Expressive Therapy Assistant in Windsor, MO at Compass Health

Date Posted: 7/1/2018

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Job Description

Compensation: 12.24

Job Description

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).

Job Responsibilities

  1. Provide activity, art, music, or relaxation based therapy for patients of all age groups.
  2. Provide a positive/supportive environment for all patients during Expressive Therapy groups.
  3. Demonstrate verbal and written communication.
  4. Plan and execute Expressive Therapy groups based on specific themes.
  5. Provide groups that are therapeutic and meet treatment goals of all patients.
  6. Adapt group plans based on the needs of patients.
  7. Educate patients in activities and techniques, such as sports, dance, music, art or relaxation techniques, designed to meet their specific physical and psychological needs.
  8. Conduct Expressive Therapy groups that improve patients' mental and physical well-being.
  9. 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.
  10. Observe, analyze, and document patients' participation, reactions, and progress during treatment programs as needed.
  11. Communicate behavioral observations to members of the Expressive Therapy team.
  12. Other duties as assigned.

 

Job Requirements

Qualifications

  • HS/GED required
  • At least 60 hours of college credit including classes focusing on areas appropriate to offering therapeutic interventions to patients in an acute care psychiatric setting and/or in the Human Service Field or at least 2 years of experience offering expressive therapy services in an inpatient psychiatric setting. 
  • Previous experience offering expressive therapy services in an inpatient psychiatric setting or providing instruction in a classroom setting is preferred.

Benefits

At Pathways, we understand that our employees work hard, so we provide a generous benefits package. Benefits for the Expressive Therapy Assistant position include:

  • Medical, dental and vision insurance
  • 401(K) retirement plan
  • Disability insurance
  • PTO

Company Overview

Pathways Community Behavioral Healthcare, Inc. is a nonprofit community mental health center that provides a full continuum of mental health care and access to services in Missouri and Louisiana. Our focus is achieving and sustaining optimal wellness for individuals and communities. We do this by providing accessible mental health, alcohol and drug treatment and prevention services. Our mission is to enhance wellness in the lives of individuals and communities by instilling hope, building partnerships and supporting recovery.

For more information about who we are and what we do, please visit our website . We look forward to hearing from you!