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DBT Practitioner

Lancashire & South Cumbria NHS Foundation Trust
£32,306 to £39,027 a year per annum
Closing date
31 Jan 2023

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Band 6
Contract Type
Full Time
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Qualifications: Professional qualification: RMN or equivalent such as DipSW or Occupational Therapy. Current registration with relevant professional body.

This is an exciting opportunity to work as part of a multi-disciplinary team within Child and Adolescent Mental Health Services (CAMHS). 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.

Whilst we are looking for candidates who have completed full programme DBT training we welcome applications from those willing to complete the DBT training which we will support. At the end of this training candidates will need to be able to demonstrate that the competencies, as identified by British Isles DBT-UK have been met. Training in Structured Clinical Management will also be provided within the service.

Main duties of the job

We are looking for a registered nurse, qualified social worker, occupational therapist 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.

A means of transport is essential and applicants must be willing to undergo an enhanced DBS check.

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 Education Essential
  • Professional qualification- (RMN, Social Work or Occupational Therapy Qualification or equivalent)
  • Current registration with relevant professional body
Experience Essential
  • Extensive experience of community care delivery - post qualification
  • Experience of working with young people who self harm
  • Experience of working with young people who present with difficulties that are associated with an emerging personality disorder.
Knowledge Essential
  • 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

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