• Full Time
  • Remote

NHS

Come on board with the largest IAPT provider in Derbyshire and join a team of over 100 dedicated clinicians to help to provide life-enhancing, meaningful support to clients.

We believe that our employees are key to our continued success, so we strive to make sure that no matter what role you play, you will always enjoy being a part of Trent PTS.

Our aim as a service is to provide life-enhancing and meaningful interventions which improve the emotional, mental and social wellbeing of our clients.

Our continued focus is to provide excellent treatment, ensuring those who require our help, receive the right treatment at the right time. At Trent PTS, we don’t have an internal wait list meaning that over 80% of clients are seen for their first session within 6 weeks and commence treatment immediately with the same therapist for the duration of treatment.

If you feel this is the place for you and want to help us make a difference to our clients lives, we would love to hear from you.

Some of the great benefits of joining our team include:

NHS Band 5 salary with pay progression

Recognition of NHS Continuous Service Dates

Full NHS Agenda for Change terms and conditions.

NHS Pension Scheme

27 days annual leave, rising to 33 days with length of service + bank holidays

Exclusive NHS Discounts

Training and progression opportunities

Cycle to Work Scheme

Employee Assistance Programme

Recommend a Friend bonus scheme

Free annual eye tests

This role is based within our Remote team.

Main duties of the job

As a qualified Psychological Wellbeing Practitioner (PWP), you will be actively committed to developing your skills in cognitive behavioural therapy in a primary care mental health setting. You will provide a Primary Care Psychological Therapies Service (primarily Steps 1 and 2 in line with a Stepped Care model) to clients of Trent PTS with common mental health problems such as anxiety and depression, mainly of a mild to moderate severity and impact.

Delivering high quality, high volume, evidence-based low intensity therapy which will be short term and primarily cognitive behavioural and self-management interventions. These interventions will be delivered primarily by the telephone, CBT and in a group format.

Please note, as part of this role you will be required to work one late clinic (up until 8pm) each week.

About us

Trent PTS has been an approved NHS provider of psychological therapies since 2004. We have a long history of providing treatments for mental health difficulties including depression, anxiety, loss, grief, trauma and relationship problems. As a clinically focused service, we encourage clinicians to determine treatment plans in accordance with best practice and their training.

As a pioneering service, we are always looking for new ways to improve the accessibility of mental health support in our communities. We are big on community outreach, digital innovation and establishing pathways and partnerships to support the individuals and communities we serve.

We are an equal opportunities employer and positively encourage applications from suitably qualified and eligible candidates, regardless of sex, race, disability, age, religion/belief or marital status.

As a Disability Confident Employer, we encourage you to share any accessibility requirements you may have with us, so that we can support you fully.

Date posted

11 April 2023

Pay scheme

Agenda for change

Band

Band 5

Salary

£27,055 to £32,934 a year

Contract

Permanent

Working pattern

Full-time, Flexible working

Reference number

U0049-23-0000

Job locations

Trent Psychological Therapy Services

Uttoxeter New Road

Derby

DE223NL

Job description

Job responsibilities

You will deliver high quality, high volume, evidence-based low intensity therapy which will be short term and primarily cognitive behavioural and self-management interventions. These interventions will be delivered primarily by the telephone, CBT and in a group format.

Managing an allocated clinical caseload in collaboration with the Line Manager, deliver low intensity, evidence based cognitive behavioural interventions for service users with mild to moderate mental health problems, including:

Guided Self Help

Behavioural Activation

Problem Solving

Psycho-education

Group Treatments modular CBT workshops

Computerised Cognitive Behavioural Therapy (cCBT)

Prescribing of CBT Self Help books (‘Books on Prescription’)

Signposting to appropriate agencies

Provide symptom monitoring, medication advice and behavioural guidance to service users prescribed antidepressant medication.

Conduct mental health assessments, psychological assessments and Risk Assessments. Formulate and implement Risk Management plans following Trent PTS Services Risk Assessment & Risk Management policies and procedures.

Coordinate signposting to alternative support or advisory services as appropriate and monitor the effectiveness of this intervention by follow up.

Refer service users to Clinical Team Leaders if they are presenting with severe or complex conditions or risk, require complex medication advice, or who may need to be referred to Secondary Care Services.

Ensure that other clinical personnel involved in the treatment and care of service users are aware of all relevant issues in the clinical management of their care, including a history of violence to self or others and current or potential risk of violence to self or others.

Job description

Job responsibilities

You will deliver high quality, high volume, evidence-based low intensity therapy which will be short term and primarily cognitive behavioural and self-management interventions. These interventions will be delivered primarily by the telephone, CBT and in a group format.

Managing an allocated clinical caseload in collaboration with the Line Manager, deliver low intensity, evidence based cognitive behavioural interventions for service users with mild to moderate mental health problems, including:

Guided Self Help

Behavioural Activation

Problem Solving

Psycho-education

Group Treatments modular CBT workshops

Computerised Cognitive Behavioural Therapy (cCBT)

Prescribing of CBT Self Help books (‘Books on Prescription’)

Signposting to appropriate agencies

Provide symptom monitoring, medication advice and behavioural guidance to service users prescribed antidepressant medication.

Conduct mental health assessments, psychological assessments and Risk Assessments. Formulate and implement Risk Management plans following Trent PTS Services Risk Assessment & Risk Management policies and procedures.

Coordinate signposting to alternative support or advisory services as appropriate and monitor the effectiveness of this intervention by follow up.

Refer service users to Clinical Team Leaders if they are presenting with severe or complex conditions or risk, require complex medication advice, or who may need to be referred to Secondary Care Services.

Ensure that other clinical personnel involved in the treatment and care of service users are aware of all relevant issues in the clinical management of their care, including a history of violence to self or others and current or potential risk of violence to self or others.

Person Specification

Qualifications

Essential

IAPT Qualified Low Intensity Therapist (PG Certificate)

Computer literate

Desirable

RMN or UKCP/BACP Registered Counsellor

Full driving licence

Car owner/driver

Experience

Essential

IAPT Qualified Low Intensity Therapist

Minimum of six months clinical experience within Primary Care Mental Health (pre Low Intensity Training)

Experience of delivering a wide range of evidence based low intensity interventions for anxiety and depression

Experience of conducting mental health assessments and risk assessments

A good understanding of the Cognitive Behavioural Therapy Model

Experience of collating and recording clinical outcomes

Evidence of receiving regular Clinical Supervision in relation to Low Intensity interventions

Good knowledge and understanding of Mental Health issues particularly anxiety and depression

Good knowledge and understanding of the IAPT agenda

Desirable

Post registration clinical experience as a qualified Low Intensity Therapist

Experience of delivering group based clinical interventions

Experience of working within multi disciplinary and multi-cultural settings.

Experience of working within social care or the welfare benefits system

Communication Skills

Essential

Good communication skills with colleagues, customers of the service (including clients) and outside agents, both face to face and via the telephone

Good team working skills and co-operative team working with Staff of Trent PTS

Excellent administration and organisational skills

Able to maintain accurate admin records and/or in-house administration systems

Maintain a high standard in the content and presentation of their administration

Person Specification

Qualifications

Essential

IAPT Qualified Low Intensity Therapist (PG Certificate)

Computer literate

Desirable

RMN or UKCP/BACP Registered Counsellor

Full driving licence

Car owner/driver

Experience

Essential

IAPT Qualified Low Intensity Therapist

Minimum of six months clinical experience within Primary Care Mental Health (pre Low Intensity Training)

Experience of delivering a wide range of evidence based low intensity interventions for anxiety and depression

Experience of conducting mental health assessments and risk assessments

A good understanding of the Cognitive Behavioural Therapy Model

Experience of collating and recording clinical outcomes

Evidence of receiving regular Clinical Supervision in relation to Low Intensity interventions

Good knowledge and understanding of Mental Health issues particularly anxiety and depression

Good knowledge and understanding of the IAPT agenda

Desirable

Post registration clinical experience as a qualified Low Intensity Therapist

Experience of delivering group based clinical interventions

Experience of working within multi disciplinary and multi-cultural settings.

Experience of working within social care or the welfare benefits system

Communication Skills

Essential

Good communication skills with colleagues, customers of the service (including clients) and outside agents, both face to face and via the telephone

Good team working skills and co-operative team working with Staff of Trent PTS

Excellent administration and organisational skills

Able to maintain accurate admin records and/or in-house administration systems

Maintain a high standard in the content and presentation of their administration

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