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Art Therapist

Location:   Based in Camden and/or Lambeth Salary:   £28,000 per annum WTE Closing Date:   18/08/2022

Job Title - Newly Qualified Art Therapist x 2

Contract - initially 12 months (with possibility to extend)

Hours - 28-35 hours per week

Salary - £28,000 p.a. WTE

Location - based in Camden and/or Lambeth

One position to start September 2022, one position to start January 2023

About Coram

Coram is committed to improving the lives of the UK’s most vulnerable children and young people.

We support children and young people from birth to independence, creating a change that lasts a lifetime.

Coram is the UK’s oldest children’s charity founded by Thomas Coram in London helping vulnerable children and young people since 1739. Today, the Coram group helps more than one million children, young people, families and professionals every year by providing access to the skills and opportunities they need to thrive.

About Coram Creative Therapies

Part of the larger group of Coram services, we are a creative therapy service supported by clinical psychology and family therapy, offering Art and Music Therapy, Therapeutic Parenting, Parenting Programmes and Therapeutic Life Story Work.

We work within very diverse communities and we consciously challenge ourselves and our practice, seeking at all times to develop opportunities for anti-racist practice. We want to reflect the communities we serve and we welcome applications from therapists from global majority communities.

We offer all our team excellent supervision and professional development opportunities within a multi-disciplinary team context.

About the role

For this role you will be based mainly in our Camden schools project, working with children with profound and multiple learning disabilities and children with complex social, emotional, behavioural and educational needs. There will also be the possibility to work from the Pears Pavilion at the Coram Campus, a purpose built creative therapies centre, as well as with emerging innovative projects as they arise in London and the surrounding area.

We are looking for a newly qualified 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.

For an informal discussion of the role, please contact Dr Anna Harris:

To apply for this role, please click on the 'apply now' button below to complete the application.Please note CV's will not be accepted as we only accept completed application forms.

Closing date: Thursday 18 August 2022 at 11:59pm

Interview date: Thursday 25 August 2022

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 an enhanced DBS Disclosure.

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