Art Therapist

 
Position: Art Therapist

Job ID: 152854

Location: US-TX-The Woodlands

Department: TCH-WOODLANDS CHILD LIFE

Talent Area: Professional - Clinical

Full/Part Time: Part-Time

Regular/Temporary: Regular

Shift: 8am-5pm

About Texas Children's Hospital

Texas Children’s Hospital The Woodlands is north Houston’s first true, free-standing pediatric hospital designed, equipped and staffed exclusively to provide care in more than 25 areas of specialty care for children and adolescents. Hospital facilities include 24 emergency center rooms, outpatient exam rooms, radiology rooms, operating rooms and acute care beds, as well as a pediatric intensive care unit (PICU). To join our community of 14,000+ dedicated team members, visit texaschildrenspeople.org for career opportunities. You can also learn more about our amazing culture at infinitepassion.org.   Texas Children’s is proud to be an equal opportunity employer. All applicants and employees are considered and evaluated for positions at Texas Children's without regard to mental or physical disability, race, color, religion, gender, national origin, age, genetic information, military or veteran status, sexual orientation, gender identity, marital status or any other protected Federal, State/Province or Local status unrelated to the performance of the work involved.

Summary:

We are searching for an Art Therapist — someone who works well in a fast-paced setting. In this position, you’ll implement and provide art therapy to help meet the emotional, developmental, and social needs of children in a healthcare setting. You will provide opportunities for children to gain a sense of mastery, offer learning experiences, and encourage family and peer interaction.

 

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Responsibilities :

  • Conduct formal and informal developmental assessments of psychosocial needs of patients and families as evidenced by documentation in the medical record
  • Prioritize patient needs daily through review of current patient needs and verbal consultation with child life and unit staff
  • Assess coping styles of patients and families during introduction of service to develop a therapeutic plan of care that incorporates patient and family needs, interests, and abilities
  • Collaborate with patient and family to develop long and short-term goals and document this in the patient chart
  • Provide developmentally-appropriate environments and activities for patients and determine the benefits of group vs. individual therapeutic interventions
  • Provide interventions that increase emotional support to patients and families during identified stress points in order to facilitate adaptive coping
  • Promote a safe environment within the hospital and communicate the benefits of art therapy to the healthcare team
  • Develop and promote volunteer programming to strengthen the arts therapy programming
  • Review the program yearly to determine process or program improvements
  • Review research to purpose and implement new ideas for art therapy programming


Qualifications:

  • Master’s degree required
  • ATR or ATR-BC certification required


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