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Art Therapist - Mental Health

  • Alfred Health Part Time - Fixed Term
  • Closed 15 days ago
    Published on 20 Aug 2019

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  • Job no: 21844
  • Categories: Allied Health and Medical Science, Other Allied Health / Medical Science

Alfred Health

Alfred Health is a leader in health care delivery, improvement, research and education. We are the main provider of health services to people living in the inner southeast suburbs of Melbourne, from ambulatory, to inpatient and home and community based services.

  • Art Therapist Gr.2
  • Part Time - 48 hours / fortnight
  • Fixed Term 
  • Based at The Alfred Hospital

The Department

Alfred Health, Mental and Addiction Health is responsible for the operation of services which focus on people with a severe mental illness residing in the Inner South Eastern area of Melbourne.

The single most important goal of Alfred Mental and Addiction Health is to create an environment that facilitates clinical recovery, supports individual recovery efforts and strives to minimise service system barriers to the recovery process.

The Role

The art therapist provides a client centred art therapy program that enhances the well being and recovery of patients admitted to the acute psychiatric inpatient wards. You will contribute to a multidisciplinary team in the development and delivery of therapeutic groups and individual care plans.

You will have a high level of interpersonal skills, experience in mental health assessment, treatment and recovery and knowledge of public mental health service systems.


  • Must have an MA in art therapy and professional membership with ANZACATA.        
  • Demonstrated skill in principles and practice of art therapy for people with mental illness.
  • Experience in the development and implementation of group art therapy programs
  • Highly developed communication skills
  • Demonstrated person-centred therapy skills
  • Experience in contributing to a multidisciplinary clinical team


  • This role offers access to professional development opportunities, supervision as well as:
  • Salary Packaging
  • Discount Health Insurance
  • Onsite Gym
  • Childcare services


Please address key capabilities in the position description in a cover letter.


All enquiries to Fiona Whitecross, 03) 9076 5478 or 0409 7441 88 

Alfred Health is an equal opportunity employer and is committed to attracting and retaining a diverse workforce that reflects the community we serve.  Applications from Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islanders are encouraged.


  • Closed 15 days ago - 03 Sep 2019
  • Published on 20 Aug 2019, 4:35 AM