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DBT Therapist (Developmental Post)

Humber Teaching NHS Foundation Trust
£32,306 to £39,027 a year n/a
Closing date
15 Aug 2022

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Band 6
Full Time
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We are looking for an enthusiastic and flexible registered professional to join our community Dialectical Behaviour Therapy (DBT) service. This post represents an exciting developmental opportunity as the post-holder will be fully funded for 24 months to complete the Postgraduate Diploma in DBT as part of Health Education England's Psychological Therapies for Severe Mental Health Problems programme, and be eligible to for employment as a band 7 DBT therapist with the organisation following successful qualification from the Postgraduate Diploma (subject to HR and recruitment processes).

Humber DBT supports people aged 17+ who present with life-threatening and impulsive behaviour, using a stepped-care model to deliver a comprehensive DBT programme comprising group skills training, individual therapy, between-session telephone coaching, and DBT consultation group.

We have a strong commitment to service development, with routine supervision and engagement in additional training. We also support others across the Trust and in partner organisations to develop their knowledge and skill in using DBT principles in their roles.

Main duties of the job

You will work as part of an established DBT team with the following key responsibilities:
  • Working within the standards required for accreditation with the Society for DBT and completion of the Postgraduate Diploma in DBT.
  • Provision of individual therapy adherent to the DBT model.
  • Delivery of weekly group skills training.
  • Provision of between-session skills coaching to clients, including crisis management and some access outside of usual office hours.
  • Weekly attendance at/engagement in DBT consultation meetings.
  • Case management of DBT clients as risk reduces, in preparation for discharge from mental health services, alongside promoting client's ability to act on their own behalf to co-ordinate their own lives.
  • Comprehensive and accurate information recording, including Trust risk assessment tools.
  • Contribute to service development/improvement initiatives.
  • Attend professionals' meetings and other forums to represent the programme.
  • Contribute to teaching and training of Trust colleagues and external partner agencies.

About us

We are an award winning and CQC rated good health and social care Trust that delivers integrated health services to communities across Hull, East and North Yorkshire. To find out more about our wide range of services visit

We value our staff and invest in them to ensure they have the right skills to deliver outstanding care. Humber Teaching NHS Foundation Trust is 1 of 12 pilot sites for transforming community mental health care. This is an exciting time for the Trust and offers candidates an opportunity to help shape and deliver new ways of working across Hull and East Riding of Yorkshire.

We recognise the positive value of diversity and promote equality whilst challenging discrimination. We welcome and encourage job applications from people of all backgrounds.

We offer a wide range of benefits to support a healthy work-life balance and support your health and wellbeing.

Find out more about what makes our Trust 'Humbelievable' at

Job description Job responsibilities

For information with regard to this vacancy please see the attached job description and person specification.

Person Specification Qualifications and Knowledge Essential
  • Professional registration relevant to the post
  • Post registration/graduate diploma or equivalent experience in related work area, to demonstrate advanced level of practice
Experience Essential
  • Evidence of promoting/supporting active user/carer involvement/participation
  • Hold own caseload (as a therapist/case manager/Care Programme Approach (CPA) Co-ordinator
  • Development of specialist/advanced level of practice skills and able to demonstrate the impact of this on practice change/development
Skills and Competencies Essential
  • Ability to demonstrate ethical values and attitudes within a culture of equality and diversity

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