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Art Therapist
Title:Art Therapist
Department:School-Based Services - Clay County
Salary Range:N/A
Employment Status:Full-time


Position Summary

The Art Therapist provides individual and group art therapy services for adults and children who are receiving services with Tri-County Mental Health Services in accordance with the standards of clinical practice established by the state of Missouri and the policies and procedures of Tri-County.

Essential Duties and Responsibilities

The essential functions include, but are not limited to the following:

  • Provides individual and group art therapy to clients, using appropriate treatment modalities and evidence-informed art-based interventions
  • Actively contributes to the functioning of the treatment team, informing members of any issues impacting plans of care in a succinct, organized and timely manner.
  • Assesses individuals referred for individual art therapy, prioritizes high-need individuals when referrals exceed hours available to complete sessions
  • Contributes to treatment plans on individual clients based on client strengths with individualized, specific, measurable and time referenced goals in collaboration with the client.
  • Documents provision of care/treatment in a timely manner, according to regulatory guidelines and professional practice
  • Consistently meets billable expectations
  • Follows established protocol to assure payment of services, including timely seeking of authorization and reauthorization of services
  • Provides follow-up for clients who do not follow through with services
  • Actively seeks to resolve issues, problems and concerns
  • Shows sensitivity to and appreciation of issues related to age, ethnicity, race, socioeconomic status, gender, and sexual orientation
  • Provides clinical services in a manner appropriate to the client’s level of functioning
  • Accepts and responds appropriately to feedback from clients, staff, supervisors and referral sources
  • Actively seeks ongoing professional development and knowledge of new treatment modalities and evidence based practices.
  • Participates in staff and clinical meetings as needed, supervision, and staff development trainings
  • Other duties and/or responsibilities as assigned by supervisor.

Minimum Qualifications (Knowledge, Skills, and Abilities)


  • Master’s degree in Art Therapy or Counseling
  • ATR-Provisional, ATR or ATR-BC
  • Annual TB screening required
  • CPR/First Aid Certification required

Experience Required:

  • 1 to 3 years of prior experience required
  • 3 to 5 years’ experience preferred

Required Knowledge:

  • Knowledgeable of behavioral health diagnosis, trauma informed care and appropriate treatment modalities.
  • Knowledgeable of HIPAA rules and how to protect client confidentiality.
  • Knowledgeable of effective, research-supported art therapy applications applicable to mental health and trauma recovery settings.
  • Extensive knowledge of the visual arts, human and creative development, counseling, and psychological theories and techniques.


  • Ability to establish and maintain appropriate boundaries
  • Skilled at providing a welcoming atmosphere free of distractions, including respectful and trauma informed language and non-verbal behavior
  • Consistently practices self-care activities
  • Knowledge and skill in a variety of art materials such as drawing, painting, collage, clay, sculpture, etc. Must demonstrate knowledge with materials to facilitate client’s use of art media and the creative process to attain treatment goals

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