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AmberPlus Practitioner, The Amber Trust

Description

We are looking for freelance music practitioners to work on AmberPlus, a new UK-wide music service for children and young people aged 5–18 who are visually impaired and have severe, or profound and multiple learning difficulties. AmberPlus will be launched in September 2018.  

The role of AmberPlus practitioner would involve:

  • Visiting each child/young person you are assigned three times a year/once a term for half day sessions (except in the very first term where two visits are offered) 
  • Engaging with the child/young person through music using the AmberPlus resources (which will be available online and as a ‘deck of cards’ and booklet) and your own musical ideas
  • Suggesting and modelling musical strategies to parents/carers/school staff to enhance wider development, including social and communication skills 
  • Monitoring the musical progress (using the Sounds of Intent framework) and general progress of the children/young people you are assigned
  • Reflecting on your own practice and completing a ‘note of visit’ form after each AmberPlus session
  • Liaising with family members to arrange suitable times for visits
  • Attending a training day for AmberPlus practitioners 

Please note that the role of AmberPlus practitioner would involve occasional freelance work. It does not constitute a contract of employment and there would be no guarantee of work. 

Rate of pay: £100 per session (approx 1/2 day)

Start date: September 2018 onwards  

For full details about the role and information about how to apply please contact Isabel Bedford at Amberplus@theambertrust.onmicrosoft.com