Art Therapist Vacancy at Synapse Services

Synapse Services is a Centre for Psychological Medicine that is committed to providing a full range of mental health and substance misuse services in a caring, patient- centred environment. We are located in the heart of Nigeria – Abuja, with branches in Lagos, and Anambra state. We provide first class psychological and psychiatric care, with a range of therapeutic programs suited to individual needs. We are recruiting to fill the position below: Job Position: Art Therapist Job Location: Lagos Mainland, Lagos Employment Type: Full-Time Reports to: Head, Art Therapist Job Description
  • Assess patients’ needs or disorders, using drawing, painting, sculpting, or other artistic processes.
  • 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.
  • 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.
  • 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.


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