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Art Therapist

3 days a week, term time only
12 month contract
Starting date: As soon as possible

GLPC Scale points 30 to 39 plus Special School Allowance (Band 6 equivalent)

Compass Learning Partnership is an Academy Trust that promotes and supports inclusive practice. We deliver safe and outstanding provision at all levels. The Nolan Principles underpin our practice, and we do what we say. The voice of the children, young people and families we serve is our heartbeat. A creative and proactive staff community set the tone. We are committed to providing all children in the trust with an exciting and holistic educational adventure.

Compass Learning Partnership is looking to appoint an Art Therapist to join the established therapy team at Woodfield School. The successful candidates may work across both Trust sites.

Woodfield School is a successful secondary Special Needs School supporting pupils aged between 11-19 with a broad range of learning needs, including ASD, sensory and moderate to severe learning needs.

Successful candidates will join a large, established Therapy Team. CPD and research opportunities are considered vital to the provision of a high-quality service, and these are actively encouraged. The post will have regular supervision.

Wellbeing Therapists work with high priority pupils, who have identified SEMH needs, through 1:1 sessions, advice and consultation and training staff and families.

The successful applicant will have the following skills:

  • Masters in Art Therapy (or equivalent)
  • Registration with relevant professional body
  • Current HCPC registration
  • Effective interpersonal skills and ability to work effectively within a team setting
  • Ability to work with trauma and emotional impact through supervision
  • Ability to contain, hold and work with the stress and anxiety of others
  • Ability to apply specialist skills in therapy assessments and interventions
  • Excellent communication and organisational skills.

Application forms and further details are available from this page

Completed application forms should be returned to or via post to HR, Woodfield School, Glenwood Avenue, Kingsbury, London, NW9 7LY.

For further information about the specifics of the role, please contact

Before completing the CLP Non-teaching Application Form, please take time to familiarise yourself with the advert, job description and person specification. It is essential that you complete your application form in its entirety. The application form is an opportunity for you to showcase your skills, knowledge and experience. All sections must be completed in full. Referring to the person specification and job description when completing your application will be extremely beneficial.    

We look forward to receiving your application.

Closing Date: Monday 17th of April 2023 at 9am

Shortlisting: Shortly after the closing date  

Interviews week commencing: Monday 24th of April 2023