Child Life Activity Coord

Position: Child Life Activity Coord

Job ID: 160451

Location: US-TX-Houston

Department: WC CHILD LIFE

Talent Area: Professional - Clinical

Full/Part Time: Part-Time

Regular/Temporary: Regular

Shift: 8a - 5p Wed-Fri

About Texas Children's Hospital

Texas Children’s Hospital West Campus is Houston’s first community hospital designed, built and equipped exclusively for children in one of the city’s most rapidly growing communities in the area from Sugar Land to Bryan-College Station, Texas. Located at I-10 and Barker Cypress, our 515,007-square-foot hospital houses the only 24/7 pediatric emergency room in the Greater West Houston area, four operating rooms, 16-bed pediatric intensive care unit, 46 acute care beds, advanced imaging services including MRI and CT scans, a neurophysiology sleep lab, a pathology lab and a full-scale pharmacy. To join our community of 14,000+ dedicated team members, visit for career opportunities. You can also learn more about our amazing culture at 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.


We are searching for a Child Life Activity Coordinator -- someone who works well in a fast-paced setting. In this position, you will provide a comprehensive play program with a focus on ensuring opportunities for normal growth and development, normalization/mastery of the environment, peer to peer support by encouraging family and peer interaction, and healing experiences through play.


Think you’ve got what it takes?

Responsibilities :

  • Normalizes the hospital environment and supports developmental needs
  • Prioritizes patient play/activity needs through daily report or verbal consults as evidenced by unit leadership team observation
  • Collaborates with the interdisciplinary team to assess individualized patient care goals that can be met through normalizing play
  • Provides developmentally appropriate activities at bedside
  • Maintains a safe, clean, and well-organized activity room environment
  • Conducts scheduled volunteer orientation and supports the volunteers' learning
  • Works collaboratively with the Office of Philanthropy to generate goodwill for the child life program
  • Demonstrates effective communication skills that promote free expression of ideas and viewpoints, by acknowledging value in others’ perspectives, and using conflict resolution techniques in a direct manner when appropriate while maintaining a positive working environment


Being fully vaccinated against COVID-19, including any booster dose(s) of the COVID-19 vaccine recommended by the Centers for Disease Control when eligible, is required for all employees at Texas Children’s, unless approved for a medical or religious exemption

  • Bachelor’s degree required
  • 1 year experience working with children inside or outside of a hospital environment preferred

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