Child Life Specialist Job Description

Job summary 1

The Child Life Specialist shall be responsible for the Child Life activities and care over migrant youth ages 5 to 12 at the Children’s Center. The successful applicant will have demonstrable experience in managing all aspects outpatient Child Life, as well as strong leadership skills.

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Job summary 2

The Child Life Specialist reflects the mission, vision, and values of Medical Center, adheres to the organization’s Code of Ethics and Corporate Compliance Program, and complies with all relevant policies, procedures, guidelines and all other regulatory and accreditation standards.

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Job summary 3

The Child Life Specialist provides direct patient care utilizing developmentally appropriate therapeutic play and education while incorporating child life interventions. Collaborates with other members of the health care team to insure that patients and families receive quality psychosocial care. Provides ongoing education for staff, students, and volunteers as it relates to the developmental and psychosocial needs of hospitalized and ill children.

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Within the Family Children’s Hospital the Child Life Specialist plans, develops, implements and evaluates comprehensive child life therapy treatment programs for pediatric and neonatal patients with complex and/or specialized needs. Provides quality educational experiences to staff and students.

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Job summary 5

As a Child Life Specialist (CLS), you will provide child life services to children and families of Medical Center to include consultation, education, performance improvement, policy and program planning, advocacy and environmental planning. As a member of the child life team, you will work collaboratively with the other members to assure the safe and accurate delivery of care.

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Job summary 6

The Child Life Specialist provides therapeutic consultation, education, performance improvement and emotional support for children and their families.

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Job summary 7

The Child Life Specialist assesses children's development and coping needs, and implements developmentally appropriate interventions to minimize distress associated with the healthcare environment.

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Job summary 8

The Child Life Specialist works under the supervision of leadership and the child life team to assist the child/family in their adjustment to the hospital, diagnosis, and treatment plan. This is an entry level Child Life Specialist role with entry level experience and knowledge of procedures, illnesses, injuries and other related events on the unit. The individual will require training and ongoing support and/or supervision for more advanced procedures or events. Uses basic understanding of child life theories to perform daily job responsibilities while working closely with Child Life Specialists II and/or Child Life Specialist III to develop skills. Provides pre/post procedural teachings, emotional/psychosocial support, developmentally appropriate play activities, distraction and support during procedures, and age appropriate medical play to enhance understanding of the hospital environment. Collaborates with the multidisciplinary team to create and support individualized plans of care while adhering to the professional standards of practice of the Association of Child Life Professionals.

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Job summary 9

A Child Life Specialist provides evidence-based, developmentally and psychologically appropriate interventions including therapeutic play, preparation for procedures, and education that support and reduce fear, anxiety and pain for children, adolescents, and families.

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Job summary 10

Our team is looking for a Child Life Specialist for the Children’s Medical Center.

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