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Creative Arts Therapist

(Band 7: For the right candidate, depending on experience, salary will be awarded in line with NHS/AFC pay scale for Band 7. Would also consider applications from qualified Band 6 candidates, for further enquiry please contact us. )
Location: Any venues across the academic year. Hours: 7.25 hours, 1 day per week (Excluding Friday, day can be agreed), Term Time plus 4 weeks.

Closing Date: 26/07/2021


Job Description

Orchard Hill College is an Outstanding Specialist College offering life-changing learning opportunities to young people and adults. We have six College centres across London and Surrey where committed, specialist teams deliver a range of programmes to meet the needs of our students.

The College is a busy, vibrant place to work, where our committed workforce is dedicated to empowering and enabling students to achieve.

A vacancy has recently arisen for an Arts Therapist to work for 1 day per week at Orchard Hill College. Students follow a personalised programme, supported by specialist personal tutors, therapists and nurses, including work and community-based learning opportunities that reflect student aspirations.
We are looking for an enthusiastic, flexible and motivated arts therapist who will work collaboratively with other therapists and teaching staff at the College, with the aim of providing a holistic therapeutic approach to their work with students.
The Arts Therapies are part of an integrated, multi-disciplinary team at College, including Occupational Therapists, Physiotherapists, and Speech and Language Therapists.

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Person Specification

You will have an MA or equivalent qualification in one of the Arts Therapy disciplines with UK HCPC Registration, and a degree in a relevant field. You will ideally have 2 years’ post qualification experience, including experience of working with students who have severe/profound and multiple learning disabilities as well as ASD. The scope of the clinical work offered would include clinical assessment of new students as well as managing a caseload of ongoing 1:1 and group work. It is essential that you can work autonomously in this role. Clinical supervision is either partly or wholly funded by the College.

Your caseload will be initially based in College centres located in Camberwell / Carshalton, although you may be expected to work at any of the College venues.

Further Information

For more information or to arrange a visit to meet our students and to see why we are so proud of our work, please contact Clinical lead for the Arts therapies Team, Sarah Gummett-Hart on 0345 402 0453 or SGummett-Hart@orchardhill.ac.uk .

Application Guidance

To apply, please click here.

Please note that CV applications will not be considered.

Closing date: Monday 26 July 2021, 5 p.m.
Interview date: Interview w/c 2 August 2021

This college is committed to safeguarding and promoting the welfare of children, young people and vulnerable adults and expects all staff and volunteers to share this commitment.

As a result of outstanding teaching, over time students make excellent progress and develop the knowledge and skills they need to achieve their goals.
Ofsted November 2019

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