Expressive Therapy in Windsor, MO at Compass Health

Date Posted: 7/9/2018

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Job Description

Compensation: 14.34

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:
1) Demonstrate written and verbal communication skills

2) Provide a positive/supportive environment for all patients during Expressive Therapy groups

3) Provide activity, art, music, or relaxation based therapy groups that are therapeutic and meet the treatment goals for patients of all ages

4) Plan and Execute Expressive Therapy groups based on specific themes

5) Adapt group plans based on the needs of patients

6) Educate patients in activates and techniques, such as sports, dance, music, art or relaxation techniques, designed to meet their specific physical and psychological needs

7) Conduct Expressive Therapy groups that improve patients' mental and physical well-being

8) 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

9) Observe, analyze, and document patients' participation, reactions, and progress during treatment programs as needed

10) Communicate behavioral observations to other members of the Expressive Therapy team as well as treatment team members

11) Develop an intervention plan to meet needs of patients, based on needs assessment, patient interests and objectives of therapy

12) Confer with members of the treatment team to plan and evaluate therapy needs of patients

13) 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

14) Adhere to all confidentiality policies and procedures of the organization

15) Continuing 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

16) Perform all other reasonable duties assigned

17) Other duties as assigned

 

Job Requirements

QUALIFICATIONS:
• Minimum of Associates degree from an accredited University in Therapeutic Recreation, Occupational Therapy, Art Therapy, Music Therapy or related human services field required. (Must be eligible for certification or registration in national professional organization)
• At least 1 year of experience in the mental health field required
• Has a commitment to service and personal excellence
• Is team oriented and values diversity