Ideal candidate must have a Bachelor's degree in Child Life, Child Development or related field. Six months of experience working with children in a mental health or medical setting. Certified Child Life Specialist (CCLS) by the Child Life Certifying Committee (CLCC). Preferred Education and Experience: Master's level degree. Three years experience working with children in a hospital setting. Prefer Child Life Certification.
The Child Life Specialist provides and promotes effective coping through play, preparation, education, and self-expression activities for outpatient pediatric patients receiving medical care and treatment.
Delivery of Psycho-social Care to Patients and Families
Formulates and implements a psycho-social and/or therapeutic activity utilizing evidence-based practice that is consistent with the medical needs and developmental level of each patient. Integrates therapeutic and psycho-social activities in partnership with the family and healthcare team. Assesses and meaningfully interacts with infants, children, youth and families. Provides a safe, therapeutic and healing environment for infants, children, youth and families. Assists with infants, children, youth and families in coping with potentially stressful events. Provides teaching, specific to the population served, including psychological preparation for potentially stressful experiences, with infants, children, youth and families.
Continuously engages in self-reflection of child life practice. Develops and evaluates child life services.
Multidisciplinary Team Member
Functions as a member of the services team. Implements child life service within the structure and culture of the work environment. Represents and communicates child life practice and psycho-social issues of infants, children, youth and families to others
Education: Bachelor's degree in Child Life, Child Development or related field.
Certification: Certified Child Life Specialist (CCLS) by the Child Life Certifying Committee (CLCC).
Experience: Three years experience working with children in a hospital setting.
Internal Number: 132610
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