Nottingham, NOTTINGHAMSHIRE
£28000 - £33000 per annum
Permanent
Job description
Senior Clinical Therapist (Creative Arts)

Our client is looking for individuals who are flexible, responsive and passionate about supporting recovery to children and young people who have been affected by child sexual abuse, and who are excited to work with their small team supporting their beliefs and values.

You will play a key role in supporting the CEO, the team of creative therapists, including any trainee therapists on placement and any volunteer therapists, to provide a high quality, specialist sexual abuse therapy service for children, young people and safe family members following a disclosure or discovery of child sexual abuse, as well as deliver and oversee clinical work within the team: carrying out triage assessments and facilitating allocations as required; providing management supervision to creative arts therapists; clinical supervision for trainee and volunteer therapists; carrying a small caseload.

Senior Clinical Therapist (Creative Arts) Responsibilities:

• Develop, oversee and deliver a therapeutic service to children, young people and safe family members following disclosure or discovery of child sexual abuse (CSA) alongside our established senior clinical therapist
• Provision of oversight between their teams: therapy, CHISVA and business to facilitate the smooth running of service delivery alongside CEO, senior clinical therapist and other senior leads in the service
• Provision of management supervision to our team of creative arts therapists
• Develop, promote and deliver training internally and externally to a wider audience
• Attend networking events and represent their CIO as requested.
• Contribute to the development of new projects and funding applications as appropriate.
• Actively engage with other team members and work constructively with colleagues and managers in all aspects of the work, promoting the wellbeing of the therapeutic team.
• Work closely alongside the therapeutic safeguarding lead within the team to support staff with safeguarding referrals in her absence.
• Develop, oversee and deliver their early intervention therapy service to family/individuals.
• Alongside senior clinical therapist: complete regular skills audit; identify any gaps in skills base and promote relevant Continuous Professional Development for therapists
• Oversight of trainee therapist’s placements within the team: offering clinical supervision, monitoring wellbeing and liaising with University placement staff as required
• Active role in the provision of commissioned work: therapy; consultation; supervision and training to promote diverse income streams for the service
• Respond to clinical queries within the team

About you:

The successful candidate will be committed to their values, objectives and beneficiaries. Other essential skills and qualities include:

• Qualified to degree level or equivalent, preferably in a relevant subject
• A recognised professional qualification in creative arts therapies at a minimum of diploma level with accredited membership of either, HCPC, BACP or UKCP.
• Safeguarding training and experience
• Experience of working with survivors of sexual violence
• Proven experience of providing direct therapeutic support to children, young people and vulnerable adults who have experienced trauma and loss. Experience of using a trauma-specific intervention (e.g. EMDR; EFT; PICT ) would be desirable.
• Eligible to work in the UK
• An enhanced disclosure and barring service check
• Willing to access training relating to duties
• Able to work unsociable hours and to travel as required
• Own transport and holds valid driving licence and business insurance
• Willing to undertake Police Vetting Level 2
• Qualification in clinical supervision would be desirable

About their organisation:

Location: Nottingham - The post will be based at their premises in Nottingham City Centre and/or satellite bases in the County, but will include a large element of home working. Post holder will be required to have their own transport to travel to support clients at various community venues e.g. schools, home address across Nottinghamshire

Job Type: Full time, Permanent

Hours: Their preference is for a full-time senior lead working 37.5 hours per week however they are willing to consider part-time/job share applicants

Salary: £28,000 to £33,000 per annum (dependent on experience and skills)

Benefits: Working for a friendly team that invests in the professional development of all staff, with both internal and external training and regular clinical supervision; provision of Employee Assistance Programme. 25 days per annum plus statutory holidays.

Closing date: 17th December

How to apply

Please apply through our recruitment agency, you will be required to upload a recent CV (no more than 2 pages) with a covering letter (no more than 2 pages) to show how you meet the criteria set out in the person specification. You will be required to answer a series of short questions to ensure that you meet the essential criteria and show evidence of your commitment to their values and beliefs.

Please note that short-listing will focus primarily on your accompanying letter and we will expect to find evidence that you have looked carefully at their website, that you understand the requirement to work closely with their current Senior Lead and that you are motivated to step into this challenging lead role

You may have experience of the following: Senior Clinical Therapist, Clinical Therapist, HCPC, Clinical Lead, Clinical Supervisor, etc.
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Posted on: 20 November 2020
Closing date: 17 December 2020
Job ref: 95451
Tags: Senior Management
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