Child Life Activity Assistant (Full Time, Flex shift)
Nicklaus Children’s Health System
Location: Miami, Florida
Internal Number: 25186
Provides support to the department leaders and Child Life Specialists. Assists in implementing Child Life services by planning, organizing, and implementing developmentally appropriate recreational activities. Assists with maintaining a safe and organized environment for the Child Life department.
Job Specific Duties
Assists the leaders with overseeing child life activities and monthly duties.
Assists leaders with special projects, donations, and other special events as required.
Uses PEDS to identify unit needs for bedside play.
Collaborates with nurses/others to accommodate patient's needs (toy, crafts, and Foundation).
Develops a productive work environment for volunteers; trains, orients, motivates, and supports volunteers.
Incorporates volunteers into daily programming through delegating, valuing input, empowering, and providing feedback.
Engages with patients at bedside, in the unit Play Spaces, or in Outpatient areas; plans and implements appropriate recreational activities and communicates observations to the team.
Engages children in Play Space activities; maintains Play Space environment including cleaning equipment and stocking shelves/cabinets.
Provides support and collaborates professionally with the Child Life Specialists.
Performs all other delegated duties such as copying, scanning, filing, faxing, restocking toy storage and unit prizes.
Minimum Job Requirements
Associate's Degree in Child Development, Elementary Education, or related field required within 1 year of hire date
CPR BLS -American Heart Association BLS required within 90 days of hire (existing employees will need to complete by 3/31/2023)
Knowledge, Skills, and Abilities
Experience working with children is preferred.
Able to adapt and react calmly under stressful conditions.
Able to handle multiple assignments, set priorities, and meet deadlines.
Abilities in prioritizing, successfully handling multiple concurrent tasks, strong problem solving skills, attention to detail, and working in a team environment.
Able to work independently and flexibly with minimal supervision.
Able to represent the department/function in a professional, courteous, and efficient manner.
Able to maintain confidentiality of sensitive information.
Proficiency in Microsoft Word, Excel, PowerPoint, and Outlook.
Nursing- Support (Clinical)
Primary Location :
Florida-Miami-Nicklaus Children's Hospital - Main Hospital Campus
Nicklaus Children’s Health System, is the region’s only healthcare system exclusively for children. In addition to Nicklaus Children’s Hospital and a growing number of outpatient centers located throughout the tri-county area, the health system includes Nicklaus Children’s Hospital Foundation, the organization’s fundraising arm; Nicklaus Children's Pediatric Specialists, a nonprofit physician practice subsidiary; a management services organization, and an ambulatory surgery center. Our vision is to be where the children are. Ultimately, this means being there through all stages of health and life, both physically and emotionally. To be a trusted partner to children and their families, not only in times of illness, but throughout their life journey. Our mission is to inspire hope and promote lifelong health by providing the best care to every child.