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Arts Therapist

Barnet, Enfield & Haringey Mental Health NHS Trust
£46,836 to £52,849 a year per annum
Closing date
6 Feb 2023

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CBT Therapist / Other
Band 7
Contract Type
Full Time
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  • To provide mentalization-based art therapy including assessment, treatment and evaluation of group and individual work for patients within Barnet Personality Disorder Team
  • Undertake the supervision of students and staff.
  • Undertake arts therapy/psychotherapy research/audit as per the Trust research strategy for the arts therapies/psychotherapies
  • To undertake delegated management responsibilities when needed

Main duties of the job

  • To assess patients referred to the services with respect to developing an appropriate treatment plan, considering risk factors, complexity of presentation, patient need, and service priorities
  • To deliver mentalization-based art therapy for patients using evidence-based approaches
  • To develop a high level of specialist clinical skill and treatment offer relevant to personality disorder/complex emotional needs
  • To contribute specialist knowledge of Art Psychotherapy to the overall treatment of each patient through contribution to clinical meetings.
  • To work in conjunction with the Community Arts Therapies services,

About us

Our vision

Our vision is embedded within our clinical strategy. We want to help people live, love, do.
  • Live - A safe and secure place to call home
  • Love - Re-building relationships which may have broken down during a period of illness
  • Do - Help people to find a meaningful activity - that may be getting back into employment or further education

Our values

The Trust's values are:
  • Compassion
  • Respect
  • Being Positive

Working together

Job description Job responsibilities

  • To maintain accurate patient records including clinical note keeping, report writing, data collection and CPA in accordance with relevant national and Trust policies.
  • To take an active part in own line management supervision including own appraisal.
  • To work in harmony with colleagues and develop constructive professional relationships.
  • To undertake any other duties in negotiation with the Team Manager.

Person Specification Education & Qualifications Essential
  • Good honours degree in Art/Music/Drama/Dance or equivalent performing/work experience
  • MA/MSc in one of the Arts Therapies/Psychotherapies
  • Eligibility for State Registration with the Health and Care Professions Council (HCPC)
  • Relevant specialist training or qualifications
  • Passionate about working with people with complex emotional needs/personality disorder
  • Other related academic qualifications e.g. psychoanalytic psychotherapy, or Group analytic training.
  • Clinical supervision training
  • Advanced IT skills
Previous Experience Essential
  • Substantial experience of autonomous working with Personality Disorder and both in groups and individually.
  • Experience of Community Arts Psychotherapies
  • Experience of working with people with challenging behaviour
  • Experience of supervising arts therapists/psychotherapists and of liaison with the university training courses, in own speciality and other specialist areas.
  • Evidence of participation in research (can be as part of MA/MSc/MMT training).
  • Experience of personal therapy.
  • Experience of being sole arts therapist in a community setting
  • Experience of negotiating space/therapeutic boundaries in a difficult context
  • Experience, Interest and commitment in conducting research
Skills, Knowledge & Abilities Essential
  • Skills in planning, organising and prioritising own workload.
  • Knowledge of and skills in assessing clients for arts therapy/psychotherapy and/or other treatment interventions.
  • Knowledge of and Skills in assessing risks and contributing to diagnosis.
  • Ability to work with people with complex needs i.e. unstable/suicidal patients, including those with personality disorder or a mixed diagnoses
  • To work with risk confidently and creatively
  • Excellent community liaison skills
  • Experience of working with multi-disciplinary teams
  • Commitment to and enthusiasm for further training opportunities and CPD
Attitudes & Aptitudes Essential
  • Ability to work with trauma and contain emotional impact through clinical supervision and team support systems
  • Ability to be aware of risk and be able to work face to face with acutely unwell patients without other staff nearby.
  • Ability to contain and work with organisational stress and ability understand and process complex institutional dynamics
  • Flexible approach; Ability to adapt to physical environment e.g when dedicated therapy rooms are not available i.e. transporting art materials/equipment/musical instruments etc and willingness to manipulate furniture to set up room (within Health and Safety parameters)
  • Ability to learn from experience
Other Requirements Essential
  • Ability to work to professional guidelines
  • The post holder must have the ability to understand and implement the Equal Opportunities Policy at a level appropriate to the job
  • Must demonstrate ability to support the development of the profession through participation in professional bodies and activities.

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