At Boston Children's Hospital, success is measured in patients treated, parents comforted and teams taught. It's in discoveries made, processes perfected, and technology advanced. In major medical breakthroughs and small acts of kindness. And in colleagues who have your back and patients who have your heart. As a teaching hospital of Harvard Medical School, our reach is global and our impact is profound. Join our acclaimed Patient Services - Center for Families and discover how your talents can change lives. Yours included.
Child Life Specialist will be responsible for:
Participating in therapeutic activities and programs to meet patients' psychosocial and developmental needs and facilitates adjustment to health care experiences.
Serving as member of multidisciplinary team.
Delegating work assignments to volunteers and participates in clinical training of student interns.
Local travel to the various satellite locations.
In order to qualify you must have:
Knowledge of theories, principles, and concepts through completion of a Bachelor's degree in Child Development, Child Life, or a closely related field with a concentration in child life.
480-hour Child Life internship under the supervision of a certified child life specialist.
The general skills to resolve problems requiring the use of child development theory, professional child life principles, and experienced‑based knowledge.
Well-developed writing skills. Applicant must possess excellent communication skills including conflict resolution to effectively work as a team member.
Certification in Child Life Specialist required within 18 months of hire for all new hires.
Must be comfortable with dogs as this is associated with the Pawprints Animal Assistance Program.
Boston Children's Hospital offers competitive compensation and unmatched benefits, including a flexible schedule, affordable health, vision and dental insurance, generous levels of time off, 403(b) Retirement Savings plan, Pension, Tuition Reimbursement, and discounted rates on T-passes (50% off). Discover your best.
Boston Children's Hospital is an Equal Opportunity / Affirmative Action Employer. Qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to their race, color, religion, national origin, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity, protected veteran status or disability. *LI
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About Boston Children's Hospital
Boston Children's Hospital is a 395-bed comprehensive center for pediatric health care. As one of the largest pediatric medical centers in the United States, Children's offers a complete range of health care services for children from birth through 21 years of age.