Title: Art Therapist
Hiring Range: $28,354 to $99,550.
Agency: Dept Behavioral Health/Develop
Location: Northern VA Mental Health Inst
Agency Website: https://www.nvmhi.dbhds.virginia.gov/
Recruitment Type: General Public - G
Northern Virginia Mental Health Institute is seeking a Art Therapist to support the facility’s mission: actively promoting the recovery of individuals with serious mental illness. Knowledge of the principles, techniques and methods of art therapy and the recovery process are essential. The successful candidate will provide safe and effective art therapy programming in a supportive environment to encourage self-expression, enhance coping skills and foster the self-development of individuals. In addition to providing well-coordinated and diverse art therapy programs, responsibilities include completing Psychosocial Rehabilitation assessments, engaging in interdisciplinary treatment team meetings, completing art therapy consultative evaluations, and documenting the progress of individuals. Additional duties will include, but are not limited to, participating in special events, departmental and hospital wide initiatives, and utilizing recovery and TOVA techniques with the individuals receiving services at NVMHI.
This position is primarily Tuesday to Saturday 8:00am to 4:45pm; however, flexibility to work weekend hours and cover some holidays is essential.
· Master’s degree in art therapy or a master’s degree in a related field plus graduate coursework and supervised field experience in art therapy required.
· Experience evaluating individuals for art therapy services, establishing treatment interventions and assessing the effectiveness of those interventions.
Must be able to obtain Registered Art Therapist (ATR) certification within 6-12 months of employment.
Board Certified Art Therapist (ATR-BC) preferred.
· Experience providing art therapy services to individuals in a psychiatric setting preferred.
· Previous experience with Trauma Informed Practices strongly preferred.
RMS provides a confirmation of receipt when your application and/or résumé is submitted successfully. Please refer to “Your Application” in your RMS account to check the status of your application for this position.
Northern Virginia Mental Health Institute only accepts online applications via PAGEUP. Resumes and other documents may accompany the application but will not serve as a substitute for an application. Faxed, e-mailed or mailed applications will not be accepted. Please refer to your PAGEUP account for the status of your application and this position. This posting will remain open for a minimum of five (5) business days. NVMHI offers a comprehensive benefit package to include your choice of four health insurance plans, paid life insurance and retirement plans, 12 paid holidays, annual and sick leave. These positions are hourly/wage and not eligible for benefits. Hourly (wage) employees may not work more than 29 hours a week and are limited to working 1500 hours in a year. Commonwealth’s Alternate Hiring Process: In support of the Commonwealth’s commitment to inclusion, we are encouraging individuals with disabilities to apply through the Commonwealth Alternative Hiring Process. To be considered for this opportunity, applicants will need to provide their Certificate of Disability (COD) provided by a Certified Rehabilitation Counselor within the Department for Aging & Rehabilitative Services (DARS). Veterans are encouraged to answer Veteran status questions and submit their disability documentation, if applicable, to DARS to get their Certificate of Disability. If you need to get a Certificate of Disability, use this link: https://www.vadars.org/drs/cpid/PWContact.aspxContact
PathwaysLed by the Virginia Department for Aging and Rehabilitative Services and the Virginia Department for the Blind and Vision Impaired, the Career Pathways
grant will help nearly 500 Virginians with disabilities, including young adults and veterans, gain new skills and credentials through Career Pathways to seek employment in competitive, high-demand, high-quality occupations.www.vadars.org or call DARS at 800-552-5019. Reasonable accommodations are available to persons with disabilities during application and/or interview processes per the Americans with Disabilities Act. Contact Human Resources at (HR Rep phone #) for assistance. Minorities, Individuals with disabilities, Veterans, and people with National Service experience are encouraged to apply. EEO/AA/TTY. FACILITY NAME is an Equal Opportunity Employer. Employment opportunities are open to all regardless of race, sex, color, national origin, religion, sexual orientation, gender identity, age, veteran status, political affiliation, genetics or disability. DBHDS is a healthcare organization and must comply with the federal Centers for Medicare and Medicaid Services (federal CMS) guidance on Omnibus COVID-19 Health Care staff Vaccination Regulation which requires vaccination of all employees or an exemption. A job offer of employment is contingent upon the candidate meeting these guidelines as a condition of employment.
Name: Eileen Elliott
In support of the Commonwealth’s commitment to inclusion, we are encouraging individuals with disabilities to apply through the Commonwealth Alternative Hiring Process. To be considered for this opportunity, applicants will need to provide their Certificate of Disability (COD) provided by a Vocational Rehabilitation Counselor within the Department for Aging & Rehabilitative Services (DARS), or the Department for the Blind & Vision Impaired (DBVI). Veterans are encouraged to answer Veteran status questions and submit their disability documentation, if applicable, to DARS/DBVI to get their Certificate of Disability. If you need to get a Certificate of Disability, use this link: Career Pathways for Individuals with Disabilities, or call DARS at 800-552-5019, or DBVI at 800-622-2155.
Each agency within the Commonwealth of Virginia is dedicated to recruiting, supporting, and maintaining a competent and diverse work force. Equal Opportunity Employer
Thank you for sharing this job
It is the policy of the Commonwealth of Virginia to prohibit discrimination on the basis of race, sex, color, national origin, religion, sexual orientation, gender identity, age, veteran status, political affiliation, genetics, or disability in the recruitment, selection, and hiring of its workforce.
Virginia uses E-Verify to check employee eligibility to work in the United States. You will be required to complete an I-9 form and provide documentation of your identity for employment purposes. To check your current eligibility visit Self Check.