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Art Instructor I in Wynnewood, PA at Resources For Human Development, Inc.

Date Posted: 1/25/2019

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    Wynnewood, PA
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Job Description

Position Summary
Center for Creative Works is an Art Center located in Wynnewood, PA. We are a creative day program for adults with developmental disabilities. Our staff of 15-18 artists work with our participants to guide in the art making process while teaching materials and technique skills. Our goal is to foster the vocation of artist for our population while promoting their art and design work through marketing and exhibitions and raise awareness in the greater community to outsider art.
The Art Instructor works together with participants at CCW to teach, encourage art making techniques and skills both in regard to free art making as well as possible vocational skills in the arts and other areas. This position requires as art background with skills in various art making techniques and materials. This position is responsible for contributing as a member of the CCW team to curriculum ideas and direction of CCW as a creative development and works together with the entire CCW team on appropriate functional aspects of day-to-day programming.
Essential Duties and Functions
  • Be part of the arts instructor team and design creative projects and lessons to be carried out at the center.
  • Assist our participants in learning skills and materials necessary to carry out their own, individual artwork and guide in that process.
  • Meet the basic needs of our participants, which may include medication administration, assisting in toileting, and other ADL's (Activities of Daily Living), as well as provide vocational and artistic programming.
  • Provide one-on-one supervision for participants with behavioral and safety concerns when needed.
  • Implement ISP's (Individual Support Plans) and behavior plans
  • Actively engage participants in vocational and artistic activities, maintain ratios and responsibilities for individuals assigned to your ratio.
  • Accompany participants on field trips and other community outings.
  • Drive agency vehicles to assist individuals in accessing the community
  • Attend staff meetings and scheduled in-service
  • Complete daily notes on all participants assigned to your ratio in a manner which meets licensing expectations
  • Maintain a general positive, professional work demeanor and be part of the CCW team in building an energetic, engaged participant focused atmosphere.
  • Comply with yearly training and physical exam requirements as well as all CCW/RHD policies and procedures
  • Teach your specialized art skills to CCW participants to help grow the participants the participants as artists as well as the artistic potential of the CCW program
  • Create teaching curriculum
  • Complete daily clinical notes on all assigned participants
  • Check emails at least weekly
  • Assist with licensing
  • Other duties as assigned
Job Requirements
  • Minimum of a Bachelor's Degree in an art related field or a minimum of 3 years studio practice. (Bachelor's Degree with studio practice preferred).
  • Ability to support and implement RHD/CCW's Values and beliefs.
  • Ability to engage clients in effective, therapeutic and healthy interactions.
  • Ability to effectively communicate both verbally and in written form. Ability to interact with all levels of staff.
  • Self-motivated with the ability to apply and continually develop professional skills.
  • Ability to take initiative and accept ownership and responsibility for assigned projects.
  • Ability to establish priorities, multi-task, and meet deadlines in a dynamic, open, fast-paced work environment.
  • Ability to work well in a team and independently.
  • Ability to lift a minimum of 40 pounds.
Skills in specialized art making technique and the ability to transfer those skills in a studio environment