Expressive Therapist

Requisition Number: 2021-3867

Type of Position: Full-Time

Location: Valhalla, NY

Overview

The Expressive Therapist is a member of the treatment team who delivers a full range of modalities and therapeutic activities (music, dance, movement, art, crafts). 

Primary Responsibilities include:

  • Assist in planning a daily activity schedule.
  • Develop programming that reflects the assessed needs/interests of the patients; provide culturally appropriate activities, supplies and materials.
  • Integrate individual and group expressive activities and socialization as part of the total patient plan of care.
  • Assist in supervision and residential and leisure support of the patients.

Requirements/Qualifications

Requirements:

  • Bachelor’s degree in music, dance, movement, art and/or other expressive field.
  • New York Creative Arts Therapist license preferred.
  • 1+ years of prior experience planning, organizing and directing expressive therapy activities.
  • Experience working with an adult behavioral health population.
  • Bi-lingual in Spanish is a plus.  

Hospital/Program Description

Westchester Medical Center (WMC) is part of a 895-bed regional medical system serving New York’s Hudson Valley region.   The system encompasses every adult and pediatric medical specialty and includes an academic medical center, children’s hospital, community hospital, two inpatient behavioral health centers, homecare and numerous outpatient health programs.  With a total workforce of 7,000 healthcare professionals including 1200 physicians, Westchester Medical Center is the region’s most advanced and innovative health care delivery system and one the largest employers.

The Behavioral Health Center has been a leading provider of psychiatric services since 1929, offering a full spectrum of inpatient, outpatient, community and emergency care for adults, children, and adolescents.