THERAPEUTIC PRACTITIONER (SESSIONAL) - CREATIVE THERAPIES (Arts Therapist; Music Therapist; Drama Therapist; Play Therapist)
We have a vacancy for a Therapeutic Practitioner (sessional - as and when) from the creative therapies, either Art, Music, Drama or Play.
We are looking for suitable candidates to undertake therapeutic work with children and families on a 1:1 basis and also through groupwork, as well as potentially taking part in our Environmental Enrichment (EE) project which is currently developing and is designed to give children enriched experiences in their lives beyond traditional therapy. Successful candidates will have a core qualification and professional registration in one of the creative therapies (e.g. HCPC, BACP, UKCP, BPS) and a good understanding of trauma theory, as well as meeting the person specification in the document below. Interested parties can call Matt Edge (07507740047) or email email@example.com for an informal discussion.
Sessional - £25 per hour
CLOSING DATE: OPEN - until the post is filled. We hope to make a quick appointment. We may appoint more than one practitioner if the right candidates apply.
The application pack can be found below. Please return completed application forms to Cambridge Acorn Project, 1010 Cambourne Business Park, Cambourne, Cambridge, CB23 6DP or email firstname.lastname@example.org. Only completed applications will be considered, CVs will not be accepted.
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