Expressive Art Therapist - Esther B. Clark School
Company: Children's Health Council
Location: Palo Alto
Posted on: September 24, 2022
$8000 Hiring Bonus for FTE .75 or More Join Us #workthatmatters
Behind every child who believes in their own potential is an adult
who believed first. Could that be you? CHC is seeking to grow our
team with passionate professionals who believe that:
every child who walks through CHC's doors is filled with promise
and potential (even if they don't see it themselves).
differences are superpowers and kids are superheroes (even when
they're in disguise).
if a child is struggling, a whole family is struggling, and we can
offer them the first glimmer of hope they may have seen in a very
long time. By becoming a part of CHC, you have the unique
opportunity to: collaborate with some of the most renowned child
and adolescent experts in the country.
be an instrument of healing, leading children, teens and young
adults to roads filled with growth, promise and self-discovery.
leverage your own unique talents to change lives every day. At CHC,
we believe in the promise and potential of every child, teen and
young adult. Our mission is to transform young lives by providing
culturally responsive best-in-class learning and mental health
services to families from diverse backgrounds regardless of
language, location or ability to pay. We specialize in ADHD,
Learning Differences, Anxiety & Depression and Autism. Esther B.
Clark Schools provide transformative education in a caring,
therapeutic day school setting where children with emotional and
behavioral issues re-engage in learning and develop the positive
behaviors necessary to transition back to a more traditional school
setting. It's one of the most successful programs of its kind. The
expressive art therapist at Esther B. Clark School in Palo Alto
plans and conducts expressive arts (art, dance, drama or music)
therapy groups to provide students with mental health challenges a
therapeutic milieu that requires the following duties:
Responsibilities: Works with members of students' interdisciplinary
teams to consult on how the expressive arts augment the therapeutic
needs of clients.
Runs weekly therapeutic expressive arts groups focused on art,
music, drama, and dance.
Devises expressive arts therapy program to address identified
psychological needs for students.
Is able to use and instruct in the use of a variety of expressive
Supports and monitors the development of students' art projects and
reports significant observation to child's individual
Becomes knowledgeable about each student's emotional and behavioral
challenges and is aware of current intervention strategies being
employed for selected students by regularly communicating with
Maintains expressive art materials and equipment
Serves as a primary individual and family therapist for at least
one EBC student.
Plans, sets up, and hosts annual expressive arts events for
students and families.
Works with CHC advancement department to showcase student creations
Attends team meetings to consult with multi-disciplinary treatment
team as necessary.
Attends weekly clinical meeting.
Generates creative projects that promote students' personal
expression of emotion through the expressive arts; Understands and
can convey the therapeutic implications of created art; Uses
expressive arts to augment therapeutic progress; Demonstrates
attention to detail.
Identifies and resolves problems in a timely manner consistent with
EBC's Positive Behavior Teaching ; Analyzes student art skillfully;
Develops constructive solutions that continue to positively engage
student in expressive art; Competently collaborates with teams to
problem solve situations; Uses reason even when dealing with
Develops project plans conducive to students' age and developmental
maturation; Designs and Promotes meaningful projects that elicit
student emotion; Communicates progress to teams in a regular and
timely basis; Purchases and uses materials that stays within given
Looks for ways to improve and promote quality of expressive art
therapy program; Demonstrates thoroughness in integrating
expressive art therapy program with overall EBC program.
Qualifications: To perform this job successfully, an individual
must be able to perform each essential duty satisfactorily. The
requirements listed below are representative of the knowledge,
skill, and/or ability required. Reasonable accommodations may be
made to enable individuals with disabilities to perform the
A Master's degree in Expressive Arts/Music/Dance/Drama; and one to
two years of related experience and/or training; or an equivalent
combination of education and experience is required.
Candidate must hold licensed/license-eligible as an MFT, LCSW,
LPCC, or PsyD.
Ability to read, analyze, and interpret clinical reports. Ability
to respond to common inquiries or complaints from parents,
regulatory agencies, or members of the public education
Ability to define problems, collect data, establish facts, and draw
valid conclusions. Ability to interpret and collect data and deal
with abstract and concrete variables.
To perform this job successfully, an individual should have
knowledge of Word Processing software; Spreadsheet software; Design
Candidate must hold a Registered Art Therapist level of
professional certification and be license eligible as a LMFT, LCSW,
or PsyD eligible; Licensure is preferred. Competitive Benefits: We
value our employees' time and efforts. Our commitment to your
success is enhanced by our competitive compensation and an
attractive and extensive benefits package for employees working at
least .75 FTE or greater, including: Medical, dental and vision
Health and Dependent Care Flexible Spending Accounts
Training and development
Life and personal accident insurance
Short and long-term disability coverage
Free continuing education classes offered on-site
Paid sick leave
14-16 paid holidays each year
Employees who work for a non-profit may qualify for loan
forgiveness under PSLF
Licensed mental health providers may be eligible for California
loan repayment programs We work to maintain the best possible
environment for our employees, where people can learn and grow with
the company. We strive to provide a collaborative, creative
environment where each person feels encouraged to contribute to our
processes, decisions, planning and culture.
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