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Date Added: Mon 19/10/2020

Drama Therapist With Post-16 Special Needs Experience For A Full Time Position For September 2020

Sutton Coldfield, UK
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Job Type: Contract

Salary: £70 - £80 / daily

Drama Therapist with post-16 special needs experience for a full time position for September 2020

*Interviews taking place this week*

TeacherActive are working closely with a post-16 special educational needs college in Sutton Coldfield. The college are looking to appoint a qualified Drama Therapist on a full time, temp to perm position. The independent college is a further education day placement centre for students with learning disabilities, challenging behaviours and/or physical disabilities and ASC.

The most suitable Drama Therapist with post-16 special needs experience will be expected to:

  • Encourage and support clients in creative drama and theatre work using techniques such as improvisation, storytelling, play, role play, myth, ritual, script work, and devising and presenting performances
  • Encourage self-awareness, exploration and reflection on feelings and relationships
  • Initiate spontaneous exploration of personal issues
  • Enable your clients to experiment with new ways of thinking and behaving
  • Use appropriate equipment, materials and therapeutic props, such as puppets
  • Organise a performance resulting from working with a group, if appropriate
  • Undertake assessment visits or appointments
  • take referrals from, and liaise with, other professionals such as psychologists, social workers, nurses, teachers and other therapist staff
  • Write reports on your clients' progress and the activities that you've undertaken with them
  • Attend regular supervision sessions.
  • Be confident to use a range of interventions, including stories, puppetry, masks, role play, drama and movement, to allow them to explore their experiences and express themselves in a way that might be easier than directly talking about it.
  • Have experience with a range of difficulties, including psychological and/or mental health issues, physical or learning disabilities or behavioural difficulties, addiction, and neurological or physical illnesses.

The most suitable Drama Therapist with post-16 special needs experience will have:

  • A degree level qualification relating to Drama or in Psychological Health. Alternatively, you could have a relevant professional qualification, such as nursing, teaching, occupational therapy or social work.
  • A thorough knowledge of drama and theatre and good performance skills
  • The ability to adapt to different clients or group members, locations and situations
  • Emotional strength and the ability to deal with challenging situations
  • A commitment to your clients' wellbeing and to continually improving professional practice
  • Excellent communication skills for dealing with a range of people, including clients, carers, colleagues and other health and education workers and agencies
  • Time management and organisation skills, particularly if working for more than one employer
  • Administrative and report writing skills.

If you are interested and experience for the Drama Therapist with post-16 special needs experience position, please email your up to date CV to #removed# or call Helen at TeacherActive on 0121 200 3224.

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