Arts Therapist/ Play Therapist (HCPC/BAPT)

Arts Therapist/ Play Therapist (HCPC/BAPT)

Location: Bromley Beacon Academy, Orpington - SEMH School Provision

Start Date: September 2023

Contract Status: Part Time 0.6 FTE (3 days a week)

Salary: Up to £35,000 per annum (Full time Equivalent)

Bromley Beacon Academy Orpington is a SEMH SEN provision for students aged 7-13. The school has been awarded Gold Status for the School Mental Health Award by the Carnegie Centre of Excellence for Mental Health in Schools. The school is part of the London South East Academies Trust, a multi-site Alternative Provision and Special Academy predominantly supporting children and young people aged 5-18 with an Education, Health and Care Plan, detailing their SEMH needs.

An exciting opportunity has arisen for a robust and self-motivated therapist to join the current therapy team in supporting the therapy provision within the school, alongside supporting and sharing the lead on a whole-school approach to well-being. The candidate will have capacity to work with an integrative evidence-based approach both directly and indirectly to meet the various needs of clients. Experience, background or interest in a CBT approach alongside their modality is preferable. They will offer formal sessional work to support students, whilst working with staff and parents alongside promoting well-being through innovating whole school initiatives, advocacy and training/supervision for staff members. The therapist will work independently within the school to manage their caseload and organise the caseload of trainee therapists and volunteer counsellors. They will be supported by the larger therapy team (comprised of therapists from 6 SEMH schools and Alternative Provisions within the Trust), whose fortnightly meetings they will contribute to. The candidate will report both to the Head Teacher and to their line manager.

Candidate will be required part time, 3 days per week.

Supervision: Regular peer supervision with a diverse Therapy Team. A contribution towards additional external supervision is paid for by the organisation.

If you have ay further questions, please contact Head Teacher, Philip Tagoe at: T: 01689 821 205