Certified Child Life Specialist CCLS (20 hrs/wk) Rochester NY
LIFETIME CARE HOME HEALTH CARE AND HOSPICE
June 26, 2018
Rochester, New York
Per Diem - Experienced
4 Year Degree
Part time, 20 hrs per week - Certified Child Life Specialist needed in the Greater Rochester NY Region. Bachelors in psychology, child life, child development or human services coupled with credentials of Certified Child Life Specialist + 3 yrs related experience required. Apply today!
Summary Provides child life services in the home and in community settings. Must have CCLS credentials and 3 yrs of related experience.
Essential Responsibilities/Accountabilities: • Collaborate with the CN Case Manager to determine goals and objectives of interventions with the child/family. • Maintain ongoing dialogue with Child Life Staff at the facility where the child receives “primary care” to determine interventions that have been successful with the child/family and to provide consistency of care. • Promote family-centered care. • Hold initial meeting with family: • Build rapport, assess family strengths and support system(s) for child and/or siblings. • Determine developmental needs of child/siblings. • Assess responses of child(ren) to health care experiences based on observation during play session self-report (dependent on age of child) and/or reports of parents and home health care providers. • Determine coping style(s) and potential interventions with child and/or siblings. • Provide ongoing interventions: • Attempt to minimize stress and anxiety for the child/siblings in the home setting. • Provide developmentally appropriate opportunities for play to foster growth and development, support treatment and/or comfort care goals, provide diversion, observe concerns and maximize cognitive, emotional, social and physical development. • Provide ongoing opportunities for children to practice and master relaxation and distraction techniques. • Provide ongoing education and information to parents/caregivers related to child development, childrens’ reaction(s) to stress and healthcare experiences, effects of illness on family dynamics, behavior encouragement techniques. • Provide opportunities for family members to participate in expressive/therapeutic play activities including grief, loss, and legacy work as appropriate.
Bachelor’s degree in psychology, child life, child development, or human service required. Masters degree preferred. • Must be a Certified Child Life Specialist. • At least 3 years related experience is required.
Internal Number: CHILD01073
About LIFETIME CARE HOME HEALTH CARE AND HOSPICE
Lifetime Care was founded in 1960 as Home Care Association of Rochester and Monroe County Inc. In 1974, the company changed its name to Genesee Region Home Care Association, Inc. and subsequently started doing business as "Lifetime Care". We serve 33,000 home care and hospice patients per year in the Rochester and Finger Lakes region including the counties of: Monroe, Wayne, Seneca, Cayuga, Yates, Schuyler, Ontario and Livingston. Our focus is on the delivery of compassionate, personalized care to adults and children who are ill, injured, dying or grieving. Lifetime Care also provides education that promotes healing and wellness.
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