Child Life Activity Coordinator

Houston, TX 77030 | Contract

Post Date: 07/11/2018 Job ID: 8164906 Industry: Health Care Pay Rate: $20/hr

Pulse Staffing has a long term contract assignment available for a Child Life Activity Coordinator with a busy hospital in the Medical Center.

Position is responsible for:  Providing 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.  

Duties include: 

• Prioritizes patient play/activity needs through daily report or verbal consults as evidenced by unit leadership team
• Provides developmentally appropriate environments and activities for patients of all ages served within the activity
coordinator’s area, as evidenced by peer review.
• Develops play based programming, based on patient population, and facilitates planned and spontaneous therapeutic
activities, as evidenced by supervisory observation.
• Encourages socialization and interaction between patients and families, as evidenced by supervisor’s observation.
• Maintains the concept of the activity areas as ‘safe’, welcoming, and supportive places by ensuring that medical
procedures/examinations occur outside of the activity area and by encouraging self-expression and interaction between
patients and families as evidenced by supervisory observation.
• Encourages caregiver involvement in patient’s daily activities by extending invitations to activity rooms and informing
caregivers of resources available as evidenced by peer review.
• Plans weekly/monthly calendar of developmentally appropriate special events, as evidenced by annual monthly calendar.
experiences through play

Skills: Knowledge of child development and appropriate activities for age groups required. The ability to provide a therapeutic and safe environment for individuals and groups, ages 0-21. Demonstrate the ability to assist patients in coping with the stress of hospitalization by matching developmental assessment of the individual with normalizing activities appropriate for their developmental age. Exhibit and deliver strong customer service skills with patients, families, volunteer staff and the health care team. Also required are effective group facilitation skills, strong interpersonal communication skills, effective time and resource management, flexibility, strong oral and written communication skills and the ability to learn and utilize computer applications.

Education and Experience: Bachelor's degree in early childhood, child development or related field.  One (1) year of experience working with children inside of a hospital environment preferred. Experience with technology, gaming and graphic design as it relates to child activities.

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