EMPLOYEMENT OPPORTUNITY

Expressive Arts Therapist/Counselor

FULL TIME: 40 hours a week 
APPLICATION OPENS: October 2019

PROJECTED START DATE: ASAP

Please e-mail your cover letter, references and resume to:  
Cécile Rêve, LMHC-EAT at artrelief.jointheteam@gmail.com

 

  • ARTrelief™ is an innovative and community focused Expressive Arts Therapy center, which has serviced individuals across the lifespan for the past 8 years.

  • We dedicate ourselves to the use and promotion of all forms of art to support health, joy, awareness, development, education, social-economic adjustment, cultural inclusion, equality, dignity and integrity in the community.

  • ARTrelief™ is dedicated to serving low income individuals and families, individuals with disabilities, individuals suffering from chronic illness, and their families. We acknowledge cultural and religious freedom, tolerance and diversity as positive values in our society.

Job Description:

Our philosophy is client-centered, service oriented, the therapist must be a team member who is service and group oriented, professional, able to adhere and support our organizational values, work within our treatment model, can be flexible with their time, demonstrate good time management skills, and be able to commit to a long term position (minimum 3 years). Ability to commit to at least 1 Saturday per month is necessary.


Responsibilities include all three individual, group and milieu therapy, clinical documentation, set up/ clean up, case management, meetings, individual and group supervision, administrative tasks, initiatives, and occasional events. Community involvement is essential to ARTrelief's mission statement, and all team members are required to participate in some capacity.

Due to our community needs, therapist preferably speaks more than one language, demonstrates proficiency in at least one expressive arts modality, is community driven, is LMHC or LICSW eligible, and works well in a team as well as independently.

Required Experience:

  • Master's Degree in Social Work or Counseling Psychology Specialization in Expressive Arts

  • Licensed or almost licensed

  • Experience working with Children and Families

  • ARTrelief is an Equal Opportunity Employer.

Required Skills:

  • Proficiency in at least 1 expressive arts therapy modality

  • Proficiency in computer technology and social media

  • Excellent organizational skills

  • Success in working within a team environment

  • Strong communication and planning skills

  • Success in working in community settings

 

Benefits:

  • Salary (exempt), 40 hours week

  • Major Holidays, accrued Paid Time Off

  • Creative work environment where service and initiative are encouraged and rewarded

  • Inclusion in a unique team of creative professionals

  • Experience in a social enterprise with a unique mission and collaborative approach

  • Experience bringing unique and inclusive expressive arts therapy, mental health and community services to a diverse community

  • Opportunity for growth

  • Training opportunities

We welcome inquiries from individuals who share our values,, who value service and inclusion, are passionate for the expressive arts, can deliver client centered mental health care, and want to support innovative practices.

Therapeutic Mentor Position

FULL TIME: 40 hours a week 
APPLICATION OPENS: March 2019

PROJECTED START DATE: ASAP

Please e-mail your cover letter, references and resume to:  
Cécile Rêve, LMHC-EAT at artrelief.jointheteam@gmail.com


• ARTrelief™ offers an array of outpatient mental health services, expressive arts services, as well as wellness programs for individuals of all ages, and is now expanding to offer Therapeutic Mentoring. See below for more information on this position:

 

• Candidate must have dependable mode of transportation and have the flexibility to work Monday through Saturday to accommodate our clients’ family needs. 

• Candidate must adhere to our mission and be well organized, with integrity, excellent communication skills, and the ability to self-manage.


• Candidate must be able to commit to the position for a minimum of 2 years.


• Due to our multicultural population, candidates speaking a second language will be prioritized (Spanish, Portuguese, French, French Creole, Chinese, Arabic, Hebrew, Russian).


Therapeutic Mentor Job Responsibilities (www.mass.gov/masshealth)

“Therapeutic Mentoring Services are provided to youth with masshealth (under the age of 21) in any setting where the youth resides, such as the home (including foster homes and therapeutic foster homes), and in other community settings such as school, child care centers, respite settings, and other culturally and linguistically appropriate community settings.
Therapeutic Mentoring offers structured, one-to-one, strength-based support services between a therapeutic mentor and a youth for the purpose of addressing daily living, social, and communication needs.

 

Therapeutic Mentoring services include supporting, coaching, and training the youth in age-appropriate behaviors, interpersonal communication, problem-solving and conflict resolution, and relating appropriately to other children and adolescents, as well as adults, in recreational and social activities pursuant to a behavioral health treatment plan developed by an outpatient, or In-Home Therapy provider in concert with the family, and youth whenever possible, or Individual Care Plan (ICP) for youth with ICC.


These services help to ensure the youth’s success in navigating various social contexts, learning new skills and making functional progress, while the Therapeutic Mentor offers supervision of these interactions and engages the youth in discussions about strategies for effective handling of peer interactions.

Therapeutic Mentoring services must be necessary to achieve a goal(s) established in an existing behavioral health treatment plan for outpatient or In-home Therapy or in an ICP for youth in ICC, and progress toward meeting the identified goal(s) must be documented and reported regularly to the youth’s current treater(s). Services are designed to support age-appropriate social functioning or ameliorate deficits in the youth’s age-appropriate social functioning.”

Key role

The Therapeutic Mentoring provider engages the youth in activities in the community. These activities meet one or more of the following purposes:
• Provision of anticipatory guidance
• Teaching of alternative strategies
• Role playing
• Behavioral rehearsal
• Skill acquisition in the community
• Practicing skills in the community
• Exposure to social situations in which age-appropriate skills can be practiced
• Enhancing conflict resolution skills
Developing communication skills

Therapeutic Mentoring interventions are designed to address one or more goals on a youth’s existing outpatient or In-home Therapy treatment plan (for youth not in ICC) and are provided while engaging the youth in the following types of activities:
• Social activities
• Recreational activities
• Athletic activities
• Artistic or creative activities
Educational or vocational activities
Activities of daily living based in the community (e.g., taking public transportation, applying for a job, etc.)


Minimum Qualifications for Therapeutic Mentors include:
 

  • 21 years of age or older; and

  • bachelor’s degree in a human service field from an accredited university and one year experience working with children/adolescents/transition age youth;

  • associate’s degree in a human services field from an accredited school and one year of experience working with the target population; or

  • High school diploma or GED and a minimum of two years of experience working with children/adolescents/transition age youth

Benefits:

 

  • Competitive compensation based on qualifications and experience

  • Flexible hours whenever possible

  • Creative work environment where service and initiative are encouraged and rewarded

  • Inclusion in a unique team of creative professionals

  • Experience in a social enterprise with a unique mission and collaborative approach

  • Experience bringing unique and inclusive expressive arts therapy, mental health and community services to a diverse community

  • Opportunity for growth

  • Training opportunities

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