Art Therapist

HELP USA

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About HELP USA

At HELP USA, we work to ensure that everyone has a place to call home.  We’re one of the nation’s largest homeless services providers and low-income housing developers serving at-risk populations including families, individuals, veterans, survivors of domestic violence, people with physical and mental health challenges and disabilities, and seniors.  With an annual operating budget approaching $150 million and 1400 employees working in nearly 60 programs, we have helped over 500,000 people facing homelessness and poverty to build better lives.  We hope that you will consider joining our team in the fight against homelessness.

Position Overview

As Creative Arts Therapist for one of our shelter sites, you’ll be a member of an interdisciplinary team and work with all program service staff to integrate therapeutic needs with placement related goals and objectives.  You’ll use art modalities to provide group and individual therapy to facilitate insight or behavioral change and support clients’ progress towards health and housing. 

Your responsibilities will include:

  • Assessing clients, and determining goals for appropriate methods of treatment within the context of attaining mental health stability and diversion back to community when appropriate.

  • Creating and maintaining relevant group structures, milieu activities, and projects to encourage client participation in the therapeutic and housing process and to foster a sense of community and support.

  • Working closely with the interdisciplinary team to foster a therapeutic environment and participating in clients’ treatment plans, weekly case conferences, and staff meetings.

  • Completing progress notes to document the types of activities in which client participates, patterns of attendance, interpersonal behavior, response to modalities, and progress towards goals.

Requirements

  • Master’s Degree in Creative Arts Therapy

  • ATR-BC and LCAT

  • Bilingual (English/Spanish) preferred

  • Computer literacy, particularly with Microsoft Office applications. 

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