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4 Jun 2019

Voluntary Volunteer Dance & Arts Therapy Assistant

Dance Therapy NZ Auckland

Job Description

Dance & Arts Therapy NZ is looking for vibrant, passionate individuals to assist in a variety of dance movement and art therapy community programmes.

We are currently looking for assistance in the following programmes:
– Te Atatu Peninsula Centre (Tuesdays 3.30-4.30pm)
– Mt Wellington (Wednesdays 2.15-4.15pm)
– Randwick Park, South Auckland (Thursdays 3.45-5.20pm)
– Ponsonby (Thursdays 4.15-5.45pm) *special programme; LGBTQI+ community*
– North Shore (Thursdays 10.15-11.45am)
– Henderson (Fridays 9.45am-11.15am)
– North Shore (Saturdays 12.15-1.15pm)

Duties include:
– Supporting the therapist in delivering safe, contained and age-appropriate sessions with children aged 5-12 years.
– Assist with set up and pack down of space (including any storage space where equipment is stored is kept tidy and safe).
– Assist therapist in ensuring all clients are signed in
– Actively participate in therapy sessions and assist any clients needing extra help
– Assist in the running of the programme as directed by the therapist
– Identify and report any health and safety risks to the therapist
– Comply with Health and Safety and Vulnerable Children’s Act policies
– Ensure all risks are isolated or removed
– Ensure the safe delivery of all programmes

Relevant experience & attributes:
– Currently engaged in some formal related training (preferably arts therapy but could include psychology, dance, social work, carer, disability support etc.), or intending to enroll
– Experience working with at-risk children and/or within the disability sector
– Pursues own artistic passions
– Excellent verbal and written skills
– Caring and patient individual

How to Apply

Please send your CV and cover letter to [email protected], indicating which programme(s) you are interested in. Applications will be accepted as they come in.

Job Categories: Community Services. Job Types: Voluntary. Salaries: Voluntary.

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