Child Life Specialist - Early Intervention Program
Boston Children's Hospital
October 12, 2018
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 the teaching hospital of Harvard Medical School, our reach is global and our impact is profound. Join our acclaimed Child Life program and discover how your talents can change lives. Yours included.
This Child Life Specialist will be responsible for:
Participating in therapeutic activities and programs primarily on home visits, to meet patients' psychosocial and developmental needs, and facilitating adjustment to health care experiences.
Serving as member of multidisciplinary team.
Delegating work assignments to volunteers and participates in clinical training of student interns.
Working primarily on home visits, in very diverse communities (Roxbury, Dorchester, Jamaica Plain, etc.); and working one day per week at Boston Children's main campus.
To qualify, you must have:
Bachelor's degree in Child Development, Child Life, or a closely related field with a focus on child development and ages 0-3.
480-hour Child Life internship under the supervision of a certified child life specialist.
Comfort with family-centered work and experience with infants and toddlers with special needs is necessary.
Ability to travel to patient homes.
General skills to resolve problems requiring the use of child development theory, professional child life principles, and experienced‑based knowledge.
Well-developed writing skills, and 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.
Boston Children's Hospital offers competitive compensation and unmatched benefits, including 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.
Internal Number: 2763543
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.