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Priory Hospital Roehampton, Priory Lane, Roehampton, SW15 5JJ


£40,000 to £48,000



Vacancy Type

Permanent - Full Time

Job Advert Role Description

Opportunity Summary

We are seeking an experienced Senior DBT Therapist to join a growing DBT service at our Hospital in Roehampton. The DBT service comprises 4 weekly skills groups, providing treatment for up to 40 clients at any one time. Reporting to the Outpatient Therapy Lead, the successful candidate will provide leadership to the service and own it's organisation and development.

Main Responsibilities

The Senior DBT Therapist will work as part of an established DBT team, with the following key responsibilities:

Organise the programme schedule, ensuring the smooth running of groups and a seamless journey for patients from referral to discharge.
Ensure planned and unplanned leave does not impact the experience of patients
Allocate 1:1 Therapists to the patient cohort
Oversee new referrals and ensure assessment and pre commitment meetings are happening in a timely manner.
Work closely with the Therapy Lead and Therapy Business Manager to communicate upcoming entry point to referrers
Hold a clinical caseload comprising DBT Skills Groups and 1:1 therapy sessions
Comprehensive and accurate information recording, including risk assessment and clinical notes
Support the Therapy Administration and patients in ensuring funding is in place correctly for patients and seek support from the wider MDT with this as required.
Contribute to service development/improvement initiatives locally and in the wider organisation
Represent Priory Roehampton at the DBT Network, collaborating with the Director of Therapies and other Priory services.

Person Specification

The ideal candidate for this position will have successfully completed the intensive DBT training with British Isles and demonstrate strong experience and confidence in delivering skills groups and 1:1 therapy.

Qualifications and Knowledge

Professional registration and/or membership relevant to the post
Intensive DBT training with British Isles


Evidence of promoting/supporting active user/carer involvement/participation
Evidence of working as part of a DBT Service 


Development of specialist/advanced level of practice skills and able to demonstrate the impact of this on practice change/development

Skills and Competencies

Ability to demonstrate ethical values and attitudes within a culture of equality and diversity

Disclosure and Barring Service Check

This post is subject to the Rehabilitation of Offenders Act (Exceptions Order) 1975 and as such it will be necessary for a submission for Disclosure to be made to the Disclosure and Barring Service (formerly known as CRB) to check for any previous criminal convictions.

Due to limits on sponsorship allocations, we are not currently in a position to offer sponsorship to new candidates for these roles, this remains under review.

Division DBS info

About us

From education to hospitals, care homes and secure facilities, the Priory Group of Companies offers individually tailored, multidisciplinary treatment programmes for those with complex educational needs or requiring acute, long-term and respite mental healthcare.

The integrated strength of each service provides a seamless transition for the individual as they progress between higher and lower dependency care and across services. This unique approach ensures that every individual has the opportunity to achieve the best possible outcomes and quality of life with the Priory Group.

As 85% of our services are publicly funded and delivered in partnership with commissioners, our teams work with commissioning bodies across the country to provide transparent pricing models and evidence-based care programmes.


All roles will be subject to a successful disclosure at an appropriate level from the Disclosure and Barring Service (DBS), Access NI or Disclosure Scotland. We are an equal opportunities employer.

No agencies please

If you forward any CV’s to the Priory Group and you are not on the Priory Group PSL and have not been asked to work on the above role we will accept the CV as a gift.

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