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Art Therapy Associate- per diem

Req ID: 22502

Shift: Any

Employment Status: AX - Active - Per Diem 

Job Summary

The per diem Creative Arts Therapist provides support to children, teens and family members through developmentally appropriate individual and/or group art or music therapy interventions, as needed.

Job Responsibilities

  • Assesses and prioritizes child/family needs for creative arts therapy interventions, while considering medical, developmental, & psychosocial issues to determine priority or high-risk patients. 
  • Communicates plan of care to interdisciplinary team members and families.
  • Partners with hospital staff and family members in the development of the patient’s plan of care, matching expectations with family needs and values.
  • Provides opportunities for and facilitates a variety of group and individual art and/or music therapy experiences which are developmentally appropriate.
  • Demonstrates compliance with patient care documentation standards per departmental policy.

Required Education and Experience

Required Education: Bachelors degree with enrollment in a Master’s Degree program in Art Therapy at an accredited institution with ongoing work demonstrated to complete the Master’s program.

Preferred Education, Experience & Cert/Lic

Preferred Education: Masters degree in Creative Arts Therapy from an accredited institution                                                                                                                     


Preferred Licenses/certificates/registrations: Licensure and/or Board Certification in respective Art Therapy

Additional Technical Requirements

  • Knowledge of infant, child, and adolescent growth and development.
  • Previous and/or current experience working with infants, children, and adolescents.
  • Excellent customer service and communication skills.
  • Ability to prioritize and complete duties in a timely and organized manner.
  • Work collaboratively and in a positive manner with others.
  • Perform work according to CHOP policies and procedures, professional standards of care, and applicable laws.
  • Ability to set goals and judge results in accordance with the highest standards.
  • Provides care with sensitivity and respect.
  • Advances care through development of new ideas and technology.
  • Promotes teamwork to achieve CHOP’s mission.
  • Understands and exceeds customer expectations.

All CHOP employees who work in a patient building or who provide patient care are required to receive an annual influenza vaccine unless they are granted a medical or religious exemption.

Children's Hospital of Philadelphia is committed to providing a safe and healthy environment for its patients, family members, visitors and employees. In an effort to achieve this goal, employment at Children's Hospital of Philadelphia, other than for positions with regularly scheduled hours in New Jersey, is contingent upon an attestation that the job applicant does not use tobacco products or nicotine in any form and a negative nicotine screen (the latter occurs after a job offer).

Children's Hospital of Philadelphia is an equal opportunity employer. We do not discriminate on the basis of race, color, gender, gender identity, sexual orientation, age, religion, national or ethnic origin, disability or protected veteran status.

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Philadelphia, PA 19146 

Phone: 866-820-9288