Art Therapist, Year Round Therapeutic Day Camp & Private Practice
Child and Family Art Therapy Center/Camp Pegasus
Location: Haverford, Pennsylvania
Type: Full Time
Required Education: Masters
Mental Health/Social Services
Independent Practice Association (IPA)
The hired candidate works as an employee in the summer day program and is classified as an independent contractor when seeing clients in the private practice.
Internal Number: 00001
Seeking Diverse Child-Adolescent Art Therapist Applicants for F/T Summer Day Program & Private Practice Work in the Philadelphia, PA Area
Join an idealistic & dynamic team striving to change the world through art therapy, creativity, & social-coping skill development
Phase 1: F/T Art Therapist @ Camp Pegasus, Bryn Mawr, PA 6/21-8/19/2022
Phase 2 begins 9/2022: Fee-for-service private practice Art Therapist at a child-adolescent-family private practice
We warmly invite a BC-LPC art therapist to join the team at the Child and Family Art Therapy Center/Camp Pegasus. Initially, the new hire will provide art therapy groups for neurodiverse children ages 4-16 and contribute to the therapeutic community milieu at the summer CAT therapy program, Camp Pegasus. After the summer program ends, the candidate will transition to the Child and Family Art Therapy Center (CFATC) to build and treat a private practice caseload.
CFATC provides advanced child-adolescent art therapy in a family systems context for a wide range of child and family challenges. We seek art therapists interested in learning and implementing CFATC's holistic child art therapy structure that integrates caregivers into every session, as well as an art therapy group social skills program for children with autism (level 1), ADHD, and learning differences.
Art therapists who succeed at CFATC love children and childhood, and possess a warm, reassuring personality, a sense of humor, great organizational ability, a diligent work ethic, and a healthy balance of empathy, flexibility, and boundaries. If you are a clinically minded, organized self-starter with the ability to work both independently and in a team, manage an outpatient therapy caseload, and communicate well BOTH with children and parents/caregivers, please apply!
Providing Individual Therapy in a Family Therapy Context
Facilitating the Art of Friendship social skills groups
Managing & scheduling a private practice caseload using online practice management
Completing routine documentation
Charging and collecting fees
Attending CFATC group art therapy supervision and staff meetings
The camp program operates 8:15-3:45 daily. Private practice work hours are flexible, although most outpatient therapy with children occurs after-school, evenings, or weekends. There may be opportunities to pick up adult art therapy clients, as well, but those referrals cannot be guaranteed.
If you are interested in exploring this opportunity in greater detail, please submit a cover letter and resume to Mike Fogel MA, ATR-BC, LPC, director of the Child and Family Art Therapy Center and Camp Pegasus, at: Mike@ChildAndFamilyArtTherapyCenter.com.
A note on social and racial justice, equity, and inclusion:
CFATC does not discriminate on the basis of age, race, color, ethnicity, national origin, religion, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity, or gender expression. We are committed to diversifying our staff and our clientele. We believe that Black lives matter, and we stand in solidarity with those who are fighting for an end to systemic racism in all its insidious forms. We recognize that racism, antisemitism, and discrimination towards LGBTQIA+ people are a threat to their mental health and safety in the world. Further, we acknowledge that the field of art therapy has been woefully delayed in embracing diversity and inclusion in its research, recruitment, and clinical practices. As the contemporary generation of art therapists, we are responsible for recognizing our inherent privileges (e.g., white privilege, economic privilege, educational privilege) and righting the wrongs from the past. At CFATC, we are committed to dismantling hate and systemic/covert oppression in all its forms.
Hiring requirements include:
A master's degree in art therapy **
ATR-BC and LPC credentials **
At least 4 years of clinical experience **
At least 2 years of the clinical experience with children, adolescents and families **
Both individual and group therapy experience preferred
Preferred (but not required) experience includes treatment of children with neuro-developmental disorders (autism, Asperger's Syndrome, ADHD, & learning differences).
**Required; only applicants with these requirements should apply
About Child and Family Art Therapy Center/Camp Pegasus
The Child and Family Art Therapy Center (CFATC) was founded out of a sense of duty to make the world a better place, one child and family at a time. It boasts over 10 art therapists in four locations around the Philadelphia area, and may be the largest employer of art therapists in Pennsylvania (outside of educational programs). CFATC strives always to provide the most ideal environment in the world for children and adolescents to participate in therapy. Likewise, CFATC aims to be the most comfortable, trusted setting in the world for caregivers to receive compassionate support during the child’s treatment. Every aspect of our approach is designed to give children, teens, and parents EXACLY the therapy they NEED and DESERVE.
Our fundamental beliefs are Person Centered or Humanistic. CFATC is committed to increasing public awareness of children’s developmental and mental health needs, as well as effective parenting and therapy approaches that meet those needs. The Child and Family Art Therapy Center is dedicated to the promotion of art making, visual communication, and the field of art therapy as a vital resource for the healing, development, and well-being of individuals, famili...es, and the entire world. Lastly, CFATC is deeply committed to social and racial justice, anti-racist principles and practices, and diversity, equity, and inclusion. This is partially expressed in our creation of the BetterWorld Accessible Therapy Program, with the goal of removing historic financial obstacles to treatment by sliding certain therapy fees as low as $5. CFATC also seeks to diversify its staff to reflect the rich tapestry of the American racial and sexual/gender landscape through targeted recruiting efforts.
CFATC provides two main clinical services, Individual Child-Centered Art-Play Therapy in a Family Systems Context, for a wide range of child-adolescent challenges, and the Art of Friendship Social Skills Program for neurodiverse children with autism, ADHD, and learning differences. In the summertime, the social skills program becomes Camp Pegasus, the renowned creative arts therapy social skills day camp, outside of Philadelphia.