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Workshop Practitioner

Part Time practitioner role

About the role

The role focuses on delivering digital creative education and wellbeing support for marginalised young people with a range of needs including SEN and/or SEMH. The role will see you use your skills in either DJing, music production, lyric writing, singing, rapping, graphic design, animation, radio/podcasting, filmmaking, photography to work with young people and improve their skills and confidence.

You will be working with some of the most vulnerable young people in the local area, therefore will need to engage fully in the safer recruitment process, including the Enhanced DBS process.

The work will range with young people aged from 8 up to 25. Typical issues that our young people face include exclusion from school, not fitting with mainstream education, drug/alcohol abuse, homelessness, identity issues, bullying and anxiety amongst many more.

Our work focuses strongly on taking a trauma informed approach; therefore you will be expected to be an empathetic and understanding individual who can respond to the needs of the young person by building trusting relationships to explore issues they may face.

Sometimes you will be working 1-1 with students and sometimes with groups alongside another staff member. We would hope that within your role you can act as an inspiration and role model to young people who sometimes lack any aspiration.

You will be also expected to work closely with management to ensure quality and opportunities for progression within the provision. Part of the job requires reporting back on the progress of the students you are working with high detail to ensure development and learning.

Job Spec 

 

Contract Type: Casual/Variable Hours. There is the option of some evening hours and weekend work.

Wage: From £12.50 depending on experience

Location: From the Sound Communities studios on Hyde Road/Winner Street, or on location in schools/community centres/from our BoomBus etc. 

What is required?

Experience of working with children with SEN requirements. (E)
Experience of working with children with autism / PDA / ADHD / anxiety (E)
Understanding of EHCP targets. (E)
Ability to understand the scope of individual learner specific requirements. (E)
Confidence to positively resolve issues with learners. (E)
Knowledge of youth music culture. (D)
Planning sessions to ensure progression of the young people you work with (E)
Ability to communicate with parents and professionals (E)
Flexibility to work overtime and cover shifts when required. (D)
Experience working within the creative digital industries. (D)
Skilled musician (D)
Confident IT skills, experience using both Mac OSX and Windows. (E)
Strong reporting skills and to do so on weekly basis when required (E)
Knowledge of digital media software such as Audacity, Ableton, Logic, DJay Pro, Adobe Audition, Premiere Pro, Canva. (E)
Full UK Driver’s License and own car (D)

Previous experience/qualifications

Working with children with additional needs: 1 year (preferred)
Minimum A-Level or equivalent (preferred)
Experience within the creative music industries

Provided training

How to take a trauma informed approach
Safeguarding/Child Protection
IT/Reporting Systems
Policies/Procedures
Other CPD as identified.

To apply, please complete our application form

For more information please contact admin@soundcommunities.co.uk