Occupational Therapy Technical Creative Arts Specialist

  • Job Type: Full Time
  • Profession: Occupational Therapy
  • Location: Northampton
  • Salary: From £20,250 - £25,500 dependent on experience

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Occupational Therapy Technical Creative Arts Specialist

Location: Northampton

Salary: From £20,250 - £25,500 dependent on experience

Full time – 37.5 hours per week

We are currently looking for an enthusiastic individual with a broad range of creative skills with a bias towards music.  You will be delivering creative interventions as part of the Occupational Therapy team working with men and women with Learning Disabilities and co morbid mental health difficulties, who require specialist assessments and treatment within a forensic psychiatric setting.

Firstly, a bit about us

St Andrew’s is the UK’s leading mental healthcare charity with an excellent and well-deserved reputation as a provider of specialist mental healthcare, and a top 20 charity overall.  We have a multi-disciplinary team of over 4,500 staff who deliver excellent, innovative and holistic care each day across our five locations.

As a charity, all of our profits are re-invested into new services and new facilities, a legacy which has carried on through our 178 year history.  Today we proudly continue to build excellent mental healthcare services – with Europe’s largest adolescent unit recently opened.  And because we’re independent, we have the flexibility to make a real difference in the world of mental health.  Joining us is your chance to make a big contribution to the lives of some of society’s most vulnerable people.

The Learning Disability IPU

The Learning Disability IPU service comprises of six units. We offer male and female Medium Secure, Low secure and locked services. Within our Occupational Therapy team we offer comprehensive ADL, community skills and vocational pathways. The IPU also offers Sensory Integration approaches.  

Summary of role

Under minimal supervision of a registered Occupational Therapist the post holder will be expected to use agreed specialised technical and / or creative skills to co-ordinate, develop and facilitate a flexible, patient centred programme of therapeutic activities for individuals/ groups of patients within one or more designated areas.  These agreed specialist skills will either be in art, photography, multimedia, film and design, music, horticulture, woodwork or equine therapy. Where relevant, they may also manage a designated facility.


We offer an excellent benefits package including:

  • Pension
  • Sickness policy on par with the NHS
  • 35 days annual leave, increasing to 41 after 10 years' service
  • Life cover
  • Car lease scheme
  • Cycle to work scheme
  • Healthcare cash plan
  • Free parking
  • Paid DBS application
  • Access to free vocational qualifications 

Closing date:  Sunday 21st July 2019