Therapists Sittingbourne, England

Rocksteady Care
Full Time Sittingbourne, England 33000 - 41503 GBP ANNUAL Today
Job description

Music and Arts Therapy

Steve Carley, Rocksteady Care’s Director founded and ran an award winning

charity for vulnerable and at risk young people for over twenty years. This

experience has led to Rocksteady Care utilising music and arts therapy as part

of its support package for children and young people at its home.

We are always looking for qualified and experienced music and arts therapists

to work with our children and young people in our dedicated outside creative

learning hub in the grounds of the home.

Additionally we also invite experienced musicians and artists who enjoy

teaching their skills to children and young people to get in touch as well.

We will require and enhanced DBS check (which we will pay for), references,

completed application form and interview before you can start working with

the children and young people we support.

Please do get in touch with us if you are keen to chat further about providing

your services for Rocksteady Care.

Music Therapy

Music Therapists use music to help their clients achieve therapeutic goals

through the development of the musical and therapeutic relationship. There is

no pre-requisite to 'be musical' or know how to play a specific instrument in

order to engage in Music Therapy. Music Therapists work with the natural

musicality of each client to offer appropriate, sensitive and meaningful musical


Music can be a social process involving others and it can also provide the

sanctuary of a more private experience. Depending on the individual needs of

the clients, Music Therapists offer individual or group sessions. For a child with

autism, this could be helping them to find a way to communicate with others.

For a learning disabled adult, this could be helping them to find a way in which

to express their emotions in a safe and supported environment. For an older

person with dementia, this could be helping them to feel valued and heard.

The work of a Music Therapist takes place not only in sessions but also around

the sessions. In thinking about a client and their needs, Music Therapists will

liaise with other professionals working with the client to provide a holistic,

joined-up approach to their care. This can include offering assessments,

attending meetings, weekly telephone calls with the client's family or carers,

providing joint sessions with other professionals, writing reports, and making

recommendations for further treatment.

Arts Therapy

Art therapy is a form of psychotherapy that uses art media as its primary mode

of expression and communication. Within this context, art is not used as

diagnostic tool but as a medium to address emotional issues which may be

confusing and distressing.

Art therapists work with children, young people, adults and the elderly. Clients

may have a wide range of difficulties, disabilities or diagnoses. These include

emotional, behavioural or mental health problems, learning or physical

disabilities, life-limiting conditions, neurological conditions and physical


Art therapy is provided in groups or individually, depending on clients' needs. It

is not a recreational activity or an art lesson, although the sessions can be

enjoyable. Clients do not need to have any previous experience or expertise in


Although influenced by psychoanalysis, art therapists have been inspired by

theories such as attachment-based psychotherapy and have developed a broad

range of client-centred approaches such as psycho-educational, mindfulness

and mentalization-based treatments, compassion-focussed and cognitive

analytic therapies, and socially engaged practice.

Rocksteady Care
Sittingbourne, United Kingdom
Unknown / Non-Applicable
Company - Public
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