Job ad: Occupational Therapist for The Brain Changer Arts Project

Contract: September 2022 – July 2023 (12-week temporary contract may be available for the right candidate)

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

Hours: 2hrs per week – 1.30-2.45pm (approx.) Monday afternoon session and 30min-1hour planning per week

Salary: £35 per hour

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 BBC Children in Need, 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.

The 2 hours per week involves (approx.) 1-1.5 hour of contact time for the Occupational Therapy through Art workshop and the other hour for preparation and evaluation. We are seeking an enthusiastic individual who has some level of flexibility to their current working pattern. 

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

Background to The Brain Charity

The Brain Charity offers emotional support, practical help and social activities to anyone with a neurological condition and to their family, friends and carers. There are hundreds of different neurological conditions including stroke, Parkinson’s disease, brain tumour, Alzheimer’s disease and many rarer conditions.

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. The closing date for applications will be 5pm on Wednesday 20th July 2022. Please do not send in your CV, as this will not be counted.

Interviews for successful applicants will take place during the week commencing Monday 25th July 2022.

Please e-mail jobs@thebraincharity.org.uk or ring 0151 298 2999 if you have any questions.