Psychological Therapist (Personality Disorders)

Hertfordshire Partnership University NHS Foundation Trust
Saffron Ground, Ditchmore Lane, Stevenage, SG1 3LJ, Stevenage
£32,306 - £39,027 per annum
Closing date
7 Jul 2022

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Band 6
Contract Type
Full Time
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Dialectical Behaviour Therapist (DBT) band 6- North Hertfordshire

Delivering great care, achieving great outcomes – together

Hertfordshire Partnership University NHS Foundation Trust (HPFT) is a successful provider of mental health and learning disability services delivering services, rated Outstanding by CQC. We are a Values Based organisation and our aim is to ensure that we deliver an experience that is consistently welcoming, kind, positive, respectful and professional, because these are the Values that our service users, Carers and staff told us meant the most to them.

We are excited to announce that a major new investment will support us to extend our services for people diagnosed with a Personality disorder. This allows us to expand our established Dialectical Behaviour Therapy Programme and to develop additional Structured Clinical Management in our Community Teams across Hertfordshire.

We now have a vacancy for two band 6 DBT therapists to join our established DBT programmes in Hertfordshire. One post will be based in Stevenage and the other in Hitchin and both postholders will work with individuals accessing services across North Hertfordshire.

This offers an exciting opportunity to join an established group of therapists to offer a quadrant-wide therapy service within the community mental health team who provide a local DBT service, as well as joining the wider network of therapists across the trust. The service works to meet the needs of service users who are experiencing significant difficulties with emotional instability and is based within the local multi-disciplinary community teams. We pride ourselves on the quality of the service that we offer and place importance on supporting all our therapists to provide great care, with an emphasis placed on maintaining and developing therapist skills and regular supervision.

This post would suit someone with a core mental health qualification and registration (including nursing, social work, occupational therapy, or other appropriately registered therapists - see person spec for details) and with an interest of working collaboratively with service users (and their families) to develop their skills to improve their ability to tolerate and manage strong emotion. Also it would suit someone who loves working as part of a therapy team and alongside multidisciplinary colleagues, supporting their practice . We are looking for someone who has experience of working with this service user group in community settings. Ideally they will have experience, or training in DBT or SCM, however we are happy to consider to individuals able to commit to completing these trainings - which will be provided. The post will be based as described, but the ability to work flexibly as the needs of the service demands will be essential. The post holder would expect some travel within their working week.

For further details / informal visits contact:

Name Dr Alice Gardner Job title Clinical Psychologist & Advanced DBT Therapist Email address Telephone number 07973 116 929

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