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Art Therapist - SW

SW Art Therapist needed. This position is located in nearby Alexandria Bay, NY. Candidate to function as our Art Therapist. Our hospital, located in beautiful Alexandria Bay, located along the St. Lawrence River, is seeking a licensed creative arts therapist (LCAT) to work full time in our Behavioral Health Center. Creative arts therapists are trained in psychotherapy and in specific arts disciplines, which may include dance/movement therapy, drama therapy, music therapy, poetry therapy and art therapy. Competitive compensation and benefit package available. MINIMUM REQUIREMENTS: Completion of an earned Master's Degree in Creative Arts Therapy from an accredited college or university with at least 60 semester hours of clinical coursework. Professional License
Requirements:
Possession of current NYS license as an Art Therapist as granted by the NYS Office of the Professions. Principles of art Therapy applicable to care, treatment and rehabilitation of clients with behavioral or psychological disturbances. Knowledge of psychotherapy and methods. This is a high level position so potential candidate must meet all specified requirements to be eligible for consideration. NO Sponsorship or Visa transfers, No 3rd Party Vendor Referrals, and NO foreign Based Resumes will be accepted at this time. Potential Paid Relocation within the US for ideal candidate. Immediate need and Incredible Pay offered for exceptional candidates.
Apply now to be considered for this opportunity. Email or applying directly with your resume will result in the quickest response.
Julie A. Grey
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Art Therapist

Art Therapist Summary Title:Art Therapist ID:3687 Department:Childhelp Alice C. Tyler Village Location:Lignum, VA Description Art Therapist Position Summary:Conducts individual, group and family therapy with residents assigned to personal caseload. Provides the appropriate application of all clinical interventions, treatment programming and clinical care for assigned cases. Conducts initial assessments, treatment planning, ongoing case management, discharge planning and aftercare development on cases assigned. Documents treatment interventions and results in medical record on a timely basis. Assist with the appropriate and ongoing training of direct care staff working with assigned team(s). Participates in the multi-disciplinary case conference meetings and coordinates ongoing treatment on assigned teams. Attends to resident, families, and referral source concerns as well as providing timely reports on treatment obstacles and progress. Essential Responsibilities: + Responsible for all primary therapist duties and responsibilities for a caseload of seven (7) residents on assigned treatment team and two additional group therapy sessions.

  • Specific clinical responsibilities for each case assigned including but not limited to the following: + Initial treatment assessments and formulations (psychosocial assessments; interviews with patient, parents and significant others to obtain data on the patient's personal, social, developmental, and emotional history; timely completion of the ITP and MTP, etc.).

  • Therapy delivery (individual, family and group therapy weekly).

  • Case Management (treatment interventions, therapeutic visits, case coordination with other disciplines, etc.).

  • Communication with clients (Referral sources, parents/guardians, school officials, etc.).

  • Timeliness of all necessary documentation (session progress notes, contact calls, monthly summaries, discharge summaries, special notes, orders, etc.).

  • Participation in the implementation of all clinical aspects of the Alice C. Tyler Village milieu program.

  • Completes all necessary documentation in medical record, including monthly summaries, discharge summaries, therapy session notes, special notes and contact calls in a timely thorough and professional manner according to the following deadlines: + Initial Treatment Plan

  • 24 hoursfrom the time of admission
  • Psychosocial Assessment
  • 5 daysfrom the time of admission
  • Diagnostic Summary Sections
  • 14 daysfrom the time of admission
  • Master Treatment Plan
  • 14 daysfrom the time of admission
  • Therapy Session Progress Notes
  • End of the weekin which session was held + Special Notes

  • End of the weekto which the special entry refers + Contact Calls

  • End of the weekin which the contact call was made + Group Therapy Session Notes

  • End of the weekin which session was held + Facilitate weekly group therapy sessions for assigned treatment groups.

  • Attend weekly supervision to discuss case conceptualization, to review treatment goals, to discuss problems or obstacles to progress, to exchange ideas for intervention strategies, to provide clinical training, and to assist with difficult or problem families/cases.

  • Attend multi-disciplinary case conference meetings on assigned team to review cottage dynamics and planning, review treatment coordination of treatment interventions for team/individuals, review and approve therapeutic visits and conduct scheduled master treatment plan reviews on assigned cases.

  • Be responsive and insure that residents, families, and/or referral sources are helped with problems arising over the course of the resident’s treatment stay at the Alice C. Tyler Village.

  • Provide regular progress reports and timely notification of problems that arise to referral source(s) on assigned cases as well as soliciting their assistance when needed.

  • Assist with clinical certifications and reviews for re-certifications with payer sources for the ongoing funding of treatment of each assigned patient.

  • Assist with assigned families when necessary in initiating court proceedings necessary for continuation of treatment for the patient.

  • Assist the Resident Program Manager in the clinical training and therapeutic skill development of Direct Care Workers including clinical training on theory, diagnoses, intervention strategies and interactive styles/patterns.

  • Consistently exercise sound, independent judgment and adequate emotional stability in evaluating situations and making decisions despite the pressures of deadlines or the occurrence of unexpected stressful events.

  • Participate on committees and in professional meetings and staffings as necessary for the overall development and function of the program.

  • Assures consistency in dealing in a tactful and harmonious fashion with staff, residents, and the public and to adhere to and follow all policies and procedures as designated and defined by the Executive Director of the Village.

  • Carry out other duties as assigned to meet the needs of the program. Minimum Requirements: + Graduation from an accredited college or university with a minimum of a Master’s Degree in Psychology, Social Work, Marriage and Family Therapy or related field.

  • Must be licensed by the State of Virginia as an LCSW, LMFT or LPC or license eligible working toward licensure.

  • Minimum of two (2) years experience inpatient, outpatient, and/or mental health care in the area of child and/or adolescent treatment along with a thorough knowledge of emotionally disturbed children and adolescents;

  • Strong clinical skills in intervention techniques of individual, group and family therapy in working with patients and their families. A working knowledge of educational, psychological, family and social work systems as related to special education and behavior treatment.

  • Strong interpersonal skills and excellent written and verbal communication skills.

  • Must have at least intermediate level PC skills. About Childhelp CEO and Co-Founder SaraO’Meara and President and Co-Founder Yvonne Fedderson started Childhelp in 1959, establishing it as a leading national non-profit organization dedicated to helping victims of child abuse and neglect and at-risk children. Childhelp focuses on advocacy, prevention, treatment and community outreach. The Childhelp National Child Abuse Hotline, 1-800-4-A-CHILD®, operates 24 hours a day, seven days a week, and receives calls from throughout the United States, Canada, the U.S. Virgin Islands, Puerto Rico and Guam. Childhelp’s programs and services also include residential treatment services (villages); children’s advocacy centers; therapeutic foster care; group homes and child abuse prevention, education and training. Childhelp also created the National Day of Hope®that mobilizes people across America to join the fight against child abuse. For more information about Childhelp, please visit the website atwww.childhelp.org. About Childhelp Alice C. Tyler Village Throughout the breadth of 260-acres of naturally lush and inviting land in Lignum, Virginia, the Childhelp Alice C. Tyler Village (the Village) has been providing a healing home environment for severely abused, neglected, and at-risk children since 1993. Producing a true community atmosphere, the Village houses as many as 67 children ranging in age from 5 to 14 years old. The residents live in small cottages and are grouped by age and treatment needs. The children who make their home at the village are referred to this place of healing by various judicial authorities and child welfare offices after the Department of Social Services takes custody of them. They arrive experiencing severe behavioral and emotional problems as a result of their previous abusive or neglectful situations. For many of these children, the Village and its multidisciplinary team (MDT) are their last hope in avoiding placement at a juvenile correctional facility. It takes a whole village to raise a child. A team of mental health professionals greets each child upon their arrival, equipped to develop an individualized treatment plan tailored to each child’s specific needs. While at the Village, children receive on-site clinical services provided by Childhelp’s MDT under the direction of a staff psychiatrist. The children learn to love themselves and trust others through comprehensive treatment, including psychological, educational, recreational, music, art, occupational, and speech therapy. The dedicated, highly-trained, and passionate staff of therapists, teachers, behavioral health specialists, nurses, physicians, and chaplain work to cultivate trust in children who have known only betrayal, and build self-esteem in the young souls who have rarely been given reason to like themselves. Childhelp is an Equal Opportunity and Affirmative Action Employer

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ART Therapist II (Fairmount-Lower/Middle School)

JOB ID 2935 - SPECIAL EDUCATION (FAIRMOUNT-LOWER/MIDDLE SCHOOL) The Art Therapist-II provides mental health services on a non-verbal and verbal basis to students and their families facilitating the use of art as a medium of expression, develops appropriate treatment goals and acts as a member of the interdisciplinary team.

  • Develops individualized goals and objectives for each referred student, based upon information concerning the student’s emotional, perceptual, cognitive, physical, and social level of functioning gleaned from the art therapy assessment procedure and from the student’s case history.

  • Maintains up-to-date documentation of contact, including nature of intervention, and prepares quarterly reports, and yearly reports for IEPs.

  • Incorporates the student’s art therapy goals and objectives in the individualized education/treatment plan (IEP) and implements treatment plan by providing individual and or group services for the student.

  • Participates in ongoing staff meetings with interdisciplinary treatment team, collaborating with significant participants involved in case management.

  • Performs administrative tasks such as maintaining materials, equipment, requisitioning supplies and organizing art therapy room.

  • Participates in the mental department meetings and committees and demonstrates professional demeanor with colleagues. EDUCATION: + Master’s Degree in Art Therapy is required.

  • Must possess and maintain licensure at the LCPAT level through the MD Board of Professional Counselors and Therapists EXPERIENCE: + Experience with ED/LD/DD children is required. At least two years experience in art therapy with children is required. Department: Special Education - Lower/Middle School Street: 1750 E. Fairmount Avenue

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16 External Company Name: Kennedy Krieger Institute External Company URL: www.kennedykrieger.org


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Art Therapist - Contingent Day Shift - Clinton Township

GENERAL SUMMARY: The Art Therapist will be responsible for the direct provision of art therapy services maintaining appropriate records and reports ; conducting initial patient interviews or assessments and determining appropriate treatment plans; maintenance of the Art Therapy environment including maintaining therapeutic conditions, patient safety and security, and ordering and acquiring materials necessary for direct services.

The ages of these individuals will include adults (anyone over the age of 18 years), children (5 years-12 years), and adolescents (13 years-18years). PRINCIPAL DUTIES AND RESPONSIBILITIES: People 1. Provides good leadership, teaching techniques and treatment to individuals with mental disorders. 2.

Displays a cooperative attitude and good interpersonal relationship with staff. 3. Able to maintain a therapeutic relationship with patients Service 1. Anticipates and exceeds patients and customers’ expectations that meet all elements of the Henry Ford Experience. 2.

Demonstrates flexibility to the changing needs of our diverse population. 3. Demonstrates, supports and assumes personal accountability for consistently upholding team members to the standards across the System and adhering to HFHS policies and procedures. 4. Recognizes the unique contribution all health care team members contribute to the patient experience.

Quality and Safety 1. Independently uses and documents the therapeutic process to assess, plan, and implements goal focused activities that are individualized, safe, age specific. 2. Participate in quality improvement/ patient safety initiatives and programs.

Growth 1. Participates in professional development and continuous learning. 2. Contributes to establishing, maintaining and improving the work-place environment that encourages respectful interactions with colleagues, support of peers, and identification of issues that need to be addressed. 3.

Maintains knowledge and skills in appropriate technology. Research and Education 1. Provides education for staff, colleagues, patients, and/or families. a.

Precepts new staff and students as requested. b. Provides and documents individualized patient and family education. 2. Maintains and demonstrates current clinical knowledge in area of specialty. 3.

Integrates research findings into practice. Community 1. Participate in community activities and/or professional organizations. 2.

Represents HFHS by promoting an atmosphere of care, concern, pride and respect to internal and external customers 3.

Maintains awareness of personal actions and activities and the impact on the image of Art Therapy Finance 1. Aware of financial implications of actions and decisions based on factors related to safety and effectiveness. EDUCATION/EXPERIENCE REQUIRED: + Master’s Degree in Art Therapy.

  • Registered Art Therapist with the American Art Therapy Association, preferred.

  • Completion of clinical affiliations. Overview Henry Ford Health System, one of the largest and most comprehensive integrated U.S. health care systems, is a national leader in clinical care, research and education.

    The system includes the 1,200-member Henry Ford Medical Group, five hospitals, Health Alliance Plan (a health insurance and wellness company), Henry Ford Physician Network, a 150-site ambulatory network and many other health-related entities throughout southeast Michigan, providing a full continuum of care. In 2015, Henry Ford provided $299 million in uncompensated care. The health system also is a major economic driver in Michigan and employs more than 24,600 employees.

    Henry Ford is a 2011Malcolm Baldrige National Quality Award recipient. The health system is led by President and CEO Wright Lassiter III. To learn more, visit

HenryFord.com. Benefits Whether it's offering a new medical option, helping you make healthier lifestyle choices or making the employee enrollment selection experience easier, it's all about choice.

Henry Ford Health System has a new approach for its employee benefits program - My Choice Rewards. My Choice Rewards is a program as diverse as the people it serves. There are dozens of options for all of our employees including compensation, benefits, work/life balance and learning - options that enhance your career and add value to your personal life.

As an employee you are provided access to Retirement Programs, an Employee Assistance Program (Henry Ford Enhanced), Tuition Reimbursement, Paid Time Off, Employee Health and Wellness and access to day care services at Bright Horizons Midtown Detroit, and a whole host of other benefits and services. Equal Employment Opportunity/Affirmative Action Employer Equal Employment Opportunity / Affirmative Action Employer Henry Ford Health System is committed to the hiring, advancement and fair treatment of all individuals without regard to race, color, creed, religion, age, sex, national origin, disability, veteran status, size, height, weight, marital status, family status, gender identity, sexual orientation, and genetic information, or any other protected status in accordance with applicable federal and state laws.



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Art Therapist I, Crossroads South, Our Lady Of Peace, Days, Full Time

Art Therapist I, Crossroads South, Our Lady of Peace, Days, Full Time

Description Our Lady of Peace recently celebrated being named one of the Best Places to Work in Kentucky for 2016! We are one of the country’s largest private, non-profit psychiatric/mental health hospitals. 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. Our Lady of Peace is currently hiring an Art Therapist 1. 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.

Qualifications

Education/ Accreditation / Licensure (required & preferred): Masters Degree from an AATA approved program or a non-AATA approved program with a minimum of 18 credits in specified art therapy coursework (as required by ATCB for ATR) OR significant progress (max 15 hours remaining) toward Master’s Degree from an AATA approved program or a non-AATA approved program with a minimum of 18 credits in specified art therapy coursework (as required by ATCB for ATR) Experience(required and preferred): Experience working with adult and/or child/adolescent populations in a psychiatric setting preferred. Healthcare Provider/Basic Life Support, required. Able to complete Safe Crisis Management and perform Safe Crisis Management techniques, required.

IFSTUDENT: Bachelor’s degree required and enrollment in an Art Therapy program, Master’s degree required within 3 years.

  • For those hired after November 14, 2016, KentuckyOne Health will verify education required by the position, through primary source verification, prior to beginning employment. Education verification will also include the collection of a high school diploma or equivalent, transcript, or other written validation of education.

Additional Responsibilities: + Demonstratesa commitment to service, organization values and professionalism throughappropriate conduct and demeanor at all times.

  • Adheresto and exhibits our core values:

Reverence: Having a profound spirit of awe and respect for allcreation, shaping relationships to self, to one another and to God andacknowledging that we hold in trust all that has been given to us.

Integrity: Moral wholeness, soundness, uprightness, honesty andsincerity as a basis of trustworthiness.

Compassion: Feeling with others, being one with others in theirsorrows and joys, rooted in the sense of solidarity as members of thehuman community.

Excellence: Outstanding achievement, merit, virtue; continuallysurpassing standards to achieve/maintain quality.

  • Maintainsconfidentiality and protects sensitive data at all times.

  • Adheresto organizational and department specific safety standards and guidelines.

  • Workscollaboratively and supports efforts of team members.

  • Demonstratesexceptional customer service and interacts effectively with physicians,patients, residents, visitors, staff and the broader health carecommunity. CatholicHealth Initiatives and its organizations are Equal Opportunity EmployersCBKYONE

Job Mental Health (Non-Nursing)

Primary Location KENTUCKY-LOUISVILLE-OUR LADY OF PEACE-LOUISVILLE

Daily Schedule 1 Scheduled Hours per 2-week Pay Period

80 Weekends Required

Occasional Req ID: 2017-R0114294


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Art Therapist

Location:

Hershey, PA

Work Type:

FullTime

S

hift:

Varied

Hours: 40 hours per week

JOB SUMMARY: The art therapist will help create and implement an inspiring art therapy program in our Children's Hospital and Cancer Institute. This certified, board-registered professional will coordinate and conduct regular group art workshops with patients, family members and staff, as well as hold individual patient art sessions at the bedside.

MINIMUM QUALIFICATIONS: Registered Art Therapist, Board Certified (ATR BC). Masters Degree preferred; Must have worked at least 6 months in a healthcare institution, preferably 1 year. If chosen for this position, you may be required to pass a Post Offer Employment Physical Exam in accordance with the measurements listed in the Work Task Analysis (WTA) report. This job description is a general outline of duties performed and is not to be misconstrued as encompassing all duties performed within the position. All individuals (including current employees) selected for a position will undergo a background check appropriate for the position's responsibilities. Penn State Health Milton S. Hershey Medical Center is committed to affirmative action, equal opportunity and the diversity of its workforce. Equal Opportunity Employer - Minorities/Women/Protected Veterans/ Disabled.

Union: Non Bargained IND123


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Clinical Art Therapist (Brooklyn, NY)

THIS IS A PAID POSITION! The Clinical Art Therapist delivers quality mental health services and programming associated with family violence to all residents and children, as well as provides direct clinical services to children and their families.

MINIMUM QUALIFICATIONS: Master’s degree in art therapy, registered with the America Art Therapy Associate (ATR) and at least 3 years of clinical experience with at least 1 year working with traumatized children, adults and families.

Supervisory experience preferred. Ability to manage a team, excellent clinical skills and strong interpersonal skills.

PRINCIPAL RESPONSIBILITIES: 1. Work with children and parents, in groups, individually, and family sessions to address psychological and emotional consequences of family violence.

Complete family intake with all residents to determine services needed. 2. Works with case managers, other childcare staff and recreation staff to ensure coordinated delivery of services to families. 3. Supervise childcare and recreation staff to ensure quality services are provided. 4.

Conduct staff meetings and ensures that staff are provided with training on clinical issues. 5. Develop art therapy internship program, supervise intern by teaching, coaching, monitoring and evaluating educational and clinical interventions. 6. Participate in bi-weekly clinical meetings and weekly intake meetings. 7.

Develop and update resource book by building contacts with the community to ensure that all resources met Volunteers of America standards of quality. 8. Develop and implement current assessment tools for families and children that will serve to measure progress and produce outcomes. 9. Perform other related duties as assigned.

CLOSING STATEMENT: Make a living by making a difference. Apply online today! Volunteers of America is an Equal Opportunity Employer.

Title: Clinical Art Therapist (Brooklyn, NY) ID: NHS661 Job ID: NHS661 Program Name: New Hope Shelter Location: Brooklyn, NY



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Art Therapist

"Candidate to function as our Art Therapist. The system includes a not-for-profit hospital, an extensive network of more than 300 physicians and multiple outpatient care centers throughout the region.
We are the largest health care provider in our six-county region of southeastern Ohio, which includes Muskingum, Morgan, Perry, Coshocton, Noble and Guernsey counties. We provide a higher level of service than what is typically found in a community of its size including open-heart surgery, trauma care, a Level II neonatal intermediate care unit, neurosurgery and comprehensive cancer services. This level of care has established us as a primary referral center for much of the region.
Job Description: Varied shifts (days/evenings); four 10 hours day might be considered for a strong candidate. Weekend and holiday rotation (about 1 weekend/month). • Some relocation assistance negotiable but will not exceed $1,000.
MINIMUM REQUIREMENTS: MUST be an Ohio licensed LSW or LPC; those with license pending will not receive consideration. Candidate must be willing to obtain certification as an Art Therapist (company will pay for this).
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Art Therapist - Theraputic Recreation IP, Part-Time (24Hrs/Week)

class="cssDspJobTitle"Art Therapist - Theraputic Recreation IP, Part-time (24hrs/week) Tracking Code 37704 Job Description *Preferred schedule is a Sunday, Monday, Tuesday but open for discussion. General Summary Under general supervision, plans, coordinates, facilitates a program of art therapy in order to note progression in exploring emotions and resolving personal issues, cognition and hand/motor function in-patients adjusting to disability. Confers with rehabilitation team in developing and implementing an art therapy program. Budgets program funds with supervisor, and is responsible for inventory, storage, and replacement of equipment and supplies. Consistently demonstrates support of the RIC statement of Mission and Philosophy by striving for excellence, contributing to the team efforts and showing respect and compassion for patients and their families, fellow employees, and all others with whom there is contact at or in the interest of the institute. Principal Responsibilities + Assesses patients' emotional and functional status. Confers with physicians and other treatment team members as appropriate in establishing individually tailored and/or group patient therapy goals consistent with other therapy goals. Demonstrates competency in understanding the growth and development of child, adolescent, adult and geriatric patients as measured by specific performance standards and as described by department/unit policies and procedures. Demonstrates the ability to interpret growth and development related information to assure patient needs are met.

  • Budgets program funds and is responsible for art supply inventory, storage and equipment. In doing so, contacts vendors, evaluates products and recommends acquisition of supplies and equip9ment.

  • Functions as an active member of a rehabilitation team. Attends meetings and conferences, and confers with other team members.

  • Conducts one on one-art therapy sessions. Co-treats with interdisciplinary team as appropriate. Coordinates art related events and projects within the department/Institute as deemed appropriate and schedule permits.

  • Maintains current documentation pertaining how art therapy works with patients. Contributes information and progress reports for use in treatment/team meetings.

  • Facilitates an art studio to enhance relaxation, leisure skills, and to develop a hobby.

  • Functions as an active member of the therapeutic recreation department. Contributes art related program suggestions. Communicates effectively with therapists in regard to patients' involvement and progress in art services. OTHER RESPONSIBILITIES

  • Maintains and enhances knowledge of current professional standards and practices by reading appropriate professional literature, attending meetings, workshops, and inservice education programs.

  • Perform all other duties that may be assigned in the best interest of RIC. Knowledge, Skills & Abilities Required + Knowledge of current therapy and practice in art therapy at a level normally acquired through completion of a Bachelor's degree in Fine Art and successful completion of a clinical training in a clinical institution. A.T.R. Certification (Registered Art Therapist) preferred.

  • Approximately 3-6 months on-the-job training to gain expertise in program design, psychological/medical aspects of patients, and to gain knowledge of art work typical of various diagnostic groups. Must successfully complete RICIS training program and utilize RICIS in performing job duties as needed.

  • Interpersonal skills necessary to communicate effectively with patients and families in providing therapy and with physicians an other treatment team members in gathering and exchanging patient progress information.

  • Analytical skills needed to collect, interpret and analyze artwork, observe and note significant patient behaviors, evaluate effectiveness of program and administer budget associated with the program. Working Conditions + Normal patient care environment with little or no exposure to dust, noise or extreme temperature.

  • Exposure to moderately adverse working conditions in performing certain patient care activities.

  • Occasional exposure to infectious diseases when working with patients.

  • Evening and weekend flexibility required. SRAlab is an equal opportunity/affirmative action employer. All qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to sex, gender identity, sexual orientation, race, color, religion, national origin, disability, protected Veteran status, age, or any other characteristic protected by law. Job Location Chicago, Illinois, United States Position Type Part-Time Job Type Regular

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Art Therapist

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. 

Summary:
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.
Primary
Responsibilities:
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.

Additional Duties: 

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.

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