Community outreach / engagement
Have a Band 5 Community Engagement Worker [JD is available for download here], who focuses on building relationships with local communities and raising awareness of IAPT services. The job description lists as ‘desirable’ that they speak second language commonly spoken in Tower Hamlets, as this helps to make connections with local community groups.
Prior to the creation of the Community Engagement Worker role, the PWPs within Tower Hamlets IAPT service shared out the community engagement work, which was protected time within their job plans. However, the service found it harder to respond to ad-hoc requests or attend meetings with community groups, if the meeting or request was on a day that the PWP had clinics (rather than the protected outreach time). Therefore, the service decided to fund a dedicated Community Engagement Worker and reduce the PWP workforce by one to fund it. In the long-run the Community Engagement Worker has increased awareness and profile of the service, through promoting the service in a proactive manner, and building good partnerships with community and third sector partners. The service has not had to struggle to reach its access targets.
Have a Band 8a Step 2 and Outreach Lead, and all PWPs have specific time in their job plan (1hr per week) to do outreach work – develop materials, build relationships. Named clinicians are allocated to project areas. [JD is available for download here]
Camden & Islington
Have an Integrated IAPT LTC member of staff – includes 0.4WTE for outreach work.
Have a Band 6 outreach/engagement worker – senior PWP. To manage increased demand for access rates and carry out outreach work in the community (3dpw), plus supervision elements/screening (2dpw). [JD is available for download here]
Kensington & Chelsea
Have a Community Development worker (non-clinical role). Responsible for engaging community groups, to build a bridge from what IAPT provide and what the local population needs/wants. Ideally will have fluency in one of the predominant languages within the local community. [JD is available for download here]
Have recently created three new posts, to increase outreach and engagement activity: an 8a Performance and Innovations Lead, an 8a Public and Partnership Engagement Lead [JD available for download here] and a Senior PwP with Outreach remit [Advert is available for download here].
ave a Band H4 IAPT Therapy Assistant. This role helps improve access to the service through community engagement and outreach. The post holder will work with people with different cultural backgrounds and ages, using interpreters when necessary. [JD is available for download here]