Avon and Wiltshire Mental Health Partnership NHS Trust (AWP) provides inpatient and community-based mental health care for people living in Bath and North East Somerset (B&NES), Bristol, North Somerset, South Gloucestershire, Swindon and Wiltshire. We also provide specialist services extending throughout the south west.
We employ over 4,000 dedicated members of staff who deliver services from more than 90 locations, working in approximately 150 teams across a geographical region of 2,200 miles, for a population of approximately 1.8million people.
We are passionate about promoting good mental health and wellbeing. We strive to use the expertise and resources within our organisation, and through our partnerships, to deliver high quality services that are safe and focused on people's recovery. Our staff are pivotal in everything we do and we are committed to involving them fully in the development of the Trust and our services.
Applications are invited from suitably qualified, HCPC or equivalent, and experienced Art Psychotherapist to work in our Mental Health Services in Wiltshire.
This post will be as Band 7 Arts Psychotherapist for 4 days a week (0.8FTE) and Band 8a Lead Arts Psychotherapist for 1 day a week (0.2FTE).
The Lead Post would involve overseeing, co-ordinating and developing an Arts Psychotherapies Service for Wiltshire, providing clinical leadership and supervision across the service. You would be part of Wiltshire Psychological Service and a supportive team of other Lead Arts Psychotherapists who work across the whole of AWP.
The Band 7 post will involve providing an Art Therapy service to both In-patients and service users in the community.
The post will be mainly based in Green Lane Hospital Devizes, Wiltshire, where there is an In patient ward, but also will require providing community sessions in West Wiltshire. Wiltshire is a large county so an ability to travel effectively between sites is important.
Green Lane Hospital has good resources and a purpose built Art Psychotherapy department. You will be joining a small team of four Arts Psychotherapists working across Wiltshire with both Art and Dance Movement Psychotherapists and we also encourage trainees from the different Arts Psychotherapy trainings.
The successful applicant will be a resourceful, confident and flexible Arts Psychotherapist with clearly demonstrable skills and knowledge in working with people throughout the adult age range. You will be able to demonstrate experience of providing supervision and to be able toconfidently represent Art Psychotherapies at meetings and to other MDTs. You will be able to demonstrate experience of working with a number of different client groups in secondary mental health settings and of having been responsible for providing assessments and focussed group and individual treatment options to address the needs of a mainly rural population. An ability to be self-motivated and manage lone working is important.
We would particularly value experience in additional specific therapies such as MBT, CAT or other therapeutic approaches and experience in the treatment of relational trauma.
The Band 8a job description and person specification is under additional documents.
You must have appropriate UK professional registration.
This post is subject to the Rehabilitation of Offenders Act (Exceptions Order) 1975 and it will be necessary for a submission for Disclosure to be made to the Disclosure and Barring Service.
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Mary Litchfield, Lead for Arts Psychotherapies in Wiltshire on Tel: 01380 731270 or Joe Ryan, Head of Psychological Therapies Wiltshire on Tel: 01722 820121