We are looking for a Dance Movement Psychotherapist to be an effective member of the Prior’s Court Multi-Disciplinary team – working closely with Music Therapy, Speech and Language Therapists (SaLTs), Occupational Therapists (OTs), Physiotherapy, Positive Behaviour Support (PBS), nursing, education, residential, parent/carers and other external agencies to provide a holistic approach to meeting the young people’s needs.

Key information:
Salary: Up to £28,000 per annum
Hours: Monday to Friday 15 hours per week , 52 weeks per year
Contract type: Permanent - Part time
Job description: Dance Movement Psychotherapist job description
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About Prior's Court

Prior's Court was set up by Founding Patron Dame Stephanie Shirley, whose vision of a centre of excellence for children with autism became reality with the opening of Prior's Court School in 1999. We have since grown to support around 90 young people with autism aged between 5-25 years with the opening of Prior's Court Young Adult Provision in 2011.

Since opening, our support team has grown from around 20 to 500 and we have built a reputation as a leading edge educational, vocational, and residential facility for young people with autism. We are situated on 50 acres of parkland with various facilities including accommodation for our young people, a school with a wide range of facilities and offices.

The role of Dance Movement Psychotherapist at Prior's Court

As a Dance Movement Psychotherapist you will be required to manage a clinical caseload of young people with autism and complex needs, aged 5 -25. As part of your role, you will deliver input through use of the Prior’s Court Learning Framework, to enable young people to live healthy, happy, independent lives after leaving Prior’s Court, as well as delivering input in both the educational and residential settings as part of the waking day curriculum to support generalisation of skills.

You will also be part of play a key part in contributing towards the annual review process by providing high quality written reports, assessment, review of EHCP targets and attending annual review meetings (as appropriate).

Please read the full job description for further information.


We are looking for someone who has strong clinical reasoning skills to analyse and interpret findings from assessment to identify a young person’s strengths and needs.

You will have a high level of attention to details, as you are required to use the Prior’s Court I can assessment and progress tracking system to measure progress against overall skill levels.

You should have working experience managing caseload as a qualified Dance Movement Psychotherapist and hold a Masters degree in Dance Movement Psychotherapy recognised by The Association for Dance Movement Psychotherapy UK (ADMP UK).


We aim to make all staff feel valued and supported with training and a competitive salary along with providing the knowledge and skills needed to do a great job. Find out more about the benefits we offer. 

How to apply

Read through the application documents below, then complete an application form. Someone from the recruitment team will be in touch with you within 3 working days.  You can read about our application process in detail here.

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All positions at the school are subject to a satisfactory Enhanced Disclosure and Barring Service check and references. Prior’s Court Foundation is committed to safeguarding and promoting the welfare of children and young people and expects all staff and volunteers to share this commitment.