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Trainee Psychological Wellbeing Practitioner Basildon and Brentwood

Package Description

Our Trainee PWP positions are very popular, and due to high volumes of applications we may need to close the advert early. Therefore we advise to submit your application as early as possible.

The Role: What you’ll do

  • We have several opportunities to recruit enthusiastic and committed Trainee Psychological Wellbeing Practitioners (Trainee PWPs) to join our Basildon and Brentwood IAPT (Increasing Access to Psychological Therapies) service
  • In this role, you will provide Low Intensity interventions whilst undertaking the PG Certificate delivered by the University of Essex commencing on 31st January 2022.
  • You will need to be able to attend the University of Essex course in person.
  •   This training post will equip you to provide Step 2 Guided Self-Help Low Intensity Interventions to clients with a range of common mental health problems such as anxiety and depression in primary care, for which CBT interventions are demonstrated to be clinically effective.
  • You will be joining a motivated workforce and will be supported in the completion of both your academic study and clinical delivery by skilled and experienced supervisors.
  • On the successful completion of your training, you will transition into the role of qualified PWP.

Training:

  • Training is fully funded and delivered by The University of Essex
  • There is some requirement to travel to the university’s campus throughout the training year (but this may be changed to remote learning, as decided by the university)
  • The bulk of the training will be delivered January 2022 dates October 2022
  • on non-teaching days you will get clinical experience in service completing assessments and delivering support to clients.

The role will start on the 26th January with your trainee year running from January 2022 - January 2023. It is vital that you are able to start the course on this date if successful.

 

Vita Health Group celebrates life. Improving lives physically and mentally drives everything we do.

We work in partnership with the NHS, support the UK’s largest companies to help support their workforce and provide a full range of physiotherapy services to private customers. We are physical and mental health specialists with over 30 years of experience - we Make People Better.

Vita is fast growing, innovative and ambitious. If you would like to be part our journey and join a company that offers outstanding personal development, flexibility for a work/life balance and a genuine focus on delivering exceptional services then we would love to hear from you.

 

Your skills and background:

Essential:

  • Evidence of working with people who have suffered with a mental health problem.
  • Evidence of ability to study successfully at undergraduate year 1 level or the equivalent.
  • Flexible and able to provide out of hours clinics as required by service needs
  • Willingness to travel

Desirable:

  • Previous mental health experience
  • Training in nursing, social work, occupational therapy, art therapy or within a psychological therapy, psychology or other health related undergraduate / post graduate degree.

Other Requirements:

  • A Disclosure and Barring check (DBS, formerly CRB) will be required by the service for appointment to post.

Why Vita Health Group?

Vita Health Group celebrates life. Improving lives physically and mentally drives everything we do.

We are physical and mental health specialists with over 30 years of experience.  We work in partnership with the NHS, support the UK’s largest corporate companies to help assist their workforce and provide a full range of physiotherapy services to private customers.

To achieve our mission of making people better, we recognise the importance of investing in our staff. In addition to a competitive salary, we also offer the opportunity of a flexible work life balance, support with continued professional development and a comprehensive benefits package which you can view in full on our website.

Vita Health Group is proud to be an equal opportunities employer.  We are committed to Equality, Diversity & Inclusion best practice and positively encourage applications from candidates regardless of sex, race, disability, age, sexual orientation, gender identity, religion/belief, marital status, or pregnancy/maternity. 

We are actively seeking to increase the diversity of our workforce, to ensure we are representative of the communities we serve at all levels. We therefore welcome applications from candidates with a wide range of lived experience.

We are committed to equitably support the wellbeing of all employees as demonstrated by:

  • Our association with the MINDFUL EMPLOYER Charter for Employers who are Positive About Mental Health.
  • Our status as a Disability Confident Committed Employer dedicated to ensuring that all candidates are treated fairly throughout the recruitment process.All disabled candidates that meet the minimum essential criteria will be invited to interview.
  • Our participation in Stonewall’s Diversity Champions programme which supports us in ensuring all LGBTQIA+ staff are free to be themselves in the workplace.
  • Our commitment to meet the standards outlined in the NHS Equality Delivery System (EDS2), Workforce Race Equality Standard (WRES) and Workforce Disability Equality Standard (WDES).
  • The provision of access to health and wellbeing services for colleagues.

Should you wish to discuss any adjustment or assistance you might need in the application or interview process please contact recruitment@vhg.co.uk and we will arrange.

Please note, all applicants must be legally entitled to accept and perform work in the UK and all positions are subject to a DBS check. 

Any data which you share with us throughout the hiring process will be stored securely within the UK and is accessible only by staff who require it. Should your application be unsuccessful, your data will be securely destroyed after 6 months. 

Vita Health Group reserves the right to close this job when sufficient applications have been received.

 

 *Vita Health Group reserves the right to close this job when sufficient applications have been received.*

Vita Health Group

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