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

Date Posted: 9/24/2018

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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