an End Point Assessment conducted by a third party to assess core practical competencies.

Three days per week will be spent in service gaining invaluable experience assessing and working with clients and two days committed to University teaching and study days. This may be a combination of in person and remote learning.

Those without a valid permit to work and study in the UK are not eligible to apply for this position.

All applicants must have the ability to travel independently as required.

Minimum Qualifications Required:

Psychological Wellbeing Practitioner Apprenticeships are open to people who have the relevant qualifications, please only apply if you meet the minimum requirements. If you are unsure if you meet these please get in contact with us.

Entry requirements:

  • All candidates should have Level 2 Maths and English qualifications, or the equivalent and must be able to evidence this with certificates. In the event that you do not have certificates, candidates can request proof of award from the awarding bodies. Candidates would be expected to bear this cost. Offers cannot be made without this information.
  • We welcome applications from candidates who do not have a degree or recent study experience but have relevant experience in a caring capacity. This could be from support work or care work in a mental health setting.
  • Interest in supporting patients with anxiety and depression using Cognitive Behavioural Therapy (CBT) self-help.

Benefits

All our staff have access to our comprehensive benefits package. Details of what we offer can be found here:

https://www.flipsnack.com/MindNorfolkandWaveney/benefits-brochure-2021.html

How to apply

To apply please click on the following link:

https://norfolkandwaveneymind.peoplehr.net/Pages/JobBoard/Opening.aspx?v=93d85e0a-669c-451e-ac69-ebb9c181249c

Closing date: 19th May 2022

Interviews expected 30th May – 1st June. The remote interview panel will consist of service and university representatives.

Interviews may include a role play and/or presentation, further information will be given prior to interview.