Hiring Creative Arts Therapists

Position Summary

The Creative Arts Therapist supports many services in Mental Health and Arts in Health. This position provides direct client treatment through individual, couple, and group psychotherapy sessions and outreach, education, and research with community partners. The role collaborates with other therapists and with administrative colleagues to achieve client goals and further the organization’s work. The successful person will show commitment to the organization’s mission and vision and its core values of community, inclusion, and growth.

Primary Responsibilities

In this role, responsibilities include but are not limited to:

  • Maintain blend of effort and time for direct mental health services (approximately 50% of the time), Arts in Health program development (approximately 25% of time), administration (approximately 20% of time) and personal/professional development (approximately 5% of time)
  • Provide effective CAT treatments through initial assessments with examination of both client’s strengths and areas of need, treatment planning with measurable goals, and ongoing progress assessment.
  • Complete timely and accurate clinical documentation, administration, and scheduling consistent with being a Hancock Center employee.
  • Collaborate with client, client’s family, and/or other treatment team members as appropriate.
  • Maintain consistent communication with Hancock Center supervisor and colleagues.
  • Seek clinical supervision for clinical issues, professional development, and attention to emergent needs.
  • Complete annual training in ethics and cultural competency and maintain up to date knowledge of HIPPA regulations.
  • Maintain all licenses and credentials needed to practice in the State of Wisconsin.
  • Develop and initiate Arts in Health based workshops, projects, and collaborations.
  • Nurture relationships within the organization, community, and profession to advance the desired outcomes for clients, colleagues, or the organization.
  • Adhere to and uphold Hancock Center’s policies, procedures, and values.
  • Work collaboratively to assure smooth operations and administrative activities.
  • Attend supervision, staff, and organization meetings and other program activities.

These duties are not meant to be all-inclusive. As a small non-profit organization, all staff members may take on duties not apparent in their individual job description. It is expected that each employee will always strive to complete tasks necessary to keep the organization operating successfully.


Summary of Qualifications

  • Master’s degree in a creative arts therapy field, or association-approved alternative route training.
  • Ability to work a combination of day, evening, and some weekend hours.
  • Ability to transport independently to off-site facilities.
  • Able to work in the U.S. without requiring sponsorship.
  • Must pass a caregiver background check.

Competencies and Abilities

  • Dedication to serving Hancock Center’s mission and advancing the organization.
  • Self-motivated with excellent written, verbal, and organizational skills.
  • Work cooperatively and professionally with colleagues.
  • Dependable with adherence to deadlines.
  • Adheres to the code of ethics of relevant professional associations.
  • Commitment to developing and maintaining relationships with community partners.
  • Experience and ability to work with clinical and administrative software systems.
    (Simple Practice, Microsoft Office, Zoom)
  • Understanding and experience with SOAP or DAP therapy notes.
  • Ability to manage schedule of clients and relevant client communications.
  • Knowledge of dynamic clinical interventions including Trauma Informed Care, CBT, Motivational Interviewing, and Internal Family Systems.

Additional Details

Reports to: Clinical Program Director
Position: Salaried, exempt, full-time or part-time
Location: On-site, hybrid negotiable
Salary: $49,920-$66,560 annualized 1.0 FTE + benefits for individuals working 25 or more hours/week.


Submit the following application materials to hiring@hancockcenter.net:

• Letter of qualifications addressed to Hancock Center Recruitment Team
• Resume or CV

Applications will be accepted until the position is filled.

Applications submitted without both a letter and resume/CV will not be considered. PDF and Word documents accepted.

Direct questions to hiring@hancockcenter.net

Hancock Center is an equal opportunity employer. Qualified applicants who are of color or from systematically oppressed populations are encouraged to apply.