** This position will be working out of our Phoenix and and Tempe locations.
The Artistic Behavioral Health Specialist provides group and/or individual art therapy in a therapeutic environment. Incumbent must be able to exercise discretion and independent judgment.
Manage the intake process: verify packet material is complete from referring agency and verifying eligibility for program. Enter accurate participant information into the electronic medical record system. Complete applicable documents in electronic medical record system from receipt of referral to completion of intake. Facilitate therapeutic arts groups for youth and families. Facilitate and document individual enrollments into the program, including collecting information for the creation of a psychosocial assessment. Oversee the health, safety and welfare of clients in the program. Develop individualized treatment plans in coordination with clients' clinical teams, parents/guardians, and individual service plans from the referral source. Develop and maintain effective working relationships with community agencies, case managers and clinical teams. Participate in clinical staffing, Child and Family Teams, and individual service planning sessions to identify and meet client treatment and transition needs. Assist clients in identifying and pursuing realistic treatment goals. Maintain information on community resources for client assistance and support. Provide education, assistance and support to family members and others involved with the client to enhance awareness of mental health challenges and to increase their ability to contribute to the rehabilitation process. Conduct and document continuing assessments of client functioning. Maintain client records and other documentation according to agency standards. Provide emergency face to face counseling and/or crisis intervention as needed. Complete documentation within the identified time frame. Attend supervision and training to attain the amount of hours as required by state licensing standards. As requested, participate in program and organizational events and functions. Provide back up to other staff as needed and/or as assigned. Other duties as assigned.
Behavioral health experience/education to qualify as a Behavioral Health Technician (BHT). Experience providing psychosocial rehabilitation services to adult client populations preferred. Master’s degree in Social Work, Counseling, Art Therapy Psychology or a related human service field required. Clinical license required (LCSW, LMSW, LAC, LPC, etc.) Bilingual highly preferred.
***MUST BE ABLE TO PROVIDE***
Valid Arizona license or valid other state license with ability to obtain Arizona license by date of hire Valid automobile insurance Copy of highest education certificate or transcript showing graduation Valid CPR and First Aid certifications or ability to obtain within thirty (30) days of hire Valid Fingerprint Clearance Card or ability to obtain within ninety (90) days of hire Five (5) year MVR (driving record) that meets the agency’s auto insurance carrier’s coverage requirements
Behavioral health assessment and rehabilitation. Principles and methods of psychosocial rehabilitation. Special needs and characteristics of the client population. Counseling principles and methods. Methods used to prevent violent behavior or behavior harmful to the client or others. How to provide behavior management in crisis situations. Indications, common side effects, reactions and interactions of medications commonly used by the client population. Where to access resources for assistance. How to document client activities and progress according to accepted professional and agency standards.
Excellent interpersonal and communication skills. Ability to facilitate art related groups and classes. Group process and group facilitation. Provision of recreational and social activities, life skills training and/or milieu activities. Develop and implement treatment plans within the framework of a clinical team. Develop groups that will address skills deficits through specific content and focus. Can promote client responsibility, mastery and to recognize symptom exacerbation. Creative, energetic, flexible and to serve as a healthy role model for clients. Ability to provide behavior management and activity supervision
Must be able to lift and carry boxes/packages up to 50 pounds as needed. Must be able to push and pull file cabinet/desk drawers open and closed daily
Must be able to retrieve items/supplies on overhead shelves and bend/stoop to reach files, supplies and items located in bottom cabinets.
Manual dexterity sufficient to use calculator, telephone, keyboard and various office machines on a daily basis and be able to write. Must be able to communicate both in person and on the telephone, enter information on the computer and read various instructions. Be able to read numbers, reports, and computer terminals. Ability to operate an agency motor vehicle, other vehicle, equipment, machinery or power tools.
Must be able to analyze many variables and choose the most effective course of action. Personal maturity is an important attribute. Must be able to resolve problems, handle conflict and make effective decisions under pressure. Ability to give, receive, and analyze information, prepare written materials, and articulate goals and action plans. Ability to do simple math calculations, input data into the computer, and analyze data as requested.
Equipment to Be Used
Must be able to operate computer and other office machines such as fax, calculator, telephone, copy machine, and so on.
Usually works in a typical office setting or open art studio.
Mission: To promote empowerment and recovery through the power of creative expression with adults and youth who face behavioral health challenges.
In late fall of 2000, PSA Art Awakenings was born out of PSA (People Service Action) Behavioral Health Agency, a 501(c)3 non-profit organization incorporated in 1971 whose mission is to enhance and empower the mental health community t...hrough creativity, innovation, and diversity. The brainchild of PSA Chief Executive Officer Sara Marriott, PSA Art Awakenings began as a consumer run business with funding from the Rehabilitation Services Administration and only four adult consumers creating and selling artwork.
Today the program is funded by Magellan of Arizona, Cenpatico, Governor’s Office for Children, Youth & Family, People of Color Network, Southwest Network, Community Partnership of Southern Arizona, Quality Care Network, and Gila River Indian Community.
From its modest beginning, PSA Art Awakenings has grown into a significant psycho-social rehabilitation program with 12 studios and five galleries serving approximately 1,000 artists annually – all working toward empowerment and recovery through creativity.
With locations in Cochise, Maricopa, La Paz, Pinal, Pima, and Yuma Counties, the PSA Art Awakenings downtown Phoenix Studio serves the largest number of artists in comparison to its sister studios in Bisbee, Casa Grande, Douglas, NW Phoenix (formerly Glendale), Tempe, Tucson, Parker, Quartzsite, and Yuma.
The Warehouse 1005 is a unique independent extension of the PSA Art Awakenings’ family. This studio and gallery afford adult artists who have graduated from the program the opportunity to develop their artistic skills and maintain wellness at a more independent level of self-sufficiency.
The Studios provide a safe, supportive environment for adults and children to foster exploration and development of artistic skills. Participants’ distinct talents are acknowledged from the start, with each being referred to as an “artist” who learns respect for self and others, personal accountability, and pride in accomplishments while developing enhanced self-esteem and wellness management skills.
Therapeutic art groups are provided for adults and children to promote the healing power of creativity and self-expression. Participants readily admit that creating art helps reduce stress and the intensity of psychiatric symptoms. Studios, known as “the place where the magic happens”, also offer visual arts, poetry, music, movement, drama, pre-job training, socialization and education.
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