Art Therapist, Parenting and Creative Therapies Service
Contract: Fixed Term until August 2024
Pay: £31,500 per annun
Coram Parenting and Creative Therapy Service is an exciting and innovative place to work and offers art and music therapy, therapeutic parenting, drama therapy, clinical psychology and family therapy to children in schools, at home and at our dedicated creative therapies building on the Coram Campus. We work with children and young people in schools providing creative therapies to help build reliance, strengthen relational and self-awareness skills and experiences, and to reduce mental health challenges. We also have expertise in adapting this work when working with children with neuro-diversity and children with special educational needs. We currently have projects in schools in Camden and Lambeth providing effective creative therapies. We also provide therapeutic support for children and their families who are adopted or being cared for by a special guardian. We are developing good partnerships with universities - Newcastle University and The Institute of Contemporary Music and Performance and are piloting research based creative interventions. We work within diverse communities and we consciously challenge ourselves and our practice, seeking at all times to develop opportunities for anti-racist practice. We want to reflect the communities we serve and we welcome applications from therapists who come from global majority communities.
About the role
We are seeking an Art Therapist to carry out therapeutic work in schools in Lambeth and Camden, therapeutic work with adopted children and their families, and those living with special guardian carers. There may also be opportunity for multi-family group work. The therapist will be able to work autonomously and manage their own caseload and have experience of working with children and their families. You will receive the support of working within a multi-disciplinary team and we meet together once a week to have group clinical reflections and team meeting. You will also work closely with other art therapists and creative therapists. This is a fixed term post, but there may also be opportunity for part time roles on an interim basis, and possibility of continuation if contracts allow. The successful candidate will be an enthusiastic art therapist, with experience of working with children and families and working within different contexts.
If you wish to discuss the role further, please contact Dr Anna Harris, Clinical Psychologist/Head of Service.
Closing date: 20th November.
Interviews: 5th December 2023.