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Professional Lead Creative Therapist CAMHS

Humber Teaching NHS Foundation Trust
£47,126 to £53,219 a year pa
Closing date
28 Jun 2022

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CBT Therapist / Other
Child & Adolescent / CAMHS
Band 8A
Contract Type
Full Time
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A fantastic opportunity has become available for an enthusiastic, committed, and forward-thinkingCreative Therapist Professional Lead (art, drama, music or play therapist)to join a growing and innovative team who work with Under 18-year-olds within CAMHS & Neurodevelopmental Services in Humber NHS Foundation Trust. This post is permanent and full time. The CAMH & Neurodevelopmental teams are a skilled multi-disciplinary team who work with children and young people with mental health needs and neurodevelopmental conditions .

Your clinical work will be based within the Hull Core CAMHS team, however supervision of staff will be across all of CAMHS.

As a drama therapist, music therapist or art therapist you must be a member of the Health and Care Professions Council (HCPC). As a play therapist you must be registered with PT UK or BACP.

The clinician joining the team will be an active team player, supporting the wider needs of this team and be a contributor to innovative practice. You will provide professional leadership to the other creative therapist and work with the Head of AHP to drive change and look at workforce gaps and development within the organisation. You will also be able to travel independently.

In return we will offer you regular managerial support, the opportunity for developing networks with others, and the opportunity to grow your knowledge by working alongside core mental health clinicians and other agencies and professionals.

Main duties of the job

Accountable for the co-ordination of the Creative Therapies in CAMHS & Neurodevelopmental Services. To provide the clinical lead/manager with maintaining service evaluation data.

To be responsible for provide clinical supervision and support to a team of creative therapists, ensuring that legal requirements, registration and affiliation to either BACP or HCPC are up to date, BACP/HCPC Codes of Practice are adhered to.

To provide creative therapy for children/young people in Hull Core CAMHS

Accountable for the professional leadership of high quality allied health professional services to clients

Responsible for resolving professional issues across the area of responsibility including professional pathways, networks and ensuring appropriate structures and systems for regular structured clinical professional supervision of qualified therapy staff.

Responsible for ensuring partnership working with operational managers and other colleagues.

Responsible for demonstrating advanced clinical and professional leadership skills in practice and providing support and advice across the profession across all the Trust services regarding professional practice.

Responsible for providing high-level strategic advice and input regarding professional services, wider service development, delivery and co-ordination of the highest quality care in collaboration with service users, carers, staff, managers and other agencies (as appropriate).

About us

We are an award winning and CQC rated good health and social care Trust that delivers care to communities in Hull, East Yorkshire, Scarborough and Ryedale and Whitby. We deliver safe, effective and integrated health services that improve the physical, mental and social health and wellbeing of our patients and service users.

To find out more about our wide range of services including mental health, learning disabilities, children and young people service, Forensic, Community and Primary Care visit our Trust website

You will join our team of over 2,800 colleagues that work together across our wide geography and specialties to change lives every day. We're extremely proud of our Trust community and we know you can expect to receive a warm welcome and all the support you'll need from your new team to get you started.

We are a forward thinking and dynamic Trust with a real commitment to staff development to ensure the delivery of high quality, person-centred and compassionate care to patients. We value our staff and invest in them to ensure they have the right skills and competencies to deliver outstanding care.

Job description Job responsibilities

For further information with regard to this vacancy please see the attached job description and person spec.

Person Specification Qualifications Essential
  • Recognised qualification in arts, music, drama or play therapy.
  • Registration with HCPC, BACP or PT UK
  • Prepared to undertake or hold an accredited leadership qualification
Experience Essential
  • Minimum of 5 years' experience as a qualified art therapist/drama/play/music therapist.
  • Proven management experience at an advanced level which has had a positive impact/create change within service delivery/practice
  • Ability to work across team/organisational boundaries developing and maintaining multi-professional and multi-agency partnerships
  • A breadth of clinical practice including clinically specialising in the field where the post is held
  • Experience of developing others through education, mentorship, coaching, teaching, assessing, presentations, publishing
Knowledge Essential
  • Knowledge and familiarity of specialist CAMHS services; and of the services in the NHS where creative therapies are commonly applied.
  • Evidence of project work that has impacted on practice and demonstrates a higher level of communication/planning/change that impacts out of own area of work/responsibility
  • Evidence of management, leadership and organisational development issues that have had a positive impact on service delivery
  • Experience of managing others
  • Evidence of policy implementation and development

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