License/Cert Required:Cert Basic Cardiac Life Supprt,Cert Child Life Council
The Child Life Specialist is responsible for providing optimal developmental, psychosocial, and therapeutic support in the healthcare setting to meet the social, emotional, physical and educational needs of children between the ages of birth and eighteen years of age. Assesses children’s developmental and coping needs and implements developmentally appropriate therapeutic interventions such as play, medical play, psychological preparation, and rehearsed coping to minimize distress associated with the health care environment and to foster resiliency. Supervised by the child life manager and supervises and evaluates the work of volunteers and student interns. Collaborates with other members of the health care team to enhance quality of care and acts as an advocate and resource regarding issues such as child development and children’s response to hospitalization.
Come join our growing team in our 19 bed Pediatric Intensive Care Unit (PICU). You’ll enjoy a generous compensation package, including a 401(a) retirement plan, life insurance, continuing education, tuition reimbursement, and more.
Bachelor’s Degree in child life, child development, or closely related discipline. Completion of a child life internship under the supervision of a certified child life specialist is required.
Must meet requirements set forth for certification by the Child Life Certifying Commission. Certification must be obtained within 1 year of hire.
Must have 2 years of experience as a Child Life Specialist, PICU experience preferred.