Position: Child Life Activity Coordinator (Austin)
Job ID: 403136
Department: ATXNC CHILD LIFE
Talent Area: Professional - Clinical
Full/Part Time: Full time
Shift: 8:00 AM - 4:30 PM
About Texas Children's Hospital
Texas Children’s first health care location in Austin, Texas Children’s Urgent Care West Gate, opened in March 2018, providing high quality pediatric-focused care after hours and on weekends. There are now more than 10 Texas Children’s Pediatric primary care practices in the greater Austin area bringing world-class pediatric services to children and their families. Our Specialty Care Center in Austin includes a multidisciplinary group of pediatric specialists committed to providing comprehensive care across a wide spectrum of services, including allergy and immunology, cardiology, ophthalmology, rheumatology, pulmonology, neurology, and more. Texas Children’s also plans to build a 360,000-square-foot freestanding hospital for children and women, set to open in 2024.
Our thoughtful expansion into Austin will help support a pediatric population of more than half a million and keep kids healthy and happy from birth to adulthood.
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
Requirements 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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