Return to search

NB: This vacancy closed to applications on 22/08/2021.

Art Therapist

Job Reference: 301-LBG-21-111821

Midlands Partnership NHS Foundation Trust
£31,365 - £37,890

Midlands Partnership NHS Foundation Trust (MPFT) is a high performing provider of integrated health and care, providing physical and mental health, learning disabilities and adult social care services. Employing 8,500 staff with a turnover of £490m, the majority of our services are delivered in Staffordshire, Stoke-on-Trent, Shropshire and Telford & Wrekin, however our Inclusion services can be found across the country. Our inclusive organisation has received excellent 2020/21 staff opinion survey results and has recently been short-listed for two prestigious HSJ Awards.

For further information, please click on Trust name above and take a look at our Benefits Leaflet.

The Trust works in partnership with the NHS programme ‘Step into Health’, supporting ex-service personnel into a career in the NHS

We are looking to recruit an Art Therapist to work as part of our Child and Adolescent Mental Health Service. The post holder will be based within the CAMHS West multi-disciplinary team.

The Art Therapist will become a member of the multi-disciplinary team responsible for accepting, prioritising and assessing referrals to the Service and offering specific psychotherapeutic interventions in the form of art therapy across the geographical area of CAMHS West. This involves individual, group and family work and often entails the role of case holder.

The post holder is a resource for the whole team in relation to creative therapeutic interventions/approaches and including working with young people who can be difficult to engage.

In addition to clients assessed as requiring art therapy, the post holder will also undertake generic initial assessments for CAMHS and participate in shared CAMHS rotas (duty calls, on call urgent assessment, dealing with referrals).

The post holder will also be expected to provide out of hours advice and assessment (typically one week in 12).

This role will have training, supervision and leadership responsibilities where appropriate and have some responsibility for team performance and service developments/improvements

Supervision and support will be available from a senior clinician of an appropriate discipline within the CAMHS West team or wider Children’s and Specialist Directorate as appropriate.

This postion is for a Band 6, Art Therapist, 22.5 HPW Based at CAMHS Cannock.

For further information about this role or informal enquires please contact Marion Astbury on: or 07866 793269.

** Please note interviews will take place via video link**


IMPORTANT INFORMATION about your application. Please read. . . . . . . . . . . .

The Trust treats personal data collected during the recruitment process in accordance with the Information Governance Policy. Information about how your data is used and the basis for processing your data is contained within the Trust’s Privacy Notice

1. UPDATES & CORRESPONDENCE – All correspondence will be sent via email to the email address you used when making your application. Please check your email regularly. If you have selected updates by text messaging we will also correspond via this method.

2. EMPLOYMENT CHECKS – If selected for interview, you will be sent an email with the details of the documentation you need to bring along with you to verify your Right to work in the UK, your identity and DBS Check. Failure to bring the documentation will delay your employment if you are successful at interview.

3. REFERENCES - Please ensure you provide email addresses for all referees for the last 3 years of employment and advise of any gaps in employment. We will not request references prior to interview unless you have given permission on your application form to do so, however, if you are offered a position with the Trust, references will be requested at the point of offer and by completing this application you are giving your approval for this information to be requested.

MPFT is committed to equality of opportunity and welcome applications from all areas of the community, who meet the specific criteria of the post regardless of age, ethnictity, sexual orientation, gender, disability and religion/belief.

The Trust is committed to safeguarding and promoting the welfare of individuals and expects all staff and volunteers to share this commitment.

The Trust has a positive attitude to employees and job applicants with mental health issues.

PLEASE NOTE: should we have a high volume of applications the Trust may close the vacancy early

SAFERJobs To stay safe in your job search we recommend that you visit SAFERjobs (, a non-profit, joint industry and law enforcement organisation working to combat job scams. Visit the SAFERjobs website for information on common scams and to get free, expert advice for a safer job search.

  • Disability Confident Employer
  • Employer Recognition Scheme Bronze
  • Mindful Employer Logo
  • Smoke Free Logo
  • Age Positive Logo
  • Stonewall Logo
  • Apprenticeships Logo
  • CQC Good
  • Step Into Health