Arts Therapist

Northamptonshire Healthcare NHS Foundation Trust
£40,057 to £45,839 a year pa, pro rata
Closing date
6 Jul 2022

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CBT Therapist / Other
Eating Disorders
Band 7
Contract Type
Full Time
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This is an exciting opportunity for a Band 7 creative therapist(art, music drama) post within our Countywide Adult Community Eating Disorders Service to develop innovative service approaches for people with eating disorders.

There are excellent opportunities for further training in Eating Disorders and robust systems of support and supervision within the Trust. There are great opportunities for joint working and continuing professional development.

We offer evidence-based treatment for Anorexia Nervosa, Bulimia Nervosa, Binge Eating Disorder and OSFED. A comprehensive range of services is provided, from outpatient individual and group treatment packages for relatively mild-moderate cases through to intervention and case management of people with severe Anorexia Nervosa. Clinicians in NEDS work with individuals locally in the community and also co-ordinate referrals to Out of Area inpatient admissions to Specialist Eating Disorder Units (SEDU's), when needed.

New developments include the development of intensive home support and day programme for people with severe eating disorders and early intervention approaches (FREED -

Main duties of the job

The Northamptonshire Eating Disorders Service is a county wide service with bases in Northampton (Campbell /Newland House) and Kettering (The Oakwood Centre).The main base for the service is in Northampton, but it is essential that the post holder can drive as the job involves travelling across the county. The EDS normal working hours are Monday to Friday 9-5. However, this post may demand flexible working practices reflecting the needs of clients at any given time. The service is now functioning as a hybrid of remote and in person interventions, and it is anticipated that this will continue into the future, as it has worked well in meeting in improving the flexibility in service delivery.

About us

NHFT is an integrated primary care and mental health Trust, providing physical, mental health and specialty services in both hospital settings and out in the community. Because we put the person at the centre of all we do, we focus on delivering care that is as easy to access as possible. This means many of our services can be provided at home, work or in schools. We also provide health services to various prisons and detention centres in Bedfordshire and Cambridgeshire.

Job description Job responsibilities

For further information on the advertised role, please refer to the job description located under the Supporting Documents heading. The full person specification can be accessed under the About You Section of the document.

Person Specification Knowledge Essential
  • Core arts therapy qualification
  • 2 years post qualification
  • HCPC registration or equivalent
  • Further postgraduate/therapy training
Skills and experience Essential
  • Experience of at least 2 years adult mental health work
  • Experience of working in multidisciplinary team
  • Experience of working with eating disorder clients
  • Supervision of trainee therapists
  • Research/evaluation experience
  • Arts therapy work in multiple settings
  • Consultation experience
  • Experience of managing.supervising staff
Skills and experience Essential
  • At least 2 year mental health experience
  • Experience of working in multidisciplinary team
  • Experience of working with eating disorder clients

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