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Visual Arts Senior Occupational Therapy Technical Instructor

  • Job Type: Full Time
  • Profession: Occupational Therapy
  • Location: Northampton
  • Salary: £24,375 - £27,415

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Are you a creative artist looking for a rewarding role?

Visual Arts Senior Occupational Therapy Technical Instructor

Location: Northampton

Salary: £24,375 - £27,415 per annum 

Hours: Full Time, Part Time, Flexible Working

We are looking for two enthusiastic, creative and resilient individuals with the skills to use visual art as an effective therapeutic activity; delivering a robust and meaningful programme across a variety of clinical areas. You need to be effective in working autonomously, communicating with a wide range of people and motivated to support the development of the Arts Team. You will be delivering art interventions guided by Occupational Therapy theory and principles; working with people with complex needs whereby interventions are personalised to promote health, wellbeing and occupational therapy outcomes.

You can achieve more at St Andrew’s Healthcare

St Andrew’s is a unique provider of specialist care in mental health and learning disability. We aspire to deliver truly world class, holistic services. Our independence means we can always put patients’ interests at the heart of decision making, while re-investing in frontline services.  We are currently transforming the Charity to deliver ‘Value Based Healthcare’; ensuring our patients consistently get the best possible outcomes.

The Arts team sits within the Allied Health Professionals department, consisting of Occupational Therapy, Physiotherapy, Dietetics and Speech and Language Therapy. The Arts team currently offer a centralised service to the Northampton site whilst Birmingham and Essex have their own Arts Team managed locally within the Occupational Therapy services. The team consists of both Music and Visual Arts Senior Technical Instructors with plans to grow the team from 3 WTE to 6 WTE. We are looking to recruit one Music Senior Technical Instructor and two Visual Arts Senior Technical Instructors.

The Person and Role

You would be joining a highly motivated, knowledgeable and innovative team of Art and Music practitioners, and be taking responsibility for organising and delivering art/ music interventions. Versatility, initiative and effective communication skills, both written and verbal, are essential, with the ability to develop good professional relationships with individuals in our care and members of the ward teams. 

As an employee of St Andrews Healthcare you will adopt an inclusive and ‘can do’ attitude in approaching your work and will demonstrate good understanding of employing creative activities to engage a diverse range of patients. You will be expected to work with a high degree of autonomy and be actively engaged to develop creative opportunities for the patients in our care.

Continued professional development is encouraged, with access to a range of in-house CPD events.  Further opportunities include networking opportunities with colleagues of the same and different grades within the service and the Charity. 

Rewards and Benefits

We offer an excellent benefits package including:

  • Excellent professional and career development and training opportunities
  • Relocation allowance (eligibility criteria applies)
  • Pension and life assurance
  • Sickness policy on par with the NHS
  • 35 days annual leave, increasing further after service (including bank holidays)
  • Cycle to work scheme
  • Free parking
  • Paid DBS application

If you have any questions regarding the post or want to arrange a visit please contact:

Leanne Clement, Head of Allied Health Professions,, 01604 616171

Closing Date:28th May 2023