Summary The Art Therapist is responsible for providing art therapy services for the Art Therapy Studio and contracting agencies. Major areas of responsibility will include providing individual or group art therapy to those with special emotional, behavioral, cognitive or physical needs. The Art Therapist will also be an advocate for art therapy in the industry and in the communities we serve.
Essential Duties and Responsibilities include the following. Other duties may be assigned.
Qualifications 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.
Education and/or Experience
Master degree in Art Therapy required; ATR, Board Certification within one year of employment for full time employees or two for part time employees. Specialized training in areas of service a plus. Experience working with diverse client populations required. Experience in a not-for-profit organization is preferred.
Language / Communication Skills
Outstanding communication skills; strong writing skills; strong public speaking skills; effective interpersonal and team communication skills
Working knowledge of Microsoft Word, Excel, e-mail and internet
Identifies and resolves problems in a timely manner. Gathers and analyzes information skillfully. Develops alternative solutions. Works well in group problem solving situations
Manages difficult or emotional customer situations. Responds promptly to customer needs. Solicits customer feedback to improve service. Responds to requests for service and assistance. Meets commitments
Develops workable implementation plans. Communicates changes effectively. Builds commitment and overcomes resistance
Demonstrates knowledge of market and competition. Aligns work with strategic goals. Analyzes market and competition and adapts strategy to changing conditions
Demonstrated ability to successfully develop and implement programs that achieve organizational objectives. Ability to foster/maintain a positive and team oriented work environment; working knowledge of art therapy clinical policies, procedures and ethics. Ability and willingness to represent the organization at events and meetings that are outside of normal business hours.
Physical Demands The physical demands described here are representative of those that must be met by an employee to successfully perform the essential functions of this job. Reasonable accommodations may be made to enable individuals with disabilities to perform the essential functions.
While performing the duties of this job, the employee is frequently required to stand and walk. The employee is occasionally required to sit; use hands to finger, handle, or feel; reach with hands and arms; stoop, kneel, crouch, or crawl and talk or hear. The employee must occasionally lift and/or move up to 25 pounds. Specific vision abilities required by this job include close vision, distance vision, color vision, peripheral vision, depth perception and ability to adjust focus.
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. The noise level in the work environment is usually quiet.
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