Creative Art Therapist (Fee for Service) Job at Graham Windham, Brooklyn, NY

  • Graham Windham
  • Brooklyn, NY

Job Description

Creative Art Therapist, LCAT



About Graham:

In full partnership with families & communities, we strive to make a life-altering difference to children, youth & families affected by abuse, neglect, and delinquency. We have cultivated a strong evidenced-based organizational culture, supported by clear goals, targeted action planning, accurate measurements, and a unique merit-based employee evaluation system, that keeps us engaged in a sustained and disciplined effort to get better, so our children and families can get better.


About the Mental Health & Wellness Clinic:

Graham Windham’s Community Mental Health & Wellness Clinic is an Article 31 OMH program that offers a variety of evidence-based treatments for children, youth, young adults, and their families from the age of 5-25 years of age, based on our comprehensive psychiatric and biopsychosocial evaluations. We offer individual therapy, family therapy, group therapy, psychological and psychiatric evaluations, psychopharmacology management, and support services. Our Harlem clinic offers walk-in hours for immediate mental health assessments. Each treatment plan is created in collaboration with the client based on the needs of the individual client. We also offer bilingual services in Spanish. 

Job Functions:

  • Provide creative arts therapy, psychotherapy, and counseling. Encourage an environment that fosters and enhances creativity, and socialization, and promotes physical and mental health.
  • Conduct goal-oriented structured therapeutic sessions that utilize creative arts techniques and principles for an assigned caseload in music, art, and/or dance.
  • Recognize, address, and utilize therapeutic creative arts interventions to facilitate mastery, coping skills, and creative expression for children and youth who have experienced trauma. 
  • Assist in operating, maintaining, and purchasing equipment and other materials/resources necessary for creative art therapy sessions, i.e., presentation equipment, supplies, etc.
  • Provide, implement, and coordinate comprehensive initial and ongoing assessments and treatment plans for new intake clients and then ongoing for clients on caseload.
  • Collaborate with client, collaterals, and their multi-disciplinary clinical treatment team (i.e. psychiatrist, nurse practitioner, foster care team, care management, care coordination, etc.) in developing, reviewing, and modifying the treatment plan and as issues arise. Monitor and evaluate clients’ progress and modify treatment plans as needed.
  • Provide engagement and rapport with the purpose of fostering an individual’s commitment to engage in a therapeutic relationship and attend therapy regularly. Explore motivation, resistance to therapy, and attendance as needed. 
  • Maintain electronic records and documentation according to the standards and timeframes established by OMH, Medicaid regulations, and Graham policies and procedures. 
  • Maintain expected levels of productivity and provide quality care as defined by regulatory agencies and Graham. 
  • Manage up reportable incidents as well as complete necessary documentation. 
  • Coordinate the discharge planning process. Identify the resources and supports needed for transition to another program and make necessary referrals, and linkages for treatment, rehabilitation, and support services.
  • Be actively self-reflective & self-aware of how clinical and administrative practice affects clients, families, and the communities we serve. Be open and willing to receive constructive feedback. 
  • Approach work with an anti-racism lens and be open to continuous learning and professional growth.
  • Participate in clinical meetings, staff meetings, training, supervision, case conferences, etc. 
  • Maintain professional behaviors and ethical standards as established by the licensing board and Graham. Uphold the privacy of patient, client, or protected member health information.



  • NYS LCAT Licensed Creative Arts Therapist Required
  • Master’s Degree in Creative Arts Therapy Required
  • Level of expertise in a specific creative art, such as art, music, and/or dance.
  • Able to work evenings and/or Saturdays.
  • 1 year of post-masters experience of clinical experience with children/adolescents/families 
  • A high degree of computer literacy
  • Experience in an Article 31 Mental Health Clinic preferred
  • Demonstrated experience with diverse populations preferred


Salary: FFS ($37-$63 per hour)

Location: Brooklyn, Harlem

About Graham Windham:

About the Company In full partnership with families & communities, Graham Windham strives to make a life-altering difference to children, youth and families affected by abuse, neglect and delinquency by providing each child we serve with a strong foundation for life: a safe, loving, permanent family and the opportunity and preparation to thrive in school and in the world. With over 400 full-time, part-time and On-call employees serving children and families in multiple programs throughout Manhattan, the Bronx, Brooklyn and Harlem, Graham Windham provides an exciting & enriching work experience. Graham has pioneered programs for New York City’s children, families and communities for over 200 years. Today, Graham is one of New York City’s leading social services organizations, providing educational and social services to over 4,000 children, young people, and parents throughout NYC.

Job Tags

Hourly pay, Permanent employment, Full time, Part time, Work experience placement, Immediate start, Saturday, Afternoon shift,

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