TEACHING ARTIST (Part-TIME & On CALL)
Center for Creative Works (CCW) is hiring teaching artists for On-Call and Part Time positions (potentially growing into a full time position). The Art Instructor position at CCW works with small groups of neuro-diverse artists guiding and mentoring in their specialized medium.
CCW is a Progressive Art Studio, located in Wynnewood, PA and soon to be in North Philadelphia. We are a studio art program for neuro-diverse artists, dedicated to the highest quality of work possible for the artists in this studio. CCW also engages the broader arts community through residencies, workshops, and other forms of collaboration and programming. Our studio provides materials and equipment for a wide range of artistic mediums as well as promotion and marketing for our artists.
At CCW you will have the opportunity to work with interesting, unique artists and makers. You will assist them in the studio through mentoring within your area of expertise and guiding their art making processes. This is a very rewarding position offering ample self-direction and opportunity for input. You will be a part of a highly creative and dynamic team of out of the box thinkers, artists, and community focused staff working in an active art studio as well as in the community. You will have an opportunity to contribute on many levels to the growth of this program and our artists! Our team is passionate, inclusive and talented.
CCW offers full benefits for FT employees and partial benefits for PT employees which include health, life, dental insurances, great PTO package, 403(b), scholarship assistance, flexibility, and more. Join us!
Please send your resume and cover letter to: Lori Bartol. email@example.com
To provide professional level art mentorship in relevant materials and techniques to neuro-diverse artists in a progressive art studio environment. The art instructor provides direct guidance in the acquisition of artistic skills and development of CCW artists in their work to build an identity, express themselves and engage in the larger community as accomplished artists.
Essential Duties and Functions
· Guide CCW artists in the art process, while teaching materials and technique skills. Participate in the creation and development of a curriculum aimed at the education and enrichment of persons served.
· Teach art making and vocational skills. Work individually as needed with persons served in the removal of barriers to learning and in the enhancement of participation in services.
· Act as part of a multidisciplinary team with the goal of providing services that are holistic and values based. Manage the art studio materials and create inventories when needed.
· Meet as needed with the collateral supports of the person served to provide services in concert with other life goals. Develop volunteers working in the studio.
· Works with team to create functional aspects of day-to-day process. Complete all required clinical and administrative documentation to support current and ongoing services.
Maintain staff information and support relating to special projects to include curriculum development. Track daily attendance and manage the grouping of staff to facilitate classes.
· See to health and safety aspects of floor activity and report health and safety incidents immediately to a supervisor.
· Complete all daily documentation in a timely manner. Attend staff meetings and bi-annual in-service trainings.
· Collaborate and oversee efficient organization of the studio, classes, supplies and storage.
· Bachelor's Degree or HS + 3 years studio practice.
· 1 year of related experience, in art discipline.
· Working knowledge of Microsoft Products and Applications.
· Subject to employment screenings, including FBI check, if applicable.
· Driver’s license and personal vehicle, preferred.
program specialist (full time)
Center for Creative Works (CCW), a licensed Progressive Art Studio day program, seeks a full time, management level Program Specialist to work in our studio arts program with talented and dedicated artists with intellectual disabilities. This is a unique opportunity to make a difference working with a highly creative team building identities and vocations in the arts for our participants. CCW is a nationally recognized professional arts program developing and promoting aspiring and established neurodiverse artists. CCW's program specialists engage people in their pursuit to professionally expand their creative skills, build relationships with peers, work on community engagement, and contribute as artists in their communities and beyond. This studio is located in Wynnewood PA on a bus line and a ten minute walk from a Septa regional rail station. We are a caring, tight team and will work hard to make you feel welcome and supported! Join us and love your job!
CCW is a progressive art studio with a focus on the professional development and representation of neurodiverse artists. CCW supports our artists to gain social capital and visibility through their artistic practice.
What’s exciting about this position:
· You will be working, in a management role, in a very unique 2390 program unlike other day programs.
· You will have plenty of opportunity to contribute and build experience on many levels as you will be an integral part in the building of this new organization.
· The right candidate will have the opportunity to be a part of this team in development of the artistic, life skills, and community participation goals for a unique group of individuals.
· You will be a part of a highly creative and dynamic team of out of the box thinkers, artists, and community focused staff and have an opportunity to contribute on many levels to the growth of this program and of our artists.
What you’ll love here:
· CCW is a program of Resources for Human Development and a values driven organization. We are committed to these values which include the empowerment of our participants and staff and to the flexibility to meet the changing needs of all of our partners and those we serve.
· RHD is a national human service non-profit with many opportunities for growth withing the corporation.
· On the job training. Training is available year round to our employees and CCW will carry the cost of most eligible trainings that employees may find on their own as well. RHD also offers scholarships twice yearly to help cover outside education costs.
· A lively, very engaged, joyful, family focused team dynamic.
· Great PTO.
The Program Specialist at CCW works within the PA ODP regulations for a 2390 program and is responsible for corresponding documentation for all individuals you are working with. You will help people identify their talents and passions and work with the larger team to create yearly plans and goals for your individuals. The work is a good balance of hands on working with people as well as time focused on documentation and strategizing with a broad team. If you are interested in progressive, engaged and dynamic thinking around identity, work options, creative contribution and community integration for adults with IDD we may be a match for you. If you believe that everyone has something to offer and neuro-diversity adds to the richness of our communities and should be celebrated, you will feel at home here.
Competitive salary, PTO and benefits offered through our parent organization: Resources for Human Development.
Essential Job Duties:
· Oversee the quality of programmatic plans, community access, volunteer opportunities, work experiences, and necessary services and supports that are provided meet the participants’ needs and preferences.
· Create, review and implement individual outcomes and action steps to monitor participant progress and all other documentation in respect to the 2390 regulations.
· Assist participants in determining what outcomes, volunteer opportunities, work experiences would meet their needs and/or preferences.
· Attend and document ISP meetings, and ISP reviews along with SC. monitor annual ISP progress for all participants. Ensure all ISP’s are accurate and person-centered.
· Review service notes and additional data sheets if applicable daily.
· Maintain open communication with individuals, families and other team members.
· Demonstrate strong professionalism, organizational, leadership and time management skills.
· Demonstrate the ability to work independently with a minimum of supervision.
· Ability to engage clients in effective, therapeutic and healthy interactions.
· Ability to effectively communicate both verbally and in written form.
· Ability to establish priorities, coordinate work activities, multi-task, and meet deadlines in a dynamic, open fast-paced work environment.
Qualifications: Any one of the following sets of criteria
· Master's degree or above from an accredited college or university in (preferred) Special Education, Psychology, Public Health, Rehabilitation, Social Work, Speech Pathology, Audiology, Occupational Therapy, Therapeutic Recreation or other human services field.
· Bachelor's degree from an accredited college or university in (preferred) Special Education, Psychology, Public Health, Rehabilitation, Social Work, Speech Pathology, Audiology, Occupational Therapy, Therapeutic Recreation or other human services field; and 1 year experience working directly with disabled persons.
· Associate's degree or completion of a 2-year program from an accredited college or university in (preferred)Special Education, Psychology, Public Health, Rehabilitation, Social Work, Speech Pathology, Audiology, Occupational Therapy, Therapeutic Recreation or other human services field; and 3 years experience working directly with disabled persons.
· License or certification by the State Board of Nurse Examiners, the State Board of Physical Therapists Examiners, or the Committee on Rehabilitation Counselor Certification or be a licensed psychologist or registered occupational therapist; and 1 year experience working directly with disabled persons.
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Resources for Human Development is an equal opportunity employer. All qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, color, age, religion, gender, gender identity, sexual orientation, national origin, genetic information, veteran, or disability status.