East Villa: Dialectical behaviour therapy-informed day therapeutic community for men with personality disorders. A new therapeutic community opening in a stand-alone building on the site of The Retreat, York in the Spring of 2013.
Currently hiring, as per the information below:
"Bridging the Gap PD Services Ltd is a new company jointly owned by The Retreat York, and
Community Links, Leeds. This company is setting up a new day service for up to 20 men in a standalone facility in the grounds of The Retreat York, called East Villa.
"We are now recruiting staff to become part of a multi-disciplinary staff team to start up and run the
service. We are looking for the following posts to be filled:
Clinical Team Lead. Job Description
The Clinical Team Lead will be both clinically responsible and accountable for delivery of the East
Reintegration Lead. Job Description
The Reintegration Lead is responsible for the delivery of the reintegration pathways for men
transferring from secure or custodial settings returning into the community.
3 x SMART (Social Milieu and Reintegration Therapists) facilitators. Job Description
The focus of the role is to provide a high standard of Therapeutic Community (TC) therapy and
DBT for a group of men with Personality Disorders (PD) within a multi disciplinary staff team
Community Administrator. Job Description
The focus of the role is to provide a high standard of administrative support for the staff team and
liaison services for men with Personality Disorder, working within a multi disciplinary approach.
Whilst each role has specific components, (please see Job Specifications & Job Descriptions) there
are some core requirements for working at East Villa to consider.
• You want to train and deliver DBT and Therapeutic Community Groups
• You want to work in an environment that empowers others
• You want to challenge your own as well as others’ world views in a supportive and safe way
• You want to work with a challenging population
If you would like to know more about East Villa please contact Marya Hemmings, Project Manager, East Villa, The Retreat York, Heslington Road, York, YO10 5BN
or 01904 431061.
Job descriptions and job specifications are available to be viewed from, www.eastvilla.org.uk or
www.commlinks.co.uk and other relevant TC websites.
Applications should be completed on The Retreat website www.theretreatyork.org.uk, in the careers section, and alternatively you can request copies from The Retreat HR department on the above address.
The closing date is 31 December 2012 and the assessment days are the 7 and 8 January 2013.
This is an all day event and will include a presentation, interviews and group activities. The
presentations will be for 10 minutes and the title is ‘How do people make meaning of their lives’.