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Psychological Wellbeing Practitioner

Salary:  £26,970 per annum
Working hours:  37.5 hours per week
Contract length: Permanent
Holidays: 25 days per annum (rising to 30 days pro rata per annum after 5 years’ service), plus Bank Holidays
Based at: Lock 50, Rochdale

We are looking to recruit an enthusiastic and motivated individual to join our team Thinking Ahead team as a Qualified Psychological Wellbeing Practitioner. This role will involve engaging with the residents and professionals of Heywood Middleton and Rochdale (HMR) to help raise awareness of our wellbeing service and how we can meet the needs of the local community. As someone who is passionate about mental health and wellbeing, you will have a key role of engaging with the local population and will help more people to access the support that they need, when they need it.

We are looking for someone who:

  • Will provide evidence based CBT and brief intervention support to our local population
  • Will be involved in conducting assessments, providing one-to-one and groups treatments
  • Will provide treatment over the phone, face to face and via online platforms such as Silvercloud
  • Will get involved with service development activities, representing the service at various events
  • Will be able to work under your own initiative and be able to manage your own caseload
  • Will have the ability to work to deadlines and deal with conflicting priorities.

Please note, shortlisted candidates will be expected to deliver a short presentation and portfolio reflecting their community engagement work.

How to apply

If you would like any further information, please contact David Lee or Lesley Stutter on 01706 751180.

The closing date for applications is 4 December 2020. Applications received after this time will not be considered and CVs will not be accepted.

If you need the application form in an alternative format, please contact our HR Team.


Find out more about what makes Big Life a great employer, from career development to a comprehensive staff wellbeing package.

The Big Life group positively promotes diversity in the workforce. We are committed to safeguarding children and vulnerable adults.

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