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Art Therapist/ Counselor Resume

Desired Industry: Social Services SpiderID: 76839
Desired Job Location: Atlanta, Georgia Date Posted: 2/2/2016
Type of Position: Full-Time Permanent Availability Date: ASAP
Desired Wage: 50,000 annually
U.S. Work Authorization: Yes
Job Level: Experienced with over 2 years experience Willing to Travel: Yes, 25-50%
Highest Degree Attained: Masters Willing to Relocate: Undecided

Human service professional devoted to providing an integrative approach to education and social skills building for children and youth with developmental disabilities, behavioral and emotional difficulties. Strives to utilize and embrace creative interventions to promote academic achievement, reduce inappropriate behaviors and increased social emotional well-being. Therapeutic objectives are to foster a team-based approach to enhance academic success, quality of life, communication, cognition, confidence, self-regulation and creative expression.

Substitute Teacher
• Provide a continuum of learning for students K-12 in Marietta City Schools.
• Manage classroom and implement existing lesson plans that ensures the integrity of academic time and motives students to learn and participate.
• Create a classroom environment that is conducive to learning and appropriate to the maturity and interests of the students.
• Understand, address and be sensitive to students with special needs, recognizing differences in abilities and cognitive levels.
Art Therapist/Teacher Assistant
• Attended to severely impaired children across multiple diagnostic categories, including autism-spectrum disorders, developmental delays, communication disorders, attention-deficit/hyperactivity, disruptive behavior disorders and attachment disorders
• Planned and led up to 30 group and individual weekly sessions, resulting in art based psychosocial interventions towards students’ development.
• Supervised and managed 3 graduate interns at a time through leading group therapy and processing sessions
• Created treatment plans with multi-disciplinary team and evaluated progress while maintaining IEP goals
• Provided training to agency staff on Creative Arts Therapy for awareness and team strategies
• Guided treatment needs with sensory integration focus, play therapy, pre-symbolic art therapy & expressive arts

MIRRORS PROGRAM - Hamilton, Bermuda 2009-2010
Committed Partner Manager
• Managed at risk, disenfranchised youth, disadvantaged young adults (15-21years old) and adult volunteers
• Provided case management and performance coaching for community based personal development, transformational program
• Supervised youth participants and adult coaches in setting and achieving their goals and program outcomes
• Facilitated and organized creative, educational and resourceful monthly follow through sessions emphasizing dynamic relationship building and creative expression
• Managed 50 participants of transformational program who went on to earn high school diplomas or earn GEDs
• Analyzed data on participation & attendance, created monthly summary reports of follow through interventions & results

Family Consultant
• Managed and coached youth with behavioral and emotional challenges in therapeutic foster care placement
• Delivered case management and support services to youth and families for comprehensive treatment
• Implemented service plans and creative interventions including therapeutic meetings for families
• Served as an advocate, supervisor and teacher while liaising with school, courts and community programs
• Ensured that children’s emotional, cognitive, physical and psychological well-being were met for child’s success
• Collaborated with students, families, school personnel and community agencies to implement a strong support system

Special Education Teacher
• Guided and delegated within a diverse group of severely impaired children with physical, medical and cognitive disabilities including diagnosis of Cornelia De Lange syndrome, Fragile X, autism spectrum disorder, brain injury, cerebral palsy, neurological impairments, speech disorders, and developmental delays
• Developed and implemented individualized educational goals with an interdisciplinary team
• Created and integrated a structured, fun learning environment for students 5-18 years
• Spearheaded and sustained prevocational agriculture program for students in preparation for job training
• Organized and facilitated Paint Fest for school as a community project supporting local pediatric unit
• Acted as an effective health committee member ensuring standards and codes were in regulation and enforced throughout school

Pratt Institute, Brooklyn NY 2010-2012
Master of Professional Studies, Art Therapy concentration in Special Education
Georgia State University, Atlanta GA 2000-2002
Bachelor of Science, Psychology minor in Fine Arts

• Art Related - Wood sculptor and ceramics
• Software – Microsoft Windows, Microsoft Word, Microsoft Excel
• Leadership – Manager, Supervisor, Mentor, Coach, Innovator

Additional Information:
• Awarded Bank of Butterfield, Bermuda Fine Arts Scholarship for continuing education 2010

• Organized and facilitated Chalk Festival Fund raiser for Safe Girls Strong Girls, Inc. 2009

• Designed Mural for Georgia State University Child Development Center 2002

Available upon request.

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