Expressive Arts Resource Spec/ UKHC

Job description

The Expressive Arts Resource Specialist is responsible for assisting the child life specialists in coordinating and conducting appropriate artistic based play activities for patients in the playroom and at bedside. This position supports the developmental needs, emotional and play needs of infants, children youth and families.

IEBC (internal employee being considered).

Job Title
Expressive Arts Resource Spec/ UKHC

Requisition Number

Working Title
Expressive Arts Resource Specialist

Department Name
H3060:Children's/Maternal/Psychiatric Svcs

Work Location
Lexington, KY

Grade Level

Salary Range

Type of Position

Position Time Status

Required Education


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Required Related Experience

0 yrs

Required License/ Registration/Certification


Physical Requirements

This position may require sitting, standing and/or walking for extended periods of time. Exposure to loud noises, chemicals, radiation, punctures and/or bloodborne pathogens is possible.


Shift will vary per departmental needs.


Ability and willingness to interact positively with patients and family members; including working with patients with acute, chronic and complex disease process; Ability to work effectively as part of a team and independently; Ability to function effectively under stress of conflicting demands and during tense and emotional situations; Must be able to set priorities and possess good organization abilities; Interpersonal skills necessary in order to effectively communicate, both verbally and written, with patients, families, medical staff, community groups, and donors.

Does this position have supervisory responsibilities?

Preferred Education/Experience

Two to four college courses in child development, family process or related field; two years of experience working with children and or families; experience working with children and families in stressful situations/healthcare setting highly preferred.

Deadline to Apply

University Community of Inclusion

The University of Kentucky is committed to a diverse and inclusive workforce by ensuring all our students, faculty, and staff work in an environment of openness and acceptance. We strive to foster a community where people of all backgrounds, identities, and perspectives can feel secure and welcome. We also value the well-being of each of our employees and are dedicated to creating a healthy place to work, learn and live. In the interest of maintaining a safe and healthy environment for our students, employees, patients and visitors the University of Kentucky is a Tobacco & Drug Free campus.

As an Equal Opportunity Employer, we strongly encourage veterans, individuals with disabilities, women, and all minorities to consider our employment opportunities.

Any candidate offered a position may be required to pass pre-employment screenings as mandated by University of Kentucky Human Resources. These screenings may include a national background check and/or drug screen.

Posting Specific Questions

Required fields are indicated with an asterisk (*).

  1. * Please describe how your experience relates to this position.

    (Open Ended Question)

  2. * How many years of paid, full-time work experience do you have in a hospital or healthcare setting?
    • None
    • More than 0, up through 1 year
    • More than 1 year, up through 2 years
    • More than 2 years, up through 3 years
    • More than 3 years
  3. * University of Kentucky HealthCare recognizes a set of values that guide us in our daily interactions. By applying for a position within UK Healthcare, you are indicating your commitment and expressing your agreement to our five values. These values are diversity, innovation, respect, compassion, and teamwork. Please choose one of the UK Healthcare values and give a specific example when you exhibited this quality in your professional experience.

    (Open Ended Question)

  4. * Where did you first see this position advertised other than on UK's online employment system?
    • (Diverse Issues in Higher Education)
    • (Higher Education Recruitment Consortium)
    • Institute for Diversity in Health Management
    • A Colleague, Friend and/or Family Member
    • None of the Above

Applicant Documents

Required Documents
  1. Resume
Optional Documents
  1. Cover Letter





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Job No:
Posted: 12/22/2018
Application Due: 1/17/2019
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