Cathe Horton
Director of Community in Action
Community in Action (CIA) works in Smithville, MO to provide activities in which kids/teens find a healthy lifestyle and their goal is to help kids/teens stay away from alcohol, drugs/vaping and they have some activities that they are forming for the summer.  The are looking to hire art or music therapists that may be interested to work at these events with the kids.

Here is the  posted position. It is currently on the web site.  then hit apply, then search for Expressive Art Therapist

 This description is a very generic statement. It’s an Art Therapy job doing group art therapy. During planning, I was able to have them put in an “art room” complete with cabinets for storage, sink for clean up. Yay! It’s a beautiful space with lots of natural light and a full view of the trees and plants in the Atrium.

Expressive Art Therapist

Department Strawberry Hill Therapy

Shift Days - Full-Time

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Allied Health



Position Summary/Career Interest

The Expressive Therapist, under the direction of the Clinical Manager, has the responsibility to provide primarily group therapy to patients.  The role of this position incudes the development, organization, coordination, and implementation of therapeutic activities which may include music, art, recreation, or drama.


The following roles are intended to describe the essential functions of the job and are not intended to be an exhaustive list of all responsibilities. Skills, duties and schedule may vary within the department. Other duties may be assigned as required.

Must be able to perform the professional, clinical and or technical competencies of the assigned unit or department.
Acquires and maintains knowledge and competence related to the expectations of their position by participating in workshops, reviewing professional publications and establishing personal networks.
Accepts responsibility and accountability for achievement of optimal outcomes within their scope of practice. Follows policies, procedures and standards; adheres to a professional code of ethics. Assumes responsibility for the risk and safety issues associated with the position. 
Assumes responsibility for continuity and quality of patient care and treatment.
Facilitates the implementation of the treatment plan utilizing appropriate treatment methodologies. Schedules and completes group therapy daily. Monitors the patient’s progression toward treatment goals.


Bachelor’s Degree in related expressive therapy field (Music and Recreation Therapy)
Master’s Degree in related expressive therapy field (Art and Drama Therapy)
Computer literate; working knowledge of all applicable software programs
Ability to engage clients and families

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