About the role
You will be providing massage therapy at our weekly Adults (18+) service for those living with or affected by homelessness and substance misuse related issues. Our centre is a resource for support, information, encouragement and change. In addition to a range of workshops our members can benefit from services including counselling, advice and support and complementary therapies.
The impact of homelessness has led many of our clients to live very isolated lives that are often lacking any form of touch. By sharing your practice with us you are helping us break down those barriers that can transform someone’s life.
We provide all equipment necessary - massage table, oil, wipes, etc - in a private treatment room. The service runs on Friday morning from 9.30am to 1pm in half hour slots, with set up of the therapy room needed from around 9.15am. Therapies offered include full back, neck, shoulders and head massage, and legs are also offered through clothes. Type of therapy and areas for work are discussed and decided on between therapist and client. Each client is risk assed and referred. The massage therapist conducts the health assessment with the client during their first appointment.
We are looking for
• Qualified massage therapists – minimum ITEC Level 3
• Fully insured massage therapists
• Ability to form relationships within a diverse community
• Non-judgemental, adaptable and open-minded
• Ability to use own initiative
• Passionate about helping the most vulnerable individuals
In return we will provide
• A full induction/training programme
• Ongoing support from staff
• Regular supervision
As the post will involve working with vulnerable adults, we will complete a DBS check so we can make sure the post is appropriate.
Deadline: 26 July 2019
Interview : Flexible