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*********Posted July 2014*****

Two Rivers Behavioral Health is seeking an Art Therapist on a PRN basis to work as needed about 15-20 hours per week.  See the attached link : ad-art-therapist-7_2014.

Contact information:

Director, Human Resources | Two Rivers Behaviorial Health System | 5121  Raytown Road | Kansas City, MO 64133 | Direct Line: 816-382-6326 | Fax: 816-382-6811  | Main Line: 816-382-6300 | Email: Diane.Peoples@uhsinc.com

*********Posted May 2014*****

ArtMakers Studio Coordinator
Wyandot Center, Inc.
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Post Date: May 05, 2014
Job Type: Full Time
Start Date: ASAP
Salary: Salary Negotiable
Location: US - Kansas - Kansas City
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Description
This position manages and facilitates ArtMakers’ Place activities, exploring and creating funding opportunities and promoting strong relationships in the art community.JOB LOCATION(S):

?        This position will be based at ArtMakers’ Place studio.
?        Work at other Center locations or at various community sites may be required to meet the business needs of the mental health center.

ESSENTIAL JOB FUNCTIONS:

?        Coordinate/Organize schedules of activities of ArtMaker’s Place including but not limited to therapeutic groups, exhibits and other special events
?        Write and develop grants to seek additional funding opportunities
?        Plan and oversee fundraising events and other events to promote community partnerships and awareness of mental health issues
?        Manage art supplies including ordering of additional supplies as needed
?        Participates in expanding and developing current programming
?        Facilitates psychosocial/therapy led art groups to promote overall mental health wellness and recovery
?        Manages oversight of marketing including social media, websites, etc.
OTHER JOB FUNCTIONS:

?        Complies with all relevant Wyandot Center policies and procedures.
?        Completes required initial and on-going trainings to comply with state licensure
?        Completes documentation in an Electronic Medical Record within a timely manner
?        Performs other related duties as deemed appropriate by the immediate supervisor or designate.

MINIMUM QUALIFICATIONS:

?        Possess a bachelor’s degree from an accredited institution; preferably from a social services field or BFA.
?        Experience in the arts community
?        Experience working with persons diagnosed with a mental illness
?        Able to communicate effectively both orally and in writing
?        Be able to work independently and exhibit strong organizational skills
?        Models and inspires flexibility, creativity and enthusiasm in working with consumers and developing programming
?        Proficient in Microsoft Office
?        Preferred familiarity with design programs (i.e. InDesign, Photoshop, Adobe Creative Suite)
?        Ability to establish effective working relationships with Wyandot Center staff and community agencies
?        Ability to recognize and be sensitive to cultural and ethnic differences
?        Awareness around art as a healing tool and a need in social services fields
?        Must be able to safely perform the essential job functions with or without reasonable accommodations
?        Clearance through the Kansas Child Abuse/Neglect Register and criminal background check.

EOE

Contact Details
Name: Jeanne Beeves
Address: 757 Armstrong Avenue
City: Kansas City
State/Province: Kansas
Zipcode: 66101
Country: United States
Ph: 913 233 3310
FAX: 913 233 3375
Email: humanresources@wmhci.org

Read more at http://www.socialservice.com/jobdetails.cfm/64520/ArtMakers-Studio-Coordinator#EB0WjefJhMeUMWVo.99

**************POSTED MAY 2014******
Two Rivers has a Full-time and a PRN art therapy position open.  Could you please post in your newsletter?
Thanks so much
Two Rivers Behavioral Health System
Art Therapist – Full-Time and PRN
Job Code: 109700
Facility: Two Rivers Psychiatric Hospital
Location: KANSAS CITY, MO US
Region:
Travel Involved: None
Job Type: Full Time
Job Level:
Minimum Education Required: Bachelor’s Degree
Skills:
Health Care -> Behavioral Health
Therapy, Acute Care
Category: Healthcare - Rehabilitation,  Professionals
FTE: 1.00
Position Summary:
Universal Health Services, Inc. (UHS) is one of the nation’s largest and most respected health care management companies, operating through its subsidiaries acute care hospitals, behavioral health facilities and ambulatory centers nationwide. Founded in 1978, UHS subsidiaries now have more than 65,000 employees. The UHS business strategy is to build or purchase health care properties in rapidly growing markets and create a strong franchise based on exceptional service and effective cost control. Our success comes from a responsive management style and a service philosophy based on integrity, competence and compassion.
Two Rivers Behavioral Health (UHS Facility), a 105-bed acute facility, is a leading provider of behavioral health care in the Kansas City area on both an inpatient and outpatient basis. For the past 25 years the facility has provided 24-hour care for individuals in need. We currently have a position available for a full-time Art / Expressive Therapist to work with our inpatient and partial-hospital outpatient populations.
The successful candidate will have the opportunity to work with a variety of patient populations including adults and adolescents with mental health and/or substance use disorders. The Expressive Therapist is responsible for providing age and developmentally appropriate therapy groups and establishing behavioral treatment goals in a manner consistent with the philosophy and objectives of Two Rivers Hospital.
Requirements
The current Art / Expressive Therapist position is a full-time position which will be assigned specific group and occasional individual sessions.
To perform this job successfully, an individual must be able to demonstrate competency in the criteria listed in this job description. The specifications listed below are representative of the knowledge, skill, and ability to meet the minimum requirements for this position. Candidate must demonstrate competency in working with children, adolescents, and adults with mental health and substance use disorders.
Education: Master’s Degree in Art Therapy, Music Therapy or related field preferred. Bachelor’s is degree required.
Experience: One year experience in Expressive or Art Therapy field working with a mental health population is preferred.
Licensure/Certification: Working toward registered and board certified with American Art Therapy Association, American Music Therapy Association or appropriate license/certification based on field.
Knowledge: Knowledge of group leadership skills required, age specific growth and development, crisis and behavioral management preferred.
Join our team of dedicated professionals and make a real difference in the lives of others!
Heather Drake, LCSW
Two Rivers Behavioral Health System
Director of Clinical Services
(816) 382-6340 (Direct)
(816) 382-6300 (Operator)
(816)382-6383 (Fax)
Heather.Drake@uhsinc.com

**************Re-Posted May  2014****

JOB POSTING

Job Title:   Art Therapist/ MH Clinician

(Full-time w/benefits)

Location: Valeo Behavioral Health, 2401 SW 6th, Topeka KS

Supervisor: Cara Weeks, Expressive Therapies Coordinator

Hours: Exempt/Salaried

Job Function:

The functions of the Art Therapist position is to provide individual and group art therapy rehabilitation and psychotherapy services to consumers at Valeo BHC.  This is an full time Monday through Friday position with some flexibility in providing evening or weekend services.

The goals of the program are to provide solution-focused art therapy services to assist adults with mental illness in increasing community tenure and reaching toward therapeutic goals.

Job Requirements:

This position requires a Masters degree in Art Therapy or Expressive Therapy, national registration as an art therapist preferred (ATR or ATR-BC).  Additionally the position requires current Kansas licensure to meet eligibility for Title XIX and other 3rd party insurance reimbursement for psychotherapy services. Experience working with the SPMI population and have background in facilitating groups preferred.  A valid Kansas Driver’s License and proof of auto insurance is required, as the position requires providing transportation to clients. Must be able to perform day-to-day physical requirements of the position, including approximately 3 hours of data entry per shift, frequently moving around the building and community through each shift, ability to lift up to 25 pounds as needed and utilize various art materials.

To Apply:

External applicants should submit a cover letter and resume to Human Resources.

To Apply:

Apply in person or submit a cover letter and resume to:

Valeo Behavioral Health Care

Human Resources

5401 SW 7th Street

Topeka, KS 66606

You can fax your cover letter/resume to 785-273-7489.

Or you can email your cover letter/resume to apply@valeotopeka.org

Valeo is an EOE

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**************Posted Feb. 2014********

Full TimeContract art therapy position with Pennyroyal Mental Health at Western State Psychiatric Hospital in Kentucky.  For more details contact Jenelle Adams at Jenelle.klehammer@ky.gov

Excellent benefits and large studio space.  Also seeking an Music Therapist

**************Posted Feb. 2014********

Activity Therapist Position at Stormont Vail West, in Topeka KS

https://www.healthcaresource.com/stormont_vail/index.cfm?fuseaction=search.jobDetails&template=dsp_job_details.cfm&cJobId=519148

**************POSTED DEC. 2013******

Two Rivers Behavioral Health System

http://www.tworivershospital.com/employment/

Art Therapist - FT

Job Code: 109700
Facility: Two Rivers Psychiatric Hospital
Location: KANSAS CITY, MO US
Region:
Travel Involved: None
Job Type: Full Time
Job Level:
Minimum Education Required: Master’s Degree
Skills: Health Care -> Behavioral Health, Social Work/Case Management, Therapy, Acute Care
Category: Healthcare - Rehabilitation,Professionals
FTE: 1.00
Position Summary:
Universal Health Services, Inc. (UHS) is one of the nation’s largest and most respected health care management companies, operating through its subsidiaries acute care hospitals, behavioral health facilities and ambulatory centers nationwide. Founded in 1978, UHS subsidiaries now have more than 65,000 employees. The UHS business strategy is to build or purchase health care properties in rapidly growing markets and create a strong franchise based on exceptional service and effective cost control. Our success comes from a responsive management style and a service philosophy based on integrity, competence and compassion.

Two Rivers Behavioral Health (UHS Facility), a 105-bed acute facility, is a leading provider of behavioral health care in the Kansas City area on both an inpatient and outpatient basis. For the past 25 years the facility has provided 24-hour care for individuals in need. We currently have a position available for a full-time Art / Expressive Therapist to work with our inpatient and outpatient populations.

The successful candidate will have the opportunity to work with a variety of patient populations including adults and adolescents.  The Expressive Therapist is responsible for assessing patients leisure and recreational activities, providing age and developmentally appropriate therapy groups and establishing behavioral treatment goals in a manner consistent with the philosophy and objectives of Two Rivers Hospital.

Expressive Therapists will also serve as a member of the treatment team where they will discuss their cases and contribute to the best form of treatment.  Successful candidates must be comfortable in both one on one and in a group settings.

Requirements
The current Art / Expressive Therapist position is a full-time position which will be assigned specific group and/or individual sessions.

To perform this job successfully, an individual must be able to demonstrate competency in the criteria listed in this job description. The specifications listed below are representative of the knowledge, skill, and ability to meet the minimum requirements for this position. Staff must demonstrate flexibility for reassignment to units providing care to varied populations including children, adolescents, adults, older adults and dually diagnosed patients.

Education: Master’s Degree in Art Therapy, Music Therapy or related field preferred.  Bachelors degree required.

Experience: One year experience in Expressive or Art Therapy field working with a mental health population.

Licensure/Certification: Working toward registered and board certified with American Art Therapy Association, American Music Therapy Association or appropriate license/certification based on field.

Knowledge: Prefer knowledge of group leadership skills, age specific growth development, crisis and behavioral management.

Join our team of dedicated professionals and make a real difference in the lives of others!

**************POSTED 11-14-13********

MIDLAND CARE HOSPICE: http://www.midlandcare.org

Grief Support Specialist

Location: Topeka
Job Code: 221
# of Openings: 1

Description

Midland Care is seeking a caring and compassionate Grief Support Specialist to provide grief support to meet the grief and loss needs of community members and patients/clients served by Midland Care.  This professional provides grief support in numerous locations, to include the Midland Care Hospice House, private homes and nursing facilities.  The successful candidate must work well in a team setting, provide patient and family grief support and work well with all ages, especially children and youth.  Additionally, the Grief Support Specialist will work closely with volunteers and support groups; some presentations and after hours work is necessary.

Employment Status:  Full-Time, Salaried

Typical Hours of Work:  Monday through Friday, 8:00 a.m. to 5:00 p.m., including flexibility according to meet business needs.

Required Application Materials:  Cover Letter, Resume, Online Application

Qualifications

Required: Must possess a valid Kansas Driver’s License, in force automobile liability insurance and maintain a Motor Vehicle Record (MVR) that meets organization’s insurability standard as defined by Midland policy. Availability of reliable transportation is required for this position.

Preferred: Master’s degree in counseling, social work, divinity, psychology or other related human service field. Clinical background helpful. One year of experience working with volunteers and/or grief support experience.

Duties & Responsibilities

PEOPLE

  1. E.  Maintains grief support competency.
  2. E.  Seeks opportunities for professional growth.
  3. E.  Maintains professional boundaries.
  4. M.  Models attendance at Midland Care events and in-services.
  5. M.  Facilitates career development of clinical staff to include orientation and ongoing in-service. Works collaboratively with the clinical educator to identify and provide education to staff as needed.
  6. E.  Participates in meetings with supervisor, seeking guidance, support and encouragement as needed. Keeps supervisor informed of day-to-day operational issues.
  7. E.  Teaches about grief and loss support techniques of grief support to staff in alternate care settings (nursing facilities, hospitals, assisted-living facilities, etc.).

SERVICE

  1. E.  Assures excellent customer service is provided.
  2. E.  Ensures compliance with regulations, professional licensing, and standards of practice. (Q)
  3. M.  Participates in the interdisciplinary team (IDT) process and ensures the implementation of the plan of care to meet patient/family needs. (Q)
  4. E.  Acts independently and responsibly to perform job duties on a consistent basis.
  5. E.  Plans, develops and leads grief support and other groups for survivors; provides grief support to staff as needed.
  6. E.  Provides grief support to individuals and families through the Midland Grief and Loss Center.
  7. M.  Participates in on call rotation.
  8. M.  Utilizes evolving technology as assigned.

QUALITY

  1. M.  Participates in departmental and/or agency-wide quality improvement activities.
  2. E.  Demonstrates basic and complicated grief support skills and awareness.
  3. E.  Follows policies and procedures in the assessment, planning, intervention and evaluation of Grief and Loss Services for patients and families.
  4. E.  Performs duties within the scope of practice.
  5. E.  Functions as a member of the interdisciplinary team.
  6. E.  Manages time to encompass direct client care, individual support, support groups, educational programs, other meetings and trainings and coordination of Grief & Loss Center events.
  7. E.  Documents in electronic record within stated standards, provides complete and accurate supporting documentation.
  8. M.  Participates in agency Performance Improvement Program.
  9. E.  Assures commitment to quality.
  10. M.  Participates in the development of policies, procedures, clinical protocols, forms and in-service programs as appropriate. Assures appropriate implementation of these items.
  11. M.  Develops policies and procedures to provide grief support services to patients/clients in compliance with federal, state and local regulations.

GROWTH

  1. M.  Educates community and healthcare providers about Midland Grief and Loss Services.
  2. E.  Establishes effective working relationships with staff members, patients/clients and their families, community leaders, physicians, contractors, vendors, internal customers, bereavement professionals and others who connect with Midland Care.

FINANCE

  1. E.  Utilizes company resources in a prudent and appropriate manner. Is a good steward of company resources.
  2. E.  Monitors and responds to reports including: productivity, attendance, performance improvement, satisfaction surveys, Concern Reports, and budget.
  3. M.  Reviews and evaluates requests for approval from accounts payable for patient specific and department level requests.
  4. E.  Completes a financial assessment form for all persons stating financial need.

The Midland Way

Other Essential Duties & Responsibilities: Carries out the mission and values of Midland. Articulates Midland Philosophy. Demonstrates a willingness to assist in patient/client and family care as needed. Respects the autonomy and right of confidentiality of patients/clients and families. Demonstrates good customer service the Midland Way at all times. Participates in performance improvement activities. Demonstrates ability to work collaboratively with other staff. Comes to work in neat, clean attire and consistently presents an appropriately professional appearance. Comes to work as scheduled and consistently demonstrates dependability and punctuality. Understands the organization’s computer system(s) and the software(s) used within the department as applicable to this position. Serves as a Universal Employee and accepts assigned duties in a cooperative manner. Performs all duties as assigned in an effective manner. Understands and demonstrates compliance with Midland policies and procedures.

Physical Demands

Must have hearing acuity sufficient to hear verbal instructions and communication from clients, respond to emergency alarms, and answer the telephone.  Must be able to concentrate on moderate details with frequent interruptions, attend to specific functions for 10-55 minutes, remember multiple tasks and assignments over an 8-12 hour period, and understand and relate specific ideas and concepts.  Must be able to deal effectively with stress, patients and their families, multiple tasks, noise, interruptions, and emotional loss, and to work cooperatively with other members of the interdisciplinary team while maintaining a pleasant and professional demeanor.  Must be able to travel to and access patient homes where conditions may be adverse due to weather, environment, or patients’ lifestyles.

HIPAA Security Class

Clerical/Clinical: Access to medical records to modify or create. No access to billing or software maintenance.

Equipment Used

Personal computer, laptop computer, projector, telephone, cell phone, photocopier/printer, postage machine.

Positions Supervised (if any) (This section lists the positions for which the incumbent provides full range, direct supervision as outlined in the duty statement above.)

  • None

Work Environment

Individual must wear appropriate business attire and spends virtually all of the time inside.

**************POSTED 9-27-13*********

Catholic Children’s home in Alton, IL
Special Education population with children and teens. Ages typically 10-18.
All student’s have learning disabilities and/or emotional/behavioral diagnoses.
This is an adjunct therapy position.
Main duties include:
  • individual and group therapy (There is much freedom to create your own groups based on assessed needs of students. Can do classroom based groups and school wide community art projects.)
  • art therapy assessments on incoming students
  • developing art therapy goals that are part of their IEPs
  • participating in IEP meetings
They have informed me that they prefer someone who already has an ATR or is VERY close to getting it. The hours are 8am-3pm. This is a school schedule with summers off. Sometimes there is an option to work summer school for extra money depending on number of students enrolled. Lately the numbers have been small so most likely summer work won’t be an option right now. A side note: CCH school has a WONDERFUL art studio space that includes sand trays, a potter’s wheel, kiln, dark room(has not gotten much use as of late), upcycle “junk yard” area and sink. Tons of supplies and storage space.
If interested send letter of interest and resume to Candace Hovey at hovey@catholichildrenshome.com.
If you have any other questions you can message me at lizzabethw@gmail.com
Thanks,
Elizabeth Walters

**************POSTED 6-24-13*********

JOB ANNOUNCEMENTS:

ReDiscover Art Therapy Position ( Deanna Rand is employed here full time)

This art therapy position is part time at the Lee’s Summit location. It would begin in Augsut/Septemeber one day a week, working with chronically mentally ill adults. It would involve 2 groups and some individual work. For more info, please contact Deanna Rand at: deanna.rand@yahoo.com

Community Learning Council in Oklahoma City

Jane Chappell, an ESU alum who used to be the AT at Ozanam in KC, has job openings at the Community Learning Council, a domestic violence agency, in Oklahoma City. Please call Jane at 816-616-7826 or 405-470-2882 for more info.

**************POSTED 5-10-13*********

Expressive Therapy Position at Crittenton Children’s Center, Kansas City MO

https://wfa.kronostm.com/index.jsp?SRCSEQ=postingSearchResults&locale=en_US&applicationName=SaintLukesKTMDReqExt&SEQ=jobDetails&POSTING_ID=43290754009

****************POSTED 5-1-13*********

Art / Expressive Therapist - PRN

Job Code: 94605
Facility: Two Rivers Psychiatric Hospital
Location: KANSAS CITY, MO US
Region:
Travel Involved: None
Job Type: Per Diem
Job Level:
Minimum Education Required: Master’s Degree
Skills: Health Care -> Behavioral Health, Social Work/Case Management, Therapy, Acute Care
Category: Healthcare - Rehabilitation,Professionals
FTE: 0.01
Position Summary:
Two Rivers Behavioral Health, a 105-bed acute facility, is a leading provider of behavioral health care in the Kansas City area on both an inpatient and outpatient basis. For the past 25 years the facility has provided 24-hour care for individuals in need. We currently have a position available for a Art or Expressive Therapist to work on a PRN or as needed basis.  Shifts available include days, evenings and weekends.  The successful candidate will have the following responsibilities:

Two Rivers has an exciting opportunity for an Art or Expressive Therapist to work with a variety of patient populations including adults and adolescents.  The Expressive Therapist is responsible for assessing patients leisure and recreational activities, providing age and developmentally appropriate therapy groups and establishing behavioral treatment goals in a manner consistent with the philosophy and objectives of Two Rivers Hospital.

Expressive Therapists will serve as a member of the treatment team where they will discuss their cases and contribute to the best form of treatment.  Successful candidates must be comfortable in both one on one and in a group settings with a variety of populations.

Requirements
The Art / Expressive Therapist position is a PRN position which will be assigned specific group and/or individual sessions on a daily basis.

To perform this job successfully, an individual must be able to demonstrate competency in the criteria listed in this job description. The specifications listed below are representative of the knowledge, skill, and ability to meet the minimum requirements for this position. Staff must demonstrate flexibility for reassignment to units providing care to varied populations including children, adolescents, adults, older adults and dually diagnosed patients.

Education: Master’s Degree in Art Therapy, Music Therapy or related field preferred.  Bachelors degree required.

Experience: One year experience in Expressive or Art Therapy field working with a mental health population.

Licensure/Certification: Working toward registered and board certified with American Art Therapy Association, American Music Therapy Association or appropriate license/certification based on field.

Knowledge: Prefer knowledge of group leadership skills, age specific growth development, crisis and behavioral management.

Join our team of dedicated professionals and make a real difference in the lives of others!

**************POSTED 3-15-13**********

Job Opening – Community Arts position in Missouri
It is my pleasure to announce that the University of Missouri Extension has opened a search for a Community Arts Regional Specialist position located in Lexington, Missouri. Please share this announcement with those you know who have a master’s degree and are passionate about the benefits that the arts bring to society. This position is responsible for providing project development and community leadership for a Community Arts Pilot Project, and is key to community, faculty and student engagement.

**************POSTED 7-31-12**********

Rainbow Mental Health Facility (Kansas City, KS) will soon post the job opening for their Art Therapist.  Watch for it at http://www.da.ks.gov/ps/aaa/recruitment/review.htm.  This position currently commutes to Osawatomie State Hospital.