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Dialectical Behavioural Therapy (DBT) Therapist
NHS AfC: Band 6
Black Country Healthcare NHS Foundation Trust provides specialist mental health, learning disability, and community healthcare services for the population of the Black Country.
Across the whole of the region we provide:
Black Country Healthcare NHS Foundation Trust was formed on 1 April 2020, after NHS England and NHS Improvement approved the merger of Black Country Partnership NHS Foundation Trust and Dudley and Walsall Mental Health Partnership NHS Trust. Combining resources, strategies and talented workforce enables us to deliver a wider variety of outstanding services that are based on best practice and are continually improving.
We currently employ over 3,000 members of staff and just like the population we serve, we are made up of diverse cultures and backgrounds. Whatever your role, working in a NHS Foundation Trust, like ours, is a demanding and extremely rewarding experience. Knowing that every day you can help to make a positive difference to someone’s life is a very powerful feeling. We know that our Trust runs on this desire to help and support people, and our Trust vision expresses this. Our vision is to improve health and wellbeing for everyone, especially our colleagues to achieve the best possible work/life balance.
We proudly offer supportive, inclusive and family friendly employment and flexible working policies. We have a wide range of professional services and employee networks to help our colleagues be at their best - and find support if they need it. To find more about our staff benefits, please visit our website: blackcountryhealthcare.nhs.uk.
For further supporting information to apply for this role please see documents attached under ‘Additional documents’.
A vacancy has arisen for a registered professional within the Dudley DBT specialist service for a DBT therapist to join the existing team for 3 days a week (0.6 wte). This service provides dedicated support to service users diagnosed with Borderline Personality Disorder (BPD) who present with complex and dynamic risk behaviours.
Ideally, you should be DBT trained although training will be provided to the successful candidate if necessary. You must demonstrate a passion and drive to work with people with BPD with complex presentations.
You will be flexible and willing to cover the out of hours rota 5pm-10pm 7 days a week. You will be a team player and willing to support colleagues with co-facilitating groups and attending the weekly Team Consultation meeting.
You must have appropriate UK professional registration.
This post is subject to the Rehabilitation of Offenders Act (Exceptions Order) 1975 and it will be necessary for a submission for Disclosure to be made to the Disclosure and Barring Service.
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