BJC Careers

Art Therapist - Full Time

Saint Louis, MO
Rehabilitation Services

Job Description

Job ID: 1171060
Employment Status: Full-Time
Regular/Temporary: Regular

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Founded in 1879, St. Louis Children’s Hospital is the seventh oldest pediatric hospital in the United States and the oldest west of the Mississippi. More than 275,000 children receive care each year at Children’s Hospital, and it has seen patients from all 50 states and over 60 countries. St. Louis Children’s Hospital is ranked as one of the top 10 pediatric hospitals in the nation by US News & World Report and Parents magazine . The hospital’s academic and physician partner, Washington University School of Medicine, is consistently listed among the top medical schools in the country.

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Role Purpose

Organize and implement an art therapy program to address the physical, emotional, cognitive and social needs of pediatric patients. The systematic application of art in a therapeutic environment will be used to promote wellness, manage stress, express feelings, improve communication and promote coping with illness, injury, disability and hospital/healthcare experiences.


  • Provides therapeutic programming to improve the functional capabilities of patients.
  • Develops, implements and evaluates art therapy programming in a variety of settings.
  • Coordinates work schedule and assignments with unit and Child Life Staff.
  • Assesses and reassesses the patients' condition and response to treatment then records and reports patient progress.
  • Supervises Art Therapy interns, practicum students and volunteers as necessary.

  • Minimum Requirements


  • Master's Degree
  • - Art/Music/Recreational/related


  • No Experience
  • Supervisor Experience

  • No Experience

  • Preferred Requirements

    Licenses & Certifications

  • Art Therapy Registration
  • ATR-BC

  • Benefits Statement

    Note: not all benefits apply to all openings

    -  Comprehensive medical, dental, life insurance, and disability plan options
    -  Pension Plan*/403(b) Plan
    -  401(k) plan
    -  Tuition Assistance
    -  Health Care and Dependent Care Reimbursement Accounts
    -  On-Site Fitness Center (depending on location)
    -  Paid Time Off Program for vacation, holiday and sick time

    *Pension does not apply to Memorial Hospital, Memorial Hospital East, Memorial Medical Group, Alton Memorial or Parkland Health Center

    Legal Statement

    The above information on this description has been designed to indicate the general nature and level of work performed by employees in this position. It is not designed to contain or be interpreted as an exhaustive list of all responsibilities, duties and qualifications required of employees assigned to this job.


    Equal Opportunity Employer