Job Summary This Child Life Specialist will be responsible for:
Participating in therapeutic activities and programs to meet the psychosocial and developmental needs of patients and families in the Neonatal ICU.
Serving as member of multidisciplinary team.
Delegating work assignments to volunteers and participates in clinical training of student interns.
Working 40 hours per week, including weekends
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.
NICU / ICU experience is preferred
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.
Child Life Certification required within 1 year of hire.
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.