Delivery of Psychosocial Care to Patients and Families Formulates and implements a psychosocial and/or therapeutic activity utilizing evidence-based practice that is consistent with the medical needs and developmental level of each patient. Integrates therapeutic and psychosocial 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.
Reflective Practice 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 psychosocial issues of infants, children, youth and families to others.
Required Education : Bachelor's degree in Child Life, Child Development or related field.
Preferred Education: Master's Degree.
Preferred Experience: Hematology/Oncology experience. Five years of Child Life experience.
Required Certification: Certified Child Life Specialist (CCLS) by the Child Life Certifying Committee (CLCC).
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Employer will assist with relocation costs.
Additional Salary Information: Minimum Salary: US Dollar (USD) 44,000
• Midpoint Salary: US Dollar (USD) 55,000
• Maximum Salary : US Dollar (USD) 66,000
Internal Number: 139590
About MD Anderson Cancer Center
The Pediatrics division is dedicated to providing the highest caliber care to children, adolescents, and young adults diagnosed with cancer. We’re proud of our history of conducting the kinds of innovative research in our laboratories and at the Children’s Cancer Hospital that translated into standard-of-care therapies at healthcare institutions around the world.
Now, we are rebuilding our team of medical oncologists and laboratory scientists.
We’re opening additional clinical trials to address the most challenging diagnoses, such as osteosarcomas, brain cancers and malignant blood diseases. In May 2018, we launched our Adolescent and Young Adult (AYA) Program to help our patients thrive during treatment and for many years into survivorship. This service works with experts from the entire institution to address survivorship questions about onco-fertility preservation, predisposition for recurrence, social work resources, nutrition and energy balance, healthy behaviors, psychological support, and occupational/vocational issues, among others.