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Band 7 Art Psychotherapist - Community Art Psychotherapy Team

Birmingham & Solihull Mental Health NHS Foundation Trust
£43,742 to £50,056 per annum, pro rata
Closing date
23 Sep 2023
If you are an Art Psychotherapist looking for a role in a vibrant, growing team of Arts Psychotherapists read on...We are recruiting to this opportunity within the community art psychotherapy team which sits within our Trust-wide Arts Psychotherapies Service. In recent years, the team has grown significantly, and we are proud to offer a career structure from entry-level to Consultant Art Psychotherapist. We have arts psychotherapists located in community and specialist services and an expanding trainee placement scheme. You will be located in the East hub (based at Small Heath) in a busy Community Mental Health Team setting. You will be working alongside a multi-disciplinary team of clinical staff as well as being part of the Art Psychotherapy Community Team and wider Arts Psychotherapies Service in the Trust.

Main duties of the job

Developing and informing referral pathways, facilitating a range of art psychotherapy interventions to individuals and groups, providing consultation to other clinical staff and working as part of the MDT within the community mental health team setting. You will receive clinical supervision from an experienced art psychotherapist, line management support from within the art psychotherapy service, access to training and development opportunities and have the chance to develop your career within a dynamic team in a busy community mental health team setting. You will have opportunities to develop your clinical supervision, training skills and take part in audit, research and innovation projects.

We welcome candidates who are motivated, dynamic and forward thinking. We are a diverse team who thrive on developing new opportunities and offering high quality, creative art psychotherapy interventions to people experiencing complex and persistent mental health difficulties, many of whom have experienced trauma, abuse and adverse childhood experiences.

About us

Welcome to Birmingham and Solihull Mental Health NHS Foundation Trust. Our 4000 clinical and support staff help us to improve mental health wellbeing and meet the needs of the 70,000 people we serve each year. We provide a range of mental healthcare services across Birmingham and Solihull, as well as specialised services nationally. We also offer medical, nursing and psychology training and are proud of our international reputation for both research and innovation.

Our population is culturally diverse, characterised in places by high levels of deprivation which create an increasing demand for our services and a necessity for us to make sure everyone can access the help they need. We are a team of compassionate, inclusive and committed people working together to provide excellent care to support our community. If you are looking for a place to belong, where you can make a real difference to people's lives, join our team where our warm welcome is waiting for you.

Job description

Job responsibilities

For further information about the main responsibilities please view the attached job description and person specification.

Person Specification

Qualifications Personal


  • MA Art Psychotherapy
  • HCPC Registration
  • Openness to the supervisory relationship and to team or professional colleague support systems
  • Experience of delivering specialist art psychotherapy assessments/ interventions in the field of mental health
  • Resilience in dealing with sustained emotional impacts, experienced in work settings from a variety of sources.


  • Experience of supervising others

Employer details

Employer name

Birmingham and Solihull Mental Health NHS Foundation Trust


Small Heath Health Centre

42 Chapman Road


B10 0PG

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