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Job Vacancy: Associate - Creative Arts Therapist

One Education is excited to offer an Associate role for Creative Arts Therapist within the Emotional and Trauma Support team.

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Salary: Day rate of £240 (based on experience)

One Education is excited to offer an Associate role for Creative Arts Therapist within the Emotional and Trauma Support team.

We are seeking an enthusiastic Creative Arts Therapist to join the team and support young people with their recovery, we work in a variety of settings but primarily work collaboratively within Education, social care, youth justice and with ASF.

We are seeking people who are looking for part-time/sessional work to fit in with the expanding demand for our service.

Working with us you’ll be part of a strong team. You’ll challenge yourself, build a career, and teach us what we don’t know. And you’ll be working towards our vision to be better every day through excellence, compassion, and expertise in all we do.

We are looking for a forward thinking, motivated and enthusiastic post-graduate qualified creative arts psychotherapist to join our Emotional and Trauma Support Team. You will be an appropriately registered psychological practitioner (e.g. HCPC/UKCP/BACP) who can offer assessment, formulation, and psychological interventions.

With our support you will promote emotional wellbeing and mental health in the young people whom we help and work with, with a focus on our school population based in Manchester and other settings including LAC and children and young people in the Youth Justice system. You will have a passion for working with the most vulnerable young people, with children in care and/or with learning disabilities. You will understand how to work both directly and indirectly to support the network around young people and will join an organisation that is determined to offer bespoke, individualised and psychologically informed care.

We want to encourage a holistic approach to working with young people and are seeking a creative arts psychotherapist who can carry a comprehensive caseload, deal with complex cases, and offer a variety of interventions and training. Psychological practitioners trained in evidence based psychological interventions and with experience of working with children in care and in special educational settings are particularly well suited to the role.

Working in the Emotional and Trauma Support Team is for you if you are excited by a modern approach to helping children and young people. We would very much like to hear from you.

Responsible for clinical work as part of the Emotional and Trauma Support Team, representing the organisation by providing, support and guidance to team members and the multi- agency teams involved with the young people we are commissioned to work with, ensuring a young person focused service.

Provide clinical practice at an advanced level demonstrating a high level of autonomy and clinical decision making. The role is a collaborative one working with individuals and groups across professional and organisational boundaries.

Provide clinical interventions and assessment, responsible for the systematic measurement of outcomes.

Ensure that a high quality, timely, accessible, and evidence-based service is available to all young people who need it.

Provide emotional wellbeing and mental health assessment and treatment services to children and young adults with a range of relevant complex needs, such as learning difficulties/disabilities, ASD, emotional social and behavioural difficulties and/or challenging behaviour.

Establish and maintain excellent working relationships with wider social care and mental health and wellbeing services and ensure adherence to evidence based treatments by clinical and care staff across the organisation.

Deliver a range of therapeutic interventions, which may include parent work, group work, school/college observations of children and young people, short term inputs and specialist individual psychological treatments.

The following are essential:

  • Successful completion of a post-graduate training in creative arts psychotherapies.
  • Further professional knowledge gained through accredited courses workshops, study, and in-house training programmes (e.g., CYP-IAPT training).
  • Registered as a full member of the appropriate professional body (e.g. HCPC/UKCP/BACP).
  • Experience of working with children and adolescents with co-morbid difficulties and special needs.
  • Knowledge, skills and ability in working with a wide range of young people with learning, emotional wellbeing and mental health difficulties.
  • Experience of psychotherapeutic work with children with social, emotional and behavioural difficulties, learning disabilities and/or children in care setting.
  • Experience of initiating, organising and planning inter-agency meetings aimed at setting in place a treatment package tailored to the individual needs of the young person.
  • Experience of providing professional teaching and training for other professionals
  • Knowledge of the theory and practice of working with children with neurodevelopmental and learning disability needs.
  • Knowledge of the theory and practice of working with Children in Care.

One Education are committed to safeguarding and promoting the welfare of Children and Young People and expect all employees to share this commitment. This role is subject to enhanced DBS checks and appropriate references.

We will offer you: Flexibility that fits around current commitments Excellent support and guidance Hardworking and enthusiastic team members Opportunity for networking and personal development A competitive day rate of £240 (based on experience)

Further Information If you would like an informal chat or want to apply please send a current CV and an expression of interest to

We are an Equal Opportunities Employer and we positively welcome applications from all candidates regardless of age, disability, gender reassignment, marriage and civil partnership, pregnancy and maternity, race, religion or belief, sex and sexual orientation.

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