Emotional Wellbeing Practitioner: Birmingham, West Midlands
St Germain Emotional Wellbeing Service
£25,350 (pro rata)
Are you interested in working with people experiencing common mental health problems such as anxiety and depression?
St Germain’s Emotional Wellbeing Support Service is offering an exciting opportunity for an emotional wellbeing practitioner to work as part of a pioneering, community-based mental health team. The service was established in May 2020, initially as part of the church’s response to Covid-19. It has grown considerably as relationships with city-wide referral agents have developed and is now seeking to expand the capacity of its offer of an open-access, fast-response emotional wellbeing service.
The postholder will:
- Provide low-intensity, solution-focused psychological interventions (currently up-to four session per service user) to individuals experiencing common mental health problems, including depression and anxiety, stress and adjustment to life events, both face-to-face and over the telephone
- Support the service to effectively deliver brief, evidence-based interventions, including guided self-help (teaching core CBT skills, mindfulness etc), psychoeducational work – predominately individual but possibly group – cognitive restructuring, graded exposure and behavioural activation
- Liaise with GP-based social prescribers and other local referral agents, providing mental health advice and screening referrals for appropriateness based on a stepped-care approach
- Support the ongoing development of the service.
This role is based at St Germain’s site, where the service currently operates out of the church hall facilities. It includes face-to-face work that is regularly Covid risk-assessed with extensive risk mitigation measures taken. The role involves offering up-to 16 appointments per week, up to 50 minutes each. This will be predominately low-intensity guided self-help type support sessions but will sometimes include initial assessments.
To apply for this post, you will have:
- A qualification in a relevant subject (minimum Level 5): e.g. Psychology, Counselling, Health and Social Care, Mental Health Nursing, Low-Intensity Psychological Interventions
- One year’s experience of working with people who have experienced mental health problems
- Ability to form non-judgemental, positive therapeutic relationships with service users, whilst maintaining appropriate boundaries
- Understanding of anxiety and depression and how it may present in Primary Care
Contract: permanent subject to funding – currently until 31 December 2021
How to apply: please submit your CV and a personal statement outlining how you meet the person specification for role through this website. Please note: applications without a person statement will not be considered.
Closing date: This job advert will close as soon as sufficient applications have been received. Please apply for this job as soon as you can, if interested.