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Qualified IAPT Psychological Wellbeing Practitioner (Adult)

Salary: £26,970 per annum – fixed point- NHS band 5, point 4
Working hours: 37.5 hours per week
Contract: Permanent
Based at: Lock 50, Oldham Road, Rochdale, OL16 5RD.

We are looking for motivated Qualified Psychological Wellbeing Practitioners (PWP) to join our expanding psychological wellbeing service in Rochdale, Middleton and Heywood. The post holders will work alongside other PWPs within a stepped care model to provide a range of NICE approved low intensity interventions for depression and anxiety disorders. Treatment will be delivered through a range of modalities including face-to-face work, telephone therapy and facilitating structured groups such as anger and irritability, worry, stress and bereavement and loss.

The successful candidates will be skilled in delivering low intensity therapy, highly motivated with the ability to organise and prioritise their own workload and will have successfully completed an approved IAPT PWP Post Graduate Certificate. Self Help Services can provide excellent opportunities for ongoing personal and professional development through regular supervision and training opportunities. Self Help Services welcomes applications from people with personal experience of mental health problems.

Please note that during the current situation with the COVID-19 pandemic, our practitioners are largely based with working from home and delievering therapy via methods such as telephone, CCBT and video platform.

How to apply

Closing date for applications is 11 June.

For any further queries please call 01706 751180 or email

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.

This post will be subject to an enhanced level DBS check


Coronavirus update

In light of the current situation, we are making changes to the way we deliver services at the moment. One-to-one appointments that would normally be delivered face-to-face will now take place over the phone or through video call. There is no need to call us to confirm – your regular point of contact will call you at the time your appointment was scheduled.

We are also no longer holding groups inside. We’re currently arranging alternatives where possible through considering walking or virtual groups. Please contact your group facilitator, or the centre where the group runs from, for more information.

If you’re worried, think you may have symptoms of Coronavirus or want further information, see the latest advice from Public Health England.

Finally, if you’re struggling through self-isolation, please don’t feel alone. There are local community groups being created all over the country, which you can find here. Alternatively, you can call our community centres in your local area, which you can find here.