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Low Intensity Mental Health Worker

Band 5

Main area
317 Psychology - Cardiac Rehabilitation
Band 5
Fixed term: 12 months (12 months from date of appointment)
Full time - 37.5 hours per week (37 hours 30 minutes/week)
Job ref
317 Trustwide
£24,907 - £30,615 per annum
Salary period
19/04/2021 23:59
Interview date

The Newcastle upon Tyne Hospitals NHS Foundation Trust is one of the most successful teaching NHS Trusts in the country. We have one of the highest number of specialist services of hospitals in the UK. With around 15,000 staff, the Newcastle Hospitals is one of the region’s major employers. We have a long-standing reputation for high quality clinical care with our staff’s commitment to excellence reflected in our consistent performance at the highest level. We are committed to being an “employer of choice” offering our staff superb benefits, looking after their wellbeing, and providing access to high-quality education, training, career progression and support which enables them to provide “Healthcare at its best with people at our heart”.

The Newcastle upon Tyne Hospitals NHS Foundation Trust is a world class health care provider, and one of the most successful teaching NHS trusts in the country. A tertiary centre, it offers the second highest number of specialist services than any other group of hospitals in the UK, with more than 1.72 million patient contacts each year, delivering innovative, high quality services locally, regionally, nationally and internationally and has been twice rated ‘Outstanding’ by the CQC.

We are the largest Trust in the country - and one of only five NHS organisations - to receive this accolade twice, which reaffirms our position as one of the UK’s top hospital trusts.

We are committed to promoting equality and diversity and recognise the benefit in providing an inclusive environment. We value and respect the diversity of our employees and aim to recruit a workforce which reflects the communities we serve, and is equipped to deliver the best service to our patients. We welcome all applications irrespective of people’s race, disability, gender, sexual orientation, religion or belief, age, gender identity, marriage and civil partnership, pregnancy and maternity and in particular those from under represented groups.

This is an exciting opportunity to join a well-established Clinical Health Psychology service in a large acute Hospital Trust and to contribute in a team developing and delivering a programme of staff support and well-being interventions. The service offers excellent opportunities for professional development, providing a range of training and supervision
options and close links with our local IAPT service Talking Helps Newcastle.

You will join a new Psychology led team supporting the development and provision of step 2 resources and interventions in our critical care and high dependency units and related support services. You will be delivering guided self-help, psycho-education and work with the team to support training and group interventions. You will have opportunities to utilise long-term conditions training and support the evaluation of the programme.

You will have a Degree or equivalent qualification, the training required to qualify as a Psychological Wellbeing Practitioner (e.g. Low Intensity Psychological Therapies Postgraduate Certificate) and postgraduate experience working as a Psychology Wellbeing Practitioner in adult mental health services. You will have experience of delivering stepped care therapeutic interventions, including guided self-help and group work, with a knowledge of the issues surrounding work and the impacts this can have on mental wellbeing.

Full Time 37 hours 30 minutes/week

Interview Date:  6 May 2021

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Applicant requirements

This post is subject to the Rehabilitation of Offenders Act 1974 (Exceptions) Order 1975 (Amendment) (England and Wales) Order 2020 and it will be necessary for a submission for Disclosure to be made to the Disclosure and Barring Service.

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Further details / informal visits contact

Dr Veronica Oliver Jenkins