Part-Time Expressive Therapist/Assistant in Windsor, MO at Compass Health Network

Date Posted: 4/9/2021

Job Snapshot

Job Description

Compensation: ETA $13.12 ET $15.00

POSITION PURPOSE

This position is responsible for providing expressive therapy services to patients, providing assistance to professional and paraprofessional staff members in providing quality expressive therapy services. Demonstrate competency in providing therapeutic group activities with preadolescents (3-12), adolescents (13-17) and adults (18 and older, including geriatrics).

ESSENTIAL FUNCTIONS – JOB SPECIFIC

• Provide activity, art, music, or relaxation based therapy for patients of all age groups
• Provide a positive/supportive environment for all patients during Expressive Therapy groups
• Demonstrate verbal and written communication
• Plan and execute Expressive Therapy groups based on specific themes
• Provide groups that are therapeutic and meet treatment goals of all patients
• Adapt group plans based on the needs of patients
• Educate patients in activities and techniques, such as sports, dance, music, art or relaxation techniques, designed to meet their specific physical and psychological needs
• Conduct Expressive Therapy groups that improve patients' mental and physical well-being
• Encourage patients with special needs and circumstances to acquire new skills and get involved in health-promoting leisure activities, such as sports, games, arts and crafts, and other healthy coping skills
• Observe, analyze, and document patients' participation, reactions, and progress during treatment programs as needed
• Develop an intervention plan to meet needs of patients, based on needs assessment, patient interests and objectives of therapy and record on MTP
• Communicate behavioral observations to members of the Expressive Therapy team
• Adhere to all confidentiality policies and procedures of the organization
• Remain current on organizational standards such as (but not limited to) CALM, CPR, and Relias learning
• Other duties as assigned

ESSENTIAL FUNCTIONS – COMPANY WIDE

• Regularly attends work except for approved absences
• Attends all training as required
• Maintain professional, “champion” behavior
• Provides quality customer service
• Provides services with a commitment to service excellence
• Works in a way that exhibits a commitment to personal excellence
• Team Oriented and Values Diversity

WORKING CONDITIONS & EXPOSURE RISK

• Regular exposure to blood and/or body fluids
• Regular exposure to biohazard waste materials

 

Job Requirements

EDUCATION-Expressive Therapist Assistant:

• High School/GED required
• Associates degree in therapeutic recreation, occupational therapy, art therapy, music therapy or related human services field preferred

WORK EXPERIENCE

At least one year of experience in the human services field required

EDUCATION-Expressive Therapist: 

• Associates degree in therapeutic recreation, occupational therapy, art therapy, music therapy or related human services field required
• Bachelor’s degree in therapeutic recreation, occupational therapy, art therapy, music therapy or related human services field preferred

WORK EXPERIENCE

At least two years of experience in mental health required if 60 hours of college credit is not obtained

 

Compass Health is an Equal Opportunity/Affirmative Action Employer and an E-Verify participant.