Department Name: H3060:Children's/Maternal/Psychiatric Svcs
The child life specialist will assess, plan, implement, and evaluate psychosocial patient/family needs for patients aged neonatal to 17 years. This position will meet the emotional, developmental and psychosocial needs of patients and families with an emphasis on mastering the challenges of illness, injury and hospitalization while striving to decrease stressful experiences and anxiety. The ideal candidate will have obtained/maintained CL certifications and will align self to opportunities that promote professional development.
The ideal candidate will have experience working with children and families in stressful situations; good communication skills; and an understanding of child life assessment, child development theory, and child life practice.
Position Time Status: Full-Time
Required Related Experience:
Required License/Registration/Certification :
Child Life Certification from the Association of Child Life Professionals within one year of hire date
Bachelor's Degree in child life, child development, or health related field with child life emphasis.
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