Art Therapist

NHS AfC: Band 6

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Art Therapist Band 6
NHS AfC: Band 6
30 hours per week
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Highgate MHC and St Pancras Hospital
£31,878 - £42,046.00 pa pro rata inclusive of HCAS
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At Camden and Islington NHS foundation trust our staff and service users have worked closely to create a set of values that make sure people who use our services get the best possible chance of a rapid recovery.

We have 3 key priorities which are:

  • Early and Effective Intervention
  • Helping People to Live Well
  • Research and Innovation

The cultural pillars that help us achieve our key priorities are:

  • We value each other
  • We are empowered
  • We keep things simple
  • We are connected

By coming to work at Camden and Islington NHS Foundation Trust you will be joining a Trust with a national reputation for research, where services recognise that research underpins its commitment to providing high quality and innovative clinical care.

As an applicant for this role, you are urged to demonstrate within your supporting statement a combination of evidence that reflects your competence to meet the job specification and provide examples of how C&I values are an integral part of the way you have and will continue to deliver service.

Art Therapist

Band 6, Acute Division

Part time   0.8WTE (30 hours a week)

We are looking for an enthusiastic Art Therapist with mental health experience to join our Occupational and Arts Therapy Team. The post holder will work with inpatients across the acute mental health wards as well as within an acute day unit setting.  They will be skilled and flexible in the provision of group and individual art therapy sessions for service users with a broad range of mental health symptoms, experiencing an acute phase of mental ill health.  They will take a team approach to service user’s care, providing safe and effective interventions to promote service user recovery.  

Facilities on all three sites have a dedicated art room for group and individual work.  Management and professional supervision will be provided.

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Applicant requirements

You must have appropriate UK professional registration.

Applications from job seekers who require Tier 2 sponsorship to work in the UK are welcome and will be considered alongside all other applications. However, non-EEA candidates may not be appointed to a post if a suitably qualified, experienced and skilled EU/EEA candidate is available to take up the post as the employing body is unlikely, in these circumstances, to satisfy the resident labour market test. UK Visas and Immigration (UKVI) requires employers to complete this test to show that no suitably qualified EEA or EU worker can fill the post. For further information please visit the UKVI website. From 6 April 2017, Tier 2 skilled worker applicants, applying for entry clearance into the UK, must present a criminal record certificate from each country they have resided continuously or cumulatively for 12 months or more in the past 10 years. Adult dependants (over 18 years old) will also be subject to this requirement. Guidance can be found here Criminal Records Checks for Overseas Applicants.

The postholder will have regular contact with vulnerable people and as such this post is subject to the Rehabilitation of Offenders Act (Exceptions Order) 1975 and as such it will be necessary for a submission for Disclosure to be made to the Disclosure and Barring Service to check for any previous criminal convictions.

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Further details / informal visits contact

Gillian Rennie (Clinical Lead OT, Huntley Centre on 020 3317 7207

Rhona Ablett (Clinical Lead OT, Highgate Mental Health Centre) on 020 7561 4110.

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