We are currently seeking an individual to work as part of our IAPT service who will have the opportunity to obtain a postgraduate certificate in Low Intensity Psychological Interventions in Primary Care:

• IAPT Psychological Wellbeing Practitioner (PWP) trainee £18,838.00 per annum – 37.5 hour week

The certificate in Low Intensity Interventions is a nationally designed qualification for workers providing low intensity interventions as part of the “talking therapies” development plan for the NHS.

It supports the Improving Access to Psychological Therapy (IAPT) Programme.

The Kaleidoscope Plus Group are able to offer Psychological Wellbeing Practitioner Trainee posts for a 12 month contract starting in October 2016.

Appointment is subject to applicants passing Birmingham University’s assessment tests and being offered a place on their course, in addition to The Kaleidoscope Plus Group’s selection process.

You should have a degree in a relevant subject or equivalent (eg NVQ levels 5 and 6).

In addition you should be able to demonstrate some experience of working with people with mental health problems.

Interviews will be held at The Kaleidoscope Plus Group on 22nd or 23rd May 2017 and if successful in interview you must be available to attend Birmingham University on the following days:

• 10th & 11th July 2017 – for interview, written and group tests (if offered a place)

• 2nd October 2017, 9.30am for the induction day at University of Birmingham

Thereafter you will be required to attend Birmingham University mainly on Mondays and Wednesdays until the end of July 2018.

Over the year you will be expected to build up your case management experience and skills in addition to completing the course.

We would welcome applications from candidates speaking minority languages that are prevalent in Sandwell (Punjabi, Hindi, Urdu and Polish).

All posts are subject to enhanced disclosure (DBS) checked, which will be completed once the offer has been accepted.

Click here for the full Job Description for the IAPT Psychological Wellbeing Practitioner (PWP) trainee role

Click here for the full Personal Specification for the IAPT Psychological Wellbeing Practitioner (PWP) trainee role

Please send CV and covering letter detailing your ability to meet the needs of the job description and person specification to: sue.vincent@kaleidoscopeplus.org.uk

If you would like to discuss this opportunity in further detail please call 0121 565 5605 and ask to speak to Sue Vincent.

Closing date for all post applications will be Friday 5th May 2017 by 5pm, if you do not hear from us within 28 days then please assume you have been unsuccessful.