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NB: This vacancy closed to applications on 19/12/2019.

Psychological Creative Arts Therapist

Job Reference: 246-CFYP2129124

Employer:
Norfolk and Suffolk NHS Foundation Trust
Department:
Child Psychiatry
Location:
Northgate Hospital, Great Yarmouth and Waveney
Salary:
£37,570 - £43,772 pro rata

Norfolk and Suffolk NHS Foundation Trust provides child and adult mental health services, alcohol treatment, learning disability, wellbeing and eating disorder services across Norfolk and Suffolk.

We are committed to delivering quality driven mental health services. Every individual makes a valuable contribution. We are proud of our staff who have been commended for the care they provide. Do you value working positively, respectfully and together? If so, we’d love you to join us!

Please follow this link to find out more in our Employee Handbook

Employee Handbook

JOB DESCRIPTION/PERSON SPECIFICATION
Please read the job description/person specification carefully and ensure your application reflects the knowledge, skills and experience needed.

YOUR APPLICATION
It is important that you complete a formal application form as CV’s alone will not be accepted.

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We are delighted to be able to offer an exciting opportunity to support the delivery of the Child, Family and Young People's Service within Norfolk and Suffolk Foundation NHS Trust.

The position is based within the Under 14s CAMHS service, who provide specialist evidence based mental health assessment and treatment across Great Yarmouth and Waveney, including working with parents and children, schools and social care. The successful candidate may also work with young people in the wider CFYP Service up to the age of 25.

We are looking for a non-directive/creative arts therapist who can provide goal-focussed and evidence based intervention to young people who are experiencing difficulties with their mental health. The post holder will be required to offer generic mental health assessments and be part of the Duty Clinician rota for urgent response. The post is advertised as 3 days a week (22.5 hours), however a 4th day (30 hours) may be available to the right candidate who can demonstrate ability and willingness to work with cases outside of their creative specialism.

The successful candidate will have;

- A post graduate qualification in a creative therapy such as; Art, play, drama, dance or music therapy.

- The ability to provide formulations of young people's presentation and present these clearly to colleagues and families.

- At least two years experience working with children in a mental health setting, such as CAMHS.

- Excellent communication skills and a good level of competence with ICT systems.

- The ability to work as part of a multi-disciplinary team

- Training within other therapeutic modalities would be desirable but not essential.

Benefits

Benefits included with this role are:-

  • NHS pension
  • a comprehensive in house & external training programmes
  • career progression
  • starting annual leave of 27 days per annum increasing to 33 days pa based on length of service (plus paid bank holidays)
  • staff physio service
  • NHS discounts and many more.

To find out more about the role click the job description, then click APPLY to start your candidate experience today!

Interview dates are to be confirmed, candidates may only be given a minimum of 3 days’ notice, please note this date is provisional and may be subject to change. You will be contacted via email and invited to book a time. These emails may go to your SPAM, so please keep checking all your emails if applying.

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For further details / informal visits contact:

Ellie Varney (Community Team Manager) on 01493 337601.




EQUAL OPPORTUNITIES
Apart from its legal duties in relation to equality and diversity, the Trust recognises and actively promotes the benefits of a diverse workforce and is committed to treating all employees with dignity and respect regardless of race, gender, disability, age, sexual orientation, religion or belief.

Additionally, people with disabilities that fall under the Two Ticks - Guaranteed Interview Scheme will be offered an interview providing they meet the minimum criteria for the post (outlined in the Person Specification).

DISCLOSURE AND BARRING SERVICE CHECK (formerly CRB)
FOR POSTS WITH DIRECT SERVICE USER CONTACT - Please be advised that due to recent changes in the DBS Service, organisations no longer receive copies of DBS Disclosures – these are sent directly to candidates only. Therefore, it will be your responsibility, if successful, to ensure that this is taken to the appointing officer as soon as you receive it.

Alternatively, if you have subscribed to the update service, we will be able to check your status once we have your authority to do so.

The Trust has now introduced a DBS Update Service which is a contractual requirement. You need to subscribe when you have applied for your DBS clearance and there is a time limit to subscribe of 19 days after receipt of your DBS disclosure. Please ensure that this is completed within the set time scale.

This update service is an annual subscription at a cost of £13 to you. This will enable the Trust to have instant online access to your DBS record, with your consent, and so will remove the need for you to have to apply for this repeat check again.


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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