Art Psychotherapist Required; Hackney, London


Closing date: 09 November 2020, 10:00

Art Psychotherapist Required; Hackney, London

£33,180 FTE, inclusive of Inner London Weighting (£19,908 per annum)

16-25yr old Young People’s Transitions

22.2 hours per week

Temporary maternity cover contract


Our Off Centre 16-25yr old Transitions Service provides early access help for young people with moderate to severe mental health problems who would not be suitable for adult services. It facilitates the transition to adult services where appropriate, improves the mental well-being of young people by providing timely or early interventions including individual, time limited and outcome focussed counselling / art psychotherapy, accessible drop in provision, therapeutic group work and keywork support.

Following an holistic assessment, the service will provide a range of therapeutic interventions with a step in, step up and step down approach dependent on the complexity of the individual young adult’s issues. As an Art Psychotherapist with relevant post qualification practice you will have significant experience in working with young people / young adults with complex mental health and psychosocial issues and providing outcome focussed interventions that support resilience and / or recovery.

You will be a warm, empathic individual with an ability to relate to young people and work as part of a team. In addition, experience of delivering DBT and group work would be an advantage. This is a maternity cover contract which will be terminated when the substantive post holder returns to work in order to enable us to give them work. This is currently expected to be in 12 months but this is subject to change.

Appointments are subject to Family Action receiving an enhanced disclosure from the Disclosure and Barring Service that we consider acceptable. Our Values: People focus, Mutual Respect, Excellence-in-all-we do and a Can-Do attitude. If you can relate to these and have the necessary skills and attitude, we can offer you:

 A competitive salary, leave entitlement and pension scheme

 Career development opportunities

 A full induction and on-going quality training

 The opportunity to become part of Family Action initiatives

 Flexible working hours

 Managed workloads with regular supportive and reflective supervision


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