Music Therapist / Music Psychotherapist (SEN), Royal School Manchester
£14,469 - £16,077 a year
Hours: 16 hours per week (term time only)
Location: Cheadle Hulme, SK8 6RQ
Salary: £14,469 - £16,077 a year
Royal School Manchester is currently rated ‘Outstanding’ by Ofsted and offers tailored, special education and care, to over 50 children with learning difficulties, disabilities, complex health needs and autism for students aged 4 to 19. The Royal School Manchester provides state-of-the-art learning re-sources and highly specialist multi-sensory learning environments which are tailored to each individual child. At Seashell Trust we are dedicated to providing a creative, happy, and secure environment for children and young people with complex needs and additional communication challenges from across the UK.
The Ideal Music Therapist
The successful Music Therapist will have a strong passion for music and be patient, empathetic and creative. You will be responsible for devising, implementing and monitoring Music therapy plans. As the Music Therapist you will have a strong knowledge and understanding of the theory and practice of music therapy and strong understanding of the communication needs of people with complex disabilities, including deafness, MSI and autism. The Music Therapist will be proficient in playing a variety of musical instruments coupled with excellent singing abilities.
Music Therapist Experience and Qualifications
- A bachelor’s degree in Music Therapy that is recognised by the Health and Care Professions Council (HCPC).
- Registration with Health and Care Professions (HCPC).
- Training certificate in Elklan or ASC (desirable).
- Previous experience of working as a Music Therapist.
- Experience supporting children and/or young people with complex communication needs, including people who are non-verbal.
- Experience of teaching students coping skills and strategies to enable them to deal with challenging and traumatic experiences.
Music Therapist Role Outline
The successful Music Therapist will be an integral part of the school team and will work in partnership with the multidisciplinary Health Team. You will be responsible for providing in-depth assessment and intervention plans for young people with a variety of complex needs, including physical and learning difficulties, multi-sensory impairment, communication difficulties, autism, and challenging behaviour. The Music Therapist will also work closely with individuals, families, education staff, carers, communities, and outside agencies to undertake a comprehensive assessment of children and young people’s needs.