An opportunity has arisen for an Arts Therapist to join our Acute Services, Psychological Professions Team, at Mill View Hospital in Brighton and Hove. Arts Therapies have a long history of providing services to our inpatient wards and are a valued part of acute, assessment and treatment services at Mill View.
Main duties of the job Main duties of the job
We are seeking an enthusiastic, motivated art, drama or music therapist to be part of our clinical team, working across Caburn (Women) and Meridian (Older People) acute wards. You will demonstrate experience and a strong commitment to working with people accessing acute mental health services and the ability to use your arts therapies skills and experience to deliver psychological interventions in a hospital setting. Working as part of a multi-disciplinary team is a core requirement of the role as well as the ability to be flexible and able to integrate your practice within the broader work of the service.
The successful candidate will have excellent team working and group work skills and will demonstrate an ability to facilitate arts therapy groups and individual sessions in ward environments. You will have additional opportunities to contribute to the Psychological Therapeutic group programme and support staff learning, development and training.
About us Working for our Organisation
We are committed to providing Arts Therapies as part of the wards therapy programme of groups and interventions as well as supporting patient assessment processes. You will have resilience and good self-management in working within a busy acute environment. The post holder will have access to supervision and be able to link in with the Arts and Play Therapies Network in Sussex. You will be joining a friendly, highly skilled and enthusiastic community of psychologists and psychological therapists (PPT) working in Acute services and have regular access to PPT and AHP, CPD events.
Job description Job responsibilities Main responsibilities of the job
To work as a member of the ward team, providing a high quality, specialist arts therapy service to patients. In addition, to support psychological practice within the team through consultation, supervision, formulation and training and by participating in systematic clinical governance. To work with complex presentations suitable for psychological therapy, utilising a high level of knowledge and experience and adapting approaches as appropriate, with regard to evidence-based practice.
Person Specification Qualifications Essential
- A minimum two-year post-graduate (or equivalent) qualification in Art Therapy, Dramatherapy or Music Therapy.
- Registration with the Health and Care Professionals Council (HCPC) as an arts therapist.
- Evidence of relevant continuing professional development.
- Substantial experience of specialist arts therapy (assessment, formulation and treatment), maintaining a high degree of professionalism in the face of highly emotive and distressing problems, verbal abuse and the threat of physical abuse.
- A high level of competence in applying a psychological therapy to complex difficulties appropriate for this therapy with the client group, and a proven track record of delivering positive outcomes in this therapy
- Experience of offering teaching, training and supervision within a demanding organisational context.
- Experience of representing psychological therapy within the context of multi-disciplinary care within a complex organisational context.
- Significant experience of working with the particular client group served by the team/service
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