Art Therapist Job Description

art therapist job description includes a detailed overview of the key requirements, duties, responsibilities, and skills for this role.

Last update : July 14, 2023

Art Therapist Job Description

Art therapists are mental health professionals who help people express deep-seated emotional, personal, and interpersonal concerns through the medium of visual or hands-on art.

Art therapists use visual art, the creative process, and the therapeutic relationship to help people explore their feelings, beliefs, and thoughts.

They also often use the creative process to help people understand and solve psychological and behavioral issues, develop social skills, and learn to recognize and cope with feelings.

Art therapists may specialize in areas such as art therapy for children or individuals with physical, mental, or developmental disabilities.

Job Brief:

We’re looking for Art Therapist to provide support to clients through the use of art. As an Art Therapist, you will be responsible for creating and facilitating art activities that promote healing and self-expression. You will also provide support and guidance to clients as they navigate their emotions and experiences.

Art Therapist Duties:

  • Develop and facilitate group and individual art therapy sessions for children, adolescents, and adults
  • Evaluate and assess participants to establish appropriate levels of engagement
  • Provide art materials
  • Assist group participants in creating their own works of art
  • Assist with record keeping
  • Generate reports and graphs

Art Therapist Responsibilities:

  • Develop and implement social skill groups, art therapy classes, and individual sessions for children and teens
  • Assist children in accessing community resources, identifying needs, and understanding available options
  • Monitor and document program outcomes
  • Assist in planning and implementing special events, including fundraisers, social gatherings, and parties
  • Conduct outreach, recruitment, and retention activities, including fundraisers and social events
  • Conduct research and other professional development activities, including workshops, webinars, conferences, and seminars
  • Assist in developing and maintaining program policies, procedures, and evaluation measures
  • Monitor compliance with regulatory and accreditation standards
  • Develop and maintain program budgets
  • Perform other related duties as assigned

Requirements And Skills:

  • Bachelor’s degree in art therapy, human services, or related field
  • 3+ years’ relevant work experience
  • Experience working with children/adolescents
  • Experience providing art therapy services
  • Fully licensed or eligible
  • Knowledge of art materials and techniques

[Company Name] is an equal opportunity employer. We believe in building a diverse and inclusive team and encourage applications from people of all races, religions, national origins, genders, and ages, as well as veterans and individuals with disabilities.

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