Eden Academy Trust

Specialist Arts Therapist
Post Start Date: September 2023
Closing date: 29/06/2023
Closing time: 11:59 AM

Specialist Arts Therapist (Music Therapist or Drama Therapist) 

Salary information: POA; £13,195 - £14,618 per annum + Special Schools Allowance: £490
Working hours: 2 days per week, 7.2 hours a day, availability on a Wednesday is essential 
Work pattern: 14.4 hours per week, Term time only (39 weeks)
Post start date: September 2023
Contract type: Permanent
Further information: The salary information stated above is calculated at working for 14.4 hours per week, over 2 days, 7.2 hours a day. The roles are term time only for 39 weeks (including holiday pay and paid equally over 12 months).

The Eden Academy Trust is a family of schools that specialise in meeting the educational needs of children and young adults with a range of learning disabilities including those who are autistic and those who have physical or sensory needs.

We are currently recruiting for a specialist arts therapist (music therapist or drama therapist) to work for 2 days per week at Moorcroft School. The successful candidate will join a well established and supportive arts therapy team, which is part of an evolving central services team comprising SaLT, OT, Physio and Family Services working across our schools. Arts Therapies are highly valued and integrated in our schools, with social and emotional support seen as integral to pupils accessing their learning. 

Moorcroft School is an outstanding secondary school for students aged between 11 and 19 years with severe learning disabilities (SLD), profound and multiple learning disabilities (PMLD) and autistic spectrum disorders (ASD). Arts Therapy is highly valued by the school, which includes a well equipped dedicated arts therapies room.

If you have any further questions please contact Rebecca Lovelock, Central Services Co-ordinator via: rebecca.lovelock@theedenacademy.co.uk

Working as an Arts Therapist with the Eden Academy Trust offers:
  • Funded external clinical supervision
  • Excellent training opportunities and support
  • Exemplary multidisciplinary team working, with opportunities for collaborative work and joint sessions with other professionals
  • Arts therapy team supervision 3 times per year
  • Opportunities to develop clinical experience with pupils with a wide range of needs
  • Excellent internal training and CPD opportunities and funding for external CPD
  • Being a fully integrated member of school staff with opportunities to embed SEMH support through staff training, collaborative working and workshops with Family Services
  • Working as part of a supportive arts therapy team with dramatherapists and music therapists, including opportunities to deliver joint sessions
  • Opportunities for career development
Successful candidates will be:
  • A qualified music therapist or dramatherapist, registered with HCPC (or awaiting HCPC registration following qualification from an approved training programme)
  • Experienced in working with children and young people with learning disabilities, and/or in an education setting;
  • Experienced in working as part of a multi-disciplinary team or with different professionals;
  • Both newly qualified and more experienced therapists are invited to apply as excellent career support will be provided throughout. 
For more information please contact Eugenie Aitchison, Clinical Lead for Arts Therapies: eugenie.aitchison@theedenacademy.co.uk or Alison Futerman, Service Manager for Therapies: alison.futerman@theedenacademy.co.uk

Closing date: Thursday 29th June 2023 at 12 Noon
Interviews: Week commencing 3rd July 2023

Additional Information
CVs will not be accepted

Safeguarding Statement

The Eden Academy Trust is committed to safeguarding and promoting the welfare of children and young people and expects all staff to share this commitment. The successful candidate will be subject to an Enhanced DBS check and other pre-employment checks.

The Eden Academy Trust may, from time to time, require an employee to be relocated temporarily or permanently to one of its other schools. Any proposal to relocate will be carried out with due consultation and reasonable notice.

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Address: Bramble Close, Uxbridge, Middlesex, UB8 3BF