Contract – Permanent (28-35 hours per week, depending on service needs)
Location – based in Camden (with the possibility of travel to outer London boroughs/surrounding areas)
Coram is the country’s oldest charity, established in 1739. It has a long tradition of developing innovative services to benefit children who cannot live at home. Services offered include Art and Music Therapy, Therapeutic Parenting, Parenting Programmes and Therapeutic Life Story Work. Support to children and young people who are placed in families via foster care, adoption or Special Guardianship Order is offered by our clinicians and Coram is now the lead organisation for Ambitious for Adoption – a regional adoption agency (RAA) with several local authority partners. Partnerships work with local authorities also includes delivery of early intervention programmes for birth families and training for frontline workers supporting Unaccompanied Asylum Seeking Children (UASCs). The team also work with children in special and other school contexts.
About the role
For this role you will have some time based in our schools project either with children with Profound and Multiple Learning Disabilities or with children with complex social, emotional, behavioural and educational needs. There will also be the possibility to work from our new building the Pears Pavilion at the Coram Campus with children and their families post-adoption, as well as with emerging innovative projects as they arise in London and the surrounding area.
We are looking for an experienced and dynamic art therapist to join our growing creative therapies team, to deliver and develop our service. Working as part of the Parenting and Creative Therapies service with children individually, in small groups or with their parents, you will carry out assessments, provide targeted interventions and deliver training & support to school staff in identifying and making suitable referrals.
Using your knowledge of working with vulnerable children, young people and their families, an understanding of the stresses facing families in culturally diverse areas and the role of art therapy in supporting positive attachments you will ensure the project’s success. You will be a HCPC and BAAT registered art therapist and hold a post graduate qualification in Art therapy.
Please see the Job Description and Person Specification to understand more about the role and to see if it the ideal role for you.
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Closing date: 9am, Thursday 24th May 2021
Interview date: Tuesday, 1st June 2021
Coram is an equal opportunities employer and welcomes applications from all sections of the community. We actively encourage applicants from Asian, African, Caribbean and other minority ethnic backgrounds to join our teams. Whilst we have a diverse team we recognise we are a predominantly white workforce and are genuinely committed to encouraging candidates from diverse communities in order to improve the services to the children and families we help.
We are committed to the safeguarding of children and where appropriate will require the successful applicant to undertake a check from the Disclosure and Barring Service.
Registered Charity No. 312278.