• Children's Hospital of Philadelphia
  • $50,560.00 -78,130.00/year*
  • Philadelphia , PA
  • Advertising/Marketing/Public Relations
  • Full-Time
  • 1103 Market St



Child Activity Coordinator Feeding Program

Philadelphia, PA, US, 19104

Job Type:

CSH - MAIN - Children's Seashore House Req ID: 27121

Shift: Days

Employment Status: AF - Active - Regular - Full Time

Job Summary

Independently and collaboratively develops, plans implements, and facilitates developmentally appropriate play, activities, and events in playrooms and common areas with a focus on reducing stress and anxiety, ensuring opportunities for optimal growth and development, normalization/mastery of the environment, and socialization. Trains, supervises, and facilitates volunteer participation in departmental activities and serves as a resource person for patients, families, and staff.

Job Responsibilities

1. Normalizes the hospital environment and supports developmental needs through coordination of the Center play/activity program, including planning and implementing developmentally appropriate individual and group activities.

* Prioritizes patient play/activity needs through daily report or verbal requests
* Uses knowledgeable assessment techniques to develop, plan and implement group activities that are developmentally appropriate activities for patients of all ages served within the unit
* Uses activities to facilitate patient play, supporting learning, mastery and control through play and socialization
* Encourages and facilitates socialization/interaction between patients and families
* Posts regular schedule of Center playroom program activities
* Seeks to involve all patients, as appropriate in playroom
* Identifies developmental, educational, recreational, and social needs of patients and designs interventions to meet those needs
* Provides one-on-one interaction with the patients as referred or as needs are identified

2. Provides and facilitates a clean, safe, welcoming, and secure playroom environment for patients, families, and staff, as well as maintains age-appropriate supplies in compliance with safety and infection control policies.

* Collaborates with Center staff to design and equip play environment that is appropriate and conducive to meeting patient/family needs
* Organizes playroom environment to promote use, normalization, comfort, and safety
* Adheres to infection control policies relative to toy cleaning, toy lending, and playroom attendance
* Reports any incident that seems unusual/deficient to supervisor and/or Security
* Corrects and/or reports unsafe, unsecured or unclean environment to supervisor and/or Environmental Health and Safety, or Facilities departments
* Safely assists patients to and from playroom
* Maintains nap rooms for patient and family use during downtime
* Maintains sensory room schedule for patient and family use
* Assists in managing and maintaining inventory and storage of unit supplies
* May organize craft and playroom programming resources, as well as share new programming ideas and list of materials with Center staff quarterly

3. Collaborates with interdisciplinary team members to prioritize patient needs and identify at-risk patients or those in need of specialized services.

* Collaborates with interdisciplinary team members to assess, develop, implement, and evaluate individual goals that can be met through play
* Collaborates with interdisciplinary team members to provide psychosocial support to patients and families facing treatment
* Communicates observations and pertinent information to full Center staff

Job Responsibilities (Continued)

4. Develops therapeutic relationships with family members, while providing family-centered care relative to play and developmental needs.

* Introduces self and role to family members, acclimating family members to the playroom guidelines and contents
* Recognizes, understands, and respects the diversity of families in providing services and developing supportive program
* Provides follow-up communication with families as needed
* Is sensitive to patient/family cultural diversity, using resources to accommodate cultural needs and bridge differences
* Promotes caregiver involvement in patient's daily activities and informing caregivers of resources available
* Recognizes and builds on the strengths of families by acknowledging that the family is the expert of their family system

5. Collaborates with volunteer staff to place, train, and supervise volunteers to compliment playroom and bedside activities.

* Identifies needs and requests dedicated volunteers as appropriate
* Assigns volunteers to patients based on assessment and play/activity needs
* Supervises, coordinates, and supports assigned volunteers on an ongoing basis to ensure interactions with patients, families, and staff are appropriate and safety standards are maintained
* Provides ongoing supervision of volunteers to ensure competency
* Supports volunteer involvement in assigned activity areas by providing guidance in building relationship with patients and encouraging participation in planned activities
* Collaborates with Volunteer staff to ensure volunteer satisfaction and retention

6. Assists in the facilitation and promotion of special events.

* Supports Center staff in the planning, set-up, and tear down of patient entertainment, holiday activities and other events, as assigned
* Promotes patient involvement in specialist events/visits
* Provides assistance and direction to community/entertainment groups and visitors to support them in their interactions with children, families, and staff

Job Responsibilities (Continued)

7. Follows hospital and department procedures, participates in departmental responsibilities, and maintains effective interdepartmental relations.

* Demonstrates knowledge and application of hospital and Center policies and procedures
* Completes all required training by established deadlines
* Attends and participates in Center meetings as requested, and/or reads minutes
* Participates and contributes to team projects, Center committees and/or taskforces
* Participates in quality improvement initiatives
* Maintains data related to activities participation and services provided
* Collaborate with the CHOP Foundation to generate goodwill for the unit needs
* Responds to all internal/external correspondences in a timely and professional manner
* Demonstrates effective communication skills, uses conflict resolution techniques, and maintains a positive working environment
* Collaborates with key departments to ensure safe, quality services are provided to patients and families
* Manages department wide supplies and seating equipment including ordering, stocking, cleaning, inventorying, and organizing

Required Education and Experience

Required Education: Bachelor's degree

Required Experience: Two (2) years of professional experience working with children.

Preferred Education, Experience & Cert/Lic

Preferred Education: Bachelor's degree in child development or early childhood education

Preferred Experience: Previous experience working with special needs populations

Additional Technical Requirements

* Excellent verbal, written, and interpersonal communication skills.
* Strong knowledge and current experience of infant, child, and adolescent growth and development.
* Demonstrates enthusiasm, interest, and skill in providing optimum care to patients and family members.
* Flexibility and ability to perform multiple tasks.
* Possesses an independent work initiative and organizational ability.
* Ability to plan and facilitate individual and group play and recreational activities. Ability to supervise group interactions.
* Ability to prioritize and complete duties in a timely and organized manner.
* Work collaboratively and in a positive manner with others.

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-###-####



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* The salary listed in the header is an estimate based on salary data for similar jobs in the same area. Salary or compensation data found in the job description is accurate.

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