Art Therapist

Position: Art Therapist

Job ID: 402719

Location: US-TX-Houston

Department: Clinical Planning & Fin Mgmt

Talent Area: Professional - Clinical

Full/Part Time: Full time

Regular/Temporary: Regular

Shift: 8:30a-5p Monday- Friday

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Since 1954, Texas Children’s has been leading the charge in patient care, education and research to accelerate health care for children and women around the world. When you love what you do, it truly shows in the smiles of our patient families, employees and our numerous accolades such as being consistently ranked as the best children’s hospital in Texas, and among the top in the nation by U.S.News & World Report as well as recognition from Houston Business Journal as one of this city’s Best Places to Work for ten consecutive years.

Texas Children’s comprehensive health care network includes our primary hospital in the Texas Medical Center with expertise in over 40 pediatric subspecialties; the Jan and Dan Duncan Neurological Research Institute (NRI); the Feigin Center for pediatric research; Texas Children’s Pavilion for Women, a comprehensive obstetrics/gynecology facility focusing on high-risk births; Texas Children’s Hospital West Campus, a community hospital in suburban West Houston; and Texas Children’s Hospital The Woodlands, the first hospital devoted to children’s care for communities north of Houston. We have also created the nation’s first HMO for children, established the largest pediatric primary care network in the country and a global health program that is channeling care to children and women all over the world. Texas Children’s Hospital is also academically affiliated with Baylor College of Medicine, one of the largest, most diverse and successful pediatric programs in the nation.

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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.
Think you’ve got what it takes?


  • 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.
  • Master’s degree required
  • ATR-BC certification from the Art Therapy Credentials Board required
  • 2 years of Art Therapy experience
  • Previous employment in health care, a health care specialization in schooling or a field work practicum in health care preferred


  • 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

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