At Boston Children's Hospital, the quality of our care - and our inclusive hospital working environment - lies in the diversity of our people. With patients from local communities and 160 countries around the world, we're committed to reflecting the spectrum of their cultures, while opening doors of opportunity for our team. Here, different talents pursue common goals. Voices are heard and ideas are shared. Join us, and discover how your unique contributions can change lives. Yours included.
This Child Life Specialist will be responsible for:
Joining our Child Life Department as it continues to expand with another innovative position.
Working in this new program with our psych/mental health boarder population, will collaborate with the inter-professional team to support and program for patients based on an in-patient unit.
Collaborating with fellow child life professionals across in-patient units also working with this population.
Participating in therapeutic activities and programs 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.
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 certified child life specialist.
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 1 year of hire for all new hires.
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). 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.
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.