Code of Practice for Psychosocial Risk Management Practitioners
Practitioner Masters Course
Unit 3 (Code of Practice)
It is vital that both employers and employees proactively recognise their role in managing wellbeing.
Unit Three is the third of three Practitioner courses (Organisational Psychosocial Risk Management Consultancy, Psychosocial Risk Management “Enhancing Wellbeing, Performance & productivity”, and Code of Practice for psychosocial Risk Management Practitioners). It is designed to help the practitioner to implement process that are auditable and demonstrate best practice. It also identifies a Code of Practice for intervention and rehabilitation.
This course is suitable for a range of professionals, including Stress Management Practitioners, Therapists and Occupational Health Professionals.
Delegates are required to demonstrate an existing foundation knowledge of stress as approved by Working For Wellbeing. In the absence of this knowledge, delegates are able to undertake the Working for Wellbeing Foundation Course for Stress Practitioners.
Aims of the Course
- To introduce the Working for Wellbeing Code of Practice for the implementation of stress management in the workplace through intervention and rehabilitation
- Provide the foundation for a prevention programme to reduce or eliminate stress, bullying and harassment by defining the key elements for integrating services into the corporate marketplace
- To define a congruent service capable of meeting the infrastructure necessary to interface with corporate requirements
- Assess at group or individual level the measure of intervention based on a series of markers
- Provide a formalised method for the acceptance/decline of a referral based on suitability and appropriateness, using agreed parameters
- The creation of a process of induction, co-ordination, consultation, measurement and report between the four identifiable entities within an intervention
- An exit strategy that provides agreement and culpability based on the preset objectives of the intervention
Course Duration and Content
This is a 3 day training programme. The first two days will be split into two sections. Section One will cover the ‘Prevention Element’ and ensure that individuals understand the stressors in their work/life balance and how they must take responsibility for reducing their own risks. Section Two lays out clear procedures to safeguard both the organisation and the service provider and ensure that the service user receives an effective return to work programme. Day Three includes a written examination and a presentation and also a practical assessment. There is also a post-course evidence based essay of 1200 words to be submitted.
The course content provides an in-depth understanding of the following core subjects:
Code of Best Practice
- Definition of terms including a contextual code of practice
- Service placement, defining the parameters and working practices of a provider/organisation
- Preliminary requirements necessary to provide services
- Assessment/Analysis systems in order to baseline and measure initial, positive and negative results
- Role identification/responsibility
- Agreement between four key roles
- Method for induction, action plan, reporting and exit
- Follow up procedures
- Record taking, storing, distribution and confidentiality
- Forward referring and declinations
- Prevention/Awareness training criteria
- An extensive knowledge of the Working for Wellbeing Code of Practice for Psychosocial Risk Management Practitioners
- Placement on the Working for Wellbeing register as a recognised practitioner of the Code of Practice for Psychosocial Risk Management Practitioners
- Once licensed, relevant services are logged on the Working For Wellbeing administration system to provide an auditable trail when required by insurance or legal services
- Access to the complete training programme and training aids
- The opportunity to undertake either of the other two Working for Wellbeing modules (Organisational Stress and Management Competencies and Management Standards) to progress to become a certified Master Stress Management Practitioner
- Affiliation with a growing network of specialist and licensed professionals
- Ongoing professional support and guidance in your CPD