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C&E Arts Therapist I - Western Psychiatric Hospital

Description

Purpose:
The Creative and Expressive Therapist I (C&E Therapist I) will be conducting individual and group therapy as part of a multidisciplinary team. They will perform assigned tasks delegated by the C&E Arts Therapist Program Coordinator/Supervisor. The Creative and Expressive Arts Therapies department has been part of Western Psychiatric Hospital since the early 1980s. We currently have 7 full time staff and 1 part time staff encompassing Art, Dance/Movement, Music, Recreation, and Yoga therapies. We provide mainly group services throughout the hospital on all inpatient units and work with clients from ages 3 to 100+. Individuals with a Music Therapy degree strongly preferred. 


Responsibilities:

  • Facilitate Creative & Expressive Arts Therapist specialty training/orientation activities as requested by Creative & Expressive Arts Therapist Program Coordinator/supervisor.
  • Supervise students with oversight/support from Creative & Expressive Arts Therapist Program Coordinator/Supervisor.
  • Conduct individual and/or group therapy sessions effectively using a Creative & Expressive Arts Therapist discipline.
  • Document in the Medical Record according to established guidelines including assessments and treatment progress notes.
  • Document training and supervision activities according to established guidelines.
  • Adhere to hospital guidelines related to quality and safety.
  • Request and care for supplies responsibly and appropriately with consideration for the safety of the population.
  • Monitor for safe and responsible use of supplies.
  • Attend Creative & Expressive Arts Therapist department meetings regularly.
  • Maintain professional certification/licensure as per CEU requirements.
  • Attend 1-3 unit based or institute wide in-services/trainings yearly. Learn and use up-to-date technology and practices in delivery of patient care.
  • Attend interdisciplinary meetings and other activities as needed.
  • Maintain on-going communication with unit and Creative & Expressive Arts Therapist staff.
  • Perform assigned work in a timely and productive manner.
  • Performs in accordance with system-wide competencies/behaviors. Performs other duties as assigned.

Qualifications

  • Completion of Master’s Degree in a Creative/Expressive Arts Therapy such as Art Therapy, Music Therapy, Dance/Movement Therapy, Drama Therapy or in a related Mental Health field from an accredited college or University is required.
  • The ability to clearly communicate both orally and in writing is required.
  • For this entry-level position, 1 year of experience providing group and/or individual therapy using a Creative & Expressive Arts Therapist discipline is necessary.
  • Graduate internship training hours count as experience for this position.
  • The incumbent must be physically capable of providing direct total physical care to unpredictable, potentially violent mentally ill patients as necessary, including lifting, supporting, running towards or away from areas where problems are occurring and pushing and pulling equipment such as wheelchairs, IV poles, etc.

Licensure, Certifications, and Clearances:
Candidates must hold the minimum credentialing for a creative arts discipline such as: Music Therapy (MT-BC); Dance Movement Therapy (R-DMT); Drama Therapy (RDT), or have a Master’s Degree in Art Therapy and be working toward certification

  • Cardiopulmonary Resuscitation (CPR)
  • Comprehensive Crisis Management (CCMC)
  • Act 31 Child Abuse Reporting with renewal
  • Act 33 with renewal
  • Act 34 with renewal
  • Act 73 FBI Clearance with renewal

UPMC is an Equal Opportunity Employer/Disability/Veteran

Individuals hired into this role must comply with UPMC’s COVID vaccination requirements upon beginning employment with UPMC. Refer to the COVID-19 Vaccination Information section at the top of this page to learn more.

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