Complex Emotional Needs Therapist

Central & North West London NHS Foundation Trust
Milton Keynes
£41,659 to £47,672 a year p.a
Closing date
29 Sep 2022

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CBT Therapist / Other
Band 7
Contract Type
Full Time
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Are you an DBT/MBT therapist with experience of working with people with complex and severe mental health presentations? We have an opportunity for a DBT/MBT therapist to join our therapies pathway with Milton Keynes Community Mental Health Hub.

Milton Keynes Community Mental Health Hub delivers an innovative and successful therapies pathway for people with diagnoses of Trauma, Personality Disorder, and Complex Mood and Anxiety Disorders. The pathway delivers a range of evidence-based interventions as recommended by NICE Guidance, predominately MBT, DBT, EMDR and CBT. Other modalities are used dependent on patient need and best practice.

Main duties of the job

You will be given the opportunity deliver evidence-based therapies, to proactively participate in service development and evaluation as well as clinical project work, to work closely with colleagues of other professions and most importantly enable you to help people make life long and meaningful changes.

You will have assessment, formulation, and therapy skills; and you will have experience, training and knowledge in working with Complex Presentations and have well developed skills in evidence-based therapies, in particular DBT/MBT.

You will join a group of therapists, psychologists and other professionals within the team.

You will be clinical accountable to the clinical lead and receive regular specialist clinical supervision and reflective practice.

CNWL are committed to progressing and supporting their staff with career development and training, and ensuring staff health and wellbeing and job satisfaction. The Specialist Therapies Team has a strong track record of providing both external and internal training for our staff in line with service development and need.

Experienced and enthusiastic MBT/DBT therapists who want this unique career opportunity are welcome to apply.

About us

We are passionate about delivering first-class patient-centred, safe and effective care, whether it is in a hospital setting, in a community clinic or in the patients own home. Patients are at the heart of everything we do. Providing top quality care depends on our ability to employ the best people.

We're always looking to recruit outstanding people who will go the extra mile to support our patients, colleagues, teams and the Trust. With every new employee were hoping to find our future leaders and well support our staff by providing opportunities to develop your career.

With a diverse culture and equally diverse range of opportunities across mental health, community services, addictions, eating disorders, learning disabilities and more whatever stage of your career you're at, there's always a place for you at CNWL.

As an NHS Trust we strongly encourage and support vaccination as this remains the best way to protect yourself, your family, your colleagues and of course patients and service users when working on our healthcare settings.

Job description Job responsibilities

To work autonomously, with support from the staff in the Therapies Pathway to contribute to the development of, to provide and evaluate Dialectical Behaviour Therapy (DBT) and/or Mentalised Based Therapy (MBT) for people with presentations including complex emotional needs, complex trauma and complex mood and Non-Psychosis in Milton Keynes

This post holder will either be an experienced DBT/MBT therapist who will provide direct clinical work, and support to the mental health professionals in the team and administration staff, to ensure the smooth and efficient delivery of DBT/MBT to service users in the Therapies Pathway.

The post holder is a senior practitioner with well-developed clinical and leadership skills and knowledge in the care of people diagnosed with personality disorder, who will lead and manage the allocated caseloads from the initial referral to the service.

To work with colleagues within the pathway to ensure systemic and high quality provision of assessment and both individual and group treatments.

Person Specification Qualifications Essential
  • Core Mental Health Professional Profession and current valid HCPC registration
  • Further substantial postgraduate training and/or qualifications relevant to DBT/MBT the care of clients with complex non-psychosis presentations including personality disorder, complex trauma and complex mood
  • DBT/MBT for Personality Disorder
  • Degree or Diploma relevant to the field of Personality Disorder, Complex Trauma or Complex Mood
Experience Essential
  • Demonstrable post qualifying experience in the NHS (with relevant experience at band 6 or equivalent).
  • Experience of working therapeutically with people with Personality Disorder or challenging behaviour
  • Experience of using DBT/MBT interventions with people with Personality disorder
  • Knowledge of Psycho-education and Problem Solving

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