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Arts Therapist Band 7

Band 7

Main area
Community Services
Grade
Band 7
Contract
Permanent
Hours
Part Time 22.5 Hours per week
Job ref
363-CHN5663
Site
CM LD Management Admin
Town
Newham Health Team for Adults with Learning Disabilities, 29 Romford Road,
Salary
£42,313 to £48,515 pa HCA Inc.
Closing
16/09/2019 23:59
Interview date
24/09/2019

ELFT (East London NHS Foundation Trust) is making a positive difference to thousands of people’s lives, providing support so that they can fulfil their potential and enjoy healthy lives.

We have a vacancy for an enthusiastic and motivated HCPC Registered Art Psychotherapist to join a dynamic, specialist multi-disciplinary team, to offer high quality services to our community clients. We are a supportive, friendly team, who pride ourselves on the quality of our working relationships and the welcome we give to new staff members.

The successful applicant will be responsible for providing a high quality art psychotherapy service to people with learning disabilities, their families/carers and staff teams, via individual work, group work, family and staff consultation.

The Art Psychotherapist will be innovative, resourceful and flexible with clearly demonstrable skills and knowledge in working with people with learning disabilities throughout the adult age range. The post holder will be required to work autonomously within a supportive and experienced team and to manage a busy and complex caseload.

We are a multidisciplinary team consisting of Clinical Psychologists, Speech & Language Therapists, Occupational Therapists, Learning Disability Nurses, Psychiatrists, Physiotherapists and a Clinical Behaviour Specialist. The MDT work very collaboratively with each other, clients, families and carers to provide a service we are proud of. The Psychological Therapies Team is an innovative and creative department that is valued both by our clients, the MDT and local partners. We have a reputation for being passionate and committed to our work with people with learning disabilities.

Newham is a culturally diverse borough which provides a wonderful opportunity to work creatively alongside families taking into account their context and valuing their expertise. We utilise and value a range of therapeutic models based on what we assess to be the most appropriate fit between the therapist and the client. We are open to the interests that people bring in terms of theory and models and welcome new ideas and ways of working.

You will be well supported by the Lead Clinical Psychologist with monthly line management and clinical supervision. Multiple opportunities for CPD are available including internal workshops on various topics of interest (recent examples include STOMP and psychotropic, Epilepsy and Dysphagia). ELFT is committed to and has a large number of Arts Psychotherapists both mainstream and in Community Learning Disabilities Teams across several boroughs, which offers wider opportunities for CPD and service development projects. This provides opportunities to link up with arts psychotherapists across the Trust. The NHLD Team welcomes applicants who are keen to advance the quality of the services we offer. 

The closing date for applications is 16th September. Interviews will be on the 24th September.
For further information and to discuss this vacancy we would like to encourage you to contact Emily Clemson, Bank Art Psychotherapist or Dr Daniele Parker, Lead Clinical Psychologist on 0207 059 6600.

In the personal statement section of your application please ensure that you include 3 reasons why you are interested in this post. 

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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

Daniele Parker, telephone 02070596600, email danieleparker@nhs.net