**Candidates must be Certified Child Life Specialist (CCLS) or have accredited Creative Arts Therapy Board Cert (ATR-BC).
Under limited supervision, the Manager develops, directs and administers the Child Life and Creative Arts Therapy Programs for pediatric patients at Sinai Hospital of Baltimore. Monitors, evaluates and redesigns activities as needed.
Personnel Management: Responsible for all aspects of human resource and personnel administration of assigned staff. Interviews, selects, orients, trains, and counsels personnel. Implements and processes all Human Resource changes and requests as necessary. Performs routine and timely performance evaluations and provides constructive feedback to Direct Reports. Supervises day to day office operations and monitors activities of Direct Reports. Maintains financial records, including but not limited to expenditures and donations for the Child Life and Creative Arts Program. Ensure Joint Commission standards are being followed by the Child Life and Creative Arts Program. Collaborates in conjunction with other hospital coordinators and medical professionals. Liaison between medical and educational communities. Approves and implements policies for the Child Life and Creative Arts Program. Performs all duties as required or assigned
Program Development: Evaluates the Child Life and Creative Arts Program on an ongoing basis and redesigns activities as necessary. Provides therapeutic educational and recreational activities for pediatric patients. Identifies appropriate resources and facilitates their purchase. Incorporates new concepts related to therapeutic, recreational, and educational activities into program.
Operations: Orients hospital staff and students to the psychosocial needs of children and family members; assists children and family members with adjustments to hospital environment. Child Life Specialists and Creative Arts Therapists use expressive arts, medical play, and age appropriate communication to promote optimal development of pediatric patients thereby reducing anxiety and stress during hospitalization and medical appointments. Presents information to pediatric patients in an age appropriate manner. Assists and supports pediatric patients and their families in planning and rehearsing helpful coping strategies for medical procedures or experiences. Establishes a therapeutic relationship with pediatric patients and their families in order to support family-centered care, including grief support in cases of major illness, injury, or death.
External Relations: Works with various departments in the hospital to provide opportunities to assist with programs. Coordinates events, activities and projects with community donors. Coordinates and/or supervises special events, holiday activities, and donations for pediatric patients. Assists in the education of students and professional staff regarding psychologically and developmentally appropriate care. Supervises orientation of pediatric volunteers. Supervises and provides feedback to student volunteers. May serve as resource to facilitate helping children of adult patients deal with parents’ illness or impending death.
QUALIFICATIONS AND REQUIREMENTS:
As a condition of employment, if not already completed, all new hires are required to receive the first dose of the COVID-19 Vaccination Series prior to their Occupational Health pre-employment assessment, and scheduled to complete the Vaccine Series within the first thirty (30) days of employment.
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