Overview: The Door is an unparalleled model for youth development, offering a comprehensive range of integrated services within a single site for nearly 11,000 New York City youth each year. Our mission is to empower young adults to reach their full potential by providing comprehensive youth development services in a diverse and caring environment. At The Door, youth can access health care and education, mental health counseling and crisis assistance, legal assistance, college preparation services, career development, housing supports, arts, sports and recreational activities, and nutritious meals – all for free and under one roof. By providing participants with our suite of integrated services, we seek to provide any motivated young person with the tools, resources, and opportunities needed to successfully transition to adulthood.

The Art Therapist will provide group art therapy workshops onsite at The Door in SoHo. Groups will be open to interested young people, and may include specialty groups for runaway and homeless youth and/or Broome Street Academy students. The Art Therapist will focus on engagement within the Door community addressing co-morbid concerns that may include trauma, homelessness, and sexual and gender identity. The ideal candidate will possess experience in engaging clients in youth development, school or residential treatment settings. The Door’s mission is to empower young people ages 12-24 to reach their potential by providing accessible, comprehensive youth development services – health care, counseling, education, legal services, the arts and recreation – in a diverse and caring environment.


  • Develop and facilitate nontraditional, innovative support groups to diverse adolescent populations utilizing Art Therapy and other evidence based group curriculums as approved by supervisor
  • Support group participants with subsequent referral and follow-up to other services as needed
  • Collaborate with Door staff and outside agencies around issues related to clinical functioning of young people
  • Other duties as assigned by supervisor


  • Master’s in Art Therapy or related field
  • License is strongly preferred (ie. LMSW, LMHC)
  • Minimum of two years clinical experience in adolescent development, psychosocial assessment and Mental Health counseling
  • Knowledgeable of and ability to apply positive youth development principles to working with young people
  • Knowledge of social service systems and resources as they relate to The Door’s urban youth population
  • Excellent oral and written communication skills
  • Demonstrated ability in developing innovative adolescent treatment modalities and group facilitation skills
  • Demonstrated ability to work effectively and creatively as part of an interdisciplinary treatment team
  • Proficiency isin Spanish, French, or Mandarin preferredHours: 6-8 hours per week
    Salary: $35.00 per hour