Art Therapist

Part Time

Magee Rehabilitation Hospital opened in 1958 as the first free-standing rehabilitation hospital in Philadelphia. The Hospital has over 600 employees and is nationally recognized for outstanding programs in physical and cognitive rehabilitation, with comprehensive services for spinal cord injury, brain injury, stroke, orthopedic replacement, amputation, pain management and work injury. Magee serves as the federally designated Regional Spinal Cord Injury Center of Delaware Valley. Only 14 such centers exist in the country. Magee is a founding member of The Christopher Reeve Foundation NeuroRecovery Network, which provides state of the art rehabilitation therapy.


Magee is seeking a part time Art Therapist to provide Art Therapy services to patients. The Art Therapist is responsible for the evaluation, treatment, and discharge of all patients referred to the Art Therapy service.  This employee acts as a generalist (not specializing in a particular patient population) and serves as a mentor to volunteers and students.  The Art Therapist will uphold the mission, vision, and values of Magee Rehabilitation. 

Essential Accountabilities:

  • Responsible for the provision of the Art Therapy Services to the patients of Magee.
  • Responsible for maintenance and inventory of art materials and supplies. Orders equipment, materials, and supplies as needed through the Director of Therapy.  
  • Supervises students and volunteers assisting in the Art Therapy program.  
  • Provides direct patient care services.
  • Submits documentation of direct patient care services to the electronic medical record.
  • Submits monthly reports of direct patient care activities within the specified time frames.
  • Monitors budget/expenses; submits check requests within designated timeframes and with complete documentation attached.
  • Evaluates the effectiveness of the programs through development, implementation and analysis of evaluation tools.
  • Solicits in-kind donations for the program.

 Other Accountabilities:

  • Acts as a consultant, provides assistance, and answers inquiries from the community and other professionals regarding Art Therapy.
  • Represents the Art Therapy Program in the community through the media and other professional organizations.
  • Promotes and participates in clinical research, publication, or presentation activities.
  • Assists the Development Department in securing funding for the art therapy program.
  • Proactively plans and arranges for coverage needs.
  • Provides orientation, training and supervision to work-study students and volunteers.
  • Maintains direct patient care caseload, meeting productivity expectations. Provides individual and group treatment sessions.
  • Responds to referrals made by staff or patients in a timely manner.
  • Adheres to HIPPA confidentiality and security policy.
  • Contributes to the inter-disciplinary care of patients through consultations with other disciplines and co-treatments.
  • May lead groups in collaboration with Occupational , Speech-Language, Recreational and other appropriate clinical staff.
  • Participates in clinical education programs.


  • Demonstrates clinical competence in specialty area of Art Therapy. 
  • Must be a self-starter, confident, independent, as well as possess good organizational skills.
  • Must be capable of supervising and directing others, (volunteers, aides and students).
  • Demonstrates the ability to problem solve and relate interpersonally with patients, families and staff.
  • Must be able to work flexible hours which may include evenings, weekends, and holidays.
  • Must be able to walk, stoop, climb, crawl, lift, reach, push, pull, and bend in order to meet the needs of patients and the hospital environment.
  • Must be able to lift 50 lbs.
  • Master's Degree in Art Therapy required and ATR status preferred.
  • Must have at least one year of clinical experience preferably in the area of physical rehabilitation in an acute rehab hospital environment.

Magee Rehabilitation Hospital is an equal opportunity employer. We do not discriminate on the basis of race, color, gender, gender identity, sexual orientation, age, religion, national or ethnic origin, disability or protected veteran status.

Mail, Email or fax your resume to:
Human Resources
Magee Rehabilitation Hospital
1513 Race Street
Philadelphia, PA 19102
Fax Number: (215) 587-9471