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St George's Hospital Charity
Dance Facilitator for Parkinson's
Location: London
Salary: £150 per class x 20 weeks
Deadline: 14 December 2017
Interview Date: TBC
St George's Hospital Charity wishes to appoint a facilitator to lead creative dance workshops for people with Parkinson's with the aim of developing participants' confidence, strength and to help improve movement restrictions that are common in Parkinson's.
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Self-Employed Workshop Facilitator to lead dance workshops for people with Parkinson's with the aim of developing participants' confidence and strength. Classes will be creative, accompanied by live music and aim to help improve movement restrictions that are common in Parkinson's.

There is an interest in promoting techniques that participants can use when not in class and a small fund to look at new techniques which could facilitate walking, particularly when walking in the community. Workshops will take place on a weekday morning and participants will be both patients and carers.

Main duties and responsibilities

  • To lead workshops for up to 20 patients and carers
  • To support participants to identify their strengths
  • To create responsive, flexible workshops in conjunction with the lead physiotherapist continually assessing participant’s abilities and goals
  • To create an open and safe atmosphere which encourages participants to express themselves and have the confidence to try
  • To foster conversation with all participants during workshops
  • To liaise with therapists regarding patients' individual goals and any specific physical considerations; To use a range of verbal and non-verbal communication skills to communicate sensitively with patients/families/carers including those who may have problem understanding or communicating
  • To ensure sessions appeal to all patients regardless of their age, heritage or background
  • To encourage patients to take part
  • To evaluate sessions through accurate record keeping for the Big Lottery Fund and Arts St George’s
  • To liaise with all staff within the team with diplomacy and respect
  • To be dressed appropriately and within The Trust guidelines.
Please also see attached Job Description below for more information.

This programme is funded by the Big Lottery Fund’s Reaching Communities programme.

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How to Apply
A covering letter (500 words) plus your cv to the email address below. 
Contact Details
Email: john.field@stgeorges.nhs.uk
Website: www.stgeorgeshospitalcharity.org.uk
Postal Address:
Queen Mary's, Roehampton. London SW15 5PN.