Licensed Clinical Art Therapist (LCAT)

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JOB TITLE:                              Licensed Clinical Art Therapist (LCAT)      

DEPARTMENT:                          Mental Health

LOCATION:                              Brooklyn, New York            

REPORTS TO:                           VP, Mental Health      

JOB CLASSIFICATION:               Exempt

STATUS:                                    Part-Time/ 20 hrs weekly

RATE:                                       $20.00 to $30.00 (commensurate with experience)


Children of Promise, NYC (CPNYC) is a non-profit organization that provides a year-round, unique, integrated academic and enrichment after-school and summer program service model that meets the distinctive needs of children with incarcerated parent(s).  CPNYC’s mission is to embrace and empower the children of incarcerated parents to break the cycle of intergenerational involvement in the criminal justice system through guidance, support and access to the necessary resources to effectively develop leadership skills, form positive social relationships and enhance academic performance.  Implementing the principles and best practices of youth development, this innovative program infuses a mental health model that offers a New York State Office of Mental Health licensed outpatient treatment program.


The Licensed Clinical Art Therapist is responsible for developing weekly Therapeutic Art curriculum, instructing elementary, middle and high school students in that curriculum, and maintaining a caseload of 30-35 billable group clients. The LCAT will need to be licensed and currently registered by New York State as a Licensed Clinical Art Therapist (LCAT).  


  • Develop and implement curriculum for Therapeutic Art program within CPNYC After-school and Mental Health Clinic for all child and adolescent participants
  • Assist in supervision Masters in Mental Health Counseling Interns who will be providing additional support in facilitation of daily activities as well as the completion of clinical weekly documentation
  • Participate in weekly MH and Afterschool program staff meetings
  1. Ensure all children billed for group services maintain updated documents required for OMH approval in all their appropriate files
  2. Collaborate with the VP of Programs for necessary implementation of any afterschool activities or trainings
  3. Submit weekly group curriculums highlighting individual and group goals and objectives to the Vice President of Programs and the Vice President of Mental Health for review and feedback
  4. Maintain all OMH clinical documentation requirements on a weekly basis
  5. Keep all records of individual caseload up to date including progress notes, treatment plans, comprehensive assessments, psychiatric assessments.
  6. Perform other duties as assigned


  • Valid Licensed Clinical Social Worker (LCSW)
  • Must have a minimum of one-year Post-Master’s experience in an article 31 outpatient Mental Health Clinical Setting and experience with Article 31 mental health documentation
  • Master’s Degree in art therapy or related field equivalent to Mental Health Counseling, and Social Work experience is required
  • Must be able to provide and demonstrate efficiency in therapeutic art curriculum and implementation
  • LCAT or Limited Permit required
  • Advanced knowledge of group practice and clinical knowledge of group development and implementation for ages 5-12 years old
  • Ability to conduct 8-10 weekly art therapy groups for clients ages 5-12 years old.
  • Good interpersonal abilities
  • Demonstrate ability to work with minimum supervision
  • Stay current on art therapy research


  • Understanding of art methods and materials
  • Effective communication with the treatment team
  • Work with team; builds and fosters professional relationships
  • Accept feedback, make suggestions
  • Set priorities; ask questions; define procedures
  • Work independently; schedule time efficiently; think pro-actively
  • Willingness to accept change

Children of Promise, NYC is an Equal Opportunity Employer

Location: Brooklyn, NY
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