Dance Movement Therapist

Job Description

Job ID: 1187305
Employment Status: Part-Time
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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

Dance movement therapists focus on helping their patients develop communication skills and relationships, expand their movement vocabulary, gain insight into patterns of behavior, as well as create new options for coping with problems. Movement is the primary medium used for observation, assessment, research, therapeutic interaction and interventions. DMT help develop treatment plans and goals, document their work in clinical records and collaborate with professional from other disciplines.


  • Assess needs, plan and provide comprehensive dance movement therapy to patients to meet emotional, physical, cognitive social/cultural and communicative needs.
  • Communicate effectively with child life staff and other members of multidisciplinary health care team on clinical care planning and issues revealed through DMT sessions.
  • Document dance movement therapy interventions in patient charts in a timely and thorough manner, including initial assessment and progress notes.
  • Develop and maintain graduate dance movement therapy internship program through collaboration with universities and Child Life leadership team.
  • Maintain accurate dance movement therapy session statistics and adhere to infection control and other safety standards in the maintenance and ordering of supplies and in clinical practices.

  • Minimum Requirements



  • Master's Degree


  • <2 years

    Supervisor Experience

  • No Experience


    Preferred Requirements and Additional Job Information



  • 2-5 years

    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