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Child Led Play Associate

Boys Town National Research Hospital West Palm Beach, FL
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Provides direct services by using standardized procedures to provide expressive play sessions to targeted students in elementary schools to establish positive relationships and aid in student adjustment and success.

This position follows a school calendar with summers off!

Position will start in August.

Pay: $17.25/hour


  • Implements a program of play activities to assist students in successfully adjusting to school.

  • Participates in team meetings with appropriate Boys Town staff or school designees to select students to be referred to services.

  • Coordinates distribution of consent forms and project brochures to parents after team meetings and provides a copy of the signed consent to appropriate staff; documents any follow-up efforts in obtaining signed consent from parent or guardian.

  • Coordinates with teachers to schedule student play sessions and provides schedule to appropriate Boys Town staff and front office staff at school.

  • Attends student related meetings such as parent conferences as appropriate.

  • Contacts supervisor when concerned for a child's safety if abuse, neglect, self-harm issues, or violence are suspected.

  • Maintains progress notes and completes required paperwork and other necessary project documentation.

  • Attends weekly consultation with the mental health consultant and discusses cases regarding student progress.

  • Observes classrooms and becomes familiar with teachers and students of targeted grade levels.

  • Consults on referrals when a child's needs are beyond the scope of the program.


  • High level of professionalism and interpersonal skills.

  • Knowledge of community resources and service providers available in the geographical area.

  • Ability to communicate in an articulate, professional manner while maintaining the necessary degree of confidentiality.

  • Ability to build and sustain trust to facilitate successful, professional relationships.

  • Ability to work independently, meet deadlines, and multi-task while maintaining quality standards.

  • Ability to adapt responses to situations while maintaining procedural and regulatory integrity.

  • Knowledge of Microsoft Office.


  • High school diploma or equivalent required.


  • Associate's degree preferred.

  • Bilingual preferred.

  • Minimum of 1 year of experience working with young children and families; experience in a school setting preferred.

Diversity is more than a commitment at Boys Townit is the foundation of who we are and what we do.

At Boys Town, we cultivate a culture of inclusion for all employees that respects their individual strengths, views, and experiences. We believe that our differences enable us to be a better team one that makes better decisions, drives innovation, and delivers better business results.

About Boys Town:

Boys Town has been changing the way America cares for children and families since 1917. With over a century of service, our employees have helped us grow from a small boardinghouse in downtown Omaha, Nebraska, into one of the largest national child and family care organizations in the country. With the addition of Boys Town National Research Hospital in 1977, our services branched out into the health care and research fields, offering even more career opportunities to those looking to make a real difference.

Our employees are our #1 supporters when it comes to achieving Boys Town's mission, which is why we are proud of their commitment to making the world a better place for children, families, patients, and communities. Unique perks to Boys Town employees and their families include free visits to Boys Town physicians and free prescriptions under the Boys Town Medical Plan, tuition assistance, parenting resources from our experts and professional development opportunities within the organization, just to name a few. Working at Boys Town is more than just a job, it is a way of life.

This advertisement describes the general nature of work to be performed and does not include an exhaustive list of all duties, skills, or abilities required. Boys Town is an equal employment opportunity employer and participates in the E-Verify program. All qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, color, religion, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity and/or expression, national origin, age, disability, or veteran status. To request a disability-related accommodation in the application process, contact us at 1-877-639-6003.

Date Posted June 1, 2024
Date Closes July 1, 2024
Requisition REQ-2024-4033
Located In West palm beach, FL
SOC Category 00-0000.00

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