Arts Psychotherapist Required: Devizes, Wiltshire


Salary: £33,222 – £49,969 per annum (pro rata)

Closing Date:21/03/2019

Job Type: Permanent

Working pattern: Full Time 37.5 hours per week (Band 7 30 hours per week and Band 8a 7.5 hours per week)

Pay Scheme: Agenda for change

Pay Band: 7


Applications are invited from suitably qualified, HCPC or equivalent, and experienced Art Psychotherapist to work in our Mental Health Services in Wiltshire.

This post will be as Band 7 Arts Psychotherapist for 4 days a week (0.8FTE) and Band 8a Lead Arts Psychotherapist for 1 day a week (0.2FTE).

The Lead Post would involve overseeing, co-ordinating and developing an Arts Psychotherapies Service for Wiltshire, providing clinical leadership and supervision across the service. You would be part of Wiltshire Psychological Service and a supportive team of other Lead Arts Psychotherapists who work across the whole of AWP.

The Band 7 post will involve providing an Art Therapy service to both In-patients and service users in the community.

The post will be mainly based in Green Lane Hospital Devizes, Wiltshire, where there is an In patient ward, but also will require providing community sessions in West Wiltshire. Wiltshire is a large county so an ability to travel effectively between sites is important.

Green Lane Hospital has good resources and a purpose built Art Psychotherapy department. You will be joining a small team of four Arts Psychotherapists working across Wiltshire with both Art and Dance Movement Psychotherapists and we also encourage trainees from the different Arts Psychotherapy trainings.

The successful applicant will be a resourceful, confident and flexible Arts Psychotherapist with clearly demonstrable skills and knowledge in working with people throughout the adult age range. You will be able to demonstrate experience of providing supervision and to be able toconfidently represent Art Psychotherapies at meetings and to other MDTs. You will be able to demonstrate experience of working with a number of different client groups in secondary mental health settings and of having been responsible for providing assessments and focussed group and individual treatment options to address the needs of a mainly rural population. An ability to be self-motivated and manage lone working is important.

We would particularly value experience in additional specific therapies such as MBT, CAT or other therapeutic approaches and experience in the treatment of relational trauma.

The Band 8a job description and person specification is under additional documents.


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