Art Therapist

Specialized Services - Schools Genoa, Illinois Naperville, Illinois


Description

Position at SESI Schools

Title: Art Therapist

Department: Expressive Therapy Dept.

Reports to: Head of the Expressive Therapy Department

Type of Position: Full-time

 

Dept. Mission Statement

It is the belief of the Expressive Therapies Program at SESI Schools that the creative processes involved in the visual and performing arts are healing and life enhancing. Our mission is to serve the students of SESI Schools by providing standards of professional competence, thereby developing the social and emotional good health necessary to promote academic and social growth in our students. Simultaneously, our mission is to promote knowledge and understanding of the field of expressive therapies to the communities, which we serve.

 

Summary

While providing individual, dyad, and group art therapy, participates in interdisciplinary treatment planning by developing an art therapy treatment plan, and collaborating with students’ treatment team.

 

Essential Duties and Responsibilities

Include the following. Other duties as assigned.

       Observes, assesses, and places students in appropriate expressive therapy service

       Provides individual, dyad, and group art therapy

       Develops expressive therapy treatment plan

       Collaborates with treatment team as necessary

       Participates in interdisciplinary treatment planning

       Provides in-service training to team members as appropriate, and in conjunction with expressive therapy team and/or clinical teams.

       Documents in students’ files according to requirements of regulatory agencies

       Participates in supervision for art therapist

       Maintains licensure according to state and federal regulations

Requirements

       Master’s degree in Art Therapy from an AATA accredited/approved program

       License or license eligible:

o        ATR-Provisional License between graduation and LPC/ATR

o        Licensed Professional Counselor (LPC) –or- Licensed Clinical Professional Counselor (LCPC)- in state of Illinois

o        Art Therapy Registration (ATR)

       Strong art based assessment skills (LECATA, Expressive Therapy Continuum)

       Ability to work independently at multiple sites within the agency

       Ability to communicate effectively with professionals/students/families


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