Under the general supervision of the Director of Clinical Services, the Art Therapist is responsible for assessing clients and developing therapeutic relationships through artistic expression. The Art Therapist is responsible for providing education to clients, their caregivers and to the care team. The Art Therapist is responsible for planning, organizing and facilitating groups and individual sessions with clients and caregivers.
Reasonable accommodations may be made to enable individuals with disabilities to perform the essential functions.
- Provides full-cycle, individual, child-centered, creative art therapy including the assessment of the client’s mental/behavioral health.
- Completes new client intake session, assuring that releases, waivers, and permissions are signed by appropriate person(s) or caregivers.
- Develops individual patient goals and care plans with the patient and his/her caregiver.
- Provide ongoing assessment and therapy using art therapy techniques. Reviews and adapts the care plan with the patient and caregiver to assure that the patient is progressing to wellness. Communicates with caregiver regarding patient’s progress and suggests ways the caregiver can support the patient.
- Maintains current case records and documentation as required by licensing, regulatory, and/or funding sources. Includes assessment, goals, progress notes, personal information, releases and reports from other organizations.
- Participates in inter-disciplinary team meetings to help client achieve and maintain long-term wellness.
- Maintains required licenses and certifications pertinent to employment; Participates in continuing education/training as necessary to remain competent and as required by regulatory/surveying agencies.
- Participates in Agency CQI program by conducting peer reviews/audits of medical records; participates in clinical supervision with primary and secondary clinical supervisors. Prepares and maintains clinical supervision records to meet credentialing and licensure requirements.
- Maintains client confidentiality in accordance with HIPPA and the Family Rights and Privacy Act of 1974.
Children’s Aid Society provides equal employment opportunities to all employees and applicants for employment without regard to race, color, ancestry, national origin, gender, sexual orientation, marital status, religion, age, disability, gender identity, results of genetic testing, or service in the military.