Dorset 2017-08-11T14:57:48+00:00

Specialist Mental Health Practitioner

Band 6

Main area
Intensive Psychological Therapies
Band 6
15 per week
Job ref
Branksome Clinic
£10,626 to £14,230 p.a.
27/02/2018 23:59





The Intensive Psychological Therapies Service is a forward thinking, dynamic group treatment service for people with personality disorder. Our therapies include Dialectical Behaviour Therapy (DBT), Radically Open DBT (RoDBT) and Cognitive Analytic Therapy (CAT).

We are seeking to recruit an enthusiastic Part Time Specialist Mental Health Practitioner to join our DBT team for 15 hours per week. This is a developmental post at Band 6 to enable the post holder to participate in and train in the delivery of a range of psychological models. You should have a recognised qualification in one of the core mental health professions e.g. psychology, psychiatric nursing, social work or occupational therapy, and previous experience in mental health. Experience of DBT is desirable.

Training, supervision and research are given a high priority within the service. IPTS has close links with both Southampton and Bournemouth Universities and a number of outcome and process research projects are currently in progress. In 2000 we were awarded an NHS Beacon for being a model of good practice. We are a multidisciplinary team, dedicated to providing high quality, evidence based therapies for this patient group.

Employment in this post requires an Enhanced Disclosure and Barring Service (DBS) check.  The DBS levies a charge of £44 and the Trust will recover this cost in instalments from your first 3 salary payments.  This will only apply to candidates who are new to the Trust and not internal staff.  Applicants who subscribe to the DBS update service and are able to present a valid DBS certificate will not incur a charge. 

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Applicant requirements

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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Further details / informal visits contact

Informal enquiries and visits are welcomed; please contact Dr Sophie Rushbrook (Head of Service) or Tony Deavin (Service Manager) on 01202 584120, or by email at or

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