Artistic Behavioral Health Specialist-F/T

Azpsa Bullhead City , AZ 86442

Posted 2 months ago

Job posting for Bullhead City, AZ

Job Summary:

The Art Therapist/Artistic Behavioral Health Specialist will primarily provide psychosocial rehabilitation services and skill-building classes to adults in a supportive art studio environment. Incumbent must be able to exercise discretion and independent judgment. This Candidate will serve as a lead in establishing a new Art Awakenings studio in Bullhead City with the support of the Regional Clinical Director

LPC credentials preferred, but not required. ATR Preferred
40 hours a week.

Essential Functions

Provide counseling and psychosocial rehabilitation services using expressive arts to adult and youth with diagnosis of a serious mental illness, general mental health, co-occurring concerns, and/or youth with behavioral health concerns.

Provide Art Therapy groups.

Complete intake (initial) and updated assessments (including diagnosis) with participants and participating family members or other supportive individuals.

Develop individualized treatment plans in coordination with participants, their family, and additional stakeholders as appropriate.

Oversee the health, safety, and welfare of participants in the program.

Develop and maintain effective working relationships with community agencies, case managers and clinical teams.

Participate in clinical staffing and individual service planning sessions with case managers, treatment staff, family members and others to identify and meet participant treatment and transition needs.

Assist participants in identifying and developing realistic treatment goals.

Maintain information on community resources for participant assistance and support.

Provide education, assistance and support to family members and others involved with the participant to enhance awareness of mental health challenges and to increase their ability to contribute to the counseling and/or rehabilitation process.

Conduct and document continuing assessments of participant functioning.

Maintain participant records and other documentation according to agency standards.

Provide emergency face-to-face counseling and/or crisis intervention as needed to avert or in response to participant needs.

Review clinical documentation for approval in electronic medical record as requested.

Complete reviews for medical necessity as need for program participants.

Complete documentation within the identified agency and state requirements and timeframes.

Attend supervision and training to attain the amount of hours as required by state licensing standards.

Maintain mobile services and van if provided.

As requested, participate in program and organizational events and functions.

Provide back-up to other staff as needed and/or as assigned.

Other duties as assigned which may include transportation, ordering supplies, or other supervisor-directed needs.

Qualification Requirements


Experience providing psychosocial rehabilitation services to adult participant populations and/or youth and families preferred.

Strong skills in the arts either visual and/or musical.

Behavioral health experience/education to qualify as a Behavioral Health Professional (BHP).

Masters degree in counseling, social work, art therapy, marriage and family therapy, psychology or related human service field or equivalent work experience.

National and/or Arizona certification as an art therapist, social worker, counselor, mental health professional required.

Bilingual preferred but not required.


Valid Arizona driver license or valid other state license with ability to obtain valid Arizona license by hire date.

Valid automobile insurance.

Copy of highest education certificate or transcript showing graduation.

Current CPR and First Aid certifications or ability to obtain within thirty (30) days of hire.

Current Fingerprint Card or ability to obtain within ninety (90) days of hire.

Five-year MVD report (driving record) that meets the agencys auto insurance carriers coverage requirements.

Knowledge of:

Behavioral health assessment and rehabilitation.

Expressive and therapeutic arts principles and methods (Art Awakenings).

Principles and methods of psychosocial rehabilitation.

Special needs and characteristics of the participant population.

Counseling principles and methods.

Methods used to prevent violent behavior or behavior harmful to the participant or others.

How to provide behavior management in crisis situations.

Indications, common side effects, reactions and interactions of medications commonly used by the participant population.

Where to access resources for assistance.

How to document participant activities and progress according to accepted professional and agency standards.


Excellent interpersonal and communication skills.

Ability to facilitate art related groups and classes.

Group process and group facilitation.

Provision of recreational and social activities, life skills training and/or milieu activities.

Develop and implement treatment plans within the framework of a clinical team.

Develop groups that will address skills deficits through specific content and focus.

Can promote participant responsibility, mastery and to recognize symptom exacerbation.

Creative, energetic, flexible and to serve as a healthy role model for participants.

  • Ability to provide behavior management and activity supervision Physical Requirements


Must be able to lift and carry boxes/packages up to 50 pounds as needed.

Must be able to push and pull file cabinet/desk drawers open and closed daily

Body Positions/Movements:

Must be able to retrieve items/supplies on overhead shelves and bend/stoop to reach files, supplies and items located in bottom cabinets.

Hand Use/Sense:

Manual dexterity sufficient to use calculator, telephone, keyboard and various office machines on a daily basis and be able to write.

Must be able to communicate both in person and on the telephone, enter information on the computer and read various instructions.

Be able to read numbers, reports, and computer terminals.

Operating an agency motor vehicle, other vehicle, equipment, machinery or power tools.

Mental Requirements

Must be able to analyze many variables and choose the most effective course of action.

Personal maturity is an important attribute.

Must be able to resolve problems, handle conflict and make effective decisions under pressure.

Ability to give, receive, and analyze information, prepare written materials, and articulate goals and action plans.

Ability to do simple math calculations, input data into the computer, and analyze data as requested.

Equipment to Be Used

Must be able to operate computer and other office machines such as fax, calculator, telephone, copy machine, and so on.

Working Conditions

Usually works in a typical office setting or open art studio.

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