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MBT Practitioner

Job Reference: 294-COMM-0535

Employer:
South West London and St Georges Mental Health NHS Trust
Department:
Richmond PDIT Service
Location:
Barnes Hospital, London
Salary:
£30,401 - £37,267 pa plus HCAS

South West London and St George's Mental Health NHS Trust has a rich history, well-established community links and an international reputation. We provide a full range of local mental health services to the Kingston, Merton, Richmond, Sutton and Wandsworth London boroughs, as well as specialist forensic mental health services, including high secure services, at Springfield Hospital.

We are committed to providing high quality integrated health and social care for local people with mental health problems in South West London and more specialist mental health services for people throughout the UK. The Care Quality Commission already rates our services as ‘good’ however we aim to be ‘outstanding’.

Our Values

We take pride in providing specialist care to our service users where our Trust values; being consistent, compassionate, collaborative, respectful and open is at the heart of everything we do. Our mission is "making life better together".

When you join us, you’ll be part of something special – an innovative and rapidly growing organisation that is helping to redefine the Mental Health, education and social care landscape in the UK.


South West London and St George's Mental Health NHS Trust has a rich history, well-established community links and an international reputation. We provide a full range of local mental health services to the Kingston, Merton, Richmond, Sutton and Wandsworth London boroughs, as well as specialist forensic mental health services, including high secure services, at Springfield Hospital.

We take pride in providing specialist care to our service users where our Trust values; being consistent, compassionate, collaborative, respectful and open is at the heart of everything we do. When you join us, you’ll be part of something special – an innovative and rapidly growing organisation that is helping to redefine the Mental Health, education and social care landscape in the UK.

Our Trust headquarters is located within the impressive grounds of Springfield University Hospital in Tooting and we also operate in nearly 100 other locations throughout the UK. This is easily accessible via the Northern Line (Tooting Bec Station) and via private transport. The Trust provides subsidised parking fares for all our substantive staff. Our main site is located immediately next to Tooting High Street where staff can easily access a range of shops, cafés, restaurants etc.

An exciting opportunity has arisen for a Mentalisation Based Treatment (MBT) Practitioner role, within the Richmond Personality Disorder Intensive Treatment Team (PDITT) based at Barnes Hospital. The post is open to candidates with a core qualification in Nursing, Occupational Therapy, Psychology, Psychotherapy or Social Work background with relevant experience.

You will be given the chance of joining an established outpatient Personality Disorder service, to gain specialist knowledge and expertise with this patient group and therapeutic modality and be involved in contributing to the ongoing development of this highly specialist service.

PDITT delivers MBT; a formal evidenced based psychological treatment approach for people presenting with personality disorder vulnerabilities. This includes the combined approach of group and individual MBT sessions within the Intensive Treatment Phase. We also offer Psycho-educative Introductory Groups as an entry point to the team which covers the principles around MBT as an intervention.

The successful candidate will be offered the Basic level MBT training with the Anna Freud Centre if this isn’t already held, alongside ongoing supervision of their MBT work by an Associate Trainer and Supervisor in MBT with the Anna Freud National Centre for Children and Families.

The work here can be challenging and rewarding and the structures of supervision throughout the working week are intrinsic to our work. We also protect a space monthly for team reflective practice conducted by a Group Analyst from outside of the team.

Additional training in the national joint enterprise between health and police under the High Intensity User Network is also available within the team, which would give the successful candidate an opportunity to be a part of the initial development and implementation of this national initiative.

We would encourage applications from those with a passion for group work and around supporting our patients to make changes in their lives that are important to them. You can expect from us to be embedded within a highly skilled and knowledgeable team who will seek to develop you and your work.

Interviews will be held on Thursday 30th of January.

Benefits:

We offer a number of excellent staff benefits and understand the importance of a healthy work life balance. Some of our benefits are highlighted here:

  • Generous pay, pensions and leave, we offer a comprehensive pay, pensions and leave package which is dependent on the role and length of service.

 

  • Work life balance, we support a range of flexible options, such as: part-time working, job sharing, term-time working, compressed hours and working from home.
  • Career development, There are plenty of opportunities to progress your career and we support your development through a number of programmes such as mentoring, coaching, positive people management, collective leadership and other talent programmes
  • Subsidised car parking - You can park at any of our sites at a reduced rate of £20/month.
  • NHS discounts, with discounts up to 10% from a variety of well-known retail brands though Health Service Discounts website.Other benefits include:
  • Eye examinations
  • Looking after your health
  • Cycle to work scheme
  • Car lease scheme
  • Season ticket loan
  • Childcare vouchers
  • Staff restaurants
  • Free gym membership
  • We look forward to receiving your application.

For further details / informal visits contact:

Hannah Pearce, PDITT Team Manager on 0203 513 3460 or hannah.pearce@swlstg.nhs.uk




At South West London St Georges Mental Health Trust we are committed to providing services which embrace diversity and that promote equality of opportunity. We are a Disability Confident Employer, we welcome applications from all sections of the community and people of all protected characteristics. We are Members of Stonewall Diversity Champions and also a member of the Employers Network for Equality and Inclusion.

As part of the Trust's commitment to Equalities and Diversity, the Trust supports the establishment of Staff Networks groups to promote diversity in the workplace:

  • BME (Evolve) Staff Network
  • Christian Staff Network
  • Disability Staff Network
  • Deaf Staff Network
  • Mental Health Staff Forum
  • Women's Staff Network
  • LGBTQAI+ Staff Network

We provide reasoble adjustments to the interview process for any candidates with a disability.

Please note:

  • That the closing date listed is a guide only and that the vacancy may close earlier should sufficient number of applicants have been received. We advise that you submit your application as early as possible
  • That once you have submitted your application you agree to your application being transferred to a 3rd party e-recruitment system
  • That should you not have heard from us within three weeks from the closing date your application has not successful.
  • That priority consideration for applications may be given to at-risk NHS employees
  • That should you be successful and appointed, you authorise South West London and St George's Mental Health NHS Trust to confirm your previous NHS service via an Inter Authority Transfer (IAT) process
  • That your employment is offered subject to successful completion of a 3 or 6 months Probationary Period depending on your Band
  • That we are a smoke-free Trust

Disclosure and Barring Service Check

This post is subject to the Rehabilitation of Offenders Act (Exceptions Order) 1975 and as such it will be necessary for a submission for Disclosure to be made to the Disclosure and Barring Service (formerly known as CRB) to check for any previous criminal convictions.


UK Registration

Applicants must have current UK professional registration. For further information please see applying from overseas.



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