Lead Psychological Wellbeing Practitioner, Hidden Wounds (maternity contract fixed 1 year).

Job Title: Lead Psychological Wellbeing Practitioner, Hidden Wounds (maternity contract fixed 1 year).
Contract Type: Contract
Location: Catterick Garrison
Salary: £28,000 - £30,000 Per Annum.
Job Published: November 17, 2017 15:53

Job Description

Job Title:             Lead Psychological Wellbeing Practitioner, Hidden Wounds. (maternity contract fixed 1 year) 

Reports to:         Psychological Wellbeing Team Manager

Based at:            Phoenix House Recovery Centre, Catterick Garrison, DL9 3AW

Job Purpose

Provide leadership associated with the ‘Step 2’ low intensity service within ‘Hidden Wounds’.  Managing a team of three or more Psychological Wellbeing Practitioners, with additional responsibilities including case management supervision, clinical skills supervision alongside delivery of low intensity CBT.


Main Responsibilities

  • Provide support to a team of three or more Psychological Wellbeing Practitioners.
  • Provide clinical governance of the ‘Step’ 2 low intensity service to ensure safe, effective and efficient delivery of low intensity CBT
  • Monitor and manage collection and reporting of service outcome data, alongside supporting a reduced caseload.

Essential Qualifications:

  • Successfully completed a BPS accredited IAPT training programme at PG Cert or Degree Level 6

Essential Knowledge, Skills & Experience

  • Clinical monitoring, assessment, and risk management skills
  • Experience of managing a team of three or more
  • Excellent interpersonal skills
  • Excellent communication skills (clarity and confidence in face-to-face, telephone and written communication) with people from a range of backgrounds (e.g. Veterans and their families, general public, other health care providers)
  • Good evidence of organisational skills with respect to monitoring of data   integrity, project management
  • Ability to compile data into report format
  • Computing skills sufficient to use an internet platform, download data, or respond on-line.
  • Experience at using guided self-help interventions
  • Experience of conducting risk assessments and understanding of health and safety legislation
  • Excellent skills in supporting patients using low intensity CBT over the telephone
  • Experience relevant to working with clinical populations
  • Experience of providing case-management supervision to PWPs
  • Experience of providing leadership to other PWPs

Desirable Knowledge, Skills & Experience

  • Successfully completed a PWP training programme/undertaken CPD in competencies associated with a Band 6 PWP post (e.g. leadership, supervision)

Key Competencies & Behaviours

  • Confident and polite manner
  • Ability to build rapport quickly and to understand needs and expectations
  • Positive, empathetic, patient, polite and friendly manner
  • Ability to remain calm under pressure
  • Displays the highest levels of integrity, confidentiality  and commitment
  • Respond quickly to changing demands and demonstrate strong skills in prioritisation and time management
  • Work within a range of environments and working cultures, adapting personal style accordingly
  • Lead and drive work forward with minimal direction
  • Analyse information quickly and communicate in a concise and articulate manner
  • Well organised with the ability to prioritise
  • Attention to detail in all aspects of work
  • Demonstrates an ability to work as part of a team and be a flexible team player
  • Demonstrates self-motivation
  • Flexible re: hours of work

Guiding Principles

All elements of  your delivery of the Job Description must encapsulate :

Best In Class

We must remain fresh, well-informed and innovative in our approach so that we can consistently develop best-in-class support services for our WIS and their families. We must invest in our staff as it is they who will make the difference.

It’s about the blokes

              The  WIS and their families must remain the focus of everything we do

Support to families is as important as support to the WIS. We must maintain the personal touch and give the WIS and their families our personal attention.

Can Do

We must remain easy to access for our beneficiaries and easy to do business with for our partners and other H4H staff. We must remain a ‘can-do’ organisation that will find a single reason to make something happen, not 100 reasons to stop it. ‘Can, not can’t; will, not won’t; why not, not why. ’We must remain efficient and not bureaucratic.

One Team

Regardless of where you work or what you do in H4H, we must work as a team to deliver the best possible holistic support and services to our WIS and their families today and into the future, and to develop our services over time. We expect the highest standards of competence, commitment and personal conduct from H4H staff in their dealings with the WIS and their families, our partner organisations, and each other.