Art Psychotherapist Required: Southampton, Hampshire

 

Location: Southampton

Salary: £40,057 – £45,839 p.a pro rata

Job Type: Permanent

Working pattern: • Part time • Flexible working

Pay Scheme: Agenda for change

Pay Band: 7

 

The Building Resilience and Strengths (BRS) have an exciting opportunity opening for the role of an Art Psychotherapist Practitioner. You will be part of a specialist multi-disciplinary team delivering high quality interventions to children, young people and their families presenting with a complex Social, Emotional and Mental health difficulties.

The BRS is a specialist multi-disciplinary integrated CAMHS service, joint funded by Solent NHS and Southampton City Council Children’s Services. Staff are employed through each agency but work together as a single team under a single management structure and service specification.

The role of the BRS Art Psychotherapist will be primarily based within the Therapeutic pathway of the service, working alongside professionals from Health and Social care, whilst maintaining close working relationships with professionals from the Crisis Intervention pathway, to create robust step-down plans for children and young people into longer term therapeutic work where required.

The Art Psychotherapist will be a highly experienced practitioner who will work with children and young people suffering from a range of psychological difficulties and complex life experiences – including, for example, depression, anxiety, ADHD, Autism, experiences of abuse, grief, family breakdown, domestic violence and trauma.

The post holder will be responsible for providing a highly skilled and specialist art therapy Intervention on both an individual and group basis as appropriate, using techniques and knowledge gained through experience, self-development and evidence-based practice.

The post holder will work autonomously in carrying out therapeutic work based on clear theoretical concepts and the application of related techniques and will be responsible for providing assessment, case management and art therapy intervention to children, young people and their families/carers. Alongside the clinical aspect of the role, the post holder will be involved in developing and sustaining partnership working with individuals, groups, communities and agencies, providing clinical supervision to trainees and other professionals and contributing to service development as appropriate.

The aim of this service is to support a child/young person in continuing with their mental health recovery at home with their families with the right support and, most importantly, in a way that is least restrictive.

The successful candidate would be professionally registered and be supported to work autonomously within professional guidelines and the overall framework of the team’s policies and procedures.

The BRS is a strong and supportive team and has excellent structures to offer regular supervision and support. This is a great opportunity to join our multi-disciplinary team to support in the delivery of high-quality children’s mental health services. We are looking for exceptional individuals with the right attitude, skills and knowledge who share our passion to deliver the best quality care experience for children and their families.

For further information about this post please contact Lindsey Hunt (Team Manager) or Dr Katie Birts (Principal Clinical Psychologist) on 02380 834 430.

 

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