Hertfordshire Partnership University NHS Foundation Trust
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This is an exciting opportunity for any candidate who wants to be part of an ambitious and energetic organisation and a high-profile national programme, with a focus on empowering individuals and ensuring the very best clinical and individual recovery outcomes. The CAMHS DBT service works with young people across Hertfordshire who are struggling with managing emotions and high-risk behaviours, to help them learn new skills and build a life worth living. Furthermore, you would be joining a very supportive and passionate team who focus on working together to deliver the best possible care and treatment to the families we work with. The service has been short-listed for a number of national awards.
No training in DBT is required; just some enthusiasm and willingness to learn a new therapeutic approach, with the support of the team. Comprehensive training is provided in this role from a national DBT training programme, as well as regular CPD as part of the team's on-going learning and development.
Main duties of the job
As the Band 6 DBT Practitioner you will be a member of the Dialectical Behavioural Therapy (DBT) Outpatient Service within CAMHS. This is part of an exciting expansion of CAMHS specialist services within HPFT. The remit of the DBT Outpatient Service is to offer young people referred into the service a consistent evidence-based therapeutic approach, to reduce inpatient admissions and to support the quick transitions of those in an inpatient service back to the DBT Outpatient Service
The role involves offering individual therapy, group skills training, telephone coaching, and to be an active member of a DBT Consultation team. The service is relatively new; opening to referrals in March 2019, therefore the post holder will have opportunity not only to work clinically with young people and families with complex mental health problems, but also to be part of the ongoing development of this innovative team.
Hertfordshire Partnership University NHS Foundation Trust (HPFT) is an outstanding organisation with ambitions to match. We are one of just fivemental health trusts to achieve an overall rating of 'Outstanding' from theCare Quality Commission, and our aim is to be the leading provider of mental health and specialist learning disability services in the country.
Our family of over 3500 members of staff provide health and social care for over 400,000 people with mental ill health, physical ill health and learning disabilities across Hertfordshire, Buckinghamshire, and Norfolk, delivering these services within the community and several inpatient settings. We also deliver a range of nationally commissioned specialist services including Tier 4 services for children and young people, perinatal services, plus medium and low secure learning disabilities services.
The care we provide makes a fantastic difference to the lives of our service users, their families and carers - everything is underpinned by choice, independence and equality, with our Trust values embedded throughout:
Our Trust values are:
Welcoming. Kind. Positive. Respectful. Professional.
These values are at the core of who we are, everything we do, and how we do it!
Would you like to be part of the HPFT family? Would you like work with us to ensure our service users live the fullest lives possible they can? Would you like to be supported in your career to be the best that you can be?
Then please read on...
- Be involved in liaising with other CAMHS services to ensure clear transitions for young people entering or leaving the DBT Outpatient Service and where appropriate supporting the transition to Adult Services.
- Work within professional guidelines and under the clinical/professional supervision of senior clinicians of own core profession.
- Provide clinical/professional supervision to trainees on placement, more junior staff of the same discipline and multi-disciplinary colleagues for purposes of training and continuing professional development as required.`
- Contribute to research, audit and evaluation for service development.
- Work within a multi-disciplinary team to deliver specialist DBT assessments and interventions to young people and their families who are referred by other CAMHS services.
Certificate of Sponsorship
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