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NB: This vacancy closed to applications on 13/07/2022.

DBT Pathway Lead, Psychological Therapist or Psychologist

Job Reference: 348-SOU-C-577A

Southern Health NHS Foundation Trust
Psychology - Southampton - MH
£47,126 to £53,219 pa based on full time hours

Southern Health is one of the largest Foundation Trusts in the UK, specialising in mental health, adult and child community health and learning disabilities

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Southern Health NHS Foundation Trust (SHFT) is committed to promoting the welfare and safeguarding of children, young people and adults at risk of abuse and neglect. As an employee, you are accountable to ensure that you know to how to respond when you are concerned for the safety of a child, young person or adult at risk, applying the principles of the Family Approach to ensure evidence based analysis, risk management and appropriate action and escalation. SHFT require staff to work effectively together using the Family Approach to achieve better outcomes for adults, children and families. The Trust will support you in this duty by providing ongoing training, support and advice and have a Corporate Safeguarding Team who can be contacted for guidance and the provision of safeguarding supervision.

An exciting opportunity has arisen for an experienced psychologist or psychological therapist with a special interest in working with people with a diagnosis of personality disorder. You will join the Southampton Division of Southern Health NHS Foundation Trust, based at College Keep, Southampton. We are a cohesive, supportive and friendly team with a wealth of clinical expertise including CBT, DBT, CAT, ACT, EMDR and psychodynamic approaches. We have good supervision structures and an excellent track record of CPD, as well as strong links with the University of Southampton and the University of Plymouth.

In this role, you will lead on the provision of DBT, as well as holding a more mixed therapy caseload which will help you consolidate and develop your clinical skills. You will also have the opportunity to lead a DBT Family Connections group for relatives and carers. You will also provide supervision, consultation and training to staff working in the community mental health teams.

We are looking for someone who has strong interpersonal skills and a genuine passion for working with a group of people who are often stigmatised and excluded. You will be well-supported to develop your skills in assessment, therapy, consultation and leadership. Support and training can be offered to complete your accreditation in Dialectical Behaviour Therapy if required. You will have the opportunity to supervise trainees, as well as providing professional management to one or more psychological therapists.

You will primarily be based at College Keep, Southampton and will be managed by a Principal Clinical Psychologist. Flexible working arrangements are possible, including some remote working according to clinical need.

Part-time working and job share arrangements will be considered for the right applicant.

We are committed to equality of opportunity and keen to increase the diversity of our team.

Hampshire offers an attractive mix of city, coastal and countryside lifestyles. Its attractions include the idyllic town of Petersfield in the South Downs, the cosmopolitan waterfront cities of Portsmouth and Southampton, the captivating New Forest, and the quaint historic city of Winchester - voted the Best Place to Live in the UK.

To arrange an informal discussion regarding the role please contact Dr Paul Bayliss, Consultant Clinical Psychologist / Community Psychological Therapies Lead –

A DBS check is required by the Employer for this post. The Employer will undertake an initial check at the appropriate level on appointment. As a condition of employment you are required to register with the online DBS update service and maintain this registration throughout employment.

COVID-19 vaccine remains the best way to protect ourselves, our families, our colleagues, and patients from the virus, we therefore encourage applicants to become fully vaccinated. We ask for vaccination status as part of pre employment checks although COVID-19 vaccination is not a condition of employment.

Disclosure and Barring Service (DBS) Check

This post is subject to the Rehabilitation of Offenders Act 1974 (Exceptions) Order (as amended) and as such it will be necessary for a submission for Disclosure to be made to the Disclosure and Barring Service (DBS) to check for any previous criminal convictions.

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