Therapist of Art

$65,000 - $68,000 yearly
  • Ancora Psychiatric Hospital
  • Hammonton, NJ, USA
  • Oct 19, 2022
Full Time Therapy

Job Description

Ancora State Psychiatric Hospital is seeking experienced Therapist of Art as a member of the therapeutic treatment team that plans, develops implements and conducts art therapy to provide the opportunity for non-verbal expressions and communication via the various media of art to further self-awareness and personal growth for the individual. This therapy is relevant to the design of positive interventions and supports within a multidisciplinary

Mental health setting serving a diverse adult population with severe and persistent mental illness.

We offer a competitive benefit package that includes:

  • 12 Vacation days
  • 15 Sick days
  • 3 Administrative leave days
  • 13 paid holidays
  • Major medical insurance
  • Dental plan
  • Prescription coverage
  • Life insurance
  • Pension and retirement plan

Any offer is conditional and based on clearances for fingerprints, employment/personal references, health & drug screens. 

NOTE: This position is covered by the Centers for Medicare and Medicaid Services (CMS) Rule and Executive Order 283, requiring all employees to be fully vaccinated. To comply with that requirement, employees must provide proof of vaccination status. Please do not submit proof of vaccination at this time; instructions will be provided if an offer of employment results from this Vacancy Announcement.

NOTE: Effective 9/1/11, NJ PL 70 (NJ First Act), requires all State employees to reside in New Jersey, unless exempted under the law, or current employees who live out-of-state and do not have a break-in service of more than 7 calendar days, as they are “grandfathered.” New employees or current employees who were not grandfathered and who live out-of-state have one year after the date of employment to relocate their residence to New Jersey or request an exemption. Current employees who reside in NJ must retain NJ residency, unless he/she obtains an exemption. Employees who fail to meet the residency requirements or obtain an exemption may be removed from employment.


  • All applicants must possess a Bachelor’s degree from an accredited college, with a major course of study in art, art therapy or art education.
  • One (1) year of professional experience in an art therapy program is required.
  • A Master's degree in art therapy or creative arts therapy with a specialization in art therapy may be substituted for the one (1) year of experience.
  • Appointees will be required to possess a driver's license valid in New Jersey.
  • Work week will be Monday through Friday, 8am-4:30pm.


Week Hours

Employment Type

Full Time