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PACT Clinician / Expressive Arts Therapist

Company: Ellenhorn LLC
Location: Arlington
Posted on: March 17, 2023

Job Description:

Description:Ellenhorn is a premier organization with in-depth multidisciplinary expertise and a comprehensive holistic approach to the psychiatric and psychosocial treatment of persons with complex disorders, including long-standing mental illness, addictions, and medical problems. All treatment provided is evidence-based and innovative. Ellenhorn is looking to grow our Boston/Arlington based team! When you join the Ellenhorn team, you become part of the nation's most robust private community integration program. We are looking for an Expressive Art Therapist as a part of our multidisciplinary, community based Program for Assertive Community Treatment (PACT) team. Ellenhorn uses the most researched and evidence-based best-practice model for people who experience psychiatric events. You can feel the power of hope at Ellenhorn. We bring in the best people, and we're all part of a dedicated, committed group focused on a common goal. We embrace outstanding talent with diverse backgrounds and perspectives and foster a work environment where all employees feel empowered to do their best work. We take our jobs seriously, treat each other with respect and integrity, and learn and grow in our careers.Ellenhorn offers competitive salaries. Our benefit offerings include Medical, Dental and Vision coverage, Life Insurance, Disability (Short & Long-Term) Insurance, 401k, a generous Paid Time Off (PTO) policy, Flexible Spending Accounts, a $2,000 sign-on bonus, and more. We support continuing education and training and multiple opportunities for supervision (including for independent licensure).Range: Min $60,000 Mid $70,000 Max $80,000Position Summary: The expressive arts therapist incorporates a multimodal approach including writing, sculpture, film, drama, dance, movement, painting and/or music into the individual treatment of individuals with psychiatric experiences and mental illness. The expressive arts therapist serves both as a primary case manager for a small caseload (3-4 individuals) and provides 1:1 and group expressive therapy sessions to clients mostly in a community based setting. Essential Functions and Responsibilities:

  • Provide service coordination (case management) for an assigned group of clients including coordinating and monitoring the activities of the individual treatment team (ITT).
  • Assume primary responsibility for developing, writing, implementing, evaluating and revising overall treatment goals and plans in collaboration with the client and the ITT
  • Provide individual supportive expressive arts therapy and symptom management, ensuring immediate changes are made in the treatment plan as clients' needs change
  • Educate and support clients' families and advocate for clients' rights and preferences
  • Conduct holistic and comprehensive assessment along with other team members
  • Act as liaison and consult with community agencies and families to maintain coordination in the treatment process
  • Provide education and opportunity to other team members to engage in and learn about expressive therapies work (in-service training, staff wellness days, etc)
  • With other team members, participate in on-call rotation for crisis intervention/support 7days/wk, 24hrs/day.
  • Document client progress to maintain a permanent record of client activity according to established methods and procedures.Nonessential Functions:
    • Occasional interstate travel
    • Other related duties as assignedSuccess Factors/Job Competencies:
      • Problem solving skills on both strategic and functional levels
      • Commitment to company values
      • Excellent interpersonal and communication skills
      • Strong organizational and case management skills
      • Strong team player, able to flex into different roles and assignments
      • Values relationships and collaboration with clientsRequirements: Qualifications Required:
        • Master's degree in relevant field required
        • Post secondary school education and training, including internships and other supervised practical experiences in a clinical or rehabilitation setting with persons with severe and persistent mental illness
        • Must be licensed or certified to work in the field, abide by a code of ethical and practice standards and be committed to a process of lifetime knowledge and skills development. (LCSW, LICSW, LMHC, LMFT, MT-BC, ATR-BC recommended)
        • Must have skills and competencies to establish supportive trusting relationships with persons with severe and persistent mental illnesses as well as family and other members or the clients' network
        • Must have valid driver's license, dependable automobile and a clean drivers recordPI

Keywords: Ellenhorn LLC, Arlington , PACT Clinician / Expressive Arts Therapist, Healthcare , Arlington, Massachusetts

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