Transformative Art Practitioner
Department: School and College (students 6 – 25 years)
Location: The Sheiling Ringwood
Employment Type: Permanent
Hours & Working Patterns: Term time (41 working weeks, including training days) Part-time hours will be considered for the right candidate
Salary: £22,564–£28,130 pro rata to reflect term time working (£25,222-£31,444 FTE)
Closing Date: 1st February 2022
Interview Date: Week Commencing 7th February 2022
Start Date: To be confirmed
The Sheiling Ringwood is an independent residential special school and college for students with severe and moderate learning difficulties and disabilities. A member of the Camphill communities, we provide education and care services within a beautiful environment, where staff, whatever their job role, have the opportunity to make a holistic, real and positive difference in the lives of our students. Set in a stunning sustainable and eco-friendly 40-acre site close to the New Forest and Dorset coastline, the natural surroundings of our school and college provide a rich, enabling and therapeutic learning environment for students.
An exciting opportunity has arisen for a qualified, innovative and motivated Transformative Art Practitioner to join our multi-disciplinary team. You will be working with our school and college students (aged 6-25 years).
We are a dynamic, friendly multi-disciplinary team made up of: anthroposophical therapists (including an anthroposophical Doctor), behaviour support coordinators, speech and language therapists, a physiotherapist, occupational therapists and a registered nurse. You will be part of this team, yet we expect an ability to work independently as sole Transformative Arts Practitioner in the school and college. You will also be part of a creative therapy department, working closely with other therapists.
This post offers the opportunity to support children/young adults with complex needs to engage holistically into artistic processes as a mean to develop cognitive abilities and enhance self-development;
Foster the creative process in artistic self-expression to allow children/young adults to engage in a process of self-discovery aimed at helping them to resolve conflicts and problems, developing interpersonal skills, learning to manage their behaviour, developing the range of emotional experiences and increasing their self-esteem and self-awareness.
In addition, you will be consolidating your skills in managing a caseload and multidisciplinary team working. The caseload is varied and can cover autistic spectrum disorder, developmental delay, learning disabilities and neurological conditions. You will be confident, adaptable and dynamic to provide assessment and interventions for students. This will include: one to one therapeutic sessions, group therapeutic sessions, attending meetings, planning sessions and MDT discussion.
Our Benefits include:
*free enhanced DBS *fantastic working environment with beautiful outdoor space *pension scheme *occupational sick pay *annual salary review *at least 31days holiday a year
*onsite parking *training *support to reach Level 3 RQF Award *regular support and supervision from
friendly approachable line managers *Bike 2 Work scheme *Employee Assistance Programme
This post is for Term Time only.
Please complete the application form and email to firstname.lastname@example.org
The Sheiling Ringwood is committed to safeguarding and promoting the welfare of children and young adults and
expects all staff to share this commitment. An enhanced DBS and Barred List check will be required. Staff are also
prohibited from promoting extremist/radical religious or one-sided political views whilst working at The Sheiling Ringwood (TSR) and /or whilst participating in activities associated
with their employment within TSR.
This role is UK based and your right to work will need to be established as part of the appointment process.
Please note that our Health & Safety and HR procedures comply with the Government guidelines issued in relation to
Covid-19. Therefore, you will be required to share information and/or evidence of your vaccination
status during the recruitment process. All data will be held in accordance with the UK General Data Protection