Unfortunately, this job is not active.

Art Therapist in Horley

... Being a part of meaningful change is a feeling like no other. The care and support you provide as an Art Therapist help some of the most vulnerable people to communicate and express themselves as they build a...

Job description


Being a part of meaningful change is a feeling like no other. The care and support you provide as an Art Therapist help some of the most vulnerable people to communicate and express themselves as they build a brighter future. 

Working 18.75 hours a week, you will join Emerald Place Clinic based in Horley, Surrey where you will provide care for children and young people aged 12-18 years old who require residential care, working on tailored treatment programmes designed for the individual needs of each young person.

As an Art Therapist, you will be responsible for evaluating our young people’s reactions and behaviours during art therapy sessions, which will see you utilise your art and psychotherapeutic skills and techniques to help them improve their physical, cognitive, and emotional wellbeing. 

You will create one-to-one rapport with service users to discuss their interest and medical histories as you identify their needs, objectives and prefer forms of artistic expression to create innovative art therapy programs.

During your art therapy sessions, you will use various types of visual art, including drawing, sculpting, painting, ceramics, and clay modelling. This will see you discuss their artworks to evaluate the meaning and emotions behind the artworks and implement coping skills and strategies to enable them to deal with challenging and traumatic experiences.

Working as part of a multidisciplinary team, you'll enjoy clinical supervision from a qualified Art Therapist to help you be the best you can be and will have access to a variety of training and online courses to support your career development and growth. 

As an Art Therapist you will be responsible for:

  • Attending multidisciplinary treatment team meetings
  • Ensuring art supplies and equipment are adequately stocked
  • Utilising research skills for audits, policy and service development and research 
  • Conducting group or family art therapy sessions
  • Supervising art therapy students and interns
  • Maintaining detailed records of service users' progress as well as observations made during art therapy sessions

To be successful in this role, you'll need:

  • Master's degree in Art Therapy or Counselling with additional coursework in Art Therapy
  • To be on the Healthcare Council Registration (HCPC)
  • Knowledge of visual art
  • Excellent observational and counselling skills
  • A passion for art

What you will get:   

  • Annual Salary of £44,000 - £46,000
  • The equivalent of 33 days annual leave (inc Bank Holidays)– plus your birthday off!
  • Free meals and parking
  • Wellbeing support and activities
  • Career development and training
  • Pension contribution
  • Life Assurance
  • Enhanced Maternity Package

There are also a range of other benefits including retail discounts and special offers, car leasing without a credit check and much more.

About your next employer:

You will be working for an established, stable, and agile company with over 8,000 employees and a unique approach to the delivery of care. With a network of over 90 services across England and Wales covering Mental Health, Neurological, Learning Disabilities & Autism, Children & Education, there is opportunity for you to grow and move. 

Elysium Healthcare is part of Ramsay Health Care with a global network that extends across 10 countries and employs over 86,000 people globally. 

The safety of our service users and colleagues is our priority and as such we encourage and support vaccination uptake as this remains the best line of defence against COVID-19.

Elysium Healthcare follows safer recruitment of staff for all appointments. It is a requirement that all staff understand it is each person’s individual responsibility and are committed to promoting and safeguarding the welfare of service users. Candidates will be subject to an Enhanced DBS disclosure.


Site Information
Not Specified
Benefits & About Elysium
Not Specified

Extra information

Type of Contract
Graduate jobs
Profession type
Health / Medical
Full UK/EU driving license preferred
Car Preferred
Must be eligible to work in the EU
Cover Letter Required

Horley | Medical Jobs | Graduate jobs