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Part-Time LCAT (Licensed Clinical Art Therapist)

Brooklyn, NY
Part-time

 

ORGANIZATIONAL BACKGROUND:

Children of Promise, NYC (CPNYC) is a non-profit organization and article 31 outpatient mental health behavioral health center. Our model addresses the complex trauma related stressors faced by children with incarcerated parent(s).  CPNYC’s mission is to embrace and empower the children of incarcerated parents to break the cycle of intergenerational involvement in the criminal justice system through micro, mezzo, and macro advocacy and support

PURPOSE OF THE JOB:

The Licensed Clinical Art Therapist is responsible for developing weekly Therapeutic Art curriculum, instructing elementary, middle and high school students in that curriculum, and supervising master’s level art therapy students who will assist in all group sessions throughout the week. The LCAT will need to be licensed and currently registered by New York State as a Licensed Clinical Art Therapist (LCAT).  

Areas of Responsibility: 

ESSENTIAL DUTIES AND RESPONSIBILITIES:

  1. Develop and implement curriculum for Therapeutic Art program within CPNYC After-school and Mental Health Clinic for all child and adolescent participants
  2. Assist in supervision Masters in Mental Health and Art Therapy Interns who will be providing additional support in facilitation of daily activities as well as the completion of clinical weekly documentation
  3. Participate in weekly MH and Afterschool program staff meetings
  4. Ensure the completion of all  updated documents required for OMH approval in all their appropriate files
  5. Collaborate with the VP of Programs for necessary implementation of any afterschool activities or trainings
  6. Submit weekly group curriculums highlighting individual and group goals and objectives to the Vice President of Programs and the Vice President of Mental Health for review and feedback
  7. Maintain all OMH clinical documentation requirements on a weekly basis
  8. Perform other duties as assigned

 

Skills/Experience: 

REQUIRED EDUCATION, KNOWLEDGE AND EXPERIENCE:

  • Valid Licensed Creative Arts Therapist (LCAT)
  • Must have a minimum of one-year Post-Master’s experience in an article 31 outpatient Mental Health Clinical Setting and experience with Article 31 mental health documentation
  • Master’s Degree in art therapy or related field equivalent to Mental Health Counseling, and Social Work experience is required
  • Must be able to provide and demonstrate efficiency in therapeutic art curriculum and implementation
  • Advanced knowledge of group practice and clinical knowledge of group development and implementation for ages 5-12 years old
  • Ability to conduct 8-10 weekly art therapy groups for clients ages 5-12 years old.
  • Good interpersonal abilities
  • Demonstrate ability to work with minimum supervision
  • Stay current on art therapy research

REQUIRED COMPETENCIES:

  • Understanding of art methods and materials
  • Effective communication with the treatment team
  • Work with team; builds and fosters professional relationships
  • Accept feedback, make suggestions
  • Set priorities; ask questions; define procedures
  • Work independently; schedule time efficiently; think pro-actively
  • Willingness to accept change

Organization Info

Children of Promise, NYC

Overview
Headquarters: 
Brooklyn, NY
Founded: 
2009
About Us
Mission: 

To embrace children of incarcerated parents & empower them to break the cycle of intergenerational involvement in the criminal justice system.

Programs: 

In 2009, Sharon Content founded Children of Promise, NYC (CPNYC) after growing increasingly concerned about the lack of support offered to young people who experience parental incarceration.  

CPNYC is the first and only after-school program and summer day camp specifically designed to meet the needs, interests and concerns of children left behind by a parent serving time in prison. Since its inception, we have provided services to over 1,500 children and their families. The agency has developed broad collaborative relationships and community partnerships, raised over $5M dollars in government and philanthropic funding and established it's own innovative and holistic model to support children of incarcerated parents in leading healthy and productive lives.

Listing Stats

Post Date: 
Jul 28 2020
Active Until: 
Aug 28 2020
Hiring Organization: 
Children of Promise, NYC
industry: 
Nonprofit