Art Therapist Required: Mansfield. Nottinghamshire
NIDAS – Women’s Aid
Location: NIDAS, Mansfield Business Centre, NG18 2AE
Salary: £31,938 Pro Rata
Hours: 25 hrs per week – (fixed-term for 1 year with possible extension depending on funding)
Closing Date: Noon – 1st July 2022
Interview Dates: Tuesday 5th July/Thursday 7th July 2022
NIDAS Nottinghamshire Independent Domestic Abuse Service is a specialist family support service that’s supports families that have been affected by Domestic Abuse. We have been working in Mansfield and Ashfield for over thirty years.
We have an exciting new position to join the dedicated team at NIDAS. We pride ourselves on our person centred approach and we are continually striving to improve, develop and create services to improve the lives of families affected by domestic abuse. We are looking for a dynamic individual that will be an integral part of our established family team. As an Art Therapist you have a positive impact on the lives of the families we work with. Our therapeutic services are still in its infancy so this an opportunity for the right individual to help shape this element of the organisation.
With the right support and by taking a trauma informed approach we aim to empower our families to rebuild their lives and go on to lead fulfilling lives after abuse.
About the role:
Purpose of the job:
- To provide specialist Art Psychotherapy assessment and therapy service for individuals affected by domestic abuse. Working with adults, young people, children and, parent-child.
- Provide a planned programme of group support with a focus on issues such as identity, confidence building and increasing self-esteem.
- As a clinical practitioner in the field of Art Therapy you will be required to work ethically and observe professional conduct as highlighted by the HCPC
- We are looking for a highly organised professional, completing assessments, clinical notes, case management, annual review and monitoring reports and ready to take the initiative.
- As a member of a multi-disciplinary team you will receive regular supervision and be fully supported in your CPD
- To undertake high quality clinical assessments of both adults and Children & Young People
- To co-ordinate referrals and manage the waiting list for Art Therapy referrals as and when needed.
- Take a person centred approach to provide therapeutic interventions for clients in accordance with their identified needs
- To maintain professional registration and membership relevant to profession
- To use a trauma informed approach to client support
- To communicate affectively with clients, reflecting on sessions and discussing progress within therapy.
- To prepare high quality reports and ensure accurate recording on case management systems for monitoring purposes
- Advocacy for families ensuring their wishes and feelings are heard, and support agencies understand the complexities and impact of domestic abuse
- Support the wider team providing advice on support and provide training where required
- Engage in regular case reviews with the wider team/management to work through complex cases and offer insights from experience to overcome challenges together.
- Be able manage own caseload and know and communicate limitations.
- To have continual high regard for the use and communication of client and agency data that complies with the requirements of the General Data Protection Regulation (GDPR).
- To promote and support equality and empowerment within all areas of work.
- To safeguard and promote the welfare of clients at all times and follow relevant polices and procedures
- To maintain up to date specialist knowledge of latest theoretical and service delivery models/developments.
- To educate and involve family members and others in support as necessary, conveying Art Therapy formulations with sensitivity in easily understood language.
- To promote the use of effective, evidence-based interventions in the service.
You will be a dynamic self-starter playing a key role in the development and growth of the Family Service. You will be empathic and ensure that the voice of the survivor is heard and that it feeds into the strategic direction of the organisation to promote a client led vision.
As an Equal Opportunities and Disability Confident Employer, the organisation welcomes applications from all suitably qualified candidates including those from Black, Asian and minority ethnic (BAME) groups and disabled candidates. As part of our LGBT + Allies Programme, we also welcome applications from members of the LGBT + community and encourage inclusivity in the workplace.
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