Expressive Therapist/Expressive Therapy Assistant in Windsor, MO at Compass Health

Date Posted: 10/24/2018

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Job Description

Compensation: 14.34

DEPARTMENT: Clinical Services

REPORTS TO: Director of Expressive Therapy

POSITION PURPOSE

This position is responsible for implementing therapeutic patient services as a part of the Expressive Therapy Program, will act as a member of the interdisciplinary treatment team, will maintain an appropriate patient caseload and create individual patient assessments. 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

• Demonstrate written and verbal communication skills
• Provide a positive/supportive environment for all patients during Expressive Therapy groups
• Provide activity, art, music, or relaxation based therapy groups to meet the treatment goals for patients of all ages
• Plan and Execute Expressive Therapy groups based on specific themes
• 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
• Communicate behavioral observations to other members of the Expressive Therapy team as well as treatment team members
• Develop an intervention plan to meet needs of patients, based on needs assessment, patient interests and objectives of therapy and record on MTP
• Confer with members of the treatment team to plan and evaluate therapy needs of patients
• Plan, organize, direct and participate in treatment programs and activities to facilitate patients' rehabilitation and help them to develop coping skills to integrate into daily life
• Adhere to all confidentiality policies and procedures of the organization
• Continue to find and develop new and innovative activities and group plans to engage patients in group as well as promote mental and physical well-being
• 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

• 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 one year of experience in the human services field required.

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