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Perinatal Psychological Wellbeing Practitioner

Hybrid Working


Between £12.01-15.00 Per Hour

Full Time

Norfolk and Waveney Mind

Closing Date: 01/12/23


NHS Talking Therapies for Anxiety and Depression

Starting Salary: £28,407 to £34,581 per annum depending on qualifications and experience

Full Time: 37.5 hours per week

Locations: Norfolk and Waveney. This is a hybrid role working from home, perinatal hubs and wellbeing hubs as required.

The Wellbeing Service is part of the national NHS Talking therapies programme, aimed at helping people across Norfolk and Waveney aged 16 and over, who are experiencing mild to moderately severe anxiety and depression. It is a well-established partnership between Norfolk & Suffolk NHS Foundation Trust (NSFT) and Mind.

We are seeking a well-motivated individual to join us as Qualified Perinatal Psychological Wellbeing Practitioner (PWP). PWPs provide high volume, low intensity psychological self-management interventions which are based on Cognitive Behavioural Therapy (CBT) and form Step 2 of the stepped care model, as recommended in NICE guidelines. Much of the work is telephone based and cCBT (computerized CBT), and delivery of workshops and webinars is also a key part of the role. Although IAPT treatments focus on mild to moderately presentations, the role will also involve assessing people with more severe and enduring difficulties, and referring them on to relevant services.

Experience of working with clients with anxiety and/or depression, and of managing a caseload in a previous role is highly recommended. However, for those without relevant experience, please do apply as we may also want to talk to you about the role of Assistant PWP, which can be an excellent introduction to clinical roles within the service.

This is a fast-paced and challenging role, as you will be working with people with high emotional demands, so you will need to be able to manage your own emotional wellbeing. Successful applicants will therefore need to already have a high level of skill in the following areas:

  • A commitment to delivering high quality client care
  • Ability to demonstrate resilience when working with clients that are experiencing varying levels of emotional distress
  • Able to adapt to change
  • A positive and solution focused attitude
  • Good administration and IT skills
  • Excellent time management and organisational skills relating to the number of client contacts offered and clinical sessions carried out each week
  • Capacity to work under pressure
  • High level of enthusiasm and self-motivation
  • Ability to work and problem solve independently
  • Access to a car, or alternative ability to travel independently
  • Ability to work at any location across Norfolk
  • Ability to work flexibly, including some evenings

If you would like to speak to someone about the role, please contact Haidee Adkins (Clinical Team Leader) on 01553 817200.