About the role
Salary: £24,214 – £30,112 WTE (Salary range is equivalent to Band 5 on NHS Agenda for Change).
Hours: Either 35 hours per week (1.0 WTE), or pro-rata hours from 21 hours per week (0.6 WTE). There will be a requirement to work until 8pm on one weekday per week (2pm-8pm) exact times TBC.
Northpoint Wellbeing, formerly Leeds Counselling, is a charity funded by the NHS that provides therapeutic services across the region with a mission to help people experiencing emotional distress.
Northpoint Wellbeing has been supporting people in Yorkshire since 1996. Today, we are one of the largest charitable providers of therapy in the region, working with adults, children and young people.
We are recruiting for Primary Care Mental Health Practitioners to join the Leeds Mental Wellbeing Service. Predominantly working as part of an integrated team, the post-holders will provide telephone triage and face-to-face assessment and decision-making support to ensure that patients with common mental health needs gain access to the most appropriate pathway and intervention.
This role is an exciting opportunity for mental health/wellbeing practitioners to work within primary care (GP surgeries and community health centres) to provide symptom management, triage and care navigation to patients referred by their GPs.
The post-holder will be required to carry out assessment & formulation of mental health needs in order to assist patients towards increased self-management of anxiety and depression symptoms and better tolerance of distress.
The role will also involve identifying opportunities to support individuals with their mental health by helping them to access appropriate community support, encourage behavioural and lifestyle changes, and enable and empower patients to become actively involved in their own wellbeing.
The role combines the skills of triage/assessment/care navigation/psychological support.
Key to the role will be the ability to utilise psychological formulation (i.e. construct meaning out of mental distress) and build trusting relationships quickly whilst motivating individuals to make sustained changes.
Primary Care Networks (PCNs) bring together a group of neighbouring GP practices to cover a population of 30,000 to 50,000 patients.
Member GP practices benefit from economies of scale as they collaborate to provide services with an expanded primary care team – including these Mental Health practitioner roles – taking pressure off GPs. More information about Leeds PCNs can be found at https://www.leedsgpconfederation.org.uk/primary-care-networks-member-practices/
For more information about the post, please contact Steve Race (Service Manager, Northpoint Wellbeing) at firstname.lastname@example.org
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.