Why Work for Mind?
Perceptions of mental health are changing fast – and there’s never been a more exciting time to join us to ensure that anyone with a mental health problem has somewhere to turn for support and advice. Mind in Brighton & Hove is committed to promoting better mental health for everyone with experience of mental distress. There are many benefits to working with Mind in Brighton and Hove. We value and care for the people we serve, the resources entrusted to us and the people we employ. Mind in Brighton and Hove is an equal opportunities employer.
We aim to ensure that no job applicant or employee receives less favourable treatment on the grounds of gender, marital status, race, colour, ethnic origin, sexual orientation, age or disability, and that all appointments are made purely on the basis of merit. Whichever role interests you, you can expect a friendly working environment, excellent benefits and training opportunities.
Psychological Wellbeing Practitioners (PWPs)
Salary £22,128 to £24,547 per annum for 37 hours, pro rata for part time hours
Mind in Brighton and Hove empowers and supports people who have experience of mental health issues in Brighton and Hove and across Sussex.
We are offering PWPs an exciting opportunity to join a growing team based in a highly regarded local mental health charity. We welcome applications from qualified PWPs for full time and part time roles.
The PWP team at Mind in Brighton and Hove is part of the recently re-commissioned Brighton and Hove Wellbeing Service. A partnership of four organisations (Mind in Brighton and Hove, Sussex Partnership NHS Foundation Trust, HERE, and YMCA Downslink Group) with a track record of providing high quality services to the communities of Brighton and Hove, Brighton and Hove Wellbeing Service is a complete Primary Care Mental Health service rather than a standalone IAPT service. This means you will benefit from:
- Wraparound support for your patients from experienced Mind colleagues who offer work and learning advice and support, advice and information and advocacy
- A joined-up Children and Young People’s pathway which combines NHS and 3rd sector expertise and is likely to provide exciting development opportunities for Step 2
- Working with experienced Primary Care Mental Health Practitioners who offer a wealth of knowledge from nursing, social work, and occupational health backgrounds to aid risk management and support of patients who may be less able to benefit from IAPT intervention.
The Wellbeing Service is committed to growing Step 2 provision over the next three years to offer earlier intervention and quicker treatment to Brighton and Hove residents experiencing depression and anxiety. This expansion will mean on-going opportunities to explore special interests and help to shape the service, working with professionals from a variety of clinical backgrounds.
Alongside your core work of delivering Cognitive Behavioural Therapy based guided self-help over the telephone and face-to-face you will have the chance to be involved in a variety of on-going projects. We run an extensive psycho-educational group programme. We also offer SilverCloud to provide flexible, online treatment. We work closely with the University of Brighton offering student specific courses. We are pleased to be taking part in the exciting LightMIND research project with the Sussex Mindfulness Centre.
All successful applicants are subject to DBS clearance
For more information about the role including how to apply, please download our application pack, which contains:
- About us
- Application form
- Guidance notes
- Job description and person specification
- Terms and conditions
- Monitoring form
Please also see our application cover letter.
Closing date: 12 noon Wednesday 21st March 2018
Interview date: Wednesday 4th and Thursday 5th April 2018
We are committed to equal opportunities and encourage applications from people with disabilities, experience of mental health issues, people from ethnic minorities and of any religion, belief or sexual orientation.