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Art Therapist, Workhouse Military in the Arts Initiative

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Background: The Workhouse Arts Foundation, Inc. (WAF) is a non-profit 501(c)3 corporation with a mission to operate the Workhouse Arts Center (opening in 2008) with programs in the visual arts, performing arts, arts education, and history through the repurposing of the former Workhouse correctional facility. WAF’s budget is currently $3 million annually.

Summary Statement: This contract is for fiscal year 2023, ending on June 30, 2023, with the possibility to renew for an additional twelve months depending on Contractor performance. Renewal will be at the discretion of the Organization and is contingent upon Contractor’s fulfillment of the Contract and available funding received or committed to the Organization in support of Workhouse Military in the Arts Initiative (WMAI).

Scope of Work:

Reporting to the Education Program Director, the role of the Art Therapist Contractor is to conceptualize, plan, coordinate, implement, and oversee the Workhouse Arts Foundation’s Art Therapy program within the WMAI. The duties and responsibilities of the Contractor shall include:

  • Planning and facilitating therapeutic art-making activities for individuals and groups, and maintaining rooms, workspaces, supplies, and equipment.
  • Work with Education Coordinator to schedule rooms for one-on-one and group art therapy sessions. Plan and facilitate one-on-one and group art therapy sessions.
  • Maintain client records according to best practices, protecting client privacy and rights, and adhering to strong code of ethics and best practices for the Art Therapy profession.
  • Managing, distributing, and collecting In-Take forms, monthly surveys, and assessing all client progress throughout the client’s treatment within the program.
  • Meeting regularly with the Director of Education to discuss program goals and program needs.
  • Providing appropriate programmatic content, data, and narratives to the Advancement Office for grant-writing and reporting purposes.
  • Plan, implement, and oversee all Veteran Art Open Studio sessions.
  • Maintain professional license requirements and training, always keeping licensures current.
  • Obtain and keep up-to-date Malpractice Insurance, providing a copy of said insurance coverage to the Finance Office.

Hours will vary and remain flexible depending on WAF meetings, client meetings, workshops, and group sessions. It is expected that the Contractor will work 40 hours weekly. Contractor is expected to conduct job duties on site at the Workhouse Arts Center. The Contractor may be permitted to work remotely up to eight hours per week with supervisor pre-approval.

Qualifications

  • Credentials: Certified Art Therapist (ATR) required
  • Ethics: Values and demonstrates honesty and integrity, based on strong ethical principles. Follows through on commitments. Treats people with respect. Upholds organizational values.
  • Organizational Support: Supports the WAF’s goals and values. Follows and supports policies and procedures. Completes administrative tasks correctly and on time. Responds to management direction and follows instruction, as appropriate.
  • Interpersonal Skills and Teamwork: Exhibits strong interpersonal skills. Works well with others to support the successful operations of the Workhouse Arts Foundation, Inc. and the Workhouse Arts Center. Uses interpersonal skills to work through complex issues with other staff and come to a positive resolution of issues.
  • Oral/Written Communication Skills: Speaks and writes clearly and persuasively in positive or negative situations. Listens and gets clarification. Represents the organization professionally.
  • ·Computer skills: Computer application competency with MS Outlook, Excel, and Word, Adobe, and basic understanding of CAD applications.
  • Well Organized: Displays excellent organization skills.
  • Detail Oriented: Delivers focus on accurate financial and accounting details that is essential for success in this position.
  • Cost Consciousness: Operates and manages within approved budget. Focuses on conserving organizational resources. Develops and implements cost saving measures.
  • Innovation: Displays original thinking and creativity. Meets challenges with resourcefulness, generates suggestions for improving work, develops approaches and ideas.
  • Flexibility: Adapts to changes in the work environment, manages competing demands changes approach or method to best fit the situation, able to deal with multiple assignments with deadlines.
  • Ability to lift 25 pounds.
  • Ability to work independently: A self-starter with the ability to operate with minimal guidance.

Experience and Education

  • Master Degree, Art Therapy from an accredited college or university
  • Credentials: Certified Art Therapist (ATR)
  • Experience working with Military communities, service members, and families is strongly preferred
  • A minimum of two years of working with clients individually and in group settings
  • Strong problem-solving skills, as well as the ability to work well with people of diverse backgrounds
  • Ability to manage multiple projects simultaneously, exercise initiative and independent judgment
  • Work week will be Monday-Friday, 9am-5pm, with some evening and weekend work as required

Accountabilities: Satisfactory completion of this job will be evidenced by excellent attention to detail; exercising sound professional judgement; building and maintaining good working relationships with staff, artists and other colleagues; keeping excellent records; working well as a team member; and by operating within the Workhouse approved budget.

Compensation/Benefits:

The Contractor will be paid $45,000 for the one-year commitment, with an hourly rate of $21.63 per hour, totaling no more than $3,750 per month. The Contractor will be paid monthly, with payment being made once the Contractor submits an invoice to the Director of Education and it is approved for payment. The invoice must include the number of hours worked each week for the month billed.

The Contractor is not eligible to participate in any fringe benefits or retirement programs, including Paid Time Off, Medical, Dental, and staff discounts on Organization events, tickets and classes, or any other benefit currently afforded to salary or hourly staff members. The Organization does not withhold federal or state taxes or make F.I.C.A. payments for Contract employees. It is the responsibility of the Contractor to pay taxes to applicable government entities. It is understood that the Contractor shall not be reimbursed for any expenses associated with the Contract work performed.

The Contractor understands that this contract does not imply or entitle Contractor to any permanent or full-time employment in the future. 

Background: The Workhouse Arts Foundation, Inc. (WAF) is a non-profit 501(c)3 corporation with a mission to operate the Workhouse Arts Center (opening in 2008) with programs in the visual arts, performing arts, arts education, and history through…

Details at a Glance

  • Time Commitment
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    Full Time Schedule
  • Job Type
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    Contract
  • Start Date
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    August 29, 2022
  • Application Deadline
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    August 26, 2022
  • Education
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    Master's Degree Required
  • Experience Level
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    Intermediate
Salary
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USD $0 - USD $45,000
/ year
The Contractor will be paid $45,000 for the one-year commitment, with an hourly rate of $21.63 per hour, totaling no more than $3,750 per month.

Benefits

The Contractor will be paid monthly, with payment being made once the Contractor submits an invoice to the Director of Education and it is approved for payment. The invoice must include the number of hours worked each week for the month billed.

The Contractor is not eligible to participate in any fringe benefits or retirement programs, including Paid Time Off, Medical, Dental, and staff discounts on Organization events, tickets and classes, or any other benefit currently afforded to salary or hourly staff members. The Organization does not withhold federal or state taxes or make F.I.C.A. payments for Contract employees. It is the responsibility of the Contractor to pay taxes to applicable government entities. It is understood that the Contractor shall not be reimbursed for any expenses associated with the Contract work performed.

The Contractor will be paid monthly, with payment being made once the Contractor submits an invoice to the Director of Education and it is approved for payment. The invoice must…

Location

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On-site
9518 Workhouse Wy, Lorton, VA 22079, USA

How to Apply

Please submit the following PDF items electronically, with the subject line containing the words “WMAI Art Therapist” stated. Only qualified applicants will be contacted. Please direct all submissions to: humanresources@workhousearts.org

·        Cover letter

·        Resume including demonstrable accomplishments

Please submit the following PDF items electronically, with the subject line containing the words “WMAI Art Therapist” stated. Only qualified applicants will be contacted. Please…

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