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Dialectical Behaviour Therapist

Lincolnshire Partnership NHS Foundation Trust
£43,742 to £50,056 per annum
Closing date
28 May 2024

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Mental health
Band 7
Contract Type
Full Time
Do you want to be part of a team that is influencing change and transforming the delivery of mental health services for people with personality difficulties?

Personality and Complex Trauma Team (PACT) are continuing to grow and expand across the county of Lincolnshire. We are looking for enthusiastic qualified Dialectical Behaviour Therapists to join our DBT team within our multidisciplinary dedicated service.

Our current team describe why they are committed to remaining within PACT: Feeling safe, having time and space to deliver high quality care, truly small caseloads and high levels of clinical supervision and reflective practice. PACT practice with compassion and kindness to instil hope and empowerment of the people we support to feel in control of their treatment and inspired to live a meaningful life.

PACT provides a real opportunity to have a highly rewarding role where you can professionally develop and use your passion for working with this client group within a likeminded team and adherent DBT programme whilst supporting the development of staff across all LPFT services and others Lincolnshire services.

Should you want any further information please telephone: 01522 421694 or email:, and Team Coordinator Eleanor Cheal or DBT Team Lead Karen Abrahams would be glad to speak with you.

Main duties of the job

The Post holder will work as a member of the Personality and Complex Trauma Team and will be responsible for triaging, assessment, development, implementation and evaluation of collaborative care plans and safety plans whilst using your own professional knowledge, skills, and your understanding of psychologically informed interventions.

The Post holder will be an integral member of the Dialectical Behaviour Therapy Team. The post holder will also contribute to the delivery of specialist psychological therapies which form a part of the personality difficulties pathway.

Hours will notionally be 37.5hours per week to be divided between 5 sessions Monday to Friday 9am to 5pm.

The Successful candidate will be expected to undergo necessary training to participate in SCM, design of service-user information materials, routine clinical audits and training, clinical and managerial supervision and reflective practice. This will liaise with a wide range of professionals.

About us

Lincolnshire Partnership NHS Foundation Trust provides mental health services and a number of learning disability, autism and social care services in the county of Lincolnshire. Employing around 2,900 staff, and serving a population of over 768,400, our people lie at the heart of everything we do.

You could be part of a Trust rated by staff as one of the best mental health and learning disability trusts in England. We firmly believe the key to high quality care is a contented workforce. This is reflected in our Care Quality Commission rating of 'outstanding' for well-led and 'good' overall. In the most recent National NHS Staff Survey, our staff rated us as the number one trust nationally for staff morale and one of the top scoring NHS Trusts in the Midlands for being compassionate and inclusive. We're really proud of this!

We offer options for flexible working and provide a wide range of training and promotion opportunities in all professions. We support and celebrate diversity, have active staff networks groups and are always looking at what more we can do to support our staff.

Whether you're taking the first exciting steps in your career, itching for a new challenge or searching for a better place to raise a family, Lincolnshire has arange of rewarding health and social care careers in a county that's friendly, fascinating, affordable and brimming with everything you need to live a happy life to find out more .

Job description

Job responsibilities

Please refer to the the attached job description for a more detailed list of duties and responsibilities.

Responsibilities will include but not limited to:-

Manage caseload and service delivery in accordance with Service/Trust requirements, ensuring continuity of care.

Successfully complete training and deliver all aspects of Structured Clinical Management that is adherent to the model & SCM competency framework.

Provide high standard of clinical care that ensures safe and effective assessment, treatment and comprehensive discharge planning using highly developed clinical reasoning skills and appropriate assessment tools.

Undertake risk assessment and risk management for relevant individual clients, along with providing advice to other professionals on this subject.

Work with individuals to assess their mental health, recognise mental illness and identify their related needs and circumstances and enable them to understand, manage and where appropriate change their behaviour.

Enable individuals to develop independent living skills and live in the community.

Work collaboratively with a wider range of professionals and agencies as part of a multi-disciplinary team. Ensuring effective and appropriate clinical decision making.

To participate in Clinical Governance activities, including induction, supervision, personal development review, health and safety, risk management and audit.

Maintain up to date, accurate and holistic clinical records to the highest standards.

Protect people from abuse, neglect and harm.

Support development of self and others and work within co-production environment to develop service delivery.

Person Specification



  • A recorded/registered qualification in one of the following at graduate level in nursing, social work, occupational therapy, arts therapy or within a psychological therapy.
  • Trained in Dialectical Behavioural Therapy Intensive Training to post graduate diploma level
  • Would meet accreditation criteria for the Society For Dialectical Behaviour Therapy
  • Evidence of Continuing Professional Development and willingness to continue this


  • Other relevant psychological therapy training



  • Significant experience of delivering individual DBT within a DBT team with weekly consultation
  • Experience of working with a wide variety of client groups, across the whole life course presenting problems that reflect the full range of clinical severity including maintaining a high degree of professionalism in the face of highly emotive and distressing problems.
  • Experience of exercising full clinical responsibility for client's psychological care and treatment, as a professional care co-ordinator and within the context of multidisciplinary teams.


  • oExperience of working in other related fields, CMHT, CAMHS, Neuropsychology, learning disability, personality difficulties
  • oResearch, evaluation and audit skills



  • Knowledge and skill in the use of complex methods of psychological assessment interventions
  • Knowledge and skill in the delivery of theory and practice of specialised psychological therapies
  • Knowledge and skill in the practice of a wide range of psychological interventions in the treatment of patients with a broad range of mental health problems, such as PTSD, OCD, anxiety, depression, eating disorders, within the context of a diagnosis of Personality Disorder.
  • Ability to transfer complex concepts to individual levels. Ability to transfer problem solving, communication and personal development skills to individual client needs and abilities.
  • Ability to develop excellent therapeutic relationship with service users.
  • Good interpersonal skills in working with interdisciplinary teams.
  • Ability to communicate, both verbally and in writing, highly clinical and sensitive information to service users, medical professionals, families, carers and other professionals within and outside the NHS Trust
  • Approachable/organised/self-motivated/flexible/reliable/a team player.
  • Able to work independently
  • Committed to personal and team development.
  • Demonstrate understanding of acceptance and commitment to the principles underlying equal opportunities


  • Evidence of continuing Professional development

Special Requirements


  • Ability to travel independently across the county without the use of public transport

Employer details

Employer name

Lincolnshire Partnership NHS Foundation Trust


Saxon Court

Long Leys Road



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