Functioning as a member of the Child & Family Life team, the Child Life Assistant (CLA) staff member is responsible for the daily operation and supervision of Activity Centers. In addition, CLA’s will provide bedside/chairside play experiences as directed. They will support patients and siblings by providing developmentally appropriate play/recreation and activities within the parameters of the program. In addition, they will provide direction to Child & Family Life hospital volunteers; maintain a safe play/activity environment.
Plan and implement daily activities
Facilitate individual and group play opportunities for patients and siblings
Advertise daily programming in appropriate venues
Recruit and screen of Activity Center participants
Maintain a safe play environment, including making appropriate assessments of patient and sibling behavior while in program
Provide direction to Child & Family Life hospital volunteers
Communicate with parents/caregivers regarding behavior issues of Activity Center participants
Assess play and recreation needs for children of varying developmental stages and temperaments
Function independently without direct supervision and
Use appropriate judgment to ensure safety of Activity Center participants
High School diploma
Prior work experience with healthy children of all ages and developmental settings in a group setting (daycare, day camp, preschool, school, etc.)
Demonstrated strong interpersonal communication skills, including problem solving and collaboration
Bachelor's degree or working towards a bachelor’s degree in a related field of study such as Education, Psychology, Child Development, Therapeutic Recreation Specialist, or Child Life Specialist
A minimum of 1-year of experience working with children
Work experience with children in healthcare environment is preferred
The Child & Family Life department is filling 3 positions with the following schedules:
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Internal Number: 172508
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