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Practitioner Psychologist or DBT Therapist

Website St Andrew's Healthcare

Mental Health and Learning Disability Charity

Practitioner Psychologist or DBT Therapist

Low Secure & Specialist Rehabilitation Division Dialectical Behaviour Therapy Team

Location: Northampton

Salary: From £37,500 depending on experience

Hours: 37.5 per week Full-Time (Part-Time options available)

As a result of changes within our services a post has arisen for a Practitioner Psychologist or DBT Therapist to work within the DBT team for women with difficulties that benefit from this evidence based intervention. The successful applicant will be joining a well-established psychology department which offers professional support and a wide range of expertise. In addition, the DBT team includes nurses, occupational therapists and social workers who deliver DBT as therapists.

We are currently looking for an enthusiastic and knowledgeable candidate with an interest and experience in working with people with interpersonal and emotional difficulties to join our specialist service. We encourage people who are confident in their skills and who are looking to further develop to become an accredited DBT therapist with the Society for DBT. We also extend our advert to accredited DBT therapists looking for a challenge and we have an opportunity to adapt the role to suit the right candidate.

You will need to be a HCPC registered Practitioner Psychologist or have a Health or Social Care professional qualification with demonstrated experience of working within an inpatient setting. You will also have a desire to apply your skills and expertise by providing clinical and risk assessments for our patients, collaboratively develop formulations, plan and sequence psychological interventions and consult with the MDT to enable patients to progress to the least restrictive environments.

We are seeking keen team players who adopt a person-centred approach to care, and a recovery focus towards rehabilitation practices aiming to optimise each individual’s progress through treatment.

We will provide training and supervision including progress for accreditation in DBT.

You will be able to access excellent opportunities for continuing professional development including engagement with our academic centre and research teams; attendance at our weekly CPD events that are delivered by a range of internal and external experts in their field; and will join a large network of experienced clinicians working across our inpatient and community services.

If you have any questions regarding the post, please contact Dr Michelle Huggins (Lead Consultant Psychologist) 01604 616523

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