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The Autism Spectrum Center (ASC) at Boston Children's Hospital is a multi-departmental program providing clinical services including diagnosis and management for over 5,000 children with autism spectrum disorder (ASD) and their families. We also offer family and staff education programs, electronic news and materials to prepare for and facilitate visits to our program and the hospital as part of our Autism Friendly Hospital initiative. Appointments are available at our main Boston and Brookline campus and at multiple satellites. We believe in family centered, collaborative and culturally informed care. Providers in the Autism Spectrum Center are committed to working in a truly inter-professional model to provide the highest quality of care to our patients. We are expanding our ASC Child Life Team with both a 32 hour and a 24 hour CCLS. Please see our new website: http://www.bostonchildrens.org/autismspectrumcenter
This Certified Child Life Specialist (CCLS) will be responsible for:
Serving as a dedicated CCLS to the Autism Spectrum Center (ASC), which is critical for the success of BCH's Autism Friendly Hospital Initiative. This initiative aims to improve hospital staff knowledge and skills of Autism Spectrum Disorder (ASD), optimize the hospital environment for patients with ASD.
Providing individual child life supports, including preparation, distraction, and normalization of the hospital experience in inpatient and outpatient settings.
Working collaboratively with ASC Training and Behavior Support Workgroups to develop materials and provide customized educational trainings to various departments.
Developing and maintain patient preparation materials, including our social narrative library (My Hospital Story).
Providing ASD and behavioral consultation to child life colleagues and multi-disciplinary staff.
Working four 8-hour shifts (32 hour position) or three 8-hour shifts (24 hour position); possible weekend day work. May require working at the Main Campus and Brookline Place.
To qualify, you must have:
Bachelor's degree in Child Development, Child Life, or a closely related field with a concentration in child life.
600-hour Child Life internship under the supervision of a CCLS.
Prior experience working with autism spectrum disorder and/or related neurodevelopmental disabilities, management skills and ability to work across departments in a collaborative model.
Flexibility, maturity, creativity, interest in innovation and program development.
Certification in Child Life Specialist required within 1 year of hire.
Please note: During a public health emergency, individuals in this role may be expected to take on additional duties to respond to organizational needs.
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). Relocation will be considered for out-of-state candidates. 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.
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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.