Social Work Jobs Dramatherapist - Calderdale Council

Scale PO 3-6 £33,486 - £36,371 (actual salary £20,091 - £21,822 per annum) 22.2 hours (3 days) per week, Contract type: Fixed Term until 31st December 2023

Please note: Priority applicants will be seen in the first instance.

The Victoria Theatre is a large scale performing arts venue, and a key part of Calderdale’s cultural provision. In recent years the Theatre has delivered an innovative and highly successful Dramatherapy Programme for children and young people. The venue is now looking to expand this programme into a 4-day per week service and is seeking a fully-qualified and experienced Dramatherapist to join the theatre team.

The post holder will be required to work autonomously, under the supervision of the Theatre Manager, to deliver a full, professional Dramatherapy Service for groups and some individuals, in line with HCPC and BADth codes of practice. The service will be delivered from a dedicated Dramatherapy Studio in the Victoria Theatre.

The post holder will need to be proactive in liaising with existing and new potential referrers including: Open Minds (formerly CAMHS); South West Yorkshire Mental Health Trust, Social Care, Schools and Parents, Carers and Families, in order to generate and manage referrals and treatment plans. The post holder will establish and manage ongoing appointments including assessments, treatment and safe and appropriate endings, writing and maintain clear and professional clinical notes. Clinical work will be evaluated using a range of client appropriate measures.

The successful applicant will be able to work independently as part of a small team, to further establish the Dramatherapy Service provided at the theatre. As a minimum you will be Masters qualified in Dramatherapy, HCPC registered and have experience of establishing and running groups and of working one-to-one with a range of complex presentations.

Location Calderdale
Hours per-week 22.2
Salary £20,091 - £21,822
Job description

We are committed to safeguarding and promoting the welfare of children, young people and vulnerable adults and expect all staff to share this commitment. Applicants to posts that are exempt from the Rehabilitation of Offenders Act will require a DBS from the Disclosure and Barring Service before the appointment is confirmed.

Closing Date: Friday 19th August 2022

Interview Date: week commencing 12th September 2022

We may utilise digital interview methods.

As part of our Vision ( we aim to be a talented, resilient and inclusive community. We welcome applications from all and offer a variety of flexible working / job share opportunities for both full and part time staff.

On 30 January 2019, the Council declared a climate emergency in a bold move to step up its action to tackle climate change.

Calderdale Council embraces the positive benefits of a diverse workforce and we are committed to providing an environment that is inclusive. We encourage applications from people who share our commitment to challenge inequality and promote diversity across Calderdale. We particularly welcome applications from communities that are currently under-represented in our organisation, including Black, Asian & Minority Ethnic applicants. All applications are anonymised before being seen by the selection panel.

We reserve the right to close vacancies prior to the advertised closing date, an early submission is advised.