Art and Music Therapist

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Art and Music Therapist
Location: 0290 - GSS Quiburi Mission
850 S Hwy 80
Benson, Arizona, 85602-6988
United States
Employment Type: Full-Time
Hourly: 10.50 - 13.00
Job Summary
Demonstrates/encourages quality care for the whole individual. Accepts accountability for activities under direct control. Plans and organizes work with and for department; exercises sound judgment and decision-making. Promotes cooperative working relationships within and between departments. Ensures quality performance, conformance with regulation, standards, and laws, and customer satisfaction; assists and participates in the QA/CQI process. Keeps abreast of and implements new programs or practices. Formulates and works within annual budget. Assesses residents needs and develops plans for programming that meets identified needs. Leads or assists with conducting programming. Accommodates residents' needs through responding appropriately to resident's verbal/nonverbal expressions of need. Evaluates effectiveness of programming. Provides residents with opportunities for independence and choice consistent with their care plans. Completes all documentation within established timelines. Responds appropriately to residents requests for help and maintains positive relationships with residents friends and family members. Works with team members and other staff members in a helpful, respectful and courteous manner. Assists residents in meeting their social needs through interaction with staff, family and other residents. Receives and shares information; observes and reports residents conditions to appropriate staff.
BA/BS required; preferred emphasis in gerontology. Prior work experience in long term care is preferred to be hired for this job; other pertinent experience includes hospital setting, prison, schools, hospice, day care, group home, residential care facilities, or psychiatric settings. Eligible for certification as a Therapeutic Recreation Specialist or as an Activities Professional by a recognized accrediting body or ability to satisfactorily complete an accredited training program approved by the state in which the facility is located is preferred; training in communication with Dementia, Huntington's Disease, visually and hearing impaired individuals as well as aphasic individuals is preferred.
Ability and desire to be creative and ability to adapt programs and supplies to meet individual resident needs.
Basic ability to communicate and comprehend. Demonstrated knowledge of caring for people with special needs.

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