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Part Time Art Therapist

Hertfordshire Partnership University NHS Foundation Trust
£43,742 to £50,056 per annum, pro rata + 5% of basic salary (min £1,192 max £2,011)
Closing date
1 May 2024

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Mental health
Band 7
Contract Type
Part Time

Job Details

This is an exciting opportunity to take up a part time position as an Art Therapist in a Community Healthcare Team.

You will be working with different professions within the team, & in close partnership with Drama therapists.

Colne House has a well equipped and spacious art room from which you will provide Art Therapy intervention.

You will be part of a Trust wide Team of Arts Therapists, meeting regularly & providing both in house and external CPD. We welcome innovation and encourage research opportunities.

Main duties of the job

Provide clinical assessment and intervention to service users with complex mental health issues including those with psychoses

Provide assessment and intervention across teams within the SBU

Work in a variety of venues across the SBU

To provide Clinical Supervision to other arts therapists Trust wide

To supervise arts therapies students on placements and/or Apprenticeships

About us

Hertfordshire Partnership University NHS Foundation Trust (HPFT) is an outstanding organisation with ambitions to match. We are one of just five mental health trusts to achieve an overall rating of 'Outstanding' from the Care Quality Commission, and our aim is to be the leading provider of mental health and specialist learning disability services in the country.

Our family of over 3500 members of staff provide health and social care for over 400,000 people with mental ill health, physical ill health and learning disabilities across Hertfordshire, Buckinghamshire, and Norfolk, delivering these services within the community and several inpatient settings. We also deliver a range of nationally commissioned specialist services including Tier 4 services for children and young people, perinatal services, plus medium and low secure learning disabilities services.

The care we provide makes a fantastic difference to the lives of our service users, their families and carers - everything is underpinned by choice, independence and equality, with our Trust values embedded throughout:

Our Trust values are:

Welcoming. Kind. Positive. Respectful. Professional.

These values are at the core of who we are, everything we do, and how we do it!

Would you like to be part of the HPFT family? Would you like work with us to ensure our service users live the fullest lives possible they can? Would you like to be supported in your career to be the best that you can be?

Then please read on...

Job description

Job responsibilities

Provide assessment and intervention to service users with complex mental health needs, including those with psychoses

Provide assessment and intervention for groups and individuals. The expectation is for 2 groups, with limited space for individual work.

Provide clinical supervision to Art Therapists

Lead on service innovation as delegated by the Head of Arts Therapies

For a more in-depth Job and Person Specification please read attached document before applying

Person Specification



  • Good Honours degree in relevant subject
  • M.A. (or equivalent) Art Psychotherapy
  • Registered with Health and Care Professions Council (HCPC) as an art therapist/art psychotherapist
  • Evidence of continued professional development.


  • Member of The British Association of Art Therapists



  • Relevant post qualifying professional experience and a demonstrable knowledge of and commitment to best practice and evidence based practice.
  • Experience of providing a range of therapeutic interventions including: assessment, inpatient and outpatient work, individual and group work, exploratory and supportive.
  • Experience of working with people with a range of mental health problems including: personality disorder, psychosis
  • Experience of working within MDTs.
  • Experience of supervising arts psychotherapists and of liaison with university training courses, in own specialty and other specialist areas

Employer details

Employer name

Hertfordshire Partnership University NHS Foundation Trust


Colne House Watford

21 Upton Road


WD18 0JP

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