Creative Arts Therapist: Nottingham
Salary: £24,000 pro rata per annum
Benefits: 20 days per annum plus statutory holidays; Working for a friendly team that invests in the professional development of all staff, with both internal and external training and regular clinical supervision.
Closing date: 16 Jan 2019
Location: Nottingham, Nottinghamshire
Job type: Full Time, Permanent
Hours: 30 hours per week
About the role:
The Creative Arts Therapist will promote the recovery of children, teenagers and safe family members following child sexual abuse by reducing the emotional, psychological and physical symptoms of child sexual abuse through the provision of early intervention therapeutic assessment, psycho-education, strategies for acute stress symptoms and interventions. This work will be undertaken following pre-trial therapy guidelines until the client has completed the Criminal Justice Process.
The post will be based at Imara premises in Nottingham City Centre and post holder will be required to have their own transport to travel to support clients at various community venues e.g. schools, home address.
– Qualified to degree level or equivalent
– A recognised professional qualification in creative arts therapies at a minimum of diploma level with accredited membership of either, HCPC, BACP or UKCP (or working towards this)
– Safeguarding training and experience
– Own transport and hold valid driving licence and business insurance
– Eligible to work in the UK
– An enhanced disclosure and barring service check
– Willing to access training relating to duties
– Able to work unsociable hours and to travel as required
– Own transport and holds valid driving licence and business insurance
– Experience of working with survivors of sexual violence
– Proven experience of providing direct therapeutic support to children, young people and vulnerable adults who have experienced trauma and loss. Experience of using a trauma-specific intervention (e.g. EMDR; EFT; PICT) would be desirable.
– Experience of advocating and supporting others within a range of organisational setting
– Good understanding of dynamics of sexual abuse, its impact on children, young people and families