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Art Therapist

Oxleas NHS Foundation Trust
£56,388 to £62,785 a year pa inc
Closing date
28 Jun 2024

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Mental health
Band 8A
Full Time
A very exciting opportunity has arisen to join Bromley CAMHS Adolescent team.

We are initiating a whole service improvement to the patient journey, enabling children and families to access help earlier and enabling staff to have job plans better tailored to their expertise and development.As a result of significant investment in Bromley CAMHS and to support the Transformation of the service, we have vacancy for a Art Therapist.

The post holder will will have experience with working within child and adolescent mental health services, offering assessment, formulation and evidence-based intervention for children and young people (CYP) within the Adolescent team, be able to work autonomously and within a multi-disciplinary team providing specialist assessment, advice, individual and group therapy for a wide range of clients and their presenting problems.

Main duties of the job

The post holder will be required to utilise specialist therapy skills to deliver both individual and group interventions, adapted flexibly and creatively for CYP with mental health needs. The role also involves providing consultation, support and training to colleagues, internal and external to the service. This post offers great potential for the candidate to pursue specialist interests and develop skills, including opportunities for trainings relevant to the field and to contribute to further development of evidence-based pathways for CYP within Bromley CAMHS.

Bromley CAMHS is transforming its service, with focus on improving services and the collective wellbeing for our Children, Young People, Families and Staff.

Bromley CAMHS is currently in the process of redesigning its Service Model to align with the Thrive framework, a nationally recognised approach, to help us deliver timely, responsive and needs based mental health interventions for the children and young people in Bromley. Bromley is a place where every child and young person can achieve their full potential. We all recognise and value the importance of promoting good mental health and building resilience in children, & young people.

About us

Oxleas offers a wide range of NHS healthcare services to people in community and secure environment settings. Our services include community health care such as district nursing and speech and language therapy, care for people with learning disabilities and mental health care such as psychiatry, nursing and therapies. Our multidisciplinary teams look after people of all ages and we work in close partnership with other parts of the NHS, local councils and the voluntary sector and through our new provider collaboratives. Our 4,300 members of staff work in many different settings including hospitals, clinics, prisons, secure hospitals, children's centres, schools and people's homes.We have over 125 sites in a variety of locations in the South of England. In London we operate within the Boroughs of Bexley, Bromley Greenwich and into Kent. We manage hospital sites including Queen Mary's Hospital, Sidcup and Memorial Hospital, Woolwich, as well as the Bracton Centre, our medium secure unit for people with mental health needs. We are the largest NHS provider of prison health services providing healthcare to prisons within Devon, Dorset, Bristol, Wiltshire and Gloucestershire, Kent and South London. We are proud of the care we provide and our people.

Our purpose is to improve lives by providing the best possible care to our patients and their families. This is strengthened by our new values:
  • We're Kind
  • We're Fair
  • We Listen
  • We Care

Job description

Job responsibilities

To work autonomously and within a multi-disciplinary team providing specialist assessment, advice, individual and group therapy for a wide range of clients and their presenting problems.

Contribute to the development of local and trust wide policy and service initiatives in Art Psychotherapy and the Psychological Therapies directorate.

Work as part of a multidisciplinary team in planning, implementing and evaluating treatment, providing assessment and treatment for clients referred to the service and evaluate care.

Provide specialist advice and clinical supervision for other professionals, Art therapists and trainees.

Work independently, designing and establishing a specialist clinical Art therapy service for clients.

Liaise with other members of the multidisciplinary team around treatment outcomes, referrals and formulation to ensure the service meets client needs while working within professional boundaries, HPC and BAAT ethics and code of conduct.

Be able to access and disseminate up to date research and information in support of clinical work.

Person Specification



  • Registration with relevant Professional body - Art Therapist
  • Experience of working with children & young people


  • Experience of teaching /training colleagues or partner agencies



  • At least 2 years post registration experience in a setting where mental health is the primary focus some of which should have been in a CAMHS setting



  • Experience of supervising Art Psychotherapists and trainees

Employer details

Employer name

Oxleas NHS Foundation Trust


Stepping Stones

38 Mason Hill



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