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DBT Lead 8a

Website Oxford Health NHS Foundation Trust

Child and Adolescent Mental Health Service

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Job overview

This is an exciting opportunity to join our existing Outreach Service for Children and Adolescents (OSCA) to lead on the treatment pathway for Dialectical Behaviour Therapy (DBT). The post holder would be responsible for managing the implementation of DBT for young people across Buckinghamshire; including supervision of therapists providing intervention, providing treatment; on both a group and individual basis & getting involved in local research projects/audits.

The post holder would also work as part of the OSCA/Crisis service, completing prompt and efficient psychosocial assessments and treatment for children and adolescents who need additional short-term support on top of community or crisis packages by offering an alternative pathway to avoid hospital admission.

We are looking for an enthusiastic, personable, and resourceful individual who is committed to supporting developing services and a multi-disciplinary team of staff. You will need excellent communication and organisational skills, and a keenness to be part of a busy and vibrant department. We welcome applications from RMN’s, OT’s or Social Workers.

Main duties of the job

To provide expert clinical care (directly with patients for a minimum of 80% of role)
To adopt a lead role in the provision of DBT to adolescents and their families within Buckinghamshire, establishing and maintaining the DBT programme and ensuring appropriate clinical governance arrangements
To provide professional leadership and consultancy
To provide education, training and development in their field of expertise to other staff
To contribute to practice and service development and evaluation
To lead and contribute to audit and research

Working for our organisation

Oxford Health NHS Foundation Trust provides physical, mental health and social care for people of all ages across Oxfordshire, Buckinghamshire, Swindon, Wiltshire, Bath and North East Somerset.

Our services are delivered at community bases, hospitals, clinics and people’s homes, delivering care as close to home as possible

Our vision is that no matter who you are or where you are, you will tell us that you receive: “Outstanding care delivered by an outstanding team”

Our values are: “Caring, safe and excellent”

At Oxford Health we offer a wide range of benefits designed to support your career and wellbeing. These include:

Excellent opportunities for career progression
Access to tailored individual and Trust wide learning and development
27 days annual leave, plus bank holidays, rising to 33 days with continuous service
NHS Discount across a wide range of shops, restaurants and retailers
Competitive pension scheme
Lease car scheme
Cycle to work scheme
Employee Assistance Programme
Mental Health First Aiders
Staff accommodation (please note waiting lists may apply)
Staff networking and support groups hosted by our Equality, Diversity & Inclusion team

Detailed job description and main responsibilities
We are looking for an enthusiastic, personable, and resourceful individual who is committed to supporting developing services and a multi-disciplinary team of staff. You will need excellent communication and organisational skills, and a keenness to be part of a busy and vibrant department.

This is an exciting post and would suit someone who is keen to develop and maintain clinical skills and input, whilst also developing their skills in leadership and operational management.

As an organisation we are mindful of our staffs’ well-being and see supervision, support, training and development in post as a priority.

For further information regarding our services please see our website or contact Megan Wale on 01865 901980.

Please see link JD/PS for full details

Closing date 20th June 2024

To apply for this job email your details to Megan.Wale@oxfordhealth.nhs.uk.