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Music Therapist

Job Description

A great opportunity to join a successful £440m turnover integrated NHS Foundation Trust. Our service portfolio includes mental health, intellectual disability and specialist mental health services, community physical health, prison health and our low, medium and high secure hospitals including Rampton Hospital. The Trust is also involved in a number of collaborations in research and innovation with the Institute of Mental Health, the University of Nottingham and other partners.

Our services are provided by 8,900 staff in hospitals, community settings and patients' own homes, predominately in Nottinghamshire, but services are also provided in Yorkshire, Lincolnshire and Leicestershire.

Forensic Vacancies – Please be aware you have to be 18 years or older to work in a Forensic Services Hospital/Prison within Nottinghamshire Healthcare NHS Trust.

This is an exciting opportunity to join a dedicated and dynamic team of Arts Therapists who provide a hospital-wide and external contracts service, with this post being solely based at HMP DOVEGATE, NEAR UTTOXETER.

The vision for the Arts Therapies Department at Rampton Hospital is to develop a diverse range of creative arts therapies approaches to meet the needs of the forensic patient groups. This team is managed within the Therapies and Education Department. We are working towards evidence-based treatment approaches and to this end are actively involved in audit and research. As part of this commitment is the need to ensure continued staff development and progression via CPD and annual appraisal.

The role is based at HMP Dovegate within a specific Therapeutic Community that is dedicated to working with residents who have a co-morbid diagnosis of Learning Disabilities and Personality Disorder.

Your role will be managed by the Arts Therapies team based at Rampton Hospital, allowing access to their full resources and importantly collaboration with an experienced Arts Therapies team. You will receive monthly, specific T.C. clinical supervision on site at HMP Dovegate and be able to access professional Arts Therapies supervision from Rampton on a quarterly basis, along with other Core Creative Psychotherapists (CCPs) working within other TC sites; including Rampton.

You will need to demonstrate a high level of communication as well as the capacity to work to deliver Arts Therapy groups as part of the TC+. This will require a level of flexibility within your role and you will be expected to work as a fully integrated member of the TC+ team to develop the Arts Therapies within their service. As your role will be specifically working with offenders with LD/PD we anticipate that you would have some experience of working with this client group.

You will need to be H.C.P.C. registered.

You will ideally have some experience of working in therapeutic communities, and have a minimum of 3 years post qualification experience.

For further information and/or an informal visit to TC Venture (TC+) at HMP Dovegate, please contact Sarah Stringfellow, Senior Forensic Psychologist/Therapy Manager on  ( Phone number removed )  or ( Email address removed ).

For information regarding the Rampton Arts Therapies Team and general interview information contact Victoria Sleight, Arts Therapies Manager on  ( Phone number removed )  or ( Email address removed )

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Nottinghamshire Healthcare NHS Foundation Trust will be a Smoke Free Trust from 3rd October 2016. This means that there will be no smoking on all Trust premises including buildings, gardens or car parks.

The Trust believes in treating everyone with dignity and respect and encourages applications from all sectors of the community. We guarantee an interview to candidates with disabilities who meet the minimum essential criteria.

We positively encourage people who have experienced mental health problems to apply for a role within the Trust.

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The Trust is committed to safeguarding and promoting the welfare of children, young people and vulnerable adults and expects all staff and volunteers to share this commitment. Therefore, convictions which would otherwise be considered as 'spent' will also be checked as part of an Enhanced DBS Disclosure.

For eligible posts, DBS disclosures are mandatory before commencement of employment within the Trust. Therefore, if you are in a position that is deemed a regulated adult and/or child care role, you will not be able to start your employment until we have received a satisfactory DBS Disclosure.

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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