Expressive Therapist
Sheppard Pratt Health System - Baltimore, MD

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A unique inpatient program, consisting of 11 beds, and designed to serve psychiatric disorders in developmentally disabled youngsters ages 6 to 18. The Child and Adolescent Neuropsychiatry Unit is appropriate for patients whose intensity and/or frequency of maladaptive behaviors make them unsafe to self or others. Clinically appropriate patients will have sub-normal IQ's (< 70) or diagnoses of neurological illness or syndromes such as Cerebral Palsy, Spina Bifida, Autism, Pervasive Developmental Disorder, Asperger Syndrome, Rett Syndrome, Fragile X Syndrome, Down's Syndrome, Prader-Willie Syndrome, Joubert's Syndrome, Angelman Syndrome, Turner's Syndrome, Lesch-Nyham Syndrome and Tuberous Sclerosis with or without mental retardation. Geared to an average length of stay of several weeks, the milieu includes a multidisciplinary treatment team and individualized behavioral treatment.

ART THERAPIST:
Plans, structures, coordinates, executes and evaluates art psychotherapy sessions for patients in assigned program/unit based on the specific needs and diagnosis of the child, adolescent, or adult patient population. Evaluates and records patients' progress in the medical record, contributes verbal and art information in treatment team meetings regarding patients' progress. Conducts orientation and in-service programs in art therapy for students and staff.
Work requires the completion of a master's degree in art therapy from an accredited college or university. Depending on assignment, may be required to have education/training specific to age and diagnosis of patient population. Work requires a minimum of three to six months related work experience in order to develop skills in applying educational training and observing and evaluating patients. Employee will be required to demonstrate the core competencies (as defined on the competency assessment form) required for working with assigned patient population - children, adolescents and/or adults.

DANCE MOVEMENT THERAPIST:
Plans, structures, coordinates, executes, and evaluates dance/movement psychotherapy sessions primarily geared to the assigned adolescent and/or adult psychiatric patients on assigned unit/program. Communicates with patients based on an understanding of the developmental needs of children, adolescents and/or adults. Evaluates and records patients' progress in the medical record, contributes verbal and movement information in treatment team meetings regarding patients' progress. Conducts orientation and in-service programs in dance/movement therapy for students and staff.
Work requires comprehensive knowledge of clinical psychology and dance/movement theory and practice - acquired through the completion of a master's degree in dance/movement therapy from an accredited college or university. May be required to have education/training specific to age and diagnosis of patient population. Work requires a minimum of three to six months related work experience in order to develop skills in applying educational training, observing and evaluating patients. Employee will be required to demonstrate the core competencies (as defined on the competency assessment form) required for the specific patient population served.
  • Will consider experiential therapy, music, art, and dance. The scheduled times of shift are negotiable.
  • This is a non-benefit, weekend only position.Salary will be determined on part time, pro-rated basis.
**Must be able to attend the mandatory 7-day orientation beginning on a Thursday, Friday (excluding Saturday and Sunday) and the following Monday through Friday, 8:00am - 4:30pm.

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Sheppard Pratt Health System is a private, non-profit behavioral health organization that provides a full range of services in a variety of...