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The Mental Health for Older People (MHSOP) directorate are delighted to offer two new fixed term Arts and Music Therapist positions in Cardiff and Vale University Health Board. These posts are funded by Health Education Improvement Wales (HEIW) as part of an Allied Health Professionals (AHP) pilot project.

We are looking to recruit a Music Therapist and an Art Therapist into our inpatient and community teams to add to our thriving, passionate and person-centered AHP and Psychology teams. The successful applicants will be working across Cardiff and Vale within inpatient and community settings. They will work with clients who receive support from MHSOP services, which includes the Younger Onset Dementia service.

We are excited to support these newly funded positions, and are keen to demonstrate the value and impact on service users and staff during this pilot project. The post holders will play a key role in the scoping and set up of the Art and Music Therapy provision within our... MHSOP directorate, as well as measuring outcomes of their services.

There are two full time fixed term posts funded until the end of March 2025 (full and part time applications will be considered).

We provide care and support to people aged 65 years and over living within Cardiff and the Vale with a diagnosis of a dementia or functional mental illness. We also have a Younger Onset Dementia Service, for people who receive a diagnosis of dementia under the age of 65, their carers and families.

The post holder would be expected to provide input via both 1:1 and group interventions. They will work collaboratively with other members of the multidisciplinary team, families, carers, social services and 3rd sector.

Transition support (i.e., supporting transitions from inpatient to community)

Supporting individuals’ wellbeing, helping to prevent hospital admissions.

Up-skilling and supporting colleagues and families (i.e., training, supervision, consultation and carer support groups)

Support the development of person-centred care environments through reflective practice, supervision and collaboration on service design

Assessment and intervention based on a holistic person-centred approach, which values the individual and seeks to engage staff/carers in creating supportive environments; and implement a multi-component framework for the delivery of evidence-based support.

Will be expected to provide a service which will improve and maintain the emotional health of older adults, through a combination of highly specialist assessment, formulation of treatment programmes, clinical interventions and teaching.

Contribute to the future development and planning of an Arts/Music Therapies service.

Will provide advice, training and consultation pertaining to Arts /Music Therapies to staff from other disciplines, carers or statutory bodies as required.

Will maintain HCPC registration as a condition of initial and continued

Will undertake appropriate CPD, research and audit activity

Cardiff and Vale University Health Board is one of the largest Integrated Health Boards in the UK, employing over 15,000 staff, providing over 100 specialist services. Working across 6 hospital sites, we have a diverse range of career opportunities to offer. Serving around 500,000 people living in Cardiff and the Vale of Glamorgan, we are focussed on the health and care needs of our local population whilst working with our partners to develop regional services.

Our mission is “Caring for People, Keeping People Well”, and our vision is that every person’s chance of leading a healthy life should be equal. As an organisation we are unashamedly ambitious for our population’s health, rising to the challenges of today and tomorrow through our 10-year strategy, Shaping our Future Wellbeing. We are contributing to a healthier Wales with great emphasis placed on innovation and improvement, learning from around the world and leading the way in clinical research. Partnership working is strong at Cardiff and Vale, and we work closely with our staff and our community.

Cardiff, the thriving Welsh capital, is a fantastic city to live and work in with an abundance of sports, arts and cultural attractions. Situated to the west of Cardiff, the Vale of Glamorgan offers a combination of beautiful Welsh countryside and a dramatic natural coastline. Whether city life or rural living, Cardiff and the Vale offers the best of both worlds.

For further details / informal visits contact: Name: Lisa Lane Job title: Senior Nurse Email address: [email protected] Telephone number: 029 2182 5776

Art Therapist Discussions: -

Tabitha Mansel-Thomas

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Music Therapist Discussions: -

Natalie Robertson

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Penarth UK


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