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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. 

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Wellbeing Team Leader (Postive Minds)

Salary: £26,871 to £28,938 per annum
Hours: 37 hours per week (to include some evenings, weekends and bank holidays)
Closing date: 15 Aug 22 - Interview date: TBC

Reference: REQ00082

Are you interested in becoming a Wellbeing Team Leader to manage our Positive Minds service supporting our communities in the Portsmouth area who are experiencing mental health issues?

An exciting opportunity has arisen in the form of a Wellbeing Team Leader to lead the team at our Postive Minds service. The post-holder will play an integral role in the management of the service and supervising staff. The Wellbeing Team Leader will work in partnership with Solent NHS Trust and other internal and external agencies and stakeholders.

The service supports those who are experiencing mental health issues through goal focussed support to enable service users to take control of their own recovery.

For more information on this role please email Christie Breen at cbreen@solentmind.org.uk

DBS NOTE TO APPLICANTS - We have assessed this role as requiring an Enhanced level of disclosure.

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Patient Contact Officer (italk)

Salary: £20,988 to £22,602 per annum
Hours: 37 hours per week
Closing date: 12 Aug 2022 - Interview date: TBC

Reference: REQ00084

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

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.

Our working environment is supportive and friendly 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, and a contributory pension scheme.

We are open between 8am and 8pm Monday to Thursday and Friday 8am to 4.30pm. You will be required to work at least one late shift a week (11-7 or 12-8) and shift patterns will be discussed with you at interview.

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

For more details on this role, email Clare Power (TARC Manager) cpower@italkorg.uk

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Patient Contact Officer (italk) - (part time)

Salary: £20,988 to £22,602 pro rata per annum
Hours: 12 hours per week (Mon - Thurs working evening shifts, 4-7pm or 5-8pm)
Closing date: 12 Aug 2022 Interview date: TBC

Reference: REQ00085

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

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.

Our working environment is supportive and friendly 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, and a contributory pension scheme.

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

For more details on this role, email Clare Power (TARC Manager) cpower@italkorg.uk

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Senior Psychological Wellbeing Practitioner(s) (italk)

Salary: £32,888 (Pro Rata) Per Annum
Hours: 37 Hours Per Week (Part Time also considered)
Closing date: 21 Aug 2022 - Interview Date: W/C Mon 29 Aug 2022 or 05 Sep 2022

Reference: REQ00086

Italk is a partnership between Solent Mind and Southern Health NHS Foundation Trust and 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.

We have upcoming vacancies for both full time and part time Senior Psychological Wellbeing Practitioners (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 both clinical skills and line management supervision. Our Senior Psychological Wellbeing Practitioners also continue to work with Step 2 patients through conducting assessments and delivering treatment sessions.

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.

Successful candidates will also have opportunities to develop skills in interviewing, line managing, coaching and developing new trainees who will be joining the service in our March and September cohorts as well as current QPWPs and Assistant PWPs.

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, regular wellbeing sessions, hybrid working plus a contributory pension scheme.

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) srichardson@solentmind.org.uk.

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


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IT Administration Officer

Salary: £24,341 - £26,216 Per Annum
Hours: 37 Hours Per Week
Closing date: 15 August 2022 - Interview Date: TBC

Reference: REQ00087

The IT Team looks after over 300 staff and volunteers on a Hybrid O365 / On Premise Solution, mainly using MS Office 365 Software as well as Dynamics CRM and Great Plains, Citrix and Microsoft Suite of admin tools. We are looking for someone with experience and who is keen to learn and join a growing dynamic Team.

The ICT Administration Officer will enable the provision of high-quality mental health services by providing a timely, efficient and responsive, customer- and solutions-focused IT Support Service to staff, with support from the Head Of Information Systems and IT Support Manager and our Outsourced host providers. You will provide excellent IT technical support, help manage the starters/leaver process, procurement of IT and mobile devices and maintain IT Asset Register. This is an exciting opportunity to join a growing dynamic industry leading team.

For more information on this role please email:
Peter Zillwood Acting Head of Information Systems – pzillwood@solentmind.org.uk

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SMI Health Check Co-Ordinator

Salary: £24,341 To £26,216 per annum
Hours: 37 Hours per week
Closing date: 11 Aug 2022 - Interview Date: 22 Aug 2022

Reference: REQ00079

Solent Mind is working with GP surgeries across West Hampshire to encourage more patients with a serious mental illness to come forward for physical health checks.

The successful candidates will work with GP practices and community mental health services to encourage people to engage with the physical health check programme, providing low level mental health support and signposting to other community resources. Due to the large geographical area, candidates must have access to their own vehicle and be willing to travel across the locality.

For more information on this role please email:
Sarah Byrne (Project Manager) sbyrne1@solentmind.org.uk

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Trainee Psychological Wellbeing Practitioner(s) (italk)

Salary: £23,225 Per Annum (rising to £26,523 per annum when qualified)
Hours: 37 Hours Per Week
Closing date: 02 September 2022 - Interview Dates: First Part (role play) W/C Mon 3 October 2022 and Mon 10 October 2022 - Second Part (successful candidates) W/C Mon 24 October 2022

Reference: REQ00088


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

Would you like to:

Build on your experience of supporting people to manage their mental health?

Work towards a recognised Undergraduate/ Postgraduate qualification?

Work alongside a supportive, motivated and like-minded team?

We are looking for people who:

Are compassionate, resilient and motivated

Are looking for a career change and are enthusiastic about caring and supporting people

Have recent experience of working in a mental health setting OR have relevant life experience/ transferrable skills

Can work well in a team and have excellent written and verbal communication skills

Are highly motivated and can balance study (at a level 5 qualification) and can demonstrate that they could fulfil the academic component of the role prior to being offered a post

In turn we will offer you:

We are looking for highly motivated and resilient individuals with mental health experience OR relevant qualification 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 traineeships to Psychological Wellbeing Practitioners, starting in January 2023. PWP Trainees will work within the italk service for Solent Mind providing Step 2 low intensity Cognitive Behavioural (CBT) interventions in the form of 1–1 telephone appointments, face to face, webinars, group and on-line support for people with mild to moderate anxiety and depression. You would combine psychological practice with the very latest in low intensity CBT innovation, helping people move forward using structured, brief interventions. You will receive employment and a full salary, as well as one year of high quality evidence-based training at the University of Southampton.

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.

On successful completion of the programme you will move into a Qualified PWP role and to a permanent QPWP contract.

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

At italk we take pride in 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 encourage connectedness to the team.

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.

Final closing date for receipt of completed applications is by 2nd September 2022. However, applications are limited to 250 and once this limit is reached applications will automatically be closed.

Interviews will be split into two parts. The first part will take place in the weeks commencing 3rd and 10th October and successful candidates will be invited to a second stage of interview in the week commencing 24th October.

The post will start at the start of January 2023 and the University starting date is anticipated to be 16 January 2023.

Applications are limited to 250. Once this limit is reached applications will automatically be closed.

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

DBS NOTE TO APPLICANTS - We have assessed this role as requiring an Enhanced & Barred level of disclosure.

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Head of Operations (italk)

Salary: £36,145 to £38,927 per annum
Hours: 37 hours per week
Closing date: 26 August 2022 - Interview date: W/C 05 Sep 2022 or 12 Sep 2022

Reference: REQ00089

We 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 providing Step 2 and Step 3 therapies.

As Head of Operations your responsibilities will include:

  • To provide overall leadership and management for all non-clinical teams within step 2 at italk, working closely with the Clinical Service Leads and Hub Lead PWPs, in order to realise the Solent Mind organisational strategy and delivery plan, in partnership with service users, staff and volunteers.
  • To manage and oversee the day to day delivery of services within the TARC and at Step 2, providing all necessary direction and supervision to ensure that Solent Mind delivers high quality, effective, safe services.
  • Ensuring that all step 2 business support staff are appropriately skilled by helping develop a programme of in house and external training that ensure staff are up to date on recent clinical research and evidence. Overseeing the accurate completion of training records of staff.
  • To lead and manage the recruitment process of the Step 2 clinical and non-clinical staff teams, and development planning of the Step 2 staff teams in conjunction with Step 3 colleagues in the italk service.
  • To ensure the wellbeing of business support staff is appropriately reviewed and positively managed.

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.

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

DBS NOTE TO APPLICANTS - We have assessed this role as requiring an Enhanced & Barred level of disclosure.

PLEASE NOTE

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Crisis Peer Practitioner (The Harbour - PSR)

Salary: £20,988 to £22,602 Pro Rata Per Annum (plus enhancements for unsocial hours)
Hours: 18.5 Hours Per Week (across 7 days including evenings/weekends/bank hols)
Closing date: 21 Aug 2022 - Interview Date: TBC


Reference: REQ00065

"After a successful launch of the new Harbour service, we have now been running for a few weeks with great success. We have created a mutual bond with the NHS crisis team at St Mary's Hospital and continue to work together to support those in need out of hours. We engage amazingly as a team to teach and guide one another in order to provide the best possible service. Using our own lived experience we create trust and empathy with our service users forming rich relationships that facilitate crisis recovery. We look forward to seeing how the service will develop and evolve over the coming months". - Harbour staff member

The Harbour is an informal, non-judgemental, out-of-hours mental health service for anyone over the age of 18 in Portsmouth, Fareham, Gosport, Havant and East Hampshire, who needs short-term support in times of great difficulty or is struggling with poor mental health.

Our team is made up of people who have experienced mental health challenges and have used local health services, so understand and can really help in service users times of crisis.

The Harbour Crisis Peer Team, based in Portsmouth deliver peer support to our service users experiencing self-defined mental health crisis (covering Portsmouth, Fareham, Gosport, Havant and East Hampshire areas).

The Team will provide opportunities for service users to talk through their issues, develop and use coping techniques and link up with longer term support. (This is a remote service and service users can access the service via text, telephone, web chat, video call).

Hours will be worked as 4.00pm to 11.30pm shifts on a rota basis, which will include some weekends and bank holidays. Unsocial hours enhancements will apply.

You will need to have personal, lived experience of a mental health issue, as well as the confidence and aptitude to calmly and effectively support people who are distressed and/or in crisis.

For more information on this role please email:

Steve Johns (Peer Service Manager – The Harbour) sjohns@solentmind.org.uk

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