BJC Careers

Art Therapist

Saint Louis, MO
Rehabilitation Services

Job Description

Job ID: 1183203
Employment Status: Part-Time
Regular/Temporary: Regular

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For more than 130 years, St. Louis Children's Hospital has provided exceptional care for children in all 50 states and 80 countries around the world. With its academic partner, Washington University School of Medicine, Children’s is consistently ranked among the nation’s best pediatric hospitals by U.S. News & World Report. A member of BJC Healthcare, St. Louis Children’s Hospital follows one simple mission – to do what’s right for kids. That mission comes to life through medical discovery, innovative therapies and compassionate care. In 2018, Children's expanded with a state-of-the-art, 12-story medical tower. To learn more, visit, Facebook, Twitter and Instagram.

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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 and Additional Job Information


    Licenses & Certifications

  • Art Therapy Registration
  • ATR-BC

    Clinical - Direct Skills

  • Pediatric Care - 2 years or more
  • Behavioral/Mental Health - 2 years or more

    Additional Job Information

  • 24 Hours per Week -
  • Benefits Eligible -

  • 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