Art Therapist (Part Time)

 
Position: Art Therapist (Part Time)

Job ID: 155435

Location: US-TX-The Woodlands

Department: TCH-WOODLANDS CHILD LIFE

Talent Area: Professional - Clinical

Full/Part Time: Part-Time

Regular/Temporary: Regular

Shift: PT Days

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 will implement and provide Art Therapy to help meet the emotional, developmental, and social needs of children in a health care setting. The Art Therapist also provides opportunities for children to gain a sense of mastery, offering learning experiences, and encouraging family and peer interaction.

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Responsibilities :

  • Conducts formal and informal developmental assessments of psychosocial needs of patients and families for inpatients as evidenced by documentation in the medical record
  • Assesses coping styles of patient and families during introduction of service to develop therapeutic plan of care that incorporates patient and family needs, interests and abilities
  • Provides interventions that increase emotional support to patients and families during identified stress points in order to facilitate adaptive coping
  • Plans and implements developmentally appropriate interventions according to the therapeutic plan developed to meet specific patient care goals
  • Provides at least one programming in service regarding arts therapy and its benefits to an interdisciplinary team yearly
  • Communicates the benefits of arts therapy to the health care team, as evidenced by participation in interdisciplinary rounds, unit based projects, and/or daily report
  • Reviews Arts Therapy program yearly with leader to determine process or program improvements
  • Participates in the development and education of creative arts therapy programming by sitting on departmental committee and/or task force


Qualifications:

  • Master’s degree required
  • ATR certification from the Art Therapy Credentials Board OR
  • ATR-BC certification from the Art Therapy Credentials Board required


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