Animal Assisted Therapy Program Coordinator

Position Details

Department: RSRCH-GRNT | Pet Therapy Program
Category: Community Outreach
Location: Phoenix
Employee Type: Regular
Posting #: 810629
Posted On: 1/19/2024

Position Summary

Coordinates and oversees the daily operational activities of the Animal Assisted Therapy Program, including both the volunteer teams and facility dog teams, to ensure operations achieve and comply with established objectives and goals.

Position Duties

  1. Program Development and Facilitation
    • Manages and develops Animal Assisted Therapy volunteers, including their recruitment, assessment support, training, and succession planning.
    • Facilitates the training and registration of volunteers and therapy animals. Ensures all required documents are current and in file.
    • Oversees the program development and facilitation of the facility dog program.
    • Coordinates visits by either volunteer teams or facility dog teams based on referral reasons and other assessment tools available.
    • Facilitates visits from family pets with medical approval and supervision.
  2. Program Evaluation
    • Plans, coordinates, and evaluates the effectiveness of Animal Assisted Therapy programs to ensure efforts are measurable, outcome-driven, evidence based and conform to all safety and infection control policies.
    • Researches new and innovative Animal Assisted Therapy programs and services based on assessment process targeted for health needs of children.
  3. Staff
    • Acts as a resource to staff in the area of pet therapy policy and procedures, working to ensure that development and review systems include appropriate literature search and benchmarking to reflect standards.
    • Plans, coordinates, and evaluates the effectiveness of Animal Assisted Therapy programs to ensure efforts are measurable, outcome-driven, and evidence based.
    • Researches new and innovative Animal Assisted Therapy programs and services based on assessment process targeted for health needs of children.
  4. Collaboration and Development
    • Collaborates with Pet Partners, Therapy Dog International, and other related organizations to stay current on research and trends.
    • Engages in professional development and benchmarking activities with other programs related to facility dog programming in hospitals.
  5. Outreach
    • Coordinates the development and distribution of Animal Assisted Therapy Program communications and publications.
  6. Fundraising
    • Assists with fundraising activities and develops required reports for sustained funding.
  7. Performs miscellaneous job related duties as requested.

Phoenix Children's Mission, Vision, & Values

Mission

To advance hope, healing and the best healthcare for children and their families

Vision

Phoenix Children's will be the leading pediatric health system in the Southwest, nationally recognized for exceptional care, innovative research and advanced medical education.

We realize this vision by:

  • Offering the most comprehensive care across ages, communities and specialties
  • Investing in innovative research, including emerging treatments, tools and technologies
  • Advancing education and training to shape the next generation of clinical leaders
  • Advocating for the health and well-being of children and families
Values
  • We place children and families at the center of all we do
  • We deliver exceptional care, every day and in every way
  • We collaborate with colleagues, partners and communities to amplify our impact
  • We set the standards of pediatric healthcare today, and innovate for the future
  • We are accountable for making the highest quality care accessible and affordable
The position is not currently accepting new applicants.

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