At Dandelion we are dedicated to finding the right fit for our clients, community and current staff. To help us find this individual, we typically have a 4-step process. This process was created not only to make sure you are a good fit for us, but that we are a good fit for you!
We can't wait for someone new to join our team!
If you have any issues or questions with this process please feel free to email Diane Shaughnessy at email@example.com.
Cover Letter, Resume and Artwork
The first step of our interview process begins with you emailing your cover letter, resume and three JPGs of your art to firstname.lastname@example.org. Once reviewed, one of our team members will reach out to have a quick conversation about our current position.
The second step of our interview process is a recorded video. After the initial call one of our staff members will reach out to you via email with instruction on how to complete a video of you answering three questions. The video should be between 5 to 10 minutes long.
Conversation with Caroline Tye, owner & art therapist
Step three of our interview process is an in-person conversation with Caroline.
The final step of our interview process is an in-person conversation with the Dandelion Team. Because culture and our team are very important to us!
Art Therapist Job Description
Hours: Full-time, flexible schedule
Dandelion Therapeutic Art Center is one of Chicago's largest group practices dedicated to providing solely art therapy services.
At Dandelion Therapeutic Art Center, we pride ourselves on providing the best care for all of our clients, families as well as our staff. Dandelion has built a reputation on providing its clients with an art-based therapeutic approach. Dandelion art therapists blend art psychotherapy and art as therapy while being both artistically and clinically sound art therapists. We place significant value on the belief that creativity and art therapy can be used for growth, transformation, relaxation, healing, and even fun.
At Dandelion, we practice through the lens of a studio/art-based model while utilizing clinical techniques and skills, relying heavily on a relational, strength-based, and a collaborative approach in our work. Art therapists at Dandelion are encouraged to utilize their own creative talents and clinical skills to facilitate top notch art therapy service while maintaining the philosophy of Dandelion Therapeutic Art Center. Dandelion was not only built to serve our community with the best art therapy services, but it was also built to be a home for art therapists to grow and thrive in our profession. We truly value our employees.
At Dandelion We Provide
A creative, fun, engaging, respectful, relational, supportive, learning environment
Flexible work/life balance with the ability to have uncapped earnings
Billing support which includes medical billing, coordination of benefits/eligibility, and
Artistic space and materials
Website profile and marketing
Offer $150 paid CEUs towards annually for professional development
Weekly supervision (for all art therapist regardless of licensure)
Weekly staff meetings, focused on professional development and self care
W-2 Employee status
Professional Liability insurance
Healthcare Benefits paid at 25% by Dandelion
Flexible time-off requests
Ability to increase compensation year over year through increased splits, bonuses and session rate
A Dandelion Art Therapist:
Provides art therapy services for individuals and groups (22 - 28 clinical hours per week)
Carries out assessment as to develop a comprehensive treatment plan for clients on their caseload using Simple Practice
Keeps accurate data/notes of clients using Simple Practice
Works in collaboration with a client’s family members to develop a cohesive therapeutic approach and assess progress
Cooperates with other professionals such as psychiatrists, school social workers, additional mental health providers to ensure the best and well-round treatment/care of the client
Refers clients to additional services, if necessary
Demonstrates empathy and sensitivity to clients of varied socio-economic, racial, cultural, gender identify, sexual orientation and other backgrounds
Seeks clinical supervision from primary supervisor to help ensure quality delivery of services and professional development as needed, and immediately reports any emergent needs
Maintains studio space
Attends conferences and seminars to improve skills or knowledge
Additional tasks needed for the development of the studio practice
Actively works to expand Dandelion’s network and present within Chicago and our community
Maintains and promotes quality assurance stands, including, but not limited to, the American Counseling Association Codes of Ethics and Standards of Practice/Codes of Ethics within the art therapy field
Master’s Degree in Art Therapy
Professionally credential of Registered Art Therapist (ATR) or working towards credentialing
Licensed in the state of Illinois as an LPC or LCPC
Minimum of 2 years professional experience, preferred not required
Experience working with youth, highly preferred not required
Availability to work (in-person) at least two afternoons and evenings per week