Job Title: Trainee Psychological Wellbeing Practitioner, Hidden Wounds
Reports to: Psychological Wellbeing Practitioner Team Lead
Based at: Phoenix House Recovery Centre, Catterick
Probationary Period: Successful completion of PWP training inclusive of attendance and supervision requirements.
Academic Training: Attending a BPS accredited IAPT Low Intensity training programme.
- Work towards caseload management of people requiring low-intensity CBT within the Step 2 Hidden Wounds’ service, in a safe, effective and efficient manner,
- Collect outcome data to support service evaluation
- Contribute to the overall psychological wellbeing service delivery.
- Discharge patients or refer on for higher intensity treatment.
- Complete all requirements relating to data collection and recording clinical activity in line with protocols.
- Work closely with line and clinical supervisors, ensuring appropriate ‘stepping-up’ and ‘stepping-down’ arrangements are in place in line with the ‘stepped care approach’.
- Adhere to a agreed recovery targets and activity schedule relating to the number of client contact interventions and clinical sessions during treatment in order to minimise waiting times and ensure treatment delivery remains accessible and convenient. This caseload will be reduced to account for trainee learning and adequate supervision.
- Under supervision undertake patient-centred assessments using IAPT standardised measures mostly on the phone which identify the areas where the person wishes to see change or recovery. Make assessment of risk to self and others and after discussion with a supervisor refer back patients to GPs or AMHT’s if they are deemed to be at risk.
- Undergraduate Psychology or affiliated discipline. A minimum of 2.1/22 optional.
- Ability to demonstrate at least 12 months experience of working in a mental health setting.
- Ability to commit to attendance of PWP Training at University and satisfactory passing all core learning modules.
- Currently undertaking a BPS accredited (or equivalent) PWP training programme.
- Clinical monitoring, assessment, and risk management skills
- 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 and project management
- 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.
- Experience relevant to working with clinical populations
- A flexible approach to travel for study and professional commitments.
- Knowledge and understanding concerning the major difficulties facing Military personnel or Veterans and their families
- Knowledge and skills in using patient management systems
- Previous experience of working in the charitable sector
- Experience of being involved in service development
- Experience of successful working using low-intensity CBT with Military personnel or Veterans and their families
- Experience of working collaboratively with physical rehabilitation professionals
- Experience of delivering training within a group setting
- Excellent written and verbal communication skills
- Excellent interpersonal skills; able to liaise with colleagues and in person and on the telephone.
- Resourceful in addressing challenges related to work duties; uses initiative to solve problems related to work duties
- Ability to relate constructively to colleagues; ability to work independently and as part of a team
- Well organised with good administrative skills
- Willingness to work flexibly to fit in with demands of the post
- Honesty and integrity, especially around matters to do with confidentiality, ethics and clinical governance
- Punctuality and reliability
- Willingness to engage in continuous professional development
- Actively participate as a member of a team
- Able to travel as required for successful completion of the work