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Virtual Webinar - Psychological Therapist Personality Disorders

Hertfordshire Partnership University NHS Foundation Trust
£32,306 to £39,027 a year per annum pro rata
Closing date
15 Aug 2022

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Band 6
Contract Type
Part Time
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Virtual Recruitment Webinar

Are you looking for a flexible, rewarding job where no two days are the same? Do you enjoy working as part of a team?

Would you like a job with excellent career progression opportunities in nursing, psychology and occupational therapy? Do you like the idea of walking to work and being a valued member of your local community?

If you answered 'YES' to the questions above, sign up for our recruitment event to find out more about working for our Hertfordshire Adult Mental Health Services.

Date:Thursday11thAugust 2022

Time:10.30am to 11.30am

Location:MS Teams

This is an opportunity for you to meet with our managers and become familiar with our services. If you want to attend the event, please put in your application and we will use your details on your application form to send you an MS Teams link for you to attend the event.

Delivering great care, achieving great outcomes - together

We now have vacancies for a band 6 DBT therapist to join our established DBT programmes in 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 working within the local multi-disciplinary community teams.

Main duties of the job

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.

About us

Hertfordshire Partnership University NHS Foundation Trust (HPFT) is an outstanding organisation with ambitions to match. We are one of just five mental health trusts to achieve an overall rating of 'Outstanding' from theCare Quality Commission, and our aim is to be the leading provider of mental health and specialist learning disability services in the country.

Our family of over 3500 members of staff provide health and social care for over 400,000 people with mental ill health, physical ill health and learning disabilities across Hertfordshire, Buckinghamshire, and Norfolk, delivering these services within the community and several inpatient settings. We also deliver a range of nationally commissioned specialist services including Tier 4 services for children and young people, perinatal services, plus medium and low secure learning disabilities services.

The care we provide makes a fantastic difference to the lives of our service users, their families and carers - everything is underpinned by choice, independence and equality, with our Trust values embedded throughout:

Our Trust values are:

Welcoming. Kind. Positive. Respectful. Professional.

These values are at the core of who we are, everything we do, and how we do it!

Would you like to be part of the HPFT family? Would you like work with us to ensure our service users live the fullest lives possible they can? Would you like to be supported in your career to be the best that you can be?

Then please read on...

Job description Job responsibilities

Job Summary:

To provide clinical assessment and psychological intervention toservice users with Personality Disorders, at a variety of venues acrossthe SBU. Clinical work mainly within Borehamwood and Watford hubs. To act as a resource on positive risk taking and management of peoplewith personality disorder for staff within the community hubs All staff should comply with the Trusts Anti-Discriminatory Statement,Employee Charter, Trust Policies and Procedures, Code of Conductand Equality and Diversity.

Job Responsibilities:

Provide psychological assessment and intervention to service userswith complex mental health needs and with the diagnosis of personalitydisorder. Provide evidence- based assessment and psychological interventionfor individuals and groups. The post-holder will work closely with both psychological therapies staffand other non-psychological therapy colleagues

  • Postgraduate qualification in one of the core mental health professions e.g. psychiatric nursing, clinical psychology, medicine, social work or occupational therapy or to have substantial other relevant experience and with demonstrable competence to work in the mental health field. AND: . Continuing registration with body overseeing practice of core mental health profession, e.g. NMC or HCPC.
  • Completion of DBT Intensive Training or willingness to train.
  • Recognised qualification in Psychological Counselling and current full registration with the UKCP or the BACP.
  • Experience of specialist psychological assessment and treatment of clients across a full range of care settings, including outpatient, community, adult mental health and in patient settings
  • Experience of working with a wide variety of client groups, including adults with personality disorders. Experience across the whole life span 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, verbal abuse and the threat of physical abuse
  • Knowledge of whole life span development and the impact on emotional, psychological and mental well-being
  • Experience of multi-disciplinary team working and inter-agency collaboration
  • Ability to take the appropriate action to address any issues or risks
  • Awareness of Child and Adult Safeguarding Procedures
  • Awareness of current NHS initiatives and Developments
  • Knowledge and awareness of specific clinical practices and issues relating to clients with mental health problems
  • Ability to work autonomously as well as part of a team
  • Experience of teaching, training and/or offering supervision
  • Experience of working in a community mental health setting

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