Child Life Assistant

Position Details

Department: PCH-MAIN | Child Life Zone
Category: Child Life/Teachers
Location: Phoenix
Employee Type: Regular
Posting #: 841606
Posted On: 6/5/2024

Position Summary

This position develops, plans, implements and evaluates therapeutic play activities of pediatric patients from neonate to adolescence to promote resiliency by minimizing distress associated with hospitalization.

Position Duties

  1. Plans, implements, monitors, and evaluates therapeutic play activities under the direction of assigned child life specialist.
    • Implements individual therapeutic play activities to assigned patients.
    • Implements therapeutic play activities in playroom or teen room.
  2. Supervises, maintains, and provides a safe therapeutic playroom or teen room.
    • Cleans and sanitizes toys and equipment to ensure ongoing safety of patients and others.
    • Responds to crisis situations appropriately, effectively, and calmly to ensure ongoing safety of patients and others.
    • Provides recommendations regarding acquisition and/or replacement of play equipment and toys.
    • Maintains appropriate playroom, teen room accountability, productivity, and other pertinent data.
  3. Plans, organizes, and leads groups related to creative expression, self healing and overall development.
    • Plans, organizes and leads Holiday and special events.
    • Plans and assists in coordinating a variety of special projects and events, under the direction of assigned Child Life Specialist.
  4. Coordinates with child life specialist regarding observation of specific patients in playroom/teen room and/or at the bedside. Communicates these observations, as well as other pertinent observations, to Child Life Specialist.
  5. Trains, orients, supervises, motivates and supports volunteers. Delegates duties to volunteers during and after assigned shift. Provides information regarding patient and family needs to volunteers.
  6. Performs miscellaneous job related duties as requested.

Phoenix Children's Mission, Vision, & Values


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


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
  • 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
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