DBT Therapist

Somerset NHS Foundation Trust
£41,659 to £47,672 a year per annum, pro rata
Closing date
29 Mar 2023

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CBT Therapist / Other
Band 7
Contract Type
Full Time
Somerset Foundation Trust is continuing to invest in DBT for people with Complex Emotional Needs. It is well ahead in its Community Transformation, resulting in an increase of psychological interventions offered. Therefore we are seeking another exceptional DBT Therapist to join our team, based in Yeovil.

We would love to hear from you if you are an accredited DBT therapist (band 7) and we would consider applications if you are well on your way towards accreditation, being awarded a band 7 post on completion of that journey.

We are looking for someone who is a passionate DBT advocate, with fabulous skills, who works hard but also maintains a satisfactory work/life balance and who is able to play a part in the Community Transformation for people, their families and carers.

Main duties of the job

You will offer a specialist DBT assessment and evidence-based interventions to a caseload of people with mental health difficulties some or all of whom have severe and enduring mental health problems and who may present with complex and challenging psychological problems. A focus on a collaborative and strengths-based approach is essential to this role.

You will work within Specialist Psychological Interventions in a Community Mental Health Service that has challenged the traditional boundaries between primary and secondary care in partnership with Service Users, the Voluntary Sector and Community Enterprise.

You will be part of the Somerset DBT hub, and will provide DBT assessment, pre-DBT, DBT skills groups, 1:1 DBT therapy sessions, telephone coaching, and be part of the consult team.

You will provide patient-based DBT consultancy and advice to staff, including those working with challenging and complex clients. To promote good care and challenge stigma the post holder would be liaising with a wide range of partners,

Willing and able to contribute to the development and delivery of appropriate training courses as required. You will contribute to the clinical leadership of the team. Participate in team and service development and evaluation. As a service we are committed to working with experts by experience to held shape and enhance.

About us

Somerset NHS Foundation Trust endeavours to provide development opportunities for those looking to develop a career in the NHS, in both clinical and non-clinical roles.

We have six active and impactful colleague networks. These networks provide a safe space for colleagues to share their experiences and learn from one another, but also influence change across our trust:
  • Multicultural Network
  • Women's Network
  • Armed Forces' Network
  • LGBTQ+ Network
  • Lived Experience Network, for colleagues living with disabilities
  • Autistic Colleague Network

As an organisationthe NHS offers a wide range of benefits including flexible working, pension contributions, market leading annual leave allowance, career progression and regular conversations, not to mention our Blue Light Card and NHS Discounts.

Job description Job responsibilities

See detailed job description for an over view of the main responsibilities of this exciting and innovative post.

Please note once we have received a sufficient number of applications, this post may close sooner than the advertised date.

Person Specification Registration Essential
  • NMC or AHP Registration
  • Accredited membership of the relevant body: SfDBT for DBT
Qualifications Essential
  • Qualification in health care at graduate level in nursing, social work, allied health professional AND Post-qualification training in a specialised area of psychological therapy
  • Professional training in one or more Psychological Therapies
Experience Essential
  • Significant experience of working in the relevant therapy modality with adults with severe and complex mental health problems
Other Essential
  • Full driving license and have permanent access to own transport with appropriate business insurance

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