Job ad: Occupational Therapist for The Brain Changer Arts Project

Pay: £35 per hour (£70 per week)  

Contract: Freelance

Base: The Brain Charity, Norton Street, Liverpool. L3 8LR & multiple locations

Hours: 2hrs per week – 1.30-2.30pm (approx.) Monday afternoon session plus 1 hour planning per week

Responsible to: Children & Young Person’s Project Co-ordinator

Background to The Brain Charity

Life for any of us can change in an instant. Experiencing a road traffic accident, a major stroke or being diagnosed with dementia can happen completely unexpectedly and can change our lives forever.

There are hundreds of different neurological conditions including stroke, brain tumour, brain injury, Alzheimer’s and many rarer ones too.

The Brain Charity offers emotional support, practical help and social activities to anyone with a neurological condition and to their family, friends and carers. 

Brain Changer Arts Project

At the Brain Charity, we believe that early intervention for children and young people with neurological conditions is vital and that every child should have the support they need to reach their full potential.

Through the receipt of funding from The Masonic Charitable Trust, the Brain Changer Arts Project utilises the skills of an artist/art therapist to work alongside an occupational therapist and a professional dance instructor to work alongside a physiotherapist to improve the lives of children and young people with neurological conditions.

The Brain Charity will deliver regular art/craft-based sessions and dance sessions in which the movement, routines and exercises are based on wide-ranging occupational therapy and physiotherapy techniques designed specifically to improve mobility, hand and arm skills and confidence in the children and young people taking part. These classes will be delivered in two separate workshops with one of the workshops delivering occupational therapy through art and the other delivering physiotherapy through dance. The sessions usually run for 12-week blocks in schools, children’s centres and other medical and community settings across the city.

Application information

We are an award-winning charity and have received The Queen’s Award for Voluntary Service, the highest accolade given by the Crown to third sector organisations.

If you are passionate about our cause and would like to become part of a vibrant and diverse team, we would love to hear from you.

The Brain Charity prides itself on being an open and diverse place to work and we openly encourage those from minority groups to apply.

To apply, you will need to complete the application form in the downloadable application pack below. Please do not send in your CV, as this will not be counted.

Closing Date: 5pm, Friday 26th July 2024

Please note: we reserve the right to close this vacancy early if we receive sufficient applications for the role.

Interviews for successful applicants will take place the following week.

Please e-mail or ring 0151 298 2999 if you have any questions.