ART THERAPIST - REGISTERED OR BOARD CERTIFIED - $2,000 SIGN-ON BONUS*

The League School of Greater Boston ( learn more )

East Walpole, Massachusetts ( map )

Job Details

  • Job ID: 3920147
  • Application Deadline: Posted until Filled
  • Posted : June 8, 2022
  • Starting Date: Immediately

Job Description

League School of Greater Boston is an award winning year-round program dedicated to the education of children with Autism Spectrum Disorders. Our team approach to education creates a collaborative, supportive and open environment within our community. We are currently seeking a Registered or Board Certified ART THERAPIST.
  • $2,000 SIGN-ON BONUS after 60 days!

    Position Requirements:
    •Master’s Degree in Expressive Therapies or Art Therapy required.
    •Registered Art Therapist (ATR) credential or Board Certified Art Therapist (ATR-BC) credential required.
    •Two years in special education or related experience with autistic population is preferred. Experience with the tenets of Art Therapy and its application with autistic population is also preferred.
    •CPR, Safety Care and First Aid certifications.
    •Valid driver’s license.
    •Must pass CORI background check.
    •Must be fully vaccinated against COVID-19.

    Supervision Received: Assistant Director of Education

    Duties and Responsibilities include the following:
    1.Upholds the mission, vision, and values of League School of Greater Boston;
    2.Assesses client needs using drawing, painting, sculpting, or other artistic processes. Analyzes or synthesizes client data to draw conclusions or make recommendations.
    3.Develops goals for Individual Education Programs (IEP) and/or Transition Planning Forms (TPF) for students in conjunction with the team, as needed;
    4.Designs and demonstrates differentiated instruction by using a wide variety of teaching/therapy techniques to meet the needs of all students;
    5.Develops individualized treatment/lesson plans that incorporates tenets of art therapy to provide guided self-expression experiences to help students cope with social communication and emotional regulation challenges;
    6.Implements accommodations and curricular modifications as specified in IEPs, and as needed to meet the learning needs of students;
    7.Conducts art therapy sessions/lessons in individual and//or small group formats using various types of visual arts;
    8.Collaborates with other professionals in a co-teaching model to create and implement therapy lessons and activities that address students’ social communication and emotional regulation needs;
    9.Plans, prepares, and teaches lessons and activities in accordance with goals and objectives outlined in students’ IEPs;
    10.Plans, prepares, and teaches therapy lessons and activities that address students’ social and emotional expression through art;
    11.Creates and implements therapy lessons that are predictable, relevant, interactive, and developmentally appropriate for students;
    12.Collects, records, and documents data regarding student progress in instructional areas, as needed;
    13.Develops therapeutic relationships with students to include behaviors such as the use of an appropriate voice volume, and setting reasonable boundaries with communication and actions, etc.;
    14.Supervises their classroom/therapeutic space and students at all times (including on and off-campus outings) for social, safety, and community skills;
    15.Provides a neat, organized, and safe classroom/therapeutic environment;
    16.Follows schedules within the classroom/therapy space and the school to provide structure and limit stimuli for the students;
    17.Implements Student Support Plans (SSPs) as created and written by the students’ team;
    18.Completes required documentation, as needed, including Incident Reports, Accident Reports, IEP goals and objectives, quarterly progress reports, report cards, etc.;
    19.Develops curriculum content for the Art Education/Art Therapy Program via use of evidence-based theories and practices;
    20.Evaluates equipment and supply needs, coordinates purchase of needed equipment and supplies, and oversees the maintenance of equipment and supplies within the department;
    21.Closely monitors art therapy budget, including monthly reconciliation of expenditures;
    22.Monitors health and safety of students and follows through with school medical staff on incidents requiring medical attention;
    23.Uses Safety Care techniques, as trained, to intervene physically in emergency behavioral situations;
    24.Keeps all student-related information and documentation confidential in accordance with FERPA, HIPAA and other state and federal mandates;
    25.Completes orientation (upon hire), annual training, and other training as mandated by League School of Greater Boston, MA DESE, and the MA Department of Early Education and Care (DEEC);
    26.Attends conferences, meetings, and professional development opportunities to expand knowledge base and as required for recertification and licensure;
    27.Works collaboratively as a team player. Attends supervision, staff meetings, classroom meetings and program meetings, as needed. Comes prepared with agenda and ready to discuss issues and solutions;
    28.Actively participates in “missing student” searches, sometimes during inclement weather, pursuant to the “Missing Student Emergency Protocol”;
    29.Supports students and staff during fire drills or in the event of an actual fire or other emergency requiring evacuation;
    30.Maintains regular attendance and reports to work prior to the beginning of the school day;
    31.Performs other related duties, as deemed appropriate and necessary by League School of Greater Boston such as evening training, parent/guardian open house night, student art shows, etc.

    Computer Skills:
    To perform this job successfully, an individual should have knowledge of Google Suite (GMail, Google Docs, Google Drive, etc.), Microsoft Word, Microsoft Excel, Microsoft Edge.

    League School offers a substantial benefit package that includes 75% employer paid health and dental, short and long-term disability insurance, life insurance, tuition assistance of up to $2,500 per school year, 403(b) retirement plan with employer match, professional development opportunities, as well as paid sick and personal days in addition to school vacation weeks off. In addition, League assists individuals who are engaged in the licensure process to obtain their MA license not only through tuition assistance but also through mentoring and the DESE Structured Guidance and Supports process. League School also will work with staff to access available Public Service Loan Forgiveness options as well as other loan forgiveness options.

    Equal Opportunity Employer
    League School of Greater Boston is committed to maintaining a work and learning environment that is free from discrimination on the basis of race, color, religion, national origin, pregnancy, gender identity, sexual orientation, marital status, ancestry, place of birth, age, citizenship status, veteran status, political affiliation, genetic information or disability, as defined and required by federal and state laws. Additionally, we prohibit retaliation against individuals who challenge such discrimination and harassment or who participate in an equal opportunity investigation.

    To apply:
    Please submit resume, cover letter, and other supporting documentation such as transcripts, curriculum vitae, letter(s) of reference, etc. to HR@leagueschool.com or by mail to:
    League School of Greater Boston
    Attn: Human Resources
    300 Boston Providence Turnpike
    Walpole, MA 02032

    You may also link to our current job opportunities by accessing our website www.leagueschool.org and clicking Work at League.
    • Position Type: Full-time
    • Positions Available: 1
  • Job Categories : Special Education > Autism
    Special Education > Mild/Moderate Disabilities
    Special Education > Severe/Profound Disabilities
  • Equal Opportunity Employer

    The League School of Greater Boston is committed to maintaining a work and learning environment free from discrimination on the basis of race, color, religion, national origin, pregnancy, gender identity, sexual orientation, marital/civil union status, ancestry, place of birth, age, citizenship status, veteran status, political affiliation, genetic information or disability, as defined and required by state and federal laws. Additionally, we prohibit retaliation against individuals who oppose such discrimination and harassment or who participate in an equal opportunity investigation.

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