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Child Life Activity Tech - Per Diem

Requisition #: 192303
Location: Johns Hopkins All Children's Hospital, St. Petersburg, FL 33701
Category: Clerical and Administrative Support
Work Shift: Day Shift
Work Week: Casual (less than 20)
Weekend Work Required: Yes
Date Posted: Sept. 12, 2019

Johns Hopkins Health System employs more than 20,000 people annually. When joining the Johns Hopkins Health System, you became part of a diverse organization dedicated to its patients, their families, and the community we serve, as well as to our employees. Career opportunities are available in academic and community hospital settings, home care services, physician practices, international affiliate locations and in the health insurance industry. Great careers continually advance here.

At Johns Hopkins All Children's Hospital, we offer first-class pediatric care, along with the best lifestyle anyone could imagine. In the heart of Tampa Bay, our main campus and state-of-the-art facility is located in downtown St. Petersburg, Florida and just minutes from restaurants, beautiful beaches, sports arenas and a multitude of family activities.

We are committed to cultivating, nurturing and hiring the best talent for our organization and believe every person makes a difference in the lives of our patients and their families. As you’ll see, we take our work and our fun very seriously. We think you're going to love it here


Child Life Activity Tech will demonstrate knowledge of child development and appropriate activities for age groups required. The ability to provide a therapeutic and safe environment for individuals and groups. Demonstrate the ability to assist patients and families in coping with the stress of hospitalization through assessment of the individual with normalizing activities appropriate for their developmental age. Exhibit and deliver strong customer service skills with patients, families, students, volunteer staff and the health care team. Provide oversight to volunteer and Pet Therapy programs and work with the community in providing high quality events for patients and families. Also, required are effective group facilitation skills, strong interpersonal communication skills, a high degree of creativity, effective time and resource management, flexibility, strong oral and written communication skills and the ability to learn and utilize computer applications.


  1. Monitors those who enter the Activity Center; ensures that all who enter the space meet infection prevention and safety criteria. Monitors a variety of standards. Works with security to ensure the rooms is safe at all times.
  2. Maintains play and activity center where materials are available and the environment is conducive to play for patients and their family members, inclusive of décor and selection of activities.
  3. Participates in the recruitment, orientation and training of Child Life Volunteer program and Pet Therapy program participants. Serves in a lead role when volunteers are interacting with patients and families.
  4. Participates in the selection of community events which provide engaging and safe activities. Serves in a lead role during when community visitors are interacting with patients and families.
  5. Works closely with Project SEARCH interns. Explains basic standards of the Child Life Activity Center and serves in a lead role.
  6. Organizes and provide bedside activities for patients and families to offer normalization, diversion and distraction from hospitalization.
  7. Creates an environment for play that is inviting, entertaining and developmentally stimulating for patients and families to engage in with their child.
  8. Works within an interdisciplinary health care team; communicating with team members, integrating interdisciplinary goals into child life treatment plans, and collaborating with and supporting the plan of care
  9. Maintains documentation of safe, appropriate participation in all activity events to ensure safe staffing and participation usage.


  • Associates Degree in Child Development, Family Studies, Education, Psychology or related field


  • High school degree/GED, and at least 30 hours of coursework in Child Development, Family Studies, Education, Psychology or related field


  • High school degree/GED and Florida Department of Children and Families Birth through Five Training Certificate


  • High school degree/GED and 5 years of relevant experience in a pediatric setting.
  • Requires the ability to assess with visual and auditory acuity and respond effectively to the individual, age specific needs with high quality child life intervention.
  • Ability to effectively manage within an environment of emotional and physical stress.
  • Requires excellent written and verbal communication skills, and ability to relate well with people of diverse backgrounds.
  • Requires current infant, child, and adult CPR and AED training.
  • Auditory, visual and interpersonal skills to effectively assess the environment, patient and family engagement.

  • __X__ Ability to move freely (standing, stooping, walking, bending, pushing and pulling) and lift up to a maximum of Fifty (50) pounds without assistance.
  • __X__ Category 1: Job classification is exposed to blood borne pathogens (blood or bodily fluids) while performing job duties.


  • Works in all patient care areas of hospital and OCC’s; may be exposed to communicable disease when working in the healthcare environment.
  • Exposure to sharp objects and instruments.
  • Minimal exposure to hazardous materials.
  • May be required to work evening, night, or weekend hours.
  • Occasional exposure to moving mechanical parts, fumes, or airborne particles, toxic or caustic chemicals and exposure of electric shock.
  • Occasional high noise level in work environment.

Johns Hopkins Health System and its affiliates are drug-free workplace employers.

Johns Hopkins Health System and its affiliates are an Equal Opportunity / Affirmative Action employers. All qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, color, religion, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity and expression, age, national origin, mental or physical disability, genetic information, veteran status, or any other status protected by federal, state, or local law.


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