As one of the nation's leading pediatric health care systems, Nemours is committed to providing all children with their best chance to grow up healthy. We offer integrated, family-centered care to more than 300,000 children each year in our pediatric hospitals, specialty clinics and primary care practices in Delaware, Florida, Maryland, New Jersey and Pennsylvania. Nemours strives to ensure a healthier tomorrow for all children â“ even those who may never enter our doors â“ through our world-changing research, education and advocacy efforts. At Nemours, our Associates help us deliver on the promise we make to every family we have the privilege of serving: to treat their child as if they were our own.
Functioning as a member of the health care team, the Art Therapist is responsible for supporting children, teens and family members in the health care setting by providing developmentally appropriate art therapy interventions that focus on building /rebuilding positive coping skills and providing emotional support of the child and family. The Art Therapist plans, organizes, and directs art therapy activities. Collaborates with other members of the healthcare team in planning art activities in accordance with patients' physical or psychological needs, capabilities, and interests.
1. Additional miscellaneous duties and responsibilities, as may be assigned from time to time by employee's supervisor.
2. Demonstrates proficiency in the care of children, adolescents and adults by completing at least 75% of clinical competencies. 3. Assess and prioritize child/family needs for art therapy intervention; Support patients and family members in coping with the stresses associated with the health care experience; 4. Provide opportunities for and facilitate a variety of group and individual art therapy, and interventions which promote development, self-expression, and mastery; 5. Evaluate emotional, social, mental and physical condition of referred patients utilizing therapeutic interventions and assessments; 6. Provide education regarding development, psychosocial concerns of hospitalized child or children/adolescents living with chronic illness, and coping techniques to patients, family members, and the larger community as appropriate; 7. Function and consult as a member of the interdisciplinary healthcare team, integrating goals and plans to promote optimal patient care that is family-centered and developmentally appropriate.
8. On behalf of the Art Therapy program, collaborate with community partners to implement the Arts in Healthcare programs.
1. Understanding of art methods and materials, knowledge of child development 2. Effective communication with the healthcare team 3. Works with team; builds and fosters professional relationships 4. Accepts feedback, makes suggestions 5. Sets priorities; asks questions; defines procedures 6. Works independently; schedules time efficiently; thinks pro-actively 7. Identifies customers; answers customers questions 8. Stays current on art therapy technology that is appealing to children 9. Willingness to accept change
Education and Training:
Master's Degree in Art Therapy
ATR-BC - Board Certification in Art Therapy
Our dedication to professionals who are dedicated to children frequently earns Nemours a spot on the list of top workplaces in the communities we serve. Our Associates enjoy comprehensive benefits, including our unique âœBridge to a Healthy Futureâ pediatric health plan, an integrated wellness program, opportunities for professional growth, and much more. As an equal opportunity employer, Nemours focuses on the best-qualified applicants for our openings.