DMWS – Wellbeing Resource Coordinator with Community Psychiatric Nurse (CPN) qualification


Location: RAF Waddington, Lincolnshire

Fixed Term Contract for one year initially. 35 hours per week.

Are you a passionate, dedicated CPN looking for your next role? Do you possess as a minimum a CPN qualification, have at least 2 years relevant experience which must include a Cognitive Behavioural Therapy qualification or similar ? DMWS are looking for a Wellbeing Resource Coordinator with CPN expertise to work at RAF Waddington.

Are you a confident, self-starter? We are looking for someone with strong interpersonal skills, able to work as part of a team, who is compassionate and passionate about supporting the Armed Forces Community.

DMWS is an international charity that has been providing Medical Welfare support to the Armed Forces Community for over 76 years.

Working as part of a team you will be supporting the Military and their Families. All DMWS Welfare Officers need to be prepared to be mobile and deployable. Additionally, you should be willing to work flexibly to meet job demands and this may involve working unsociable hours.

In return, you will be working within a dynamic organisation, making a real difference and receiving great benefits, including 30 days leave (pro rata) plus bank holidays, enhanced sick pay, up to 6% matched pension contributions, death in service benefits, access to Smarthealth with a 24/7 virtual GP Service and great training opportunities.

What you will be doing:

You will be a confidential, impartial resource working as part of the Squadron to enhance the squadron members Wellbeing. You will have knowledge, experience and abilities comparable to that of a CPN which include Cognitive Behavioural Therapy (CBT) or an equivalent qualification. Formal therapy will not be part of the programme; however, the skill to interact daily and asses the holistic wellbeing of the squadron members is vital.

The post holder will work collaboratively with all local stakeholders including:-

Squadron Chain of Command,

Station SMO,

RAF MH team,

Station Welfare Team,

Squadron Padre,

Other relevant charities on base.

This is not exhaustive list but indicates the collaborative and sensitive nature of the role.

Knowledge, Skills, Training and Experience

The post holder will have the knowledge, experience, and abilities comparable to those of a Community Psychiatric Nurse, this experience should include Cognitive Behavioural Therapy as well

as a knowledge of other therapeutic interventions which promote and support positive mental health both of the individual and the group.

Formal therapy will not be part of this role; however, the skill to interact daily and assess the holistic wellbeing of squadron members is vital.

This role will be collaborative, discrete, and have clear boundaries.

You will have the ability to understand clinical interventions and if required communicate these to the squadron in a way which supports the squadrons ongoing needs and fulfils stakeholder objectives and directions.

You will enable the individuals working as part of the squadron through guided discovery to maintain mental health and wellbeing, and encourage them to seek formal help if required via the RAF medical services.

You will have the ability to advocate on behalf of the squadron members across a range of services, ensuring that services, as far as possible, reflect their needs and wishes.

You will have the ability to understand and contribute to statutory issues if and when they arise, supporting squadron members and their families. You will do this while ensuring that current Station Welfare provision is not undermined but that a seamless and cooperative approach is taken at every opportunity to ensure the best outcomes for all involved.

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Closing Date: 29 July 2020

Reservists and veterans are particularly welcome to apply

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