Help create a brighter, stronger future for the children we serve at Shriners Hospitals for Children Northern California. Recognized by US News and World Report as a top pediatric hospital in the country, we are a family-centered, academic, pediatric medical center located in Sacramento, providing state-of-the-art care for children with burns, orthopedic conditions, spinal cord injuries and other pediatric subspecialties.
We currently have a part-time opportunity available for a Child Life Specialist to work with our specialty populations within our clinic, inpatient units and surgery area.
Requires a Bachelor's degree, previous experience working with hospitalized and healthy children, Child Life certificate, or proof of eligibility, as well as current CPR certification. A background in Child Development, Child Life, Psychology or a similar field is required. Previous experience working with burn patients and bilingual in English/Spanish preferred. Candidate must have the ability to implement therapeutic play activities for individuals and groups. Ability to assess patient behaviors, knowledge of growth and development and children's reactions to hospitalization and illness/injury, and the ability to implement appropriate interventions and coping strategies are a must. Hours and days will vary and include weekends.
SHCNC offers a competitive salary and benefit package. Other considerations include free parking, team approached interdisciplinary care, friendly environment and the satisfaction that our patients are receiving the best care available.
The pay range for this position is $35.50 – $52.00 per hour. Compensation is determined based on relevant experience and department equity.
As a regional pediatric medical center, the Northern California Shriners Hospital cares for children throughout the Western United States, Canada and Mexico. The hospital is a destination of choice for patients and families seeking comprehensive, compassionate care for complex medical needs that include orthopaedic conditions, spinal cord injuries, burns, scars from any cause, cleft lip, gastro-intestinal diseases, ano-rectal disorders, chest wall malformations and other surgical needs. The hospital partners with emergency air ambulances to transport critically injured children and coordinates transportation to and from the hospital for patients whose families cannot provide or afford travel. Children have the opportunity to be evaluated and treated by doctors recognized by their peers as the best of the best.