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DBT & SCM Practitioner

Lancashire & South Cumbria NHS Foundation Trust
Barrow- in- Furness and Kendal
£32,306 to £39,027 a year per annum
Closing date
1 Feb 2023

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Band 6
Contract Type
Full Time
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The overall aim of the post is to provide high quality specialist interventions within CAMHS to improve outcomes for young people who present with high risk behaviours and experience difficulties associated with emotional, behavioural and interpersonal dysregulation.

? To deliver Dialectical Behaviour Therapy (DBT) and Structured Clinical Management(SCM) within a specified CAMHS team. .

? To deliver DBT skills only groups and life skills courses in accordance with NICE guidelines, meet key performance indicators and agreed activity levels.

? Offer consultation in the assessment and treatment of young people who present with high risk behaviours and with difficulties associated with an emerging personality disorder.

? To promote positive attitudes towards service users with complex needs, to maintain responsive and non-stigmatising services, which will enhance social inclusion and deliver better outcomes.

? To work closely/strengthen links with other specialist and other agencies as appropriate.

? To provide gatekeeping assessments, assessments of need and therapeutic interventions.

? Support young people to develop skills and strategies to manage emotional dysregulation, guided by Dialectical Behavior Therapy principles.

Main duties of the job

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

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 Qualifications Essential
  • oDegree and registered in Occupational Therapy
  • oEvidence of post qualifying registration to mental health practice/ or with children and adolescents
Knowledge Essential
  • oAbility to carry a caseload of service users with complex and diverse needs in a mental health setting
  • oPost graduate clinical experience related to this clinical field
  • oAbility to work in a multi-disciplinary team
  • oDemonstrate advanced multi-agency working within a team, including anticipating barriers to communication and capacity to take appropriate action
Experience Essential
  • oHighly developed interpersonal skills with service user who have complex and multiple needs
  • oIT Skills and digital literacy
  • oHighly developed writing skills
  • oAbility to clearly articulate the role of OT to a range of people and clients
  • oKnowledge of understanding assessments and use of theories of models of practice and frames of reference within OT domain, as well as experience at deciphering other disciplines assessments and reports
Personal Essential
  • oAbility to deal with conflict and resolve it
  • oAbility to demonstrate strong leadership skills, including examples of good negotiating skills
  • oCommitment to client centred, non-discriminatory practice
  • oExcellent communication skills

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