Creative Art Therapist



Waitara, Sydney NEW Memory Innovations Centre Max-term Contract (January 2020 until June 2020) with possibility to extend Part-time Hours (8 hours per week) Waitara, Sydney Location About the program CatholicCare has recently received funding for an exciting new project we have called the Memory Innovations Centre. Opening at Clarke Road in Waitara on Monday 27 January 2020, the Centre aims to improve quality of life, wellbeing and cognition for older Australians through use of emerging technologies (including virtual reality, brain programs, smart home devices) and creative activities – all focused on having fun and connecting with others. Participants will have access to a variety of programs and education sessions run by experts including a Social Worker, Exercise Physiologist, Psychologist, Nutritionist/Dietician, Occupational Therapist, Dance/Music Therapist and Creative Arts Therapist.

The programs are designed to improve the quality of life, wellbeing and cognition of people living in the community with concerns about their memory by combining science and social activity. The simplicity of the programs is key. Our aim is to empower the client and carer to deliver these programs at home.

About the Opportunity We are seeking an experienced Creative Art Therapist to work with our clients to develop and implement specific programs that will help them to meet their individuals creative goals. You will be responsible for facilitating group-based programs. You will work closely with other Allied Health Professionals.

This exciting opportunity is for 6 months and is 8 hours per week with potential to extend. Please review duties as specified in the attached Position Description. About you To be considered for this role you will: Hold Qualifications in Creative Art Therapy; Have current registration, or willingness and capability to obtain registration, with the professional body relevant to the qualification; Have a minimum of 2-3 years experience Demonstrate excellent written and oral communication skills; Hold experience being able to engage with a diverse range of stakeholders; As well as other criteria specified in the attached Position Description.

Experience working with clients living with dementia will be highly regarded. We welcome candidates with Private Practice to apply also. Working with CatholicCare CatholicCare offers a range of initiatives to actively promote your life/work balance and development of our employees through: Working for a not for profit organisation who strive for a world where people are safe, happy, well and connected with each other in inclusive communities; Great training and learning opportunities to help further your career; An Employee Assistance Program offering free and confidential counselling and support; Salary packaging benefits to receive up to $15,900 of your salary tax-free, as well as additional meal and entertainment benefits.

To apply If you are a passionate person who realises the tremendou.

CatholicCare Diocese Of Broken Bay
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16 Nov 2019


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