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NB: This vacancy closed to applications on 01/01/2021.

Art Psychotherapist

Job Reference: 833-RD-CS-527-20

Employer:
(CS) Leeds Community Healthcare NHS Trust
Department:
CAMHS East
Location:
Reginald Centre/Citywide
Salary:
£38,890 to £44,503 pro rata

We are delighted to announce that we have been rated as a “Good” organisation by CQC and our Adults Services were rated ‘Outstanding’ for caring.


An exciting opportunity has arisen within Leeds Community CAMHS, Leeds Community Healthcare Trust for an enthusiastic Art Psychotherapist/ Creative Therapist (Band 7 Afc) 0.7wte. The successful candidate will be passionate about working collaboratively with children, their families and with partner agencies, to promote the best possible outcomes for children and families in Leeds. The successful candidate will offer specialist assessments, consultations and interventions to children and adolescents, their families and groups, as part of the Leeds CAMHS Emotional Disorders Pathway citywide service. They will work alongside other specialist clinicians like Child & Adolescent Psychotherapist, Group Analyst and Generic Practitioners to plan, and deliver a citywide Art Psychotherapy programme including assessments, one to one and group therapy.

A minimum of 3 years post qualification experience is required.

Due to the global pandemic, Leeds Community Healthcare now routinely provides therapeutic interventions and appointments via digital platforms, as well as face to face. As such, a flexible approach is required.

Leeds is a vibrant, ethnically culturally and socio-economically, diverse city. The successful candidate will have to demonstrate how they routinely address these issues in their work.

Applicants must be BACP/HCPC registered.

Please contact Cleveland Wilson-Ward on 01138432710 to discuss the post.




If you are successful in being offered a position which involves working with patients, you will be required to undertake a Disclosure and Barring Service (DBS) check. The level of check required is dependent upon the position that you have applied for. The Trust will administer the DBS check on your behalf and will recover the cost from your salary. There will be no charge if you are enrolled in the DBS Update Service.

**Please be advised that at all stages of the recruitment process NHS staff from the Yorkshire and Humber region designated ‘at risk’ or ‘affected by change’ will be given priority consideration. If you are ‘at risk’ or ‘affected by change’ please make it clear on your application so that you receive priority consideration.**

Please note: all correspondence regarding this vacancy including the interview process will be sent to your registered NHS jobs e-mail address.

Please ensure you meet all the essential requirements in the person specification before applying for this vacancy.

Recruiting Managers may close an advert once sufficient applications have been received therefore all candidates are strongly advised to complete their application as soon as possible.

If you have not heard within four weeks of the closing date please assume that on this occasion you have been unsuccessful.

The Trust operates a no smoking policy and is a smoke free environment.

We are committed to improving the working lives of our employees and we have an active flexible working policy and welcome applications for job share and flexible working. As an equal opportunities employer we also welcome applications from anyone, irrespective of age, sex, sexual orientation, race, religious beliefs or disability as we embrace diversity within our workforce.

We are also looking for applicants with lived experience of providing unpaid care and/or support to a family member or friend with a disability, health condition, frailty, mental health problem, addiction or other health and care needs.


Disclosure and Barring Service Check

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 (formerly known as CRB) to check for any previous criminal convictions.


UK Registration

Applicants must have current UK professional registration. For further information please see applying from overseas.



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