Art Therapist Job Description Sample
MARYVIEW MEDICAL CENTER
Provide therapy for patient groups (or individuals) based on assessment and treatment plan and documents therapy to ensure that assigned patients receive opportunities to experience and practice new skills. Participates as a team member by performing additional assignments not directly related to the job description when workload requires and as requested by supervisor
1.Master's Degree in Art Therapy.
2.Basic math skills. Must be able to prepare patient progress notes.
3.Read and comprehend professional journal, dealing with therapy and general field of psychology. Must have knowledge of art media and group process.
4.Must possess excellent interpersonal skills in counseling and motivating patients.
6.Eligible for registration with the American Art Therapy Association.
7.Maintains registration when eligible.
8.Work is performed in a well lit, well ventilated environment.
9.Manual dexterity is required for frequent walking, stooping, and lifting and/or positioning of patients. Finger/hand/eye coordination necessary to manipulate computer keyboards and patient care related equipment. Visual acuity as well as color perception necessary to assess patients.
10. Hearing and talking essential for communicating with patients, visitors and co‑workers.
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.
This is a full-time day position Tuesday-Saturday from 9a-5p
Facilitates art therapy/mood groups for both adolescent and adult residents. Demonstrates knowledge, skill, and adaptability. Assesses group needs and provides sound interventions based on in the moment clinical assessment. This is accomplished through analysis of resident's interests, needs and skills as well as their presentation and ability to regulate. Art therapist/mood specialist directly observes residents, complete clinical notes, and review literature to identify effective methods. Additionally, art therapist/mood specialists are expected to consult with other art therapy professionals.
Art therapist/mood specialist creates and implements up to date interventions specifically geared towards mood.
Participates as a team member in planning and implementing.
Develops cooperative relationships with volunteers and service organizations to expand programming opportunities for residents in relation to art therapy.
Reviews art therapy plans to ensure that suitable measures have been taken to protect the health and safety of residents. This is accomplished by keeping informed of health and safety requirements, communicating those requirements to staff assigned to assist in program implementation and correcting deficits in the plans.
Plans and implements individual art therapy sessions as deemed necessary via the treatment plan.
Assists in the development of goals for the Creative Arts Therapy Department, specific to art therapy.
Establishes therapeutic relationships with residents that are beneficial to their treatment.
Counsels residents individually and in group sessions to assist them in dealing with behavioral health problems and social issues.
Collaborates with primary therapists, physicians, and nurses to plan and coordinate treatment bases on residents' needs. Also utilizes the clinical record as a source of information.
Educates the residents on alternative healthy ways of coping with problematic events and emotions.
Completes all required documentation according to policies and procedures and ensures that daily clinical notes document the residents' progress in meeting their treatment goals.
Implements care according to residential program policies and procedures.
KNOWLEDGE AND SKILL REQUIREMENTS
Current counseling license and/or certification through national agency for specific profession (Art) or eligible within a year.
Group counseling skills.
Art therapy and expressive needs assessment principles and methods sufficient to permit the development of relevant, treatment plans.
Art therapy counseling and Mood principles and practices sufficient to meet the needs of a wide range of residents.
Specialized art therapy and Mood principles as they apply to assigned disability groups.
Health and physical requirements sufficient to protect the health and safety of residents during the conduct of recreation and leisure activities.
Demonstrated advanced level knowledge of human behavior and performance; individual differences in ability, personality, and interests; learning and motivation; behavioral therapy methods; and the assessment and treatment of behavioral disorders
Demonstrated advanced level knowledge of group behavior and dynamics and societal trends and influences
Demonstrated advanced level knowledge of licensing and accreditation standards (JCAHO, Mental Health & Developmental Disabilities Code, DCFS)
Highly skilled in communicating ideas and instructions, verbally and in writing, clearly and concisely.
Thorough knowledge of residential policies and procedures.
Attends in-service education to develop knowledge and skill in mental illness. Responsible for developing and delivering in-service education as assigned.
Completes all orientation and cross training modules.
Completes initial and annual competency requirements
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.
Summary: The Art Therapist/Case Manager is a member of the program's interdisciplinary behavioral health team. The staff art therapist develops a group-based creative art therapy program targeted to support emotional stability, personal acceptance and individual growth. As time and interest allow, the art therapist may opt to include a limited number of weekly individual art therapy sessions with clients for whom the intervention is deemed appropriate. As case manager (CM) the individual will provide comprehensive initial assessments of incoming clients and periodic reassessments for an assigned caseload of clients.
The Art Therapist in her/his capacity as Case Manager serves as primary staff contact with regard to care planning, adjustment to the program and entitlements for those assigned to his/her caseload. Much of a client's sense of being a valued part of the program rest in her/his relationship with the case manager.
In the context of the current program organization, this job reports directly to the Program Director who also serves as clinical director. In future the job may alternatively report to a Case Management Supervisor. The individual in this job is meant to be a collaborator with the entire team especially the behavioral health staff to contribute to the team understanding of the clients in their care.
The main challenges of the job are establish therapeutic rapport with a diverse client population with a range of medical, psychiatric and related behavioral health issues.
Business Unit: 0040 20th Street Adult Day Health Care
Department: 6080 Adult Day Health Care Dtp (6080)
Job Code: 2462 Art Therapist
Union Status: Non-Union
FLSA Status: Exempt
Essential Job Functions
Conduct new client intakes as assigned
Provide case management services as assigned.
Conduct psychosocial, case managements and/or substance abuse assessments
Create care plans with clients and interdisciplinary team and coordinate clients' services
Provide advocacy on clients' behalf.
Complete documentation according to agency and AIDS Institute standards
Meet with clients at minimum of a once a month to review status vis-à-vis the care plan.
Complete monthly case management summaries, quarterly or semiannual assessments.
Help clients remain engaged in services and adhere to program rules.
Coordinate client's care internally and externally
Obtain and maintain updated authorizations from client to release HIV and non-HIV, mental health and substance use information.
Provide appropriate internal and external referrals.
Maintain and develop knowledge of HIV/AIDS, mental health, harm reduction and substance abuse interventions.
Plans and implements art therapy programs and creative art activities for clients based on assessed need in collaboration with clinical staff and documents group progress notes.
Prepares, and ensures that adequate supplies and equipment are available to support art therapy activities.
Attends workshops and conferences related to the profession of art therapy for continuing education as required to maintain NYS licensure.
Attends all mandatory in-service programs including fire safety, infection control, confidentiality and clients' rights annually.
Participates in case management process, including attending interdisciplinary meetings and care planning meetings as scheduled.
Maintains confidentiality of all pertinent client care information to ensure client rights are protected.
Supports the goals, objectives and mission statement set forth by the Board of Directors of VCNY and the administration of the facility.
MA, MS, or MPA in Art Therapy
Must have completed required clinical Internship(s) and either hold the NYS Licensed Creative Arts Therapist (LCAT) or require only supervised hours of experience to be license eligible.
Description of Work Conditions and other KSAs specific to the position
Knowledge Skills and Abilities
- excellent communication, listening and observational skills.
- creativity, intuition and imagination.
- the ability to handle sensitive and difficult issues.
- emotional strength and the ability to cope with challenging situations.
- empathy and the ability to gain clients' trust.
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.
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.
Art Therapist - St Paul MN 55101
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Job ID: 47921
Department: BH Psych Social Work
City: St Paul, MN
Location: RH - Regions Hospital & Clinics
Position Type: Part-Time
Anticipated Work Schedule: Days
Hrs/Pay Period: 40
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POSITION SUMMARY STATEMENT:
To provide art therapy to individuals and groups. To work in conjunction with other therapists; provide art therapy, art therapy assessments, treatment planning, and referrals to art therapy services for patients at Regions Hospital Mental Health Inpatient, Regions Alcohol and Drug Abuse Program, and DayBridge Partial Hospitalization Program. To participate as an integral member of an interdisciplinary health care team. To develop art therapy curriculum and integrate it into Regions Hospital Mental Health programming. To provide education to other health care professionals on art therapy. To perform other duties as assigned, including providing coverage for other group facilitators. Will be supervised under a Licensed Provider, along with supervision towards LPCC and ATR licensure.
Masters in art therapy and clinical counseling from an accredited institution, or currently in an accredited art therapy and clinical counseling graduate program with upcoming completion date within 4 months from date of hire.
- Previous experience in health or behavioral health setting required.
- 1 year of supervised art therapy or counseling experience required as an art therapy student.
Knowledge, Skills & Abilities:
Ability to facilitate art therapy groups and 1:1 art therapy sessions with patients.
Ability to identify patients who could benefit from 1:1 art therapy sessions.
Capacity to build therapeutic rapport and trust with patients.
Capable of establishing an expressive, creative, and healing environment.
Sets and maintains professional boundaries.
Integrates social, medical, psychotherapeutic data, and art product and process in order to contribute to a treatment plan, to provide appropriate crisis intervention, psychotherapy and patient advocacy.
Collaborate with other professionals to enhance unit programming and to bring art therapy into other disciplines.
Develop art therapy curriculum.
Organize and manage the upkeep of art materials.
Documents art therapy sessions and groups. Considers ethical issues surrounding patient's artwork.
Establish and maintain effective working relationship with patients, families, co-workers and community organizations.
Sensitivity to cross-cultural issues.
Knowledge of different cultural responses to art-making.
Knowledge of state and federal regulations regarding healthcare funding, civil commitments, child abuse, vulnerable adults, etc.
Support and educate other disciplines when appropriate
Ability to work as part of an interdisciplinary team and/ or independently
Extensive experience in personal art-making.
Licensure/ Registration/ Certification:
Appropriate licensure for discipline:
Registered and Board Certified Art Therapist (ATR-BC), Art Therapy Credentials Board (ATCB), or working towards registration and board certification.
Licensed Professional Clinical Counselor (LPCC), Minnesota Board of Behavioral Health and Therapy (BBHT), or working towards LPCC.
We are an Equal Opportunity Employer and do not discriminate against any employee or applicant for employment because of race, color, sex, age, national origin, religion, sexual orientation, gender identity, status as a veteran, and basis of disability or any other federal, state or local protected
Art Therapist Part-Time
At Phoenix House, change is something we
embrace every day as part of our values to deliver exceptional care. Phoenix
House provides individualized, holistic drug and alcohol addiction treatment,
with a legacy spanning nearly 50 years. We are passionate about healing
individuals, families and communities challenged by substance use disorders and
related mental health conditions. Phoenix House supports the mission through a
holistic approach that focuses on the distinct mental, physical, and social
needs of every person; innovation of best-in-class and evidence-based
prevention, treatment, and recovery programs; and, the promotion of greater
understanding of addiction. Our devoted staff are committed to treating the
whole person—and come from all fields.
We operate personalized, strength-based,
gender-responsive programs while living the values and being accountable for
our commitments. Being introspective and becoming part of the solution is
integral to every interaction and person we touch. As ‘One Phoenix House’ we
believe in having fun along the way – embracing ‘progress not perfection’ as
our journey continues.
Under the supervision of the Director of
Mental Health Services, the Art Therapist provides individual therapy,
treatment planning, case management, client advocacy, group counseling, and
crisis intervention. Provides
coordinates and arranges for therapy services for a Phoenix House program for
residential treatment services. Coordinates services with the clinical
treatment team. Responsible for assuring
the upholding of regulations established by the Department of Social Services
for the State of California, local governments; and aligning services with the
vision and shared values of Phoenix House.
Marriage, Family Child Counselor (MFCC) or Licensed Eligible Clinical Social
Worker (LCSW) or equivalent.
Master of Arts or
Science degree in behavioral science, counseling, social work and a registered
intern number for the State BBS.
Master’s degree in Art
Therapy, Counseling. ATR (Registered Art Therapist) or ATR-BC (Registered Art
Therapist-Board Certified) preferred
Minimum experience of 1 yearormore with DMH documentation
Experience working in an
(adolescent) co-occurring residential treatment setting.
Knowledge and experience in the
delivery of Evidenced Based Trained/Certified in MAP, TF-CBT, SS
One or more years counseling experience which
include providing assessments or admissions for substance abuse or mental
health services, preferably with adolescents
Ability to demonstrate effective communication
and interpersonal skills with adolescents, team members, parents and external
Proficiency in MS Office products and
experience utilizing web-based programs
Excellentorganization and time management skills
Therapeutic Community treatment modality or
chemical dependency services experience is preferred
Ability to workefficientlyin a fast-paced team environment
Ability to establish and consistently enforce
appropriate boundaries with clients
Ability to model positive behavior.
Phoenix House conducts as needed, job-related background
checks, fingerprints, drug testing, physical exams, medical exams, TB testing,
verification of employment history and/or reference checks prior to employment.
Phoenix House is an Equal Opportunity Employer
providing equality of opportunity to all who are protected against
discrimination by law, regulation or executive order, including veterans and
individuals with disabilities.
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and employees are protected under Federal law from discrimination. Click
http://www.dol.gov/ofccp/regs/compliance/posters/pdf/eeopost.pdf to learn more.
EOE Minorities / Females / Protected Veterans / Disabled
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 the only fully integrated post-acute continuum of care, offering services to the elderly throughout NY, NJ and RI through its Healthcare facilities & agencies, Dialysis & Urgent Care Centers, a Managed Care Plan and a Durable Medical Equipment Provider. Earning praiseworthy reviews as the leading provider of top quality medical care in rehabilitative treatment and healthcare, Centers Health Care is unwavering in our dedication to excellence in care, and proud of our commitment to diversity and community involvement.
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