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Art Therapist

Job Description

Location: Hampton, Middlesex and Christopher's, Guildford
Salary: Band 6 23,081 – 30,220(pro rata’d)
Hours: 30 per week.

An opportunity has arisen for an experienced art therapist to join our existing therapy team at Shooting Star Chase.

The successful applicant will have a professional qualification in art therapy and ideally, previous experience of working in a children’s hospice setting.

The post is part time, to compliment the skills and expertise of the existing team of counsellors and therapists. You will have a direct and diverse caseload, and provide assessment, individual and group therapy sessions using creative therapy techniques alongside your specialist skills and experience. You will be working predominantly with life-limited children and their siblings but will also have a role to play with their adult carers, particularly in relation to issues of loss and grief. You will also provide support, supervision and training in relation to loss and grief to the Shooting Star Chase Care Team, support staff and volunteers.

The post will be based at Shooting Star Chase hospice in Hampton for 3 days a week and one day at Christopher’s in Guildford. You may be required to provide therapy in the family home therefore you are required to be a car owner and driver.

For an informal visit contact Heather Tilley, Therapies Manager on  ( Phone number removed ) 

Please note that appointment will be subject to Enhanced DBS clearance.

Closing date: 28th October 2016

Interviews: 9th November 2016

Disclosure and Barring Service Check

This post is subject to the Rehabilitation of Offenders Act (Exceptions Order) 1975 and as such it will be necessary for a submission for Disclosure to be made to the Disclosure and Barring Service (formerly known as CRB) to check for any previous criminal convictions.

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