Paediatric Creative Therapist
Somerset NHS Foundation Trust
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Welcome! We are looking for a motivated and enthusiastic Creative therapist (HCPC registered Art, Drama or Music therapist) to join the county-wide Somerset Paediatric Psychological Therapies Service (SPPTS).
An exciting opportunity to develop this newly created post, working as part of the at Somerset Paediatric Psychological Therapies Service (SPPTS) Somerset NHS Foundation Trust.
We are a small, developing, friendly and highly valued Paediatric Psychological Therapies Service working across the beautiful county of Somerset at Musgrove Park hospital, Yeovil District Hospital and in the community.
Main duties of the job
This role will be varied and rewarding - no two days are ever the same! You will be motivated, enthusiastic and hold patient wellbeing at the centre of your practice. The focus of your work will be with the palliative care patients and their families, but they will be opportunities to work with children and families that have other physical health conditions. Expectations of the post-holder include holding your own caseload, developing a pathway for creative therapy, sharing your skills with other members of the team and evaluation.
You will be well supported by your multi-disciplinary team colleagues, psychology team members and receive regular supervision to develop and build on expertise in supporting children, young people and families living with the psychological impact of chronic, life limiting and life-threatening conditions in childhood and supporting families following bereavement.
As an organisation, the NHS offers a wide range of benefits including flexible working, pension contributions, market leading annual leave allowance, career progression, and regular conversations, not to mention our Blue Light Card and NHS exclusive discounts.
The benefits of working in Somerset include the idyllic countryside, with our areas of outstanding beauty and stunning coastlines. You will get to enjoy these perks whilst still only being a stone's throw away from bustling city centres like Bristol, Bath and Exeter and only two hours away from London.
There are excellent educational facilities in the area and, when compared to other regions, house prices are reasonable. You will experience the best of both in Somerset, the countryside and the cosmopolitan - there is truly something for everyone!
-To provide specialist and generic assessments of referred clients using a range of assessment methods, as appropriate. To formulate, devise and evaluate treatment and management plans for a highly complex client group and to provide creative therapies, using a range of individual and group interventions appropriate to the service.
-To provide specialist advice, guidance, and consultation to other NHS professionals and to external agencies. To assist in the formulation and treatment of clients with complex and changing needs.
-To communicate effectively with a wide range of colleagues across the Trust. Developing and maintaining positive relationships with key internal and external stakeholders; including commissioners, service-user representatives, parent/carer representatives.
For full details please see the attached job description.
Certificate of Sponsorship
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