Associate Teacher Counselor - Art (Part Time)

Posted a month ago
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This position is part-time

Job purpose

Responsible for implementing PEP’s therapeutic art program in assigned centers.

Duties and responsibilities

  • Align practice and work with the agency mission, vision, guiding principles, the trauma-informed Sanctuary Model®, the Neurosequential Model and the Re-ED philosophy.
  • Assist with the planning, delivery, and documentation of Mental Health Day Treatment services.
  • Conduct therapeutic art activities in assigned Mental Health Day Treatment programs.
  • Participate in the ongoing assessment of students using art as a medium.
  • Complete and maintain records in a timely fashion in accordance with PEP’s policy and procedures.
  • Consult with, collaborate with and train staff in therapeutic art activities.
  • Develop art-related assessments and intervention plans.
  • Work cooperatively with the treatment team to develop, write, and implement art objectives IEP/ISP plans, as needed.
  • Participate in all staff meetings, classroom review meetings, in-service training programs and camping trips.
  • Complete assigned duties competently and within expected time frames.
  • Utilize safe work practices for self and others.
  • Demonstrate word processing skills and program navigation skills.
  • Participate (and pass requirements where applicable) in all required trainings, including but not limited to; Vehicle Safety, First Aid, CPR, Therapeutic Crisis Intervention, Blood Borne Pathogens, and Standards of Practice.
  • Participate in staff development activities, parent conferences, team meetings, and staff meetings as scheduled or assigned.
  • Ability to work respectfully with a culturally diverse population of clients.
  • As a representative of the agency and profession, present self with decorum and in dress that is appropriate to the day’s activities.
  • Adhere to PEP and ESC policies and procedures, as applicable.
  • Master’s Degree in Art Therapy and Registered Art Therapist designation preferred.
  • Bachelor's Degree and related therapeutic art experience minimally required.
  • Extensive knowledge of therapeutic art activities for children and adolescents with disabilities.
  • Eligible for the Educational Aide Certificate under Ohio Department of Education, if applicable.
  • Communicate accurately and effectively, both written and orally.
  • Demonstrate effective decision-making skills.
  • Utilize good judgment under routine and stressful work conditions.
  • Work professionally, effectively and collaboratively with others.
Physical requirements
  • Ability to participate in physical interventions, when necessary, and with fidelity to the methods taught through the Therapeutic Crisis Intervention model. Physical interventions are low in frequency but require intense physical exertion. The object is to safely control/maintain a struggling and aggressive young person ranging from 50 – 250+ pounds. Physical requirements include, but are not limited to: kneeling, possibly for extended periods of time on hard surfaces, bending, twisting, and holding.
  • Ability to participate in therapeutic outdoor education/field trips which may involve hiking, biking, climbing, and swimming.
  • Ability to use a computer and keyboard (eye-hand coordination and repetitive movements related to keyboarding).
  • Ability to move around the classroom/center/community and sit and stand for more than an hour at a time.
  • Ability to visually and auditorily assess and monitor the mental health status of students for safety purposes.
  • Ability to meet driver eligibility standards and operate an agency leased vehicle.
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Positive Education Program

6470 Pearl Road, Parma Heights, OH 44130, USA , Parma Heights, OH 44130

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