The Art Therapist plans or conducts Art Therapy sessions or programs to improve clients' physical, cognitive, or emotional well being.
ESSENTIAL FUNCTIONS OF THE ROLE :
Plans, directs, and coordinates medically approved therapeutic art sessions designed to enhance patient physical, emotional, and learning skills.
Observes, analyzes, and records patient's participation, reactions, and progress during treatment sessions, modifying treatment programs as needed.
Develops art therapy treatment plan and establishes patient goals while maintaining the flexibility necessary to adapt changes based on the patient's emotional and\or physical limitations.
Prepares tasks and conducts art therapy sessions to improve patient's mental health and physical well being.
Confers with members of treatment team to plan and evaluate therapy programs.
Prepares and submits reports to treatment team to reflect patient's reactions and evidence of progress or regression.
Develops community art projects in coordination with the arts in medicine program coordinator.
Maintains expense records and supplies.
KEY SUCCESS FACTORS :
Knowledge of principles, methods, and procedures for the diagnosis, treatment, and rehabilitation of physical and mental dysfunctions.
Knowledge of human behavior and performance; individual differences in ability, personality, and interests; learning and motivational strategies; and the assessment and treatment of behavioral and affective disorders.
Skill in observing and understanding individual reactions.
Verbal and written communication skills.
Ability to draw conclusions.
Ability to provide personal assistance and emotional support to patients and family members.
Master's degree in art therapy from an accredited art therapy program or master's degree in a related field meeting the requirements for registration from the Art Therapy Credentials Board (ATCB) and the state of Texas.
Licensed Professional Counselor (LPC) or Licensed Professional Counselor-Intern (LPC-I) is preferred.
One (1) year of related experience. Experience cannot be substituted for educational requirement.
Our competitive benefits package includes the following - Immediate eligibility for health and welfare benefits - 401(k) savings plan with dollar-for-dollar match up to 5% - Tuition Reimbursement - PTO accrual beginning Day 1 Note: Benefits may vary based upon position type and/or level
- EDUCATION - Masters' or Bachelors plus 2 years of work experience above the minimum qualification
- EXPERIENCE - A minimum of 1 year experience required
- CERTIFICATION/LICENSE/REGISTRATION - Registered Art Therapist (ART), Board Cert Art Therapist (ART-BC): Must be either a Registered Art Therapist or Board Certified Art Therapist within 90 days of hire.
Baylor Scott & White Health (BSWH) is the largest not-for-profit health care system in Texas and one of the largest in the United States. With a commitment to and a track record of innovation, collaboration, integrity and compassion for the patient, BSWH stands to be one of the nation’s exemplary health care organizations. Our mission is to serve all people by providing personalized health and wellness through exemplary care, education and research as a Christian ministry of healing. Joining our team is not just accepting a job, it’s accepting a calling!