Play/Creative Arts Therapist

(R6 - £15,512 - £17,048 per annum (FTE £30,147 - £33,132) depending on experience)
Location: Haywards Heath, RH17 6EQ Hours: 22.5 hours per week over 3 days, Term Time Only

Closing Date: 06/05/2020


Job Description

Key aspects of your role will include:

  • Assess children’s needs using relevant assessment methods; and to provide play and/or art therapy sessions in accordance with the requirements of needs identified and in line with the requirements of the school
  • Provide individual and group play and/or creative arts therapy to pupils , helping pupils to decide on, and implement appropriate courses of action
  • Writing reports of pupils’ progress and interventions used in Play/Art Therapy e.g. for ARA, CAMHS, Social Services, and well as maintaining case records, completing written reports, and fulfilling procedures and statutory duties in line with the school’s policy British Association of Play Therapists (BAPT) or British Association of Art Therapists (BAAT)
  • You will also be required to participate and deliver training where appropriate within the school

Play_Creative Arts Therapist – Job Description

Person Specification

Experience of working with primary school children and with children with Special Educations Needs is essential for this role.

The successful candidate will have the insight, confidence and strength to enter into the in-depth Play and Creative Art Therapy Process, helping our children to make sense of difficult life experiences or complex psychological issues through the activity of play and creative arts.

Play_Creative Arts Therapist – Person Specification

Further Information

Brantridge School is a specialist school located in Staplefield, near Haywards Heath. The School provides education and care for up to 54 boys aged 6-11 years old. Our pupils have a range of special needs including Social, Emotional and Mental Health (SEMH) and Autistic Spectrum Conditions (ASC).

The School is part of Orchard Hill College and Academy Trust, a family of specialist education providers with a strong record for making a positive impact within the community it serves. As part of our Therapy Team, you will play a critical role in ensuring our pupils achieve their full potential.

This is a unique opportunity to develop play/creative art skills within an educational environment, offering the chance to work collaboratively with a range of professionals and to use therapeutic skills creatively to meet the needs of pupils and students. In return, we offer excellent support from colleagues and staff and a commitment to CPD.

Application Guidance

If you believe you can help our pupils to fulfil their potential at school, at home and in their communities and are looking for a fresh challenge, then this role may be just what you are looking for.

For an informal discussion about the role please contact Amy Morrison (a.morrison@brantridge-school.co.uk) or on 01444 400228.

To apply, please download an application form. Once complete please send your completed application to jobs@orchardhill.ac.uk.

Please note that CVs will not be accepted.

Closing date: 12 Noon 6th May 2020

Interview date: 12th May 2020

Brantridge School is committed to safeguarding and promoting the welfare of our pupils and expect all staff and volunteers to share this commitment. Appointments made are subject to 3 terms probationary period and an enhanced DBS check.

My son has done amazingly well since attending Brantridge. He has improved academically and grown in confidence. I could not have wished for a better school for him. - Parent

From my experience working with the school I have found them to have always been child focused and willing to adapt their provision to meet a child's specific needs. - Parent

It took us two years to find a SEN school for our son. He has been going to Brantridge School since February and he has come on leaps and bounds. - Parent

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