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14 Jun 2022

Part-Time Clinical Supervisor

Alex Cheung – Posted by Alex Cheung London, England, United Kingdom

Job Description

Clinical Supervisor Vacancy

DreamArts’ award-winning 1:1 arts therapy service, Express Plus, is currently recruiting a clinical supervisor to offer group supervision to our team of Qualifying/Qualified Therapists. Express Plus is a Westminster based service, aimed at supporting children and young people aged 7-18, using a creative approach to traditional therapy.


Background Information

DreamArts aims to provide emotional wellbeing and therapeutic support to children, young people, and families, with a connection to Westminster. The organisation fuses the worlds of arts and therapy to create a number of programmes/projects, tailored to meeting the needs of young people within the borough.

Express Plus is DreamArts’ dedicated 1:1 arts therapy service. It is an after-school service which runs during term-time only, and is delivered at three family hubs across Westminster; Edgware Road, Pimlico, and Queen’s Park. The service employs a creative client-led approach to therapy, where young people are invited to use arts materials (crafts, paints, sand play, puppetry etc) as outlets for emotional expression, in any which way they choose.

Job Purpose

To provide group supervision remotely, 6 times a month to DreamArts Qualifying/Qualified Therapists (QTs) undertaking a placement on the Express Plus arts therapy service. As the service runs term-time only, supervision will also be expected to do the same, unless in the case of being rescheduled due to supervisor absence. The post holder will work in a largely autonomous manner receiving managerial support from the Programme Manager, and clinical supervision from an external supervisor.


To be paid at a rate of £80 per supervision session delivered.

Working hours

To offer evening supervision (5pm onwards) due to the majority of our QTs being in full-time work. Days and times negotiable upon interview.

Duties and Responsibilities

· To provide up to 4 sessions of group supervision for up to 9 volunteer placement counsellors, per month, for 100 minutes per group. The 100 minutes should be broken down as 10-minute check in/check out + 30 minutes presenting time per supervisee. Each group will consist of 3 supervisees, who will meet twice a month.

· To record attendance of each supervision session.

· To contribute to feedback towards the completion of QT placement reports.

· To keep the Programme Manager informed of any concerns that the supervisor may have regarding the supervisee’s fitness to practice or any other concerns

· To attend termly meetings with the Programme Manager, at a rate of £25 per 30 minutes.

· To provide additional supervision in the case of any safeguarding issues which require further discussion outside of the allocated supervision time, at a rate of £25 per 30 minutes.

· Hold clinical responsibility for all client work for which supervision is provided.

Communication and working relationships

· The post holder is managerially and clinically accountable to the Programme Manager and DreamArts.

· To liaise with the Programme Manager on all matters regarding the welfare of all clients and QTs.

· To inform Programme Manager if counsellors miss more than one supervision group per month.

· To embed the DreamArts principles and ways of working within practice.


· To adhere to all DreamArts policies, procedures and core values

· To adhere to ethical framework and quality standards in line with accrediting bodies (BACP/BPS/HCPC/UKCP)

· To keep abreast of current psychological developments as they relate to the post.


· Eligible to work in the UK

· Clear enhanced DBS check

Person Specification



Child and/or Adolescent Psychotherapy/Counselling


Qualification in clinical supervision

Accreditation/registration with BACP/UKCP/BPS or equivalent


Safeguarding Level 3 training completed within last 2 years

To be open to working with with Dan Hughes’ PACE core

relational model, as aligned with DreamArts’ ethos

Experience and knowledge


Minimum 3 years’ post qualifying clinical experience of providing counselling/psychotherapy with clients aged 7-18 (or up to 25 if considered to have SEND/additional needs), with a range of difficulties including complex mental health issues.

Minimum 2 years’ experience of supervising groups and individual counsellors/psychotherapists from a range of training backgrounds

Understanding of issues regarding confidentiality and management of risk within a counselling service


Experience of providing group supervision online

Knowledge of complex issues involved in therapeutic work

Knowledge of the types of issues faced by young people in relation to their wellbeing and mental health

Experience of providing supervision for an arts therapy approach

Experience and/or knowledge of creative ways to deliver therapeutic support

Knowledge of statutory services in Westminster, mainly Early Help and Social Work services.


How to Apply


Please see the attached job description/person specification for further information. If you are interested in applying for this role, please send in your CV to by Friday 15th July.

Job Categories: Equal Opportunities. Job Types: Part-Time. Salaries: Not Disclosed.

Job expires in 13 days.

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