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Step 2 IAPT Senior Psychological Wellbeing Practitioner
Solent Mind

Job Description

Do you want to work for an established and respected local Mental Health Charity?

Solent Mind is the largest third sector provider of mental health services in the Hampshire region offering a range of high quality services to improve people’s mental wellbeing and to promote choice and rights to everyone who needs our support.

In partnership with Southern Health NHS Foundation Trust we deliver the italk service, which is one of the largest Improving Access to Psychological Therapies (IAPT) services in the country providing Step 2 and Step 3 therapies respectively across Hampshire.

Because of this partnership, and the size of the area we cover, there is always something exciting and new to be involved in. From joint working with Southern Health teams in the community, to amazing initiatives such as Solent Mind’s Mayfield Nurseries project. We are always looking at new ways to reach people and provide the quality support they deserve.

italk is a free to access NHS commissioned service for people aged 16 and over with mild to moderate mental health conditions such as depression and anxiety, which includes obsessive compulsive disorder, phobias, panic attacks and post-traumatic stress disorder.

We are currently recruiting for a Step 2 IAPT Senior Psychological Wellbeing Practitioner

Full – time 37 hours per week

Based in East locality hub – Fareham/Gosport

We are looking for a Qualified Psychological Wellbeing Practitioner with supervisory experience to take the next step in their career in this fast moving IAPT service.  You must be highly motivated, flexible and a strong team player to support your colleagues within the Senior team, as well as needing to provide support and leadership, both clinically and operationally, in your locality teams.  The ability to negotiate and build relationships with external agencies is vital to this role.

The post holder will need a secure knowledge of Step 2 IAPT based treatments in order to deliver these to patients as well as to help develop, support, train and provide clinical supervision to the rest of the team. You will also have opportunities to take the lead in new developments and be part of a service that has achieved consistently high recovery rates.

Successful applicants will need a Postgraduate or Degree Certificate in Psychological Therapies, be able to demonstrate sound knowledge and practice at Step 2, as well as evidence of working in a clinical supervisory capacity and be able to demonstrate strong clinical decision making.

In return we can offer a vibrant and friendly working environment with excellent benefits, including 25 days holidays which increases per completed year of service to 30 days (pro-rata for part-time staff), learning & development opportunities, plus a contributory pension scheme.

Our hard working and close-knit team is easy going, welcoming and fun with regular wellbeing groups and socialising.  If you are interested in being part of an open, forward thinking and high achieving service and believe that you have the relevant skills and experience then this could be the opportunity for you!

For more information on the italk service please visit the italk website.

For more information and to download and application pack and application form please visit the job vacancies page on the Solent Mind website.

Closing date for receipt of completed applications is before: 5.00pm Friday 16 February 18

Interviews are scheduled for week beginning Monday 26 February 18

Please note, we do not accept CVs & we do not accept applications from recruitment agencies

Solent Mind welcomes applications from all the communities in which we work.  

Appointments are made on merit.

Charity registered number 1081116

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