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NB: This vacancy closed to applications on 05/01/2020.

Dramatherapist Band 7

Job Reference: 822-BCH8356

Employer:
Bristol Community Health CIC
Department:
Community Learning Disabilities Team
Location:
Bristol
Salary:
£37,570 to £43,772 per annum pro rata

Bristol Community Health is an employee owned, not-for-profit social enterprise providing over 50 healthcare services in Bristol and the surrounding areas. We are changing the way health and social care works in our communities, from walk-in clinics and in-home patient care to support in schools, health centres and prisons.

Ours is a people first model where care is delivered in the best place for the person who needs it, by people who are constantly striving to excel. We are aligned to NHS agenda for change and offer great pensions, generous leave and comprehensive training.


 

We are seeking to recruit an enthusiastic, innovative dramatherapist who is committed to working with people with a learning disability.

 

The post holder will be part of a Psychological Therapies Team of creative therapists (art, music, drama) and psychologists, who are an integral part of the Bristol Community Learning Disabilities Service (CLDT).

 

The post holder will be responsible for providing dramatherapy to a caseload of both adults and children with learning disabilities in Bristol, North Somerset and South Gloucestershire. This will involve working directly with service users (and their carers).

 

The post holder will be a key member of the multi-disciplinary team and will be expected to be actively involved in such areas as clinical discussions, learning disability service promotion, audit and evaluation, linking with children’s services and offering advice, training and guidance to staff and carers. The post-holder will also be expected to carry out some generic tasks such as CLDT assessments and case co-ordination.

 

The post holder will have access to training and continuing professional development opportunities as well as receiving regular managerial and clinical supervision, and an annual appraisal.

 

Applicants must be registered with the Health Professions Council (HCPC)

 

For further information please contact: Jenny Powell on 01179 585666 (Mon, Tues & Weds)




Please note the following changes which will impact all roles advertised by Bristol Community Health (BCH).

  • From 1 April 2020, adult community health services in Bristol, North Somerset and South Gloucestershire will be provided by a single provider, Sirona care & health and we are committed to working closely with Sirona to ensure the safe transfer of services and staff in all eligible posts. Like Bristol Community Health, Sirona is a not for profit organisation and further information can be found in the attached fact sheet.

    BCH has issued notice on the following contracts:

    • Community Children’s Healthcare Services Contract (currently provided under a sub-contract to Sirona). This contract is likely to end on 31 March 2020 and to transfer to Sirona, although this is not confirmed. Therefore if you are appointed to a role within Community Children’s Healthcare Services you are likely to be transferred to the new provider on or around 01 April 2020, alongside staff directly involved in the delivery of this contract.
    • Diabetic Eye Screening Service Contract - his contract is in the process of being re-procured and is likely to end on or shortly after 31 March 2020, although this date has not yet been confirmed. If you are appointed to a role within the Diabetic Eye Screening Service you are likely to be transferred to the new provider on or around 01 April 2020, alongside staff involved in the delivery of this contract.
    • Offender Health Services Contract – it is likely this contract will end on or around 31 March 2020 although this date is not confirmed. A new provider for this contract has yet to be agreed but if you are appointed to a role within Offender Health Services you are likely to be transferred to a new provider on or around 01 April 2020, alongside other staff involved in the delivery of this contract.

BCH is committed to supporting the smooth transition of staff and services to new providers. For more information, contact briscomhealth.jobs@nhs.net.


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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