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Art Therapist - Part time
Ref: CYG35650

Blackheath, SE10 8AD
£26,011pa (FTE £52,022)
Part Time
Closing date
Thursday 18 April 2024

Are you an outstanding Art Therapist looking for a new challenge? 

We are looking for a talented, empathetic Art Therapist with a passion for providing high quality care to join our team at Cygnet Hospital Blackheath and Cygnet Lodge Lewisham on a part time basis. 

Cygnet have been providing a national network of high quality specialist mental health services for more than 30 years.

With us, you’ll have the chance to progress your career in a dynamic, supportive team. 

Maximising positive outcomes & recovery for our patients – it’s a worthwhile, satisfying vocation.

At Cygnet, our perks go way beyond pension schemes and excellent professional development.

You’ll also enjoy shopping, travel and leisure discounts – as well as a range of healthcare and financial benefits – to support you to be happy both in and out of work.

So if you care about making a difference to people – every day – we want to hear from you.

Cygnet Hospital Blackheath:

Cygnet Hospital Blackheath provides inpatient low secure and PICU services for men with a mental health illness. 

Cygnet Lodge Lewisham:

Cygnet Lodge Lewisham is a specialist high support inpatient rehabilitation (level 2) service for men. Situated in a quiet residential area overlooking a beautiful Lewisham Park, we support 17 men in a homely, open and community facing environment. Our focus is on pre-discharge planning for individuals who may have been in hospital for an extended period of time or are preparing for community life but need further support to move to more independent living. We are able to support individuals who have a range of mental health difficulties.

Your Day-to-Day…

  • You’ll be working 24 hours a week 
  • Assess people referred for art therapy as part of a multidisciplinary needs assessment 
  • Plan & deliver art therapy interventions and determine their effectiveness
  • Provide a variety of work, including individual & group therapy
  • Monitor, evaluate & adapt ongoing clinical work according to each individual’s needs
  • Attend clinical meetings and communicate with colleagues, external agencies & families/carers
  • Comply with the codes of practice of the British Association for Music Therapists & the HCPC
  • Maintain & store equipment in a safe condition and attend to risk issues concerning its use 

We are looking for someone who is... 

  • Qualified in Art Therapy – Degree/Postgraduate Diploma/Masters or equivalent 
  • Registered with the HCPC (Health Care Professions Council)
  • Experienced within a care environment, or with a passion for working in this type of setting
  • Understanding of mental health diagnosis 
  • A UK driving licence holder who can escort patients on visits & trips when required
  • Preferably experienced in working within a multidisciplinary team & within an evidence based framework

Why Cygnet? We’ll offer you…

  • Strong career progression opportunities
  • Monthly reflective practice, & support with CPD opportunities
  • Expert clinical supervision & peer support
  • Employee referral scheme
  • Pension scheme

“Cycle to work” scheme & employee discount saving.

Please note: successful candidates will be required to undergo an enhanced DBS check.

Ready to make a positive change?

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