Assistant Psychological Wellbeing Practitioners (PWP)

Reference: APWPmay18
Start Date: tbc
Location: initially at Eastleigh then based at one of our locality hubs in Eastleigh, Basingstoke or Gosport
Hours: 37 hours per week - Full time
Salary Range: £18,549 - £19,975 - Per Annum
Application Closing date: Before 9.00am Friday, 22 June 2018
Interview Date: Scheduled to take place week commencing Monday 16 July 2018

PLEASE NOTE:  No application form is included in the application pack.  Please scroll down to the bottom of this page and click on the link to download an application form

Solent Mind run the italk service in partnership with Southern Health NHS Foundation Trust which is one of the largest Improving Access to Psychological Therapies (IAPT) services in the country.

We are now recruiting for Step 2 IAPT Assistant Psychological Wellbeing Practitioners – ref:  APWPmay18 -Full time - 37 hours per week

Location:  Eastleigh, Basingstoke or Gosport (Please specify preference within application)

In this role you will support the Step 2 Clinical Team at italk, which presents an ideal opportunity for psychology graduates or mental health workers to work in an IAPT service.

Primarily the post holders will deliver treatments to patients through groups and cCBT, so excellent presentation skills, IT skills and a good level of written and spoken English are essential. You will also provide administrative support to the clinical team, which will enable you to gain a deeper understanding of the IAPT model and develop your clinical skills and knowledge.

Initially the role will be based at our Contact Centre/West locality hub in Eastleigh and then will be based in one of our locality hubs in Eastleigh, Basingstoke or Gosport. It is an expectation that Practitioners will also facilitate weekly group treatments and work a minimum of 2 evenings per week.

You will need to be highly motivated and resilient to cope with the demands of working in this large, high volume service. Successful candidates will also need to have strong communication skills, professional telephone manner and excellent organisational skills.

If you are interested in being part of a constantly developing service and believe that you have the relevant skills and experience then this could be the opportunity for you! In return, we offer a vibrant and friendly working environment with excellent benefits, including 25 days holidays, plus a contributory pension scheme. Appropriate training/supervision will be provided to meet the clinical needs of this role.

For more information on the italk service please see their website:

For more details on this role please email Sarah Richardson, Clinical Manager-PWP Lead at

Closing date for receipt of completed applications is before 9.00am Friday 22 June 2018

Interviews are scheduled to take place week commencing Monday 16 July 2018

For more information on this post please download the Application Pack using the link at the top of this page.

Please Note: no application form is included within the application pack, so please also download an application form using the links below.

CV's will not be accepted
We do not accept applications from recruitment agencies

Job Application Forms:

Click on the link to download an application form (word 97-2003 version) - Application Form

Click on the link to download an application form (pdf version)  - Application Form

Completed application forms need to arrive before the closing date and time. Any applications received after the closing date and time will not be considered.

Application forms can be returned by:


Post: Recruitment, Solent Mind, 15-16 The Avenue, Southampton SO17 1XF

Fax: 023 8202 7811

Or of course you can deliver it by hand to the address stated above.