Psychological Wellbeing Practitioner

£31,365-£37,890 pa (pro rata)
23 Feb 2021
23 Mar 2021
Contract Type
Full Time
Band 6

Sussex Community NHS Foundation Trust (SCFT) is the largest community healthcare provider in Sussex.
  • Over 5,000 full and part time staff, with 4,000 people registered on our bank
  • Medical, nursing and therapeutic care provided to over 9,000 children and adults a day
  • July 2018 Care Quality Commission (CQC) rating of 'Good' with 'Outstanding' features
  • Flexible working patterns offered across our services
  • BAME, Disability, LGBT+ and Religion and Belief staff networks
  • Disability Confident Employer - Level 2

We are seeking to recruit a qualified Psychological Wellbeing Practitioner (PWP) to work within Diabetes Care for You, a community diabetes service covering Brighton, Hove, Lewes, High Weald and the Havens in East Sussex.

This is an exciting opportunity to work within a multidisciplinary team of consultants, nurses, dietitians, podiatrists, psychologists and support staff, and contribute to the development of this innovative service.

The post holder will work with individuals with type 1 or 2 diabetes to improve their psychological wellbeing and diabetes health outcomes. In this respect, a key aspect of the role is to provide regular telephone triage of referred patients and to manage your own caseload delivering low to medium intensity interventions using telephone and face to face appointments. The role also includes providing psychological input on the group education courses run for patients.

The successful candidate will be required to work very closely with the Psychotherapy team within the service, receive regular supervision, and also establish and maintain effective working relationships with other members of the service. Excellent communication and organisational skills and the ability to manage risk are essential.

This role offers an excellent opportunity to develop clinical and service development skills, as well as experience of working within a multidisciplinary team integrating physical and psychological support.

This post may close earlier than the published closing date if sufficient applications are received.

Correspondence relating to this vacancy will be conducted electronically. If you have not heard from us within two weeks please assume that your application has been unsuccessful on this occasion. Please ensure that you check your emails, including your junk folder, on a regular basis. References will be requested electronically as well; please ensure you provide correct contact details for referees.

Applicant requirements

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

Documents to download
  • Jd and PS ( PDF , 490.5 KB )
  • JD and PS ( PDF , 490.5 KB )
  • Staff Benefits Brochure ( PDF , 484.5 KB )

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