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CYP DBT/ SCM Practitioner

Lancashire & South Cumbria NHS Foundation Trust
£35,392 to £42,618 per annum
Closing date
17 Jul 2024

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Other Health Profession
Band 6
Contract Type
Full Time
The overall aim of the post is to provide high quality specialist interventions within CAMHS to improve outcomes for young people who present with high risk behaviours and experience difficulties associated with emotional, behavioural and interpersonal dysregulation.
  • To deliver Dialectical Behaviour Therapy(DBT) and Structured Clinical Management(SCM) within a specified CAMHS team. .
  • To deliver DBT skills only groups and life skills courses in accordance with NICE guidelines, meet key performance indicators and agreed activity levels.
  • Offer consultation in the assessment and treatment of young people who present with high risk behaviours and with difficulties associated with an emerging personality disorder.
  • To promote positive attitudes towards service users with complex needs, to maintain responsive and non-stigmatising services, which will enhance social inclusion and deliver better outcomes.
  • To work closely/strengthen links with other specialist and other agencies as appropriate.
  • To provide gatekeeping assessments, assessments of need and therapeutic interventions.
  • Support young people to develop skills and strategies to manage emotional dysregulation, guided by Dialectical Behaviour Therapy principles.

Main duties of the job

To take a leadership role in the delivery of Dialectical Behaviour Therapy (DBT) and Structured Clinical Management to provide a high quality service provision that promotes and improves the mental health and well-being of children and young people, their families and carers. Working within a systemic and holistic framework you will undertake needs led, evidence based, highly skilled assessments and therapeutic interventions to children and young people, their families and carers, who present to the service, including as a result of deliberate self-harm.

We are looking for a registered nurse, qualified social worker or equivalent with experience within a CAMHS setting. The successful candidate will be enthusiastic, self-motivating, have the ability to case manage and will display excellent interpersonal and communication skills in order to establish good working relationships essential to the success of the service.

About us

Lancashire & South Cumbria NHS Foundation Trust provides a range of services including secondary mental health care across this area. Specialist provision comprises inpatient child and adolescent mental health services, perinatal mental health and forensic services including low and medium secure care.

The Trust also provides a range of physical health and well-being services in the community alongside a range of partners in the Lancashire, Cumbria and Sefton area.

Lancashire & South Cumbria Foundation Trust encourages flexible working, we believe that a positive work/life balance benefits NHS employees through improved health and wellbeing. We would consider working patterns such as term time, part time, compressed hours, flexi-time and career breaks. We encourage applicants to state clearly on their application forms this request and discuss these options at interview.

For more information please visit our website via Lancashire & South Cumbria NHS FT

Job description

Job responsibilities

Please see attached the job description and person specification for more information about this role.

Person Specification



  • Professional qualification- (RMN, Social Work or Occupational Therapy Qualification or equivalent)
  • Current registration with relevant professional body



  • Extensive experience of community care delivery - post qualification
  • Experience of working with young people who present with difficulties that are associated with an emerging personality disorder.
  • Experience of working with young people who self harm
  • Experience of facilitating group work

Skills & Knowledge


  • Skills in the use of methods of assessment, interventions and management frequently requiring sustained and intense concentration.
  • Highly developed skills in the ability to communicate effectively, orally and in writing, complex, highly technical and/or clinically sensitive information to clients, their families, carers and other professional colleagues both within and outside the NHS.
  • Skills in providing consultation to other professional and non-professional groups.
  • Ability to use judgement and analytic skills in complex clinical settings.

Employer details

Employer name

Lancashire & South Cumbria NHS Foundation Trust


L7F9 36110 South CYPMH


LA14 2LB

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