Overview

 

Psychological Wellbeing Practitioner (PWP)

 

Salary: Indicative Band 5 24,907 – 31,365 plus any unsocial hours enhancements relevant to the post as per the NHS Terms & Conditions 2018

Hours: 37.5 hours per week

Base: Ambulance HQ, Brierley Hill, DY5 1LQ

 

A new and exciting opportunity has become available for a Psychological Wellbeing Practitioner (PWP) to join West Midlands Ambulance Services University NHS Foundation Trust on a permanent contract.

The post holder will join the Trust’s well-established in-house Occupational Mental Wellbeing Service which delivers high-quality, dynamic and responsive mental health support to the diverse workforce of West Midlands Ambulance Service University NHS Foundation Trust.

This role will involve a mix of conducting initial assessments, 1-2-1 low intensity psychological treatments and the delivery of mental health awareness and psychoeducation sessions to various staff groups. The nature of these will range in the level of complexity, sensitivity and contentiousness from straightforward to highly complex/sensitive/contentious.

The Trust’s workforce is spread across a large geographical area encompassing Shropshire, Herefordshire, Worcestershire, Staffordshire, Warwickshire, Coventry, Birmingham and the Black Country. The majority of duties will be completed via telephone or video call but there will also be a requirement to travel across the Trust network to deliver services and attend meetings as needs arise and the service develops.

The post holder will have an important responsibility to role model good self-care practices and demonstrate through their actions and words, a commitment to nurturing a mentally healthy working environment for all.

Applicants must hold a qualification from a British Psychological Society accredited PWP Training Course to degree level (or equivalent) along with a minimum of 6 months post PWP qualification experience in an IAPT service.

This position involves a regulated activity which will require an Enhanced Disclosure & Barring Service check. The disclosure will, where appropriate to the role, include information against the Independent Safeguarding Authority barred lists for working with children, adults or both.

Where a Disclosure & Barring Service (DBS) check is required for the post, applicants are required to cover the cost of the check. The cost (45 for an enhanced check or 28 for a standard/basic check) is payable to our online provider at the time that the DBS application is submitted.

West Midlands Ambulance Service positively welcomes diversity and aims to be a truly inclusive place to work. We are looking for self-motivated, enthusiastic people from all backgrounds that care about making a difference.

We also support the ‘Disability Confident’ scheme and therefore guarantee to invite to assessment all applicants with a disability who meet the standards required for a job vacancy.


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PLEASE READ THE ATTACHED DOCUMENT ENTITLED INFORMATION AND GUIDANCE FOR APPLICANTS.

 

Closing date for return of applications: _Monday 25th January 2021