NHS Tyne & Wear Art Therapist Band 5 Allied Health Professional United Kingdom – Tyne and Wear

NHS Tyne & Wear Art Therapist Band 5 Allied Health Professional United Kingdom

Work Place Doctors

Tyne and Wear


NHS Tyne & Wear Art Therapist Band 5 Allied Health Professional United Kingdom via Workplace Doctors on a fixed term / permanent basis.

***Location: NHS Tyne & Wear United Kingdom
***HCPC Registration Required (Health & Care Professionals Council) Essential
***Start Date: Flexible
***AHP Grade: Art Therapist Band 5
***Pay Rate: £Negotiable (dependent on experience £28,076 to £39,693)
***Duration: Fixed Term (12 months with extension) / Permanent


Applications from Health & Care Professionals who require a Tier 2 sponsorship to work in the UK, we welcome and will consider all Health & Care Professionals with appropriate experience alongside all EU and UK trained Health & Care Professionals, upon appointment the relevant paperwork will be issued to the successful applicant- if required


We are seeking an enthusiastic and adaptable Art Therapist, who is keen to work with young people experiencing moderate to severe and complex mental health conditions. The successful candidate would have some protected, job planned time for Art Therapy within their role. The candidate would also be expected to offer mental health assessments (both virtually and in person), be a part of the Duty Clinician rota and offer stabilization and psychoeducation work. The may also be other relevant duties the successful candidate is asked to take on as part of their role.

The position is based within the Under 14s CAMHS service, who provide specialist mental health assessment and treatment across the region including working with parents and children, schools and social care. The Under 14s Team is a creative and welcoming team who are constantly seeking to improve and develop the Service. Our client’s team consists of Creative Therapists, Psychologists, Systemic Practitioners, Mental Health Nurses Occupational Therapists and Mental Health Pracititoners. The facility also offers Mentalization Based Treatment, EMDR, CBT and other therapeutic approaches.

Duties & Responsibilities

Your personal supervisor will help you to develop skills to carry out the following duties and responsibilities.


Responsible for the line management of identified members of the service.

To support the development of effective mental health care pathways within the service.

Support to service evaluation and audit systems.

Support review/development of service wide policies and protocols.

Support the establishment of partnerships and networks with key stakeholders.

Deputise for Line Manager as required.


To be accountable for own professional actions.

Participate in mental health promotion.

Provide the appropriate interventions to patients with mental illness (incorporating NICE Guidelines).

Provide training and support for colleagues, including non-statutory and statutory agencies.

Effective personal planning and organisation of daily work load.

Flexible working and manage own working time effectively and accordingly to service demands.

Practice autonomously in making clinical judgements, identifying alternative courses of action, managing and providing a high quality of care.

Maintain respectful, effective professional interpersonal relationships with others.

To attend all mandatory training as required by the Trust and to undertake further training and updating as required to carry out the role.

Initiate, create and maintain therapeutic relationships with patients and carers, ensuring that practice is patient centred.

Promote the involvement of service users and carers in the development of the care pathway.

Ensuring that all patients are given full explanation of their care pathway/treatment options and no decision is taken forward without their consent.

Regularly be involved in various research studies.

This job title and description is an outline of the principal areas of responsibility and may be subject to periodic change. These duties are neither exclusive nor exhaustive and the post holder may be called upon to adapt to and undertake different or new appropriate duties as may be required in line with professional and service developments, within the grading level of the post and the competence of the post holder. Prior to any variations to your job description consultation will take place in line with the Trust’s policies and procedures


***Ability to act part of a team
***Ability to cope with a varying work load
***IELTS ( 7.5 with 7.0 in each module) – OR OET Exam Grade ‘B’ Overall for Overseas AHP Professionals
***HCPC Registration Required (Health & Care Professionals Council) Essential – We can provide guidance if needed

Note: The trust operates a policy whereby all employment for staff that have access to children / venerable adults will be subject to satisfactory DBS Disclosure ( Disclosure and Barring Service) The Criminal Records Bureau (CRB) and the independent Safeguarding Authority (ISA) have merged to become the Disclosure and Barring Service (DBS). Overseas candidates will require an international police check or character reference.

At Workplace Doctors we welcome all applications irrespective of age, disability, gender, sexual orientation, race or religion.  Candidates will be offered an interview providing they meet the minimum criteria for the post.

Workplace Doctors is a recruitment agency that offers locum, fixed term and permanent medical jobs for Doctors, Nurses & AHP Medical professionals.

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Call Us today on +441234 889213 to discuss this vacancy or email your CV with your HCPC registration to [email protected] You are also able to apply online (see below)


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