Psychologist, CAMHS Community DBT Lead

Job Title: Psychologist, CAMHS Community DBT Lead
Contract Type: Permanent
Location: Hertfordshire
Salary: Band 8b
Job Published: January 24, 2018 16:54

Job Description

Dialectical Behavioural Therapy Team

Psychologist, CAMHS Community DBT Lead

Band 8b

Ref: 367-EAN-HPFT1800-B

This post is part of an exciting expansion of CAMHS specialist services within HPFT, supported by NHS England’s innovative ‘Testing New Care Models in tertiary mental health services’ programme (Wave 2). Our new model of care for Tertiary Services has been designed to transform local service provision in Hertfordshire by integrating the Tier 4 and Tier 3 CAMHS pathways, to ensure that young people across the county can access the services that meet their needs at the right time. The new Dialectical Behavioural Therapy (DBT) Team will offer a specialist evidence-based therapeutic approach for young people at high risk, supporting them with strategies for emotional regulation and understanding, to prevent crises and ensure that they are in the least restrictive service for their need. The Trust is looking for experienced and dynamic professionals to lead this multidisciplinary team, which will offer an effective and consistent therapeutic approach, for young people experiencing a range of highly complex emotional, psychological or behavioural problems. This rewarding and challenging leadership role will involve working closely with expert colleagues from a range of disciplines to deliver a highly specialist service, with evidence-based psychological interventions and a positive risk management approach. This is an exciting opportunity for any candidate who wants to be part of an ambitious and energetic organisation and a high profile national programme, with a focus on empowering individuals and ensuring the very best clinical and individual recovery outcomes.

If you would like to apply for the post please visit the NHS Jobs website ( and use reference number: 367-EAN-HPFT1800-B

If you would like to discuss the role please contact Melanie Woodcock, CAMHS Service Line Lead, Mob: 07557 865268

Closing date for applications is 16th February 2018

We welcome applications from all sectors of the community; please refer to for the benefits of joining our Trust.

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