Art Therapist- Oklahoma Children's Hospital- Part

at OU Medicine, Inc. in Oklahoma City, Oklahoma, United States

Job Description

Position Title:Art Therapist- Oklahoma Children's Hospital- Part Time

Department:Child Life Program

Job Description:
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General Description: The position will provide direct services for patients and families by using art as a tool to help them attain and maintain their maximum levels of functioning and coping in the area of physical, cognitive, communication and social/emotional health. Program planning will be designed to reduce stress, increase adaptive coping, provide normalization, promote social interaction and support developmental integrity through play experiences in a safe environment.

Essential Responsibilities:
Responsibilities listed in this section are core to the position. Inability to perform these responsibilities with or without an accommodation may result in disqualification from the position.
Will assess and prioritize patient needs through referrals and patient review process.
Identify interventions based on patient assessment, match techniques to developmental, emotional, physical and social needs of patients and families.
Provide art, through a multitude of modalities, interventions designed to meet patients' physical or psychological needs, such as art expression, painting, drawing, etc.
Inform and educate patients and families on the use of art therapy techniques to support health coping and normal growth and development.
Involve family members in art therapy services per assessments including teaching skills and resources for transition to home.
Implement and document patient care plans; communicate plans and outcomes to others.
Provide art therapy programming to complement work in meeting the psychosocial and developmental needs of patients and families.
Provide individual and group sessions to fulfill therapeutic objectives, including but not limited to: anxiety reduction, pain management, developmental stimulation, alternative means of expression/communication, positive coping techniques, procedural support, quality of life and family/patient support.
Identify and educate appropriate art resources for each patient and family
Participate in interdisciplinary team planning and co-treating
Monitor patient progress and remain adaptive in plan of care
Incorporate art therapy in development of patient's self-awareness and expression, coping skills, sense of well-being and social behavior
Provide educational in-services for patients and families as well as staff members
Coordinate, train and supervise students and volunteers related to art therapy

General Responsibilities:
Performs other duties as assigned

Minimum Qualifications:

Education: Master's degree in Art Therapy, Art Therapy/Counseling, or Art Education with Concentration in Counseling
Experience: Completion of a supervised art therapy internship of at least 600 hours
License(s)/Certification(s)/Registration(s) Required: Registered Art Therapist (ATR) required within first year of employment. Board Certified Art Therapist (ATR-BC) preferred.

Knowledge, Skills and Abilities:
Must have knowledge of the theories of art therapy, family systems, cultural awareness and human growth and development.
Must have effective oral and written communication skills.
Ability to work with an interdisciplinary team.
Skill in the supervision of students and volunteers.
Must have good interpersonal skills to develop effective working relationships and to deal with difficult family/individual dynamics.
Knowledge of performance improvement tools and how to monitor an ongoing process.
Skill in planning programs and analyzing the problems that arise.
Good presentation skills for representing the department to internal and external audiences.
Computer skills and a general knowledge of office procedures.

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Job Posting: 3112061

Posted On: Jun 19, 2024

Updated On: Jul 19, 2024

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