Art Therapist – Outstanding Primary School in North West London
Are you looking for an Art Therapist role to start immediately?
Do you hold a degree in Art therapy /Art Psychotherapy or counselling?
Or do you have any experience delivering Art Therapy session with children?
Would you be keen to join an outstanding primary school based in North West London in the inner London borough of Brent?
Do you have a passion for Art and keen to work with children within a Primary School setting?
If yes, then Empowering learning would like to hear from you.
*** Art Therapist ***Primary School – North West London (inner London borough of Brent)
***Ofsted Outstanding primary school
***Part – time (perm)
***Salary depending on experience (£ – £) FTE
***Immediate interviews available
***Friendly and supportive leadership
***On-site parking facilities available
About the role:
The Art Therapist will need to help children across the school who are struggling to make full use of school life and academic learning. This might be for a wide range of reasons such as a recent bereavement; changes in family circumstances; witnessing difficult things; learning or physical difficulties, or problems with peer relationships. Such difficulties are often expressed in challenging behaviour, by an inability to concentrate in class or through feeling worried.
The Art Therapist works closely with school staff and family members, as well as other professionals, to provide the most effective service in supporting children’s needs.
In Art Therapy, children make art and play through which to explore their experiences, worries and hopes for the future, in the presence of a fully trained and experienced Art Therapist.
The Art Therapist also runs ‘New arrival groups’ for children who have recently arrived from another country, another school or another part of the UK. These groups provide the opportunity for each child to pause and reflect on their journey and new circumstances, and helps them settle quickly into school life.
Art Therapy is offered on a weekly basis to children individually and in small groups and in some cases, parents or the whole family may be invited to join sessions with their child. Sessions last between 50 minutes for individuals and 1 hour, 15 minutes for groups.
More about Art Therapy:
Art Therapy is a form of psychotherapy that uses art as its primary mode of communication. The overall aim of an art therapist is to enable a child, young person or adult to effect change and growth on a personal level by encouraging them to explore their own feelings and experiences through the use of a wide range of materials in a safe, consistent and supportive environment.
Outcomes of Art Therapy: Children who have attended Art Therapy often show increased self-confidence, improved relationships with their peers and better academic results. They are often more settled and focused in class and have better coping strategies.
About the school:
This friendly Ofsted Outstanding two form entry primary school, found in Brent, North West London, is within walking distance of frequently used public transport routes that allow for easy access from the city. One of the key benefits of the school is the wonderful relationship the school has in the community which helps to reinforce all the messages from the school.
If you would like to apply for the Art Therapist role at this Ofsted Outstanding primary school then please email your updated CV and personal statement to Today!