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Therapist - Adolescent Behavioral Health

Company: MultiCare Health System
Location: Tacoma
Posted on: May 18, 2019

Job Description:

The Creative Arts Therapist is responsible for utilizing creative arts therapy techniques to facilitate understanding and practice of coping skills; foster and enhance communication, self-esteem, creativity, socialization and physical movement of assigned geriatric patient population. The incumbent provides creative arts therapy services, and psycho-education to patients in the in-patient setting. This position works under limited supervision. Internal contacts include all levels of staff and management. External contacts include patients and families/caregivers, physicians, and community agencies.

One year of experience working in a hospital/acute situation or equivalent social service agency relative to the Creative Arts Therapy function required

Experience with geriatrics and disabled adults or adolescent populations and children preferred.

Master s Degree in Music Therapy, Art Therapy, Dance/Movement Therapy, or Drama Therapy
A Bachelor s Degree in Music Therapy, plus MT-BC certification or,
A Master s Degree in related field, plus registration/certification in one of the Creative Arts Therapies may be considered
Agency Affiliated Counselor or Washington State Licensure within 90 days of hiire
Registration and/or Board-Certification preferred (MT-BC, ATR-BC, RDT, BC-DMT)
Licensure preferred (LICSW, LMHC, LMFT)

LMHC/LMFT preferred


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MultiCare is an equal opportunity employer. Hiring decisions are made without regard to race, color, religion, national origin, sexual orientation, gender identity, disability or veteran status. EOE/AA/M/F/D/V

MultiCare is a smoke-free, drug-free workplace. All employment offers are contingent upon acceptable pre-employment drug tests which include testing for the use of marijuana and nicotine. As part of our commitment to a healthy workplace, we require employees to obtain an annual flu immunization.

If you are a job applicant who requires reasonable accommodation in the job application process, please contact our Candidate Experience Team at candidateexperienceteam@multicare.org.

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