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Art Therapists Tottenham Talking

Barnet, Enfield & Haringey Mental Health NHS Trust
£40,701 to £48,054 per annum pro rata inclusive of Outer London HCAS rate
Closing date
28 Nov 2023

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Mental health
Band 6
Part Time
An exciting opportunity has arisen for an enthusiastic, committed and passionate band 6 Art Therapist the new role will be working across Haringey catchment area which has a vibrant and diverse community. This is a new role established in alignment with community transformation principles, and is a unique opportunity to lead and develop the art therapy offer as part of an activity based programme open to persons experiencing mental ill health. The project is a partnership project between Haringey Division of BEH and Bridge Renewal Trust, a Voluntary Care Sector organisation based in Tottenham, Haringey. The Art Therapist will work collaboratively with the team and local organisations, experts by experience, volunteers and other professionals to deliver an accessible and effective art therapy groups. There is a key aim of supporting a diverse populationand in-particular, Black and Minority Ethnic (BAME)men and women in the borough.

The post holder will be responsible for ensuing two groups are run each week one online and one in person. Working alongside the project team, a wide range of community teams and partner organisations the post holder will contribute to the programme that ensures a wide and diverse service offer is achieved. Successful candidates will have strong engagement and motivation skills and be able to work well with service users with a wide range of mental health needs.

Main duties of the job

  • To work autonomously within British Association of Art Therapists (BAAT) guidelines and the overall framework of the Trust's policies and guidelines.
  • To provide a assessment and treatment service for a range of individuals who engage in the Tottenham Talking project, including persons who self refer, designed to support persons with mental health difficulties
  • To provide Art Therapy sessions, including group and individual work as appropriate.
  • To maintain systems for prioritising referrals to Art Therapy.
  • To work effectively as part of a multi-disciplinary team, developing good staff relations and liaising with the multi-disciplinary team on clinical issues.
  • To attend team meetings, service development activity and service review reviews as required.
  • To provide specialist clinical placements and supervision for honorary contract holders undertaking Art Therapy training where appropriate.

Please note interviews will be held on Thursday 27th April 2023.

About us

BEHMHT is a multiple award-winning, combined mental health (MH) and community Trust providing local, regional and national healthcare services. We are one of the largest employers in North London with over 3000 staff delivering a range of mental health and community services to a population of over one million. In Enfield, we provide a full range of child and adult community health services, which over the last few years has been integrating with its mental health services to provide better and more holistic care. BEH manages the renowned North London Forensic Services (NLFS) which delivers MH care across some of the prisons and provides MH services as HM Young Offenders Institutions in Aylesbury. We are rated as 'Outstanding' by the CQC. We have also been appointed as the lead provider of forensic mental health services across North London managing the devolved New Models of care budget of �170m from 2018/19. We also provide one of the largest eating disorder services in England, as well as drug and alcohol services.

Job description

Job responsibilities

Please kindly refer to the job description and person specification that is attached to the vacancy profile.

Person Specification

Education and Qualifications


  • Post Graduate diploma (Masters level) in Art Therapy as approved by the Health and Care Professions Council Registration with the Health and Care Professions Council Willingness to participate in continuing professional development


  • Provisional/Full membership of the BAAT

Experience and Knowledge


  • Student placement working in mental health Experience of group and individual work with patients To have a commitment to and experience of multi-disciplinary working Clinical experience and skills in engaging adults from age 18 and above An understanding of the needs and difficulties of clients with mental health problems and other associated disabilities Evidence of continuing professional development as required by the HCHC & BAAT.


  • Experience of working within an adult mental health service pre-training or during training and have worked with persons with complex needs Ability to liaise with and manage complex professional networks.

Employer details

Employer name

Barnet, Enfield & Haringey Mental Health NHS Trust


Chestnuts Community Centre

St Ann's Road


N15 5BN

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