Creative Practitioner

Job details
Posting date: 08 April 2021
Salary: £15 to £25 per hour
Hours: Part time
Closing date: 08 May 2021
Location: Watford, Hertfordshire
Company: HCPA
Job type: Contract
Job reference: HCPA002804

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Herts Good Care are assisting Pioneer Approaches to find the perfect Creative Practitioner to join their team.

Job Title:Creative Practitioner
Reference Number:HCPA002804
Company Name:Pioneer Approaches
Shifts Available:Days
Type of Care Provider:Private Care (Direct Employer)
Supporting individuals with:Learning Disability , Mental Health , Physical Disability , Sensory Impairment , Epilepsy , Neurological Conditions
Pay/Salary:£15 - £25 Per Hour
Hours of Work:5 - 10hrs per week
Driving Required:Yes
Contract Type:Self-employed

About the Company

Pioneer Approaches is a small non – profit organisation founded in 2013 that delivers support across Hertfordshire. We deliver community education and creative support to young people and adults living with autistic spectrum conditions, anxiety and depression and complex and profound disabilities. We use bespoke training plans, individually tailored to meet a wide range of needs.

We are looking for a creative practitioner to join our team who will:

Work with an individual to establish a path to improved wellbeing and independence
Create creative, engaging and personalised opportunities for individuals with support needs
Apply good practice, models and theories to their work
We are looking for someone with a passion for ensuring high quality services are given to people with differing abilities and who has the confidence and experience working with support staff, neurodivergent individuals and their families.

Why should I apply for this Creative Practitioner job?

Many of the organisation’s therapists and practitioners are neurodivergent themselves, with a hugely broad range of knowledge on offer - from years of working within the adult education sector to creative expertise including cookery skills to basic film editing. Director Ali has years of experience within the field of community education, and has worked extensively with adults with learning disabilities. She has taught in further education colleges, including as a tutor at Oaklands College in St Albans, worked for charity The Epilepsy Society and has a long working relationship with Hertfordshire County Council, delivering autism training. Ali was also diagnosed herself as an adult with ADHD.

Hours: Approx 5 – 10 hrs a week

Rate of pay: £25 per hour, on self employed basis

Hours to be worked flexibly.

This role provides an opportunity to apply your knowledge and creativity to help improve the quality of lives for those with support needs. Work flexibly with a growing team of practitioners. Pioneer Approaches is a not-for-profit organisation.

What does this Creative Practitioner job involve?

Overall, the role of our creative practitioners are to apply good practice, theories and approaches to working with individuals in order to improve mental wellbeing, independence and consequently, quality of life.

The three main tasks are to:

·Work in accordance with Pioneer Approaches Policies and procedures

·Apply forward thinking approaches in care when working with individuals.

·Plan, deliver activities/content and provide feedback

All Creative Practitioners must adhere to the organisations policies and procedures.

Specific Role of Creative Practitioner: -

·Follow changing Covid procedures and risk management

·Manage dates/times to meet with the individual they’re supporting; whether face-to-face or remote

·Liaise with the Pioneers Approaches team

·Implement proactive approaches to care; active support, The Peacful Cs

·At times, attend team meetings usually held on a Monday, Wednesday or Thursday

·Report concerns (including Safeguarding) to the Director or Operations manager

·Feedback to the operations manager to ensure accurate records are kept and shared as appropriate.

·Ensuring that the Values and good name of Pioneer Approaches is maintained

·Such other tasks as are specified in policies and procedures or may from time to time be required.

Am I the right person for this Creative Practitioner job?

·Experience of working with individuals with mental health issues, autism, learning disabilities and/or complex needs

·Commitment to the Aims and Objectives of Pioneer Approaches

·Willingness to devote the necessary time and effort.

·Good, independent judgement

·Non prescriptive approach to working with individuals with support needs

·Excellent understanding of Safeguarding and confident in managing and reporting concerns

·Ability to work effectively as a member of a team.

·Patient and calm approach to working with others

·Confident working with individuals that may present behaviours that challenge

·Good understanding of progressive approaches in care, particularly in Active Support

·Understanding of individuals with support needs

·Good IT skills

·Willingness to work flexibly; to meet the changing needs of the individual and to meet the needs of the organisation

·Available on a Monday, Wednesday or Thursday, with other hours worked flexibly

If you are interested in this position please apply today and we will call you within the next couple of days. If this is not the right job for you, we have over 200 positions which you can search and apply by visiting Hertsgoodcare.

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