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NB: This vacancy closed to applications on 12/05/2021.

Arts Therapist Practitioner

Job Reference: 333-D-MK-MH-0630

Central and North West London NHS Foundation Trust
Mental Health
Queensway Clinic, Milton Keynes
£38,890 - £44,503 Pro Rata Per Annum Inclusive

CNWL (Central and North West London NHS Foundation Trust) has almost 7,000 staff providing integrated healthcare to a third of London's population, Milton Keynes and areas beyond. We involve service users, carers, the public, staff and partner organisations in the way that we are run.

Our catchment area spans diverse communities, with over 100 first languages spoken. It contains areas of great affluence as well as areas of much deprivation. We are committed to providing services that meet the needs of the people who use them, and we actively encourage involvement from local people who can help make a difference. We’re proud of our diversity and we continue to undertake new initiatives to advance equality for LGBT+, BME and people with disabilities to promote good relations and understanding between our staff.

We are recognised locally, nationally and internationally for providing high quality, innovative healthcare. We aim to employ only the best people, and our experts are frequently called upon to contribute to national health strategy and policy, and many models of our care have been adapted for use in other countries.

We offer a generous relocation package (subject to eligibility assessment) and flexible working options, including bank assignments for most roles. See attached Staff Reward and Wellbeing Handbook detailing our benefits, discounts and wellbeing intiatives for staff.

Become part of our team. We care for you as much as you care for others.

Band 7 (maternity cover 40 weeks), 0.8 WTE (4 days a week), 2 days a week is also considered, (Flexible remote working applies)

Post requirements

We are looking for a Mentalization based art psychotherapist with experience of working with people with complex emotional needs and with diagnosis of borderline personality disorders, to join our Mentalization based therapy programme within the Complex Emotional Needs pathway.

The post involves provision of individual and group therapy in an MBAPs outpatient treatment programme, together with participation in other team functions including supervision, assessment and consultation.

The Mentalization based art psychotherapist rolewill challenge and give you the opportunity to deliver evidence-based therapies, to proactively participate in service development and evaluation as well as clinical project work, to work closely with colleagues of other professions and most importantly enable you to help people make life long and meaningful changes.

You will join a group of therapists, psychologists, art psychotherapist and other professionals within the team. You will be responsible to the team manager, the Complex Emotional needs pathway lead and receive regular MBT clinical supervision and reflective practice.

CNWL are committed to progressing and supporting their staff with career development and training, and ensuring staff health and wellbeing and job satisfaction. The Specialist Therapies Team has a strong track record of providing both external and internal training for our staff in line with service development and need.

For further details / informal visits contact:

Name Jorge Camarena
Job title Art Psychotherapist Clinical Lead
Email address
Telephone number 020 8438 1740

CNWL NHS Foundation Trust are committed to safeguarding all children and vulnerable adults and expect all staff and volunteers to share this commitment. We follow safe recruitment practices to protect children and vulnerable adults.

Due to the high response levels we receive for some vacancies, we may expire any of them prior to the advertised closing date and advise you to submit your application as soon as possible.

Our Agenda for Change employment contracts are subject to a contractual 13 week probationary period.

If you are offered a job, information will be transferred into the national NHS Electronic Staff Records system.

Disclosure and Barring Service (DBS) Check

This post is subject to the Rehabilitation of Offenders Act 1974 (Exceptions) Order (as amended) and as such it will be necessary for a submission for Disclosure to be made to the Disclosure and Barring Service (DBS) to check for any previous criminal convictions.

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