REASONS EATING DISORDERS DANCE MOVEMENT THERAPIST CONTRACTOR

Job Description

BHC Alhambra Hospital

Reasons Eating Disorder Dance Movement Therapist Contractor

Universal Health Services, Inc. (UHS) knows what it takes to lead, inspire and succeed. One of the nation’s largest and most respected hospital companies, Universal Health Services, Inc. (UHS) owns and operates through its subsidiaries acute care hospitals, behavioral health facilities and ambulatory centers in the United States, Puerto Rico, the Virgin Islands and the United Kingdom.

BHC Alhambra Hospital is a 103 bed facility established in 1924. BHC Alhambra Hospital is a private, fully accredited, full-service acute psychiatric hospital serving children, adolescents and adults. BHC Alhambra Hospital is dedicated to providing quality behavioral health, substance abuse, and eating disorder treatment options for the communities of the San Gabriel Valley, Los Angeles County, and surrounding areas. BHC Alhambra Hospital does not provide emergency services.

The mission of BHC Alhambra Hospital is to develop, implement and manage, in the most ethical and efficient manner, a network of superior behavioral health services with optimal client outcome.

To learn more visit: http://www.bhcalhambra.com/   https://www.reasonsedc.com

Reasons Eating Disorder Center comprises an Inpatient and Partial Hospitalization/Intensive Outpatient Eating Disorder Program at our hospital in Rosemead, and Residential Eating Disorder programs in Pasadena, Hancock Park and San Marino. At our hospital programs, we treat women and men, and adolescents and adults, and our Residential program treats adult women. We focus on primary Eating Disorder Diagnoses in our programs.

The Dance Movement Therapist is responsible for teaching patients the use of the body and its movements and positioning in space within a therapeutic setting as a mechanism both for insight and for change. Dance/Movement Therapy uses movement in a psychotherapeutic context to promote emotional, cognitive, physical and social integration of individuals.  It focuses on movement behavior as expressive, communicative, and adaptive as it emerges in the therapeutic relationship.

Compensation: Based on experience, contracted position

 

Job Requirements

Education:   Enrollment in or completion of a graduate program in Dance Movement Therapy, and/or status as an R-DMT (Registered Dance Movement Therapist) or BC-DMT (Board Certified Dance/Movement Therapist) preferred.  A Bachelor's Degree from an accredited college or university in psychology, dance, activity therapy, humanities, social work or related therapeutic discipline, and with extensive related movement and dance experience is also acceptable with relevant work experience in the field of Dance Movement Therapy.

Experience: Two (2) years of experience in Dance Movement Therapy, preferably in eating disorders, trauma, acute inpatient settings.

Licensure: Preferred certification by Dance/Movement Therapy Certification Board as R-DMT (Registered Dance Movement Therapist) or BC-DMT (Board Certified Dance/Movement Therapist). 

License: Must maintain a valid California driver's license.

Additional Requirements:  Successful completion of NCI training including appropriate use of seclusion and restraint within 90 days of employment and must be deemed competent prior to assisting in a restraining process.