Art Therapist

Job Description

The Hessel Group is a well-established South Australian organisation offering a wide range of home-based child and adult support services. We have been in operation for over 25 years, working with our local community to support each individual with their specific care needs. The Hessel Group is an approved National Disability Insurance Scheme (NDIS) provider as well as the South Australian In-Home Care (IHC) provider. We have a strong reputation for being a professional organisation that is focused on delivering a person-centred approach to all our services. In 2019 Hessel Group expanded our community outreach with supports within Allied Health and Behaviour Support services. To support this continued growth, we are seeking an Art Therapist to join our team.

About the role:

As an Art Therapist, you will work with a wide range of clients as part of a supportive multi-disciplinary team of clinicians. You will contribute to the development, assessment, implementation, monitoring and review of individuals care plans, as well as coach, advise and provide support to the team and carers.

We pride ourselves on a positive work culture, pay above award rates and provide ongoing professional development.

Terms: Casual or Part time hours on offer – depending on what suits your lifestyle!

Key Responsibilities:

  • Establish goals and objectives for art therapy sessions in consultation with the client or client groups
  • Design and conduct individual or group art therapy sessions that guide clients through various art activities, such as arts media, drawing, painting, knitting and sculpting.
  • Provide clients appropriate, evidence-based ways to express themselves through art using a variety of techniques including guided imagery, free expression and active imagination, in accordance with the objectives of the allocated hours of their NDIS plan
  • Encourage clients to take part in the session by using a range of accessible art materials to express themselves and support them through this process
  • Assist clients in exploring the world of art and expressing themselves through art
  • Acknowledge client progress and reflect on their reactions to the art therapy
  • Liaise with pertinent individuals in the client’s surroundings, such as family members and carers, on the client’s needs as appropriate
  • Maintain accurate records and reports, such as support plans, assessment reports and intervention summaries
  • Consult with supervisors, other professional disciplines and other team members regarding clinical issues
  • Use available technology, resources, systems and processes to ensure an efficient service for clients
  • Adhere to the Code of Conduct, Standards of Practice and By-laws for Grievance Procedures.

Essential requirements:

  • Minimum 2 years demonstrated experience in the delivery of art therapy to people with social, emotional, or physical challenges
  • Eligibility or registration with Australian, New Zealand and Asian Creative Arts Therapies Association (ANZACATA)
  • Current Child related Clearance, NDIS Worker Check, current First Aid Certificate, Child Safe Environments – Through Their Eyes and Reporting Abuse and Neglect.
  • Drivers licence and use of own registered, insured motor vehicle for business purposes
  • High degree of professionalism and judgement with the ability to maintain a high level of confidentiality
  • A genuine desire to help people
  • Familiarity with fine arts and artistic techniques
  • Creativity, intuition and imagination
  • High level written and oral communication skills and the ability to communicate and liaise effectively and sensitively at all levels, both internally and externally
  • Maintain a high level of ethical and professional behaviour, including preserving the confidentiality of children, families, and organisations
  • Intermediate knowledge and experience in MS office and Outlook
  • Supports productive relationships with a demonstrated ability to work as part of a team and independently and with people at all levels
  • Being adaptable to changing circumstances and being able to prioritise work load
  • High standard of personal integrity
  • Ability to collaborate with others to achieve common goals and outcomes

In return, we offer the chance for you to work with a talented team in a caring and flexible working environment where there will be ample opportunities to grow your skills and your career with an industry leader.

The Hessel Group is committed to building a workplace culture that values diversity and inclusion.

We highly encourage applicants from people who identify as a part of the Australian and/or Torres Strait Islander community.

Job Category: Physical Therapist
Job Type: Part Time
Job Location: Australia Fullarton

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