Creative Arts Therapist .
We are looking for individuals who are flexible, responsive and passionate about supporting recovery of children and young people who have been affected by child sexual abuse, and whom are excited to work with our team supporting our values:
We embrace acceptance by actively listening to others in an open-minded way, acknowledging their past, present and future and honouring abilities, qualities and achievements. We do this to create an atmosphere where all feel respected and respectful and individuality is celebrated. We actively demonstrate commitment by holding our clients in mind and doing whatever we can to promote our cause, whilst being consistent even in the face of adversity. We do this to create positive working relationships, trust and to deliver a high quality service. We show compassion by being thoughtful about what others may be experiencing and responding to them with kindness. We seek to understand the impact of experiences and realities on behaviours and empathise with others. We do this to help ourselves and others feel heard, valued and understood and to meet the future positively whilst being at ease with oneself.
We encourage empowerment by discovering and honouring our own and others’ resources, to create independence and hope, enabling ourselves and others to flourish and move forward. We embrace integrity by dealing with others even when it is challenging and by not concealing or hiding uncomfortable realities. We do this to promote openness and honesty throughout our work.
Position: Creative Arts Therapist
Location: Nottingham, Nottinghamshire
Job type: Full Time, Permanent
Hours: 30 hours per week
Salary: £24,000 pro rata per annum
Benefits: 20 days per annum plus statutory holidays; Working for a friendly team that invests in the professional development of all staff, with both internal and external training and regular clinical supervision.
About the role:
The Creative Arts Therapist will promote the recovery of children, teenagers and safe family members following child sexual abuse by reducing the emotional, psychological and physical symptoms of child sexual abuse through the provision of early intervention therapeutic assessment, psycho-education, strategies for acute stress symptoms and interventions. This work will be undertaken following pre-trial therapy guidelines until the client has completed the Criminal Justice Process.
The post will be based at Imara premises in Nottingham City Centre and post holder will be required to have their own transport to travel to support clients at various community venues e.g. schools, home address.
- Qualified to degree level or equivalent
- A recognised professional qualification in creative arts therapies at a minimum of diploma level with accredited membership of either, HCPC, BACP or UKCP (or working towards this)
- Safeguarding training and experience
- Own transport and hold valid driving licence and business insurance
- 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
- 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.
- Experience of advocating and supporting others within a range of organisational setting
- Good understanding of dynamics of sexual abuse, its impact on children, young people and families
You may have experience of the following: Care Practitioner, Social Worker, Charity, Charities, Third Sector, Children, Young People, Social Care, Support Worker, Service Delivery, Therapeutic Support, Not For Profit, Care Worker, Vulnerable People, Children etc.