Music Therapist

Academics Ltd
London, UK
Closing date
24 Oct 2020

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Music Therapist
Part Time Position
To Start ASAP
OFSTED rated Good
Location: Barking and DagenhamI am recruiting now for a part time Music Therapist to work in a highly specialised SEMH School setting. This position is open to newly qualified and overseas-trained candidates.

This school is unique. The cohort of pupils attending have extremely complex needs. The right candidate will ideally have experience in education settings and working with SEMH needs.

The school in Barking and Dagenham provides education for pupils aged 5 to 19 years, all with EHC Plans for complex SEMH, mental health and behavioural needs. Many pupils are struggling with the challenges of attention deficit hyperactivity disorder, obsessive compulsive disorder, opposition defiance disorder and conduct disorder. Others have suffered traumatic experiences, which have affected their learning and behaviour.

The Music Therapist will work alongside an extensive team including Art Therapists, Drama Therapists, Speech and Language Therapists and Occupational Therapists. The therapy team form a vital core component of the schools education and training offer. The curriculum at this school is split into four distinct areas, with only one section being dedicated to the School Based Curriculum. The other areas of focus are Personal Development and Achievement, Vocational Programme and Transitions, and Therapeutic Interventions.

Pupils at this Barking and Dagenham school have often already attended several other specialist provisions before. Many have experienced highly disrupted education and training and inconsistent support. The behavioural challenges of these students can be immense and the school are looking for candidates who understand that behaviour is a means of communication for these children.

The Music Therapist will approach pupils with a genuine curiosity and empathy to understand their difficulties and work alongside them to find solutions, helping them to build their own skills in emotional regulation, interpersonal communication, confidence and independence.

The Music Therapist will:

Have experience supporting young people with SEMH
Have experience working in a school setting with complex behaviour highly desired
Have Education and training in Music Therapy
Have a Genuine passion for supporting vulnerable youth, patience and professionalism
Have strong belief in the potential of every child and the right of every child to receive support
Be based on the school site in Barking and Dagenham and willing to travel to the vocational site in Romford.The School:

Pupils aged 5-19 years old
Around 46 Pupils on site
Strong Therapy Team and focus
2nd Vocational Site which is separate to the school
A highly specialised SEMH setting
Based in Barking and DagenhamClick apply now or contact or phone (phone number removed) for more information
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