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Working at Solent Mind will give you a friendly and flexible working environment, excellent benefits, training opportunities and above all: a place where you can use your lived experiences to really make a difference. 

Please note that we cannot accept CVs for any of our vacancies nor do we accept applications from recruitment agencies and instead ask you to complete and return the application form linked below.  Your application form needs to arrive before the closing date and time. Any applications received after the closing date and time will not be considered.

Senior Psychological Wellbeing Practitioners

Salary: £27,817 to £29,959 (Pro Rata) Per Annum
Hours: 37 Hours Per Week (30 Hours Per Week Minimum Part Time Also Considered)
Closing date: Thu 01 Oct 2020 (Before 9.00am)

(Ref SPWPSep20)

italk is the Improving Access to Psychological Therapies (IAPT) service provided in partnership between Solent Mind and Southern Health NHS Foundation Trust. 

We are looking to recruit several Senior Psychological Wellbeing Practitioner (SPWP) to join our busy and expanding Step 2 team. This recruitment opportunity would be a great opportunity for Qualified Psychological Wellbeing Practitioners who are committed to Step 2 work, highly motivated, flexible and a strong team players to develop their career within our Low Intensity service.

The role involves managing a group of PWPs to ensure the quality of their work is maintained through facilitating clinical skills supervision and line management. 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 strong clinical decision making. Ideally candidates will have previous supervisory experience, however this is not essential.

Please mention in your application how long you have been working as a Qualified PWP.

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 develop skills in interviewing, line managing, coaching and developing new trainees who will be joining the service in our September cohort.

This is a challenging role and you will need to be resilient and flexible to cope with the constantly changing needs of staff and the service. If you are interested in this position 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.

This post is offered as a permanent full-time equivalent post (part time working will be considered) with the expectation that all clinical staff work one late evening per week (12pm until 8pm).

Please state three reasons to shortlist me in the first paragraph of the supporting statement in order to be considered for shortlisting.

For more details on this role, email either:-

Sarah Richardson (Clinical Manager) at srichardson@solentmind.org.uk.

Heather Simons (Clinical Manager) at hsimons@solentmind.org.uk.

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A relevant DBS check may be required for this role.

PLEASE NOTE - Applications for this role can only be made via the NHS Jobs website. You will not be able to apply through our Solent Mind website. Under 'How to apply' below, when you click on 'To apply for this role please click here', you will automatically be taken through to this role on the NHS Jobs website where you can complete your application.

How to apply

To apply for this role please click here

If you have any difficulties applying for this role, please contact Recruitment on:

Phone: 023 8202 7839
Email: recruitment@solentmind.org.uk

Trainee Psychological Wellbeing Practitioners

Salary: £20,680 Per Annum (rising to £22,829 - £24,584 when qualified)
Hours: 37 Hours Per Week
Closing date: Mon 05 Oct 2020 (Before 9.00am)

(Ref TPWPSep20)

italk is the Improving Access to Psychological Therapies (IAPT) service provided in partnership between Solent Mind and Southern Health NHS Foundation Trust.

We are looking for highly motivated and resilient individuals with a relevant qualification or mental health experience and a desire to work in one of the largest Improving Access to Psychological Therapies (IAPT) services in the country. You will work with patients with mild to moderate depression and anxiety. We need people with energy and enthusiasm, who are flexible in their approach and can work well as part of a large, busy team in a high-volume service and demanding environment, whilst studying for their PWP qualifications.

We are offering one-year traineeships to Psychological Wellbeing Practitioners, starting in January 2021. PWP Trainees will work within the italk service for Solent Mind providing Step 2 interventions in the form of 1 – 1 telephone appointments, face to face, group and online support for people with mild to moderate anxiety and depression. You will receive employment and a full salary, as well as one year of high quality evidence-based training at the University of Southampton.

  • You will need recent experience of working with people with mental health problems.
  • You may be a graduate (or equivalent) level in a relevant profession, or have acquired good practical experience of mental health work with evidence of recent relevant study (those without the required level of qualification would need to demonstrate that they could fulfil the academic component of the role prior to being offered a post).

In addition to the requirements in the Person Specification, candidates will have to satisfy the University that they are capable of completing the academic component of the training, alongside working within the service.

You will be based in one of 3 hubs across Hampshire: West (Eastleigh); East (Gosport); North (Basingstoke).

At italk we take pride our practitioners and do our best to look after their wellbeing at all times. Each staff member is encouraged to complete a wellness action plan as they join the team, and is invited to attend a fortnightly wellbeing group with their colleagues to do activities together and encourage connectedness. All staff have access to the Solent Mind online wellbeing platform and free 24/7 support via our Employee Assistance Programme as well as regular supervision with a senior practitioner. We believe that we need to look after ourselves in order to best support our patients and welcome new team members with the same philosophy.

Interviews will be split into two parts. The first part will take place week commencing 02 November and successful candidates will be invited to a second stage of interviewing in either week commencing 09 or 16 November 2020. The post would start on 11 January with the University training starting – you would need to be available to start work on these dates.

For more details on this role, email either:-

Sarah Richardson (Clinical Manager) at srichardson@solentmind.org.uk.

Heather Simons (Clinical Manager) at hsimons@solentmind.org.uk.

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A relevant DBS check may be required for this role.

PLEASE NOTE - Applications for this role can only be made via the NHS Jobs website. You will not be able to apply through our Solent Mind website. Under 'How to apply' below, when you click on 'To apply for this role please click here', you will automatically be taken through to this role on the NHS Jobs website where you can complete your application.

How to apply

To apply for this role please click here

If you have any difficulties applying for this role, please contact Recruitment on:

Phone: 023 8202 7839
Email: recruitment@solentmind.org.uk

Patient Contact Officer (italk)

Salary: £19,201 to £20,680 Per Annum
Hours: 37 Hours Per Week
Closing date: Mon 12 Oct (Before 9.00am)

(Ref PCOSep20)

italk is the Improving Access to Psychological Therapies (IAPT) service provided in partnership between Solent Mind and Southern Health NHS Foundation Trust. 

A role has become available in our hard working and close-knit team for a full time Patient Contact Officer in the Telephone and Referral Centre (TARC) at italk.

If you thrive in a busy office environment and are passionate about patient care this could be a great opportunity for you! This is a high level administration role so excellent communication skills and a professional telephone manner will be essential to ensure patients gain access to the support they need. An understanding of mental health issues is helpful, but not essential. Your IT skills will be put to good use as you will be registering patients over the phone and booking appointments on our patient database.

You’ll be joining a vibrant and friendly working environment and be rewarded with excellent benefits, including 25 days holiday to begin with and then 1 extra day per year, up to maximum 30 days. Learning and development opportunities, plus a contributory pension scheme are also part of the reward package.

We are open between 8am and 8pm Monday to Thursday and Friday 8am to 4.30pm; preferred shifts will be discussed at interview.

For more information on this role please email Clare Power (TARC Manager) at cpower@solentmind.org.uk.

For more information on the italk service visit www.italk.org.uk

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How to apply

Download the application form

Complete and return to: recruitment@solentmind.org.uk

If you have any difficulties in downloading an application form, please contact Recruitment on:

Phone: 023 8202 7839
Email: recruitment@solentmind.org.uk

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Benefits of working at Solent Mind

Whichever role interests you, you can expect a friendly and flexible working environment, excellent benefits and training opportunities.

Some of the benefits you can expect being a Solent Mind employee:

Holiday entitlement

25 days annual leave rising incrementally to 30 days per year for staff on permanent full time or part time contracts – pro-rata for part time

pension plan

Subject to you making contributions at 5% of salary, Solent Mind will make contributions at 3% of salary.

Sick pay entitlement

For staff on a permanent contract after 3 months service you can receive 1 month full pay and 1 month half pay, increasing to 2 months full pay and 2 months half pay after 12 months continuous service, and then rising after 24 months continuous service to a maximum entitlement of 3 months full pay and 3 months half pay.

Sick pay is pro-rata for part time staff, just like holiday entitlement.

Employee Assistance Programme

All staff have access to an Employee Assistance Programme providing free access to counselling services.

Learning and Development

We have a learning and development budget set aside to cover training and development for staff which is a requirement for their job or has been identified during appraisal or supervision as a development related need.

Interest-free season ticket and cycle to work scheme

Solent Mind offers an interest-free season ticket loan for travel to work and access to a Cycle to Work Scheme to all members of staff once they have completed three months service.

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