Drama Therapist - SEN School - Birmingham - September

Recruiter
ACADEMICS EDUCATION
Location
Birmingham
Salary
£31000 - £36000 per annum
Posted
20 Jul 2017
Closes
19 Aug 2017
Sector
Education
Contract Type
Permanent
Hours
Full Time
Drama Therapist - SEN Secondary School - Birmingham - September



We are currently looking for a Drama therapist to work in a 'Good' Secondary School based in Birmingham.

You will perform controlled sessions using theatre and drama-based activities to observe and explore the behaviour, attitudes and emotions of individuals experiencing physical, psychological, emotional or mental health problems.



Responsibilities will include:



* assessing and monitoring pupils needs
* planning and providing appropriate treatment
* liaising with and taking referrals from other professionals including doctors, psychologists and other therapists
* maintaining confidential records and case notes
* helping Pupils understand and address inner conflicts through drama processes such as role-play, storytelling, improvisation and script work
* enabling pupils to learn new skills and build confidence
* making use of props, equipment and materials
* writing reports
* attending short courses and workshops to keep skills up to date

Key skills for drama therapists



* Resilience and the ability to cope with challenging situations
* Creativity and imagination
* Excellent interpersonal and communication skills
* Respect for confidentiality