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Self-employed Wellness Advisors Second Step Wellbeing Therapies Service
Level of experience required:
All Self-employed contractors must have Numeracy and literacy to GCSE
level/NVQ 2 or equivalent and have IT skills including ability to produce various
documents in Word, data entry, and use of email and internet.
They must have the ability to carry out behavioural and cognitive based
interventions, keep clear and concise records of interventions, and be able to
develop good therapeutic relationships with patients.
They must have a proven knowledge and understanding of support needs of
people with mental health needs, specifically anxiety and depression and
understand the knowledge and evidence base underpinning clinical practice
e.g. Cognitive and Behavioural based interventions, Improving Access to
Psychological Therapies (IAPT), stepped care.
They must have a knowledge of the medication used in anxiety and depression
and other common mental health problems and must have a proven
knowledge of health and safety issues, especially those relevant to mental
To provide a high quality, high volume, evidence-based stepped care primary
care psychological therapy service to patients with common mental health
problems e.g. anxiety and depression.
The Wellness Advisor will deliver a range of low intensity interventions at Step
2 with a focus on brief psychological interventions, a range of minimally
supported guided self-help interventions and wellbeing support.
Duties and responsibilities:
Conduct brief patient-centred assessments and, in partnership with patients,
develop and review treatment plans which are designed to aid clinical
improvement and social inclusion.
Within the stepped care approach provide a range of brief, low-intensity
psychological treatments and minimally guided self-help including psychosocial support. Provide information and support for evidence-based low
intensity psychological treatments, which place an emphasis on patient selfmanagement. Enable patients to make informed decisions about their mental
wellbeing and support, maximising their independence.
Proactively liaise with LIFT Psychology, as agreed to provide information,
advice and guidance.
Liaise effectively and maintain excellent working relationships with all agencies
and other parties involved in patients’ support, including signposting to other
support providers.
Carry out role adhering to relevant Second Step policies, procedures, values,
code of conduct, legislation and with a recovery and wellness orientated
Identify, assess and manage risk to ensure risk is minimised. Work in a safe
manner ensuring the health and safety policies of the service are implemented
and fully adhered to.
Manage caseload, documentation, I.T monitoring and time effectively, making
best use of the supervision and training provided by our High Intensity
Collaborate with other team members, including volunteers, to maximise
service performance, meet targets and SLAs and promote effective
communication and teamwork.
Provide flexible service as required which will include some evening working
up to 8pm.