Art Therapist- Certified- $1,000.00 Bonus! Job at Rogers Behavioral Health, Grafton, WI

  • Rogers Behavioral Health
  • Grafton, WI

Job Description

*$1,000.00 retention bonus available!

Develops, plans, implements, facilitates, directs and evaluates experiential therapy programming in all specialized treatment areas. Knowledge and experience are applied in an educational role with interdisciplinary staff and community resources. Documents within designated program. Is knowledgeable, skillful and have abilities in a wide variety of experiential media. The Experiential Therapist I will have a working knowledge of a psychosocial functioning of patient/resident groups as well as application of expressive activities within a psychiatric setting. These include, but are not limited to, adventure-based and environmental activities, sports, dance, group initiatives, arts/crafts, music, outdoor activities, art media, psychodrama, horticulture, ropes and challenge course.

Job Duties & Responsibilities:


  • Conduct experiential therapy, as scheduled.
  • Evaluate, plan and coordinate programming to meet patients’/residents’ needs.
  • Maintain Experiential Therapy environments for safety and supplies.
  • Be flexible with work assignments, including schedule changes and program additions.
  • Have a good working knowledge of a variety of experiential therapies.


  • Complete a treatment plan and evaluation according to Rogers policy.
  • Complete therapeutic documentation according to Rogers policy.

Patient/resident knowledge.

  • Demonstrate knowledge of intervention strategies and utilize redirection when necessary to maintain patients’/residents’ safety.
  • Monitor patient/resident behavior and safely intervene appropriately, using de-escalation techniques and least-restrictive measures possible.
  • Establish a therapeutic rapport with patient/resident groups, while maintaining appropriate, professional relationships.
  • Demonstrate knowledge of psychosocial functioning of each patient/resident group. Know the common diagnostic categories and their relationship to patients’/residents’ behavior within the setting. Demonstrate knowledge of treatment procedures/models (behavioral, recovery, etc.) and application within a therapy setting.

Additional Job Description:

Education/Training Requirements:

  • BS/BA degree is required, preferably in art, music, dance, recreation, or other therapies required. A Master’s degree in these areas is preferred.
  • Certification/registration through appropriate credentialing board preferred.
  • Valid driver license in the state of employment (Residential and PHP/IOP assignments).
  • American Heart Association Healthcare Provider CPR or American Red Cross Professional Rescue certification is required within thirty (30) days of the date of hire, with annual re-certification.
  • Formal training in management of the aggressive patient is required within sixty (60) days of the date of hire, with annual re-certification, including self-defense training.
  • Ropes and Challenge Course training by Rogers Memorial Hospital, with yearly renewal (where applicable to the position).
  • Employees at the Child/Adolescent Day Treatment programs licensed under HFS §40 are required to have at least one (1) year of educational or work experience and a licensure or certification when serving children with mental health disorders.
  • Applicable to Experiential Therapy pool and Experiential Therapy fixed FTE staff dedicated to a residential cost center: Compliance in Residential Care Centers (RCC) and Community Based Residential Facility (CBRF) employee training requirements.

Art Credential - Cert, Art Therapist Registered - Cert, Certified Therapeutic Recreation Specialist - Cert, Dance Therapist - Cert, Music Therapist - Cert

Job Tags

Work experience placement, Outdoor, Flexible hours,

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