Join the Creative Identity Team!

ART INSTRUCTORS

Creative Identity is seeking to hire art instructors to work directly with adults with intellectual and developmental disabilities.  Art instructors report directly to the Executive Director and Program Director. The art instructor will prepare lesson plans for various client levels and conduct art-based classes that provide an opportunity for clients to achieve their goals and objectives and develop their creative skills. The instructor will guide the clients with their work and provide opportunities for them to do as much as they are able for themselves, thereby fostering their independence. The art instructor will plan, organize product, and assist clients at craft fairs, set up and facilitate special events, and annual winter and summer concerts. 

Duties and Responsibilities:

  • Creative curriculum in response to inter-departmental collaboration and/r in response to program director requests.
  • Instruction of designated and approved curriculum.
  • Attend all staff meetings, rehearsals and concerts, and take an active role during these functions.
  • Follow all Creative Identity procedures in the timely documentation of services (i.e. client daily documentation, monthly client summaries, special incident reports, client seizure record, requests for funds or time off)
  • Inform all director of noteworthy observations regarding any client's health or safety concerns, progress or challenges needing attention, and also contribute suggestion for client goals and objectives, based on instructor's best assessment.
  • Advocate for clients whenever appropriate and necessary.
  • Maintain a safe working area environment for clients and staff.
  • Follow protocol and assist in all aspects of the program, including, but not limited to: being prepared for classes before their scheduled start time, organizing clients for morning stretching class and assisting them in participating, following class schedule for client progress update (5-10 minutes before break times) and documentation, implementing timely class clean-up/break-down times utilizing client assistance), and overseeing proper care and storage of all supplies and client work.
  • Monitor general supervision of clients. 
  • Plan classes within program budget.
  • Monitory art inventory maintenance and documentation, including client art production for art shows/craft fairs, special events, and concerts.
  • Plan and coordinate art/craft shows, including arranging appropriate staff and clients attendance and transportation, attend to aspects of presenting client art, processing sales/donations, upkeep of inventories and related documentation.
  • Represent Creative Identity, its program, clients, and staff in a professional and promoting manner. 
  • Provide direction/guidance to program aides, interns, fieldwork students, and volunteers.
  • Perform other related duties as required and/or assigned, especially with regards to serving the needs of the clients, including transportation. 

Skills and Educational Requirements: 

  • Expertise, a degree, or certificate in the area of instruction or be actively undergoing art training and continuing education.
  • Instructors must have the ability to perform all job duties as assigned and effectively and appropriately address client behaviors.
  • Lift 25 lbs
  • Communicate appropriately verbally and in writing.
  • Experience working with individuals with developmental disabilities is desirable. 

Working Conditions: Instructors must use own vehicle for traveling to and from the program, shows, and events. Instructors will be required to work occasional weekends and overtime. Instructors must be able to meet flexible schedules and be open to all assignments. Instructors understand that employment is an at-will situation as determined in the employee handbook. 

Application: Please email your cover page and resume to our Program Director, Dr. Cynthia Smith, at CreativeIdentityAnaheim@yahoo.com

 

MUSIC THERAPISTS

Creative Identity is looking to hire music therapists to work directly with adults with intellectual and developmental disabilities. Music therapists will plan and conduct music-based classes that provide clients with an opportunity to develop their unique creative skills, and guide the clients toward appropriate self-expression. 

Duties and Responsibilities:

  • Create curriculum in response to inter-departmental collaboration and/or in response to Program Director requests.
  • Instruction of designated and approved curriculum.
  • Attend all staff meetings, rehearsals and concerts, and take an active role during these functions.
  • Follow all Creative Identity procedures in documentation of services (i.e. client daily progress, documentation, monthly client summaries, service billing documentation, special incident report documentation, client seizure records, staff sign-in documentation, requests for funds or time off documentation)
  • Inform Program Director of noteworthy observations regarding any client's health or safety concerns, progress or challenges needing attention, and also contribute to suggestions for client goals and objectives based on music therapist's best assessment.
  • Advocate for clients whenever appropriate and necessary.
  • Maintain a safe working area environment for clients.
  • Follow protocol and assist in all aspects of the program, including, but not limited to: being prepared for classes before their scheduled start time, organizing clients for morning stretching class and assist them in participating, following class schedule for client progress updating (5-10 minutes before class break times) and documentation, implementing timely class clean-up/break down, and overseeing the proper care and storage of all supplies and instruments. 
  • Monitor general supervision of clients. 
  • Plan classes within program budget and maintain instrument inventory, including documentation of needed repairs.
  • Plan and coordinate community concert shows, including arranging appropriate staff and clients with transportation, attend to aspects of presenting clients concerts, processing sales/donations, upkeep of inventories and related documentation.
  • Represent Creative Identity, including the clients, staff, and program in a professional and promoting manner.
  • Provide direction/guidance to program aides, interns, fieldwork students, and volunteers as needed.
  • Ongoing development of musical arrangements and repertoire for the clients.
  • Dependable and on-time attendance on scheduled days and timely notification (by 8:30 am of scheduled day) of absence due to illness.
  • Perform other related duties and required and/or assigned, especially with regards to serving the needs of the clients, including transportation of clients.

Skills and Educational Requirements:

  • BA degree in Music Therapy
  • Ability to perform all job duties as assigned
  • Effectively and appropriately address client behaviors
  • Lift 25 lbs
  • Communicate appropriately verbally and in writing

Working Conditions: Music therapists must use own vehicle for traveling to and from the program, shows, and events. Occasional weekends and overtime will be required. Music therapists must be able to meet flexible schedule and be open to all assignments. 

Application: Please email your cover page and resume to our Program Director, Dr. Cynthia Smith, at Creativeidentityanaheim@yahoo.com