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Dialectical Behaviour Therapist/Psychologist/Psychotherapist

Employer
South London and Maudsley NHS Foundation Trust
Location
London
Salary
£50,952 to £57,349 per annum
Closing date
22 Jul 2024
We are looking for an experienced DBT therapist to manage and deliver a comprehensive Dialectical Behaviour Therapy (DBT) Service for adults with a diagnosis of Personality Disorder (EUPD.)

This is an excellent opportunity for an accredited Band 7 DBT therapist to, manage a team, provide supervision and gain leadership skills. This is a full time post, fixed term contract.

As the clinical lead you will be part of a wider Mood and Personality Community Psychology and Psychotherapy Team working with the other psychological therapists within the PCMHT and CMHT. The role requires close collaboration with the Community Service Leads in the CMHT in managing the waiting list and provision of DBT services in Southwark .

The post holder is required to attend MDT and referrals meetings, offer advice and consultation to the CMHT and PCMHT clinicians. They will receive regular clinical supervision from the Trust DBT Lead and line management supervision from MAP P& P Lead.

Main duties of the job

To manage and deliver a comprehensive Dialectical Behaviour Therapy (DBT) Service for adults Personality Disorder (BPD).To be involved in the delivery and supervision of DBT-informed stepped care interventions forTo offer specialist clinical input to wider services where appropriate.To contribute to enabling other staff, service users and carers from diverse backgrounds to flourish by working to create a psychologically safe and trauma-informed environment.To ensure that systems are in place and working effectively for the clinical and professional? To undertake service evaluation, audit, research, QI and policy development.? To work as an autonomous professional within relevant professional guidelines and codes of conduct and guided by principles and policies or procedures of the service, taking responsibility for interpreting policies within defined parameters.? To agree outcomes/results with clinical/professional lead and to decide how they are best achieved.Southwark Dialectical Behaviour Therapy (DBT) TeamSouthwarkBand 7 DBT Therapists in Southwarkin Southwark with a diagnosis of Emotionally Unstable Personality Disorder (EUPD)/Borderline(transdiagnostic) adults in Southwark with emotion regulation difficulties.supervision and support of other DBT therapists within Southwark DBT Service.

About us

South London and Maudsley NHS Foundation Trusthas a rich history, well-established community links and an international reputation. We deliver specialist services in the London boroughs of Croydon, Lambeth, Lewisham and Southwark, Bexley, Bromley, Greenwich, Wandsworth and Richmond.

We are committed to provide a high quality and specialist care to our service users and we are recognised for our care and treatment we provide. The Care Quality Commission already rates our services as 'good'.

We launched our five-year strategy, Aiming High Changing Lives in 2021 together with Our Care Improvement System as our quality management system methodology to make a positive impact on patient care, outcomes and staff experience. All staff will get the opportunity to be part of this exciting improvement journey supported with learning and development to harness everyone's potential as change makers.

The trust recognises the unique and valuable contribution that people with lived experience of mental illness can bring to a role.We therefore welcome applications from people with lived experience and consider them as an asset to the Trust.

Our Values

We take pride in providing specialist care to our service users where our Trust values and our promise to be caring, kind, polite, prompt, honest, listen and do what I say I'm going to do is at the heart of everything we do. When you join us, you'll be part of something special.

We are happy to talk flexible working.

Job description

Job responsibilities

To manage and deliver a comprehensive Dialectical Behaviour Therapy (DBT) Service for adults with Personality Disorder (BPD).To be involved in the delivery and supervision of DBT-informed stepped care interventions for(transdiagnostic) adults in Southwark with emotion regulation difficulties.

To offer specialist clinical input to wider services where appropriate.To contribute to enabling other staff, service users and carers from diverse backgrounds to flourish by working to create a psychologically safe and trauma-informed environment.

To ensure that systems are in place and working effectively for the clinical and professional supervision for other DBT therapists in the service.

To undertake service evaluation, audit, research, QI and policy development.

To work as an autonomous professional within relevant professional guidelines and codes of conduct and guided by principles and policies or procedures of the service, taking responsibility for interpreting policies within defined parameters.

To have the overall responsibility for the DBT pathway and management of DBT waiting list, in consultation with the Community Service Leads.

To agree outcomes/results with clinical/professional lead and to decide how they are best achieved.

Person Specification

Qualifications

Essential

  • Entry-level qualification in applied psychological therapy/mental health/social welfare profession and demonstrable practice in this field (professional Doctorate, or combination of MSc plus PG Diploma level/supervised practice/additional training) that has been accepted for the purposes of professional registration.
  • Intensively trained (or equivalent) in Dialectical Behaviour Therapy.


Desirable

  • Trained in Cognitive Behaviour Therapy
  • Trained in Family Connections.


Experience

Essential

  • Extensive experience of delivering comprehensive Dialectical Behaviour Therapy.
  • Extensive experience of working with clients with Borderline Personality Disorder.
  • Experience of psychological assessment and treatment of clients with a range of psychological needs of a complex nature.
  • Experience of working with adult clients with a range of difficulties using CBT principles/skills.
  • Experience of supervising and consulting with other staff.


Desirable

  • The DBT Service and the Trust as a whole encourages and welcomes applications from people with lived experience of mental health challenges. We see this as valuable and recognise the positive impact this experience can have on the work we do


Knowledge/Skills

Essential

  • Comprehensive theoretical knowledge of DBT.
  • Knowledge of psychological assessment and formulation.
  • Theoretical knowledge of a wide range of mental health difficulties that are often comorbid with BPD/EUPD (e.g. substance misuse, eating disorders, PTSD, OCD, anxiety, depression) and the evidence base and protocols for the relevant psychological intervention
  • Knowledge of legislation in relation to the client group and mental health issues, child and adult protection, and equalities.


Desirable

  • Record of publications in academic or professional journals/books.
  • Ability to develop and use complex multimedia materials for groups, presentations in public, professional and academic meetings.


Employer details

Employer name

South London and Maudsley NHS Foundation Trust

Address

South London and Maudsley NHS Foundation Trust St Giles Central Support & Recovery Team

St Giles House, St Giles Road, LondonSE5 7UD

London

SE5 7UD

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334-CLI-6347405

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