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Title:  Child Life Activity Coordinator Job

Date:  Nov 24, 2022
Facility:  Le Bonheur (0205)


The Child Life Activity Coordinator plans and coordinates a variety of child life activities designed to reduce the stress and anxiety accompanying hospitalization and other health care encounters. Coordinates the receipt, storage and distribution of in-kind donations. Plans, maintains, and provides programming for the child life programmatic programs. Serves as the primary escort for family members participating in the Parent Present Induction program. Models appropriate behavior as exemplified in MLH Mission, Vision and Values. 



Education/Formal Training

Work Experience




High school diploma or equivalent

Previous experience working with children


Effective June 1, 2018: New Hires and Transfers are required to have current AHA “Heartsaver” Certification.



Bachelor's degree in early childhood, child development or related field preferred.









  • Excellent communication skills.
  • Possesses problem-solving and critical thinking skills.
  • Ability to build and maintain cohesive teams.
  • Ability to resolve concerns/problems in a professional, tactful manner.
  • Ability to provide a therapeutic and safe environment for individuals and groups.
  • Possesses planning and organizational skills to manage activities for children of all ages.
  • Exhibits and delivers strong customer service skills with patients, families, volunteer staff and the health care team.
  • Ability to learn and utilize computer applications and software.

Key Job Responsibilities

  • Develops, implements, and maintains the coordination of therapeutic programs designed to meet the physical, emotional, social and cognitive needs of hospitalized children.
  • Oversees and maintains Child Life specialty programs.
  • Receives, organizes, stocks and distributes all in-kind donations for Child Life Services.
  • Functions as part of the team providing the Parent Present Induction program. Serves as the primary escort for the family member accompanying the child.
  • Coordinates the day-to-day child life activities of the volunteers and community visitors.
  • Performs other job functions as assigned or requested.

Physical Requirements

  • The physical activities of this position may include climbing, pushing, standing, hearing, walking, reaching, grasping, kneeling, stooping, and repetitive motion.
  • Must have good balance and coordination.
  • The physical requirements of this position are: medium work - exerting up to 50 lbs. of force occasionally and/or up to 25 lbs. of force frequently.
  • The Associate is required to have close visual acuity including color, depth perception, and field of vision to perform an activity, such as assessing patients, preparing and analyzing data and figures; transcribing; viewing a computer terminal; or extensive reading.
  • Frequent invasive and non-invasive patient contact.
  • Exposure to patient body fluids as well as exposure to hazardous or poisonous materials.
  • Ability to react quickly to emergency situations.

Nearest Major Market: Memphis

Job Segment: Child Development, Behavioral Health, Activities, Education, Healthcare, Hospitality

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