Art Therapist Job Description Sample
Stonington Institute, a division of one of the nation's largest and most respected hospital companies, Universal Health Services, Inc. (UHS), has an immediate opening for an Art Therapist to work with clients in our residential and inpatient programs. UHS is a Fortune 500 corporation and in 2017 was recognized as one of the World's Most Admired Companies by Fortune.
Stonington Institute is committed to providing quality substance abuse treatment options for adults in Southeastern Connecticut and surrounding areas. We offer medical detox as well as residential addictions treatment for active duty and retired military service members in our North Stonington location.
Our clinic in Groton, CT, offers partial hospitalization and intensive outpatient treatment, and is conveniently located across the street from The Inn at Trails Corner, a new 180 bed dormitory-style sober community for adult men and women who attend our outpatient day treatment programs. The Inn offers overnight accommodations, full-meal service, indoor/outdoor recreation options, a workout room, and computer center for all clients.
We accept private insurance, state-funded plans and self-pay arrangements. EOE/M/F/Disability/Vet.
The Art Therapist provides clinical services in the form of art therapy to individuals and groups and contributes to treatment planning. The Art Therapist exercises his/her clinical knowledge in dealing with clients.
S/He also provides leadership and demonstrates teaching ability to other staff in regard to art therapy. S/He plans and organizes the art therapy activities for clients in residential and inpatient programs. Includes checking inventory, ordering supplies, and individualized program planning.
Master's Degree in Art Therapy required; certification (ATR) preferred.
Previous experience in the delivery of art therapy services in a similar environment, with mental health population, strongly desired.
This is Children#s Hospital Los Angeles. A place where you can make a real difference in the lives of our patients and their families. A big responsibility? Absolutely.
But if you#re up for the challenge, we#re on the lookout for amazing professionals to join our elite teams # talented individuals who can continue our high level of care.# The Art Therapist plans and implements art therapy for patients and families. Demonstrates commitment to a patient- and family-focused model of care. Plans, initiates, provides, and evaluates art therapy with patients and families.
Provides individual, group, and family art therapy at bedside, in playrooms, and other locations as appropriate. Adapts art therapy interventions to suit patients# needs and abilities based on treatment goals. Provides developmentally-appropriate and culturally-sensitive therapeutic services.
Provides clinical art therapy supervision for art therapy students and trainees as assigned.
Master#s degree in Art Therapy from a school accredited by AAT. 2 years of art therapy experience in inpatient or outpatient setting working with children and families. Experience in medical setting preferred. A Education Program Approval Board or equivalent.
As one of the nation's leading pediatric health care systems, Nemours is committed to providing all children with their best chance to grow up healthy. We offer integrated, family-centered care to more than 300,000 children each year in our pediatric hospitals, specialty clinics and primary care practices in Delaware, Florida, Maryland, New Jersey and Pennsylvania.
Nemours strives to ensure a healthier tomorrow for all children – even those who may never enter our doors – through our world-changing research, education and advocacy efforts. At Nemours, our Associates help us deliver on the promise we make to every family we have the privilege of serving: to treat their child as if they were our own.
Functioning as a member of the health care team, the Art Therapist is responsible for supporting children, teens and family members in the health care setting by providing developmentally appropriate art therapy interventions that focus on building /rebuilding positive coping skills and providing emotional support of the child and family. The Art Therapist plans, organizes, and directs art therapy activities. Collaborates with other members of the healthcare team in planning art activities in accordance with patients' physical or psychological needs, capabilities, and interests.
1.Additional miscellaneous duties and responsibilities, as may be assigned from time to time by employee's supervisor.
2.Demonstrates proficiency in the care of children, adolescents and adults by completing at least 75% of clinical competencies.
3.Assess and prioritize child/family needs for art therapy intervention; Support patients and family members in coping with the stresses associated with the health care experience;
4.Provide opportunities for and facilitate a variety of group and individual art therapy, and interventions which promote development, self-expression, and mastery;
5.Evaluate emotional, social, mental and physical condition of referred patients utilizing therapeutic interventions and assessments;
6.Provide education regarding development, psychosocial concerns of hospitalized child or children/adolescents living with chronic illness, and coping techniques to patients, family members, and the larger community as appropriate;
7.Function and consult as a member of the interdisciplinary healthcare team, integrating goals and plans to promote optimal patient care that is family-centered and developmentally appropriate.
8.On behalf of the Art Therapy program, collaborate with community partners to implement the Arts in Healthcare programs.
1.Understanding of art methods and materials, knowledge of child development
2.Effective communication with the healthcare team
3.Works with team; builds and fosters professional relationships
4.Accepts feedback, makes suggestions
5.Sets priorities; asks questions; defines procedures
6.Works independently; schedules time efficiently; thinks pro-actively
7.Identifies customers; answers customers questions
8.Stays current on art therapy technology that is appealing to children
9.Willingness to accept change
Education and Training:
Master's Degree in Art Therapy
ATR-BC - Board Certification in Art Therapy
Our dedication to professionals who are dedicated to children frequently earns Nemours a spot on the list of top workplaces in the communities we serve. Our Associates enjoy comprehensive benefits, including our unique "Bridge to a Healthy Future" pediatric health plan, an integrated wellness program, opportunities for professional growth, and much more. As an equal opportunity employer, Nemours focuses on the best-qualified applicants for our openings.
University of Colorado Denver l Anschutz Medical Campus
Marcus Institute for Brain Health
Position # 00746723 – Requisition 13929
Applications are accepted electronically ONLY at www.cu.edu/cu-careers
The Marcus Institute for Brain Health has an opening for a full-time University Staff (unclassified) Art Therapist position.
The University of Colorado Denver | Anschutz Medical Campus is a public research university serving more than 18,000 students. We award nearly 4,000 degrees each year, including more graduate and professional degrees than any other Colorado institution. With our solid academic reputation, award-winning faculty and renowned researchers, we offer more than 140 highly rated degree programs through 13 schools and colleges. The university receives over $400 million in research awards each year. In addition to the wide array of health-related programs and facilities offered at CU Anschutz in Aurora, Colo. a significant number of undergraduate and graduate degree programs are taught at CU Denver, our comprehensive campus in the heart of downtown Denver—one of America's most vibrant urban centers. CU Denver is located steps from the Denver Center for Performing Arts and the LoDo District affording our students, faculty and staff access to a broad array of academic, professional, community, recreational and cultural outlets.
A national leader in health care and life sciences, CU Anschutz is the only comprehensive academic health sciences center in Colorado and the largest in the Rocky Mountain region. Located in Aurora, Colo., it is one of the newest education, research and patient care facilities in the world. With six schools and colleges, CU Anschutz trains the health sciences workforce of the future by blending education, research and clinical care all in one place. This strategic collaboration among diverse health care fields allows knowledge to travel directly from the research bench to the patient's bedside.
Nature of Work
The Marcus Institute for Brain Health (MIBH) at the University of Colorado Anschutz Medical Campus is a clinical care and research institute for Traumatic Brain Injury (TBI) and Psychological Health (PH) conditions such as post-traumatic stress, depression and anxiety. The primary focus of the MIBH is to care for former military personnel who have separated from active duty, with special consideration for those who were separated with "Other Than Honorable" or "Dishonorable" discharge status due to TBI or PH conditions. It will also serve civilian adults who have sustained mild to moderate TBI and are experiencing ongoing neurological problems and co-morbid PH conditions. The MIBH offers intensive outpatient care with detailed diagnostic and treatment services in an intensive program that integrates conventional medicine with complementary and alternative medicine.
The MIBH is currently seeking an Art Therapist functioning as a member of the integrated therapies team. The full-time Art Therapist is responsible for creating the art therapy program as well as supporting patients in the treatment program by providing developmentally appropriate art therapy interventions. The Art Therapist creates, plans, organizes, and directs art therapy groups and individual sessions and collaborates with other members of the MIBH team in planning art therapy in accordance with patients neurological and psychological needs, capabilities, and interests.
Examples of Work Performed
Develop and conduct Art Therapy in a group Intensive Outpatient Program (IOP) setting with focus on promoting development, self-expression, and mastery
Develop and conduct individual adjunctive art therapy assessments and/or therapy sessions for patients who would benefit from an art-based approach
Participates in multidisciplinary treatment planning sessions. Documents patient progress in a measurable quantifiable manner. Completes Weekly Summary of patient progress in treatment in patient record
Create, function and consult as a member of the Integrative Therapy Team and as a part of the entire interdisciplinary treatment team, integrating goals and interventions to promote optimal patient care that is cohesive and targeted
Motivating interest in others to participate in expressive arts interventions
Assessing patient needs and developing therapeutic interventions suitable to individual and group interests, needs, and capacities
Maintains Expressive Arts supplies and equipment in an orderly and safe manner
Understanding of art methods and materials
Stay current on art therapy research and interventions related to traumatic brain injury
This description is a summary only and is describing the general level of work being performed, it is not intended to be all-inclusive. The duties of this position may change from time to time and/or based on business need. We reserve the right to add or delete duties and responsibilities at the discretion of the supervisor and/or hiring authority.
Salary and Benefits
The hiring salary for this position is negotiable and commensurate with skills and experience. This position is not eligible for overtime compensation.
The University of Colorado offers a full benefits package. Information on University benefits programs, including eligibility, is located at https://www.cu.edu/employee-services.
Master's Degree in Art Therapy or closely related field
Licensed as a Registered Art Therapist (ATR) or Registered Art Therapist Board Certification (ATR-BC)
Minimum of two (2) years experience in designing, coordinating and implementing art therapy programs.
Minimum of three (3) years experience working in a military/veterans environment.
Licensed Clinical Social Worker
Licensed Professional Counselor (LPC)
Minimum of three (3) years experience in teaching and coaching groups and individuals in stress management and resiliency.
Minimum of three (3) years experience in treatment modalities around trauma-related psychological disorders (acute stress disorder/PTSD), and Traumatic brain injury.
Knowledge, Skills, and Abilities
Ability to communicate effectively, both in writing and orally.
Ability to establish and maintain effective working relationships with employees at all levels throughout the institution.
Outstanding customer service skills.
Demonstrated commitment and leadership ability to advance diversity and inclusion.
Excellent critical thinking, problem solving, and research skills.
Effective communication with the treatment team.
Works with team; builds and fosters professional relationships.
Accepts feedback, makes suggestions.
Sets priorities; asks questions; defines procedures.
Diversity and Equity
The University will provide reasonable accommodations to applicants with disabilities throughout the employment application process. To request an accommodation pursuant to the Americans with Disabilities Act, please contact the Office of Equity by email at firstname.lastname@example.org or by phone at (303) 315-2567.
The University of Colorado Denver | Anschutz Medical Campus is committed to recruiting and supporting a diverse student body, faculty and administrative staff. The university strives to promote a culture of inclusiveness, respect, communication and understanding. We encourage applications from women, ethnic minorities, persons with disabilities and all veterans. The University of Colorado is committed to diversity and equality in education and employment.
The University of Colorado Denver | Anschutz Medical Campus is dedicated to ensuring a safe and secure environment for our faculty, staff, students and visitors. To assist in achieving that goal, we conduct background investigations for all prospective employees.
OverviewTo be part of our organization, every employee should understand and share in the YNHHS Vision, support our Mission, and live our Values. These values—integrity, patient-centered, respect, accountability, and compassion—must guide what we do, as individuals and professionals, every day.Responsible for developing, implementing, modifying and evaluating art therapy services for children, teens and young adults and their families, pertinent to units assigned within Pediatrics through the Child Life Department. Observes, analyzes and assesses patient needs to develop, and communicate appropriate individualized interventions and art therapy programs to patients and families. Facilitates group and individual art therapy activities and interventions for the purpose of restoring, maintaining or improving cognitive, physical, emotional or social function of diverse population of pediatric patients. Successfully employs strategies to engage a diverse population of pediatric patients and families in the observation, discussion, selection or creation of art activities within the context of art therapy. Develops, plans, implements, evaluates art therapy treatment services to meet specific patient/family assessed needs, adapting to developmental age, chronological age, physical limitations or disabilities and psychosocial needs and patient progress. Works with artists, child life specialists and others on the patient care team in effective collaborative practice.EEO/AA/Disability/VeteranResponsibilities
- DIRECT AND INDIRECT PATIENTCARE
- 1.1 Develop, plan, implement and evaluate art therapy services to restore, maintain or improve the patient and family's social, emotional, physical and cognitive function in a manner consistent with Arts for Healing program and Child Life mission and goals.
- COMMUNICATION, COLLABORATION AND TEAMWORK
- 2.1 Provide clear and concise documentation of individualized art therapy treatment plan and the patient's and family's response to treatment in accordance with individualized goals, per department and hospital guidelines.
- FISCAL MANAGEMENT
- 3.1 Maintain supplies and equipment for art therapy services and provide assessment of material needs.
- ADMINISTRATION OF PROGRAM
- 4.1 Participate in quality assurance and quality initiatives including collecting, maintaining and analyzing quality and productivity data specific to art therapy services.
Minimum of a Masters Degree in Art Therapy or Expressive Arts Therapy as required for registration by the Art Therapy Credentials Board.
Minimum 1-2 year's experience working as an art therapist with children in a healthcare environment preferred; or the equivalent of 2 year's full time experience as art therapist with children in a school or other community setting with specific expertise in working with children with special needs.
Currently holds designation of Registered or Board Certified (ATR, ATR-BC) by the American Art Therapy Association and the Art Therapy Credentials Board (ATCB), or is eligible for registration.
Considerable knowledge of expressive art and art therapy principles, techniques and methods. Psychosocial needs and behaviors of hospitalized children and families with an understanding of how to facilitate art therapy activity in a medical environment required. Professional level of knowledge and skill in growth and development, specifically as it relates to creative expression. Understands the application of the creative process to aid in psychological preparation, provision of coping strategies and support during medical events. Knowledge of visual arts media, forms, design principles, techniques and their use in relationship with other expressive modalities.
Competence in the execution of art skills, comfortable facilitating expression using a variety of arts mediums and in a variety of art forms including but not limited to drawing, painting, sculpture, photography, mixed media. Embraces a multi-modal and collaborative approach; open to the use of art modalities in combination with other expressive modalities including movement, written word or music. Able to apply and adapt art principles and techniques for therapeutic outcomes within art therapy/expressive arts therapy scope of practice. Strong interpersonal skills evident in the implementation of art therapy services; establishes effective professional relationships and communication with staff, patients, families, artists, media, etc. Strong time management, communication and organizational skills. Effective skills in program development, project coordination and program planning.
Able to lift at least 25lbs. Must comply with appropriate OSHA, HIPAA and JCAHO standards relevant to position.
Art therapists provide advice and counseling services for patients using various art disciplines as a medium of expression, healing and therapeutic relief. They work with people from all different age groups, genders and cultures and often provide an effective form of therapy after other, more traditional methods have failed.
Initially, you’ll be carrying out detailed consultations with patients and reviewing case histories to understand the underlying causes for why they might need therapy.
Following this assessment process, you’ll be responsible for devising therapy schedules around patients’ preferred forms of artistic expression, e.g. drawing, painting, sculpture or clay modeling.
It will also be vital that you maintain detailed records of the therapy sessions you lead and keep track of the latest developments, regulations and research in the field of holistic and vocational therapies.
Adult Day Care Art Therapist Part-Time
Richmond Center is actively seeking an experienced Art Therapist to work for our Adult Day Healthcare Program in Staten Island, NY.
Provide comprehensive art therapy assessment and treatment intervention for patients
Plan, develop, and implement a therapeutic art program for patients
Conducting group and individual art therapy with patients
Maintaining accurate and up-to-date charting
Planning and implementing various activities
Master's Degree in a Art Therapy, required
Current license to practice as a Licensed Creative Arts Therapist (LCAT) in New York State
Prior experience relevant to the area of clinical practice preferred
Centers Health Care is a fully integrated post-acute care continuum offering rehabilitation and skilled nursing services in more than 45 locations covering five states. In addition, we provide special services including in-patient and home dialysis, ventilator care, and care for those with Alzheimer's. The Centers Health Care family offers Urgent Care, Managed Care, Adult Day Health Care, and Assisted Living services, as well as every level of Home Care. Centers is well known for our commitment to our employees, offering outstanding ongoing training and development, career advancement opportunities, competitive pay rates, generous compensation packages and more.
Equal Opportunity Employer –M/F/D/V
Licensed Creative Art Therapist
Title: Licensed Creative Art Therapist
Department: Adult Day Health Care
Reports To: Clinical Director
Location: Jamaica, Queens
Position Status: Full-time
FLSA Status: Exempt
The Art Therapist enlists and explores clients ability to express themselves through art
Facilitate art therapy groups for all clients
Organize client art exhibits in-house and at the graduation/celebration ceremony
Requisition and submit orders to the Coordinator of Therapeutic Recreation
Maintains inventory of art supplies as well as order
Coordinate with case manager to address issues through art therapy
Coordinates the decorating of the facility for all holidays and other important events/dates
Provide documentation in clients charts
Provide monthly report to supervisor
Assists in special projects as required
Supports the goals, objectives and mission statement set forth by the Board of Directors and the administration of the facility
Attends all mandatory in-service programs including fire safety, infection control, clinical HIV/AIDS manifestations, transmission, prevention, psychosocial issues, confidentiality and clients rights
Master's Degree in Art Therapy, required
Current license to practice as a Licensed Creative Arts Therapist (LCAT) in New York State
Prior experience relevant to the area of clinical practice preferred
Minimum of two years experience working with substance abuse, HIV/AIDS or related special population
Art Therapist I, Our Lady Of Peace
Our Lady of Peace is currently hiring for a Full-time Art Therapist.
Our Lady of Peace recently celebrated being named one of the Best Places to Work in Kentucky for 2016, 2017 and 2018! We are one of the country's largest private, non-profit psychiatric/mental health hospitals with a total of 220 beds.
The facility offers the most comprehensive array of psychiatric treatment and substance abuse services in the state, including specialized programs and services along the full continuum of care, including inpatient, partial hospitalization and intensive outpatient programming for all ages, including children, adolescents, and adults. We offer competitive benefits for all FT or PT positions.
This position is responsible for providing direct clinical services to child, adolescent, adult and/or geriatric patients utilizing art and other expressive therapies to address interpersonal issues that cause emotional distress. These include art therapy, expressive therapy, individual art or expressive therapy; if certified, juvenile sexual offender therapy; if credentialed, play therapy or EMDR and/or psychoeducation. Modalities utilized are based on clinical need of the patient/population and the experience and skills of the individual therapist.
Education/ Accreditation / Licensure (required & preferred):
Masters Degree from anAATA approved program or a non-AATA approved program with a minimum of 18credits in specified art therapy coursework (as required by ATCB for ATR) ORsignificant progress (max 15 hours remaining) toward Master's Degree from anAATA approved program or a non-AATA approved program with a minimum of 18credits in specified art therapy coursework (as required by ATCB for ATR)
Experience(required and preferred):
Experience working withadult and/or child/adolescent populations in a psychiatric settingpreferred.
HealthcareProvider/Basic Life Support, required.
Able to complete SafeCrisis Management and perform Safe Crisis Management techniques, required.
Bachelor's degreerequired and enrollment in an Art Therapy program, Master's degree requiredwithin 3 years.
Certified Therapeutic Recreation Specialist / Art Therapist PRN
One of the nation's largest and most respected hospital companies, Universal Health Services, Inc. (UHS) has built an impressive record of achievement and performance. Steadily growing from a startup to an esteemed Fortune 500 corporation, UHS today has annual revenue nearing $10 billion. In 2017, UHS was recognized as one of the World's Most Admired Companies by Fortune; ranked #276 on the Fortune 500, and listed #275 in Forbes inaugural ranking of America's Top 500 Public Companies.
Our operating philosophy is as effective today as it was 40 years ago: Build or acquire high quality hospitals in rapidly growing markets, invest in the people and equipment needed to allow each facility to thrive, and become the leading healthcare provider in each community we serve.
Headquartered in King of Prussia, PA, UHS has more than 81,000 employees and through its subsidiaries operates more than 320 acute care hospitals, behavioral health facilities and ambulatory centers in the United States, Puerto Rico, the U.S. Virgin Islands and the United Kingdom.
What do our current CTRS/Art Therapists value at UHS?
An environment that puts patient care first. One of the most rewarding aspects of working as a CTRS or Art Therapist is providing excellent care, comfort, and security to patients and families you treat, at their most vulnerable times. Having the opportunity to grow, learn, and advance in your career. There are very robust continuing education options and opportunities for leadership development as a CTRS or Art Therapist with UHS. Supportive and responsive leadership. Competitive salary and comprehensive benefits package.
Havenwyck Hospital is a 243 bed, Joint Commission accredited and licensed psychiatric and substance abuse facility. We specializing in providing behavioral health and substance abuse treatment and are located in Auburn Hills overlooking Lake Galloway. For more information, please visit our website at havenwyckhospital.com.
Havenwyck Hospital is seeking a dynamic and talented Certified Therapeutic Recreation Specialist (CTRS) or an Art Therapist to join our team of compassionate, dedicated professionals.
The CTRS or Art Therapist is responsible for the provision of Recreational Therapy services, including assessment, treatment planning, therapeutic activity interventions and discharge leisure planning. The CTRS or Art Therapist utilizes individual and/or group activity interventions to bring about positive changes in the client's behavior, be-it cognitive, social, emotional or physical. The CTRS or Art Therapist educates the client in healthy coping skills, and available leisure resources to continue the client in post discharge leisure planning and involvement. The CTRS or Art Therapist will be responsible for the provision of services according to the current standards of practice.
Key responsibilities include:
Responsible for assessing, treatment planning, therapeutic activity interventions and discharge leisure planning.
Utilizes individual and/or group activity interventions to bring about positive changes in the client's behavior, be-it cognitive, social, emotional or physical.
Educates the client in healthy coping skills and available leisure resources to continue the client in post-discharge leisure planning and involvement.
Evaluates each client's progress and the effectiveness of therapy treatment, and records results on daily progress notes follows all documentation policies.
Attends treatment team conferences to exchange information and observations with other members of the team, as well as assisting with the completion of the initial treatment plan and progress summary updates.
Bachelor Degree in Therapeutic Recreation from an approved program required.
Certification by National Certification Board (NCTRC) required for CTRS position.
Will also consider Art Therapist
Experience in a behavioral health hospital setting preferred.
Employee must be in good standing (evaluation/employment history, corrective action, etc.) to be considered for internal transfer.
Art Therapist Qualifications
Master's Degree in Theories of Art Therapy, Counseling or Psychotherapy from an institute identified by the American Art Therapy Association required.
The individual must be eligible to take the National Art Therapy Registration (ART) examination and obtain the registration within 2 years of the hire date.
Experience in psychiatric setting preferred.
Limited License Professional Counselor (LLPC) or License Professional Counselor (LPC) in the State of Michigan preferred.
This opportunity provides the following:
Meaningful work, saving patient lives
Healthy, respectful and team-based work environment
Growth and development opportunities within UHS and its subsidiaries
UHS is a registered trademark of UHS of Delaware, Inc., the management company for Universal Health Services, Inc. and a wholly-owned subsidiary of Universal Health Services, Inc. Universal Health Services, Inc. is a holding company and operates through its subsidiaries including its management company, UHS of Delaware, Inc. All healthcare and management operations are conducted by subsidiaries of Universal Health Services, Inc. To the extent any reference to "UHS or UHS facilities" on this website including any statements, articles or other publications contained herein relates to our healthcare or management operations it is referring to Universal Health Services' subsidiaries including UHS of Delaware. Further, the terms "we," "us," "our" or "the company" in such context similarly refer to the operations of Universal Health Services' subsidiaries including UHS of Delaware. Any employment referenced in this website is not with Universal Health Services, Inc. but solely with one of its subsidiaries including but not limited to UHS of Delaware, Inc.
UHS is not accepting unsolicited assistance from search firms for this employment opportunity. Please, no phone calls or emails. All resumes submitted by search firms to any employee at UHS via- email, the Internet or in any form and/or method without a valid written search agreement in place for this position will be deemed the sole property of UHS. No fee will be paid in the event the candidate is hired by UHS as a result of the referral or through other means.
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