Hiring Organization: Synapse Resource Center

Location: Awka, Anambra
Reports to: Head of Art Therapist

Job Responsibilities

Assess patients’ needs or disorders, using drawing, painting, sculpting, or other artistic processes.
Communicate patients’ assessment findings and recommendations in oral, written, audio, video, or other forms.
Conduct art therapy sessions providing guided self-expression experiences to help patients’ recover from or cope with cognitive, emotional, or physical impairments.
Confer with other professionals on patients’ treatment team to develop, coordinate, or integrate treatment plans.
Design art therapy sessions or programs to meet patients’ goals or objectives.
Interpret the artistic creations of patients’ to assess their functioning, needs, or progress.
Observe and document patients’ reactions, progress, or other outcomes related to art therapy.
Talk with patients during art or other therapy sessions to build rapport, acknowledge their progress, or reflect upon their reactions to the artistic process.
Recommend and / or purchase needed art supplies or equipment.


Minimum of B.Sc degree in Creative / Fine art

Required Skills:

Excellent artistic abilities, creativity, imagination and enthusiasm
Maturity, patience, calm and respectful manner
Ability to provide a trusting, open, kindhearted atmosphere that encourages learning and participation
Business skills
A strong empathy with and commitment to helping people from all walks of life
Ability to deal with difficult, perhaps painful and embarrassing situations
Excellent interpersonal, communication and listening skills
A strong knowledge and understanding of the theory and practice of psychotherapy and the role art can play in treatment.

How to Apply

Interested and qualified candidates should send their CV and Cover Letter to: [email protected] using the “Job title” as subject of the email.

Only shortlisted candidates will be contacted.
Only individuals who have a high expectation of themselves and are driven to work above and beyond are welcome to apply. Delivery of professional and excellent services must be at your core.

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