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Contract Art Therapist

Company: Eating Recovery Center
Location: Arlington
Posted on: May 14, 2022

Job Description:

PRIMARY FUNCTION:Provides art therapy in individual and group format, for patients at the inpatient, residential, and partial hospital levels of care.ESSENTIAL DUTIES/ RESPONSIBILITIES:

  • Assess the need for creative arts therapy services for Eating Recovery Center patients
  • Develop art therapy program that addresses the psychological needs of patients in each of Eating Recovery Center's facilities
  • Instruct individuals and groups in the use of various art materials
  • Provide individual and group art therapy sessions
  • Collaborate with the multidisciplinary treatment team
  • Attend team meetings
  • Maintain and repair art materials and equipment
  • Document services provided to patients in the Electronic Medical RecordOTHER DUTIES:Support of other team members' responsibilities during their absenceSUPERVISORY RESPONSIBILITIES:N/AQUALIFICATIONS/EXPERIENCE REQUIRED:To perform this job successfully, an individual must be able to perform each essential duty satisfactorily. The requirements listed below are representative of the knowledge, skill, and/or ability required. Reasonable accommodations may be made to enable individuals with disabilities to perform the essential functions.CERTIFICATES, LICENSES, REGISTRATIONS:Must be licensed therapist or Registered Art TherapistCPR CertifiedCPIBASIC COMPUTER SKILLS:
    • Knowledge of and ability to create and edit documents in Microsoft Word, create/edit PowerPoint presentations and Excel spreadsheets.
    • Ability to "figure out" what you need to navigate Microsoft Office (Word, Excel, PowerPoint, Excel), ADP and position-specific software.
    • Knowledge of how to send and receive emails, as well as attach documents to an email and open attachments.
    • Ability to copy and paste information and use the Web for research.
    • Knowledge of basic computer terminology - reboot, hard drive, flash drive, USB port, etc.EDUCATION and/or EXPERIENCE:
      • Master's degree in the mental health field and at least two years of post-graduate experience providing art therapy to patients at any level of care.
      • Experience providing art therapy to patients with eating disorders preferred.PHYSICAL DEMANDS:The physical demands described here are representative of those an employee encounters while performing the essential functions of this job. Reasonable accommodations may be made to enable individuals with disabilities to perform the essential functions.The physical effort is represented by frequent handling of medium objects (to approximately 40 lbs.) and occasional handling of heavy objects (to approximately 120 lbs.). The essential duties of the position require the employee to stand continuously; sit and walk frequently; push, carry, reach, sit, walk and keyboard frequently; and occasionally climb, bend, squat, kneel, twist/turn, lift and pull. The position requires the ability to operate office equipment including: phone, printer, fax, computer and keyboard. The employee is required to have close visual acuity; the ability to distinguish color; and the ability to determine the accuracy, neatness and thoroughness of assigned work. If the essential function of the position requires a valid driver's license, the employee is required to have the visual acuity to operate a motor vehicle.WORK ENVIRONMENT:The work environment characteristics described here are representative of those an employee encounters while performing the essential functions of this job. Reasonable accommodations may be made to enable individuals with disabilities to perform the essential functions.While performing the essential duties of this job, the employee is subject to environmental conditions found in a behavioral health hospital environment. While performing the essential functions of the position, the employee is frequently exposed to blood and body fluids, bacteria, funguses, and viruses and will wear protective clothing. Occasionally, the employee will be exposed to chemicals, hazardous materials, communicable disease, combative situations, working outdoors, and surroundings may be hot, cold and wet. The employee is also exposed to loud or unpleasant noises.OTHER:
        • Equipment used: computer, phone
        • Access: stair, elevator
        • Travel: Frequent local travel within a defined geographic region
        • Work Hours/ Shifts: Generally Monday through Friday; however some evenings and weekends requiredPosition/Job characteristics described here are representative of those an employee encounters while performing the essential functions of this job. Reasonable accommodations may be made to enable individuals with disabilities to perform the essential functions.#LI-VK #APPTHER

Keywords: Eating Recovery Center, Arlington , Contract Art Therapist, Healthcare , Arlington, Texas

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