This Child Life Specialist will be responsible for:
Joining our Child Life Department as it continues to expand with another innovative position.
Working with Autism and Primary Care, the Child Life Specialist will collaborate with the inter-professional team to support and program for patients.
Collaborating with fellow child life professionals across in-patient units and various clinics.
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.
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 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.