Abingdon, Oxfordshire
OX10, Wallingford
OX2, Oxford
Oxford, Oxfordshire
£21,748 - £24,981 per year (11-18 NJC Salary Scale)
Permanent, Full-time
Job description

Title: Primary Care Wellbeing Worker
Hours: 37 hours per week
Base: Venues across Oxford City and South West Oxfordshire
Salary: £21,748 - £24,981 (11-18 NJC Salary Scale)
Contract: Permanent
Holidays: 28 days plus bank holidays (pro rata)
Pension: Auto enrolment in place
Accountable to: Primary Care Wellbeing Project Manager

About Oxfordshire Mind

We’re Mind, the mental health charity. We’re here to make sure anyone with a mental health problem has somewhere to turn for advice and support; in total over 20,000 people in Oxfordshire access our services each year. With one in four people experiencing a mental health problem at some point in their lives, people need Mind more than ever. Our work includes:

  • The Transitional Supported Housing Recovery Service (part of the Oxfordshire Mental Health Partnership).
  • The TalkingSpace Plus psychological therapy service in partnership with Oxford Health NHS Foundation Trust.
  • The Oxfordshire Mind Wellbeing Service, which is part of both the TalkingSpace Plus and Oxfordshire Mental Health Partnerships and includes:
  • Five Wellbeing Centres throughout the county
  • Public Wellbeing & Information Services
  • Physical Activity and Wellbeing
  • Benefits for Better Mental Health, a welfare benefits advice service
  • Volunteering and Peer Support Opportunities
  • Raising awareness and campaigning activity.

We employ over 100 staff and operate in 28 locations around the county.

Purpose of the Job

Wellbeing Workers provide an effective Information and Options service, based on a social prescribing model, to people referred by Primary Care professionals or via self-referral.

Oxfordshire Mind Primary Care Wellbeing Workers can offer up to six one-to-one sessions with clients who may be experiencing mental health issues or other social or lifestyle issues that are impacting on their wellbeing.

Wellbeing Workers will work in a non-clinical person-centred way to encourage and enable service users to link in with existing support services, use the support available in their local community and develop tools to increase their ability to manage their own wellbeing.


The key responsibilities of the Primary Care Wellbeing Worker are to:

  • Ensure that people referred by practice staff or via self-referral receive an excellent person-centred service via an initial assessment and follow-up sessions as required.
  • Work with individuals to identify their own hopes and goals, and support them to develop a personalised action plan to increase resilience and wellbeing.
  • Keep up to date with appropriate information about the wider Oxfordshire Mind Wellbeing Service - and other local, regional and national services - to ensure service users can be offered appropriate information and signposting.
  • Review and assess progress of individuals, supporting them to complete their personalised action plans.
  • Carry out follow up contact with individuals to evaluate outcomes using designated measures such as the Short Warwickshire-Edinburgh Mental Wellbeing Scale (SWEMWBS) and patient satisfaction questions.
  • Provide advice and guidance to GP practice staff about community and voluntary sector services.
  • Forge and maintain excellent relationships with Primary Care staff to help ensure the service is well understood, and that staff are aware of ongoing work with service users.
  • Liaise with practice staff to ensure the service remains accessible to all individuals and groups e.g. younger and older adults, women with children, black and minority ethnic communities, veterans and groups who may have difficulty in accessing services.

Closing date: Sunday 26th July 2020

Please click ‘Apply’ to be redirected to our website, where you can submit your application online.

No agencies please.

Posted on: 30 June 2020
Closed date: 26 July 2020
Job ref: 155697_md
Tags: Advice, Information, Support Worker