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Expressive Therapist - Art (full time days, Crittenton Children's Center)

Posted: 04/29/2022

The Opportunity:
Saint Luke’s Crittenton Children’s Center in South Kansas City, MO is seeking a well-rounded, passionate, responsible, and reliable Expressive Therapist to join our dynamic multi-disciplinary team of therapists.  You will have the exciting and rewarding opportunity to improve the lives of children and teens.

The Expressive Therapist must be flexible, organized, detail oriented, dependable, independent, creative, have excellent communication and documentation skills, willing to learn, have solid art skills, professional, and ready to work as a team player.

Shift Details: 
8-hour shift (9 am – 5:30 pm)
Occasional need to be flexible (could potentially need to work a weekend shift or evening hours)

The Work:
The Expressive Therapist will implement trauma-informed and therapeutic activities to enhance the physical, mental, and emotional well-being of our children receiving residential and hospital services.
•    This position is responsible for creating and implementing therapeutic modalities that are consistent with the treatment needs of children and adolescents. 
•    This position will serve clients in individual and group settings.
•    Will collaborate with the multi-disciplinary treatment team throughout all programs. 
•    Completes assessments, documents behavior and progress in EPIC (electronic medical record).
•    Must be flexible with co-leading various therapy groups and activities (music, recreation & social events)
•    Establishes therapeutic relationships with clients to facilitate the treatment process while maintaining appropriate boundaries.

•    Must have a bachelor’s degree in art therapy and a minimum of two (2) years of experience.
•    Must be a Registered (ATR) or Board-Certified Art Therapist (ATR-BC).
•    Must have knowledge of specific age-appropriate mental health care needs of children and adolescent patients.
•    Must have the ability to intervene effectively in crisis situations.
•    Must be Mandt certified (will train).
•    Must have valid driver’s license and clean driving record.

Why Saint Luke’s?  
•    Saint Luke’s offers competitive salaries and benefits packages to all eligible employees, click here to find out more.
•    We believe in creating a collaborative environment where all voices are heard.
•    We are here for you and will support you in achieving your goals.
•    We are dedicated to innovation and always looking for ways to improve.

Job Requirements

Applicable Experience:
Less than 1 year
Driver's License - Class E - Various
Bachelor's Degree - Art

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