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Childlife Specialist/CoordinatorLocation: Los Angeles, CA Additional Locations:
Job Number: 668480 Date posted: 02/20/2018
- Provides age appropriate therapeutic play activities for the ambulatory and bedridden pediatric patient which assists in coping with their illness and hospitalization.
- Assists children in the development of coping strategies through play, recreation, and art.
- In conjunction with other health care team members, identifies current patient needs and develops care plan goals.
- Participates in multi-disciplinary care conferences.
- Ensures each child's program is consistent with TJC and other regulatory requirements.
- In conjunction with others, coordinates the Child Life Program volunteers.
- Orients, trains, and supervises volunteers and students who provide support on the pediatric unit.
- Develops and implements in-service training to hospital staff in the area of Child Life.
- Monitors the effectiveness of the program.
- Minimum two (2) years of experience as a Child Life Specialist.
- Bachelor's degree in child life or related field (i.e. early childhood development, recreation therapy) OR four (4) years of experience in a directly related field.
- High School Diploma or General Education Development (GED) required.
License, Certification, Registration
- Child Life Specialist certification required within one (1) year of hire.
- Valid BLS card.
- Must be able to work in a Labor/Management Partnership environment.
- In-patient hospital experience preferred.
- Master's degree and one (1) year post-graduate master's preferred.
External hires must pass a background check/drug screen. Qualified applicants with arrest and/or conviction records will be considered for employment in a manner consistent with federal and state laws, as well as applicable local ordinances, including but not limited to the San Francisco and Los Angeles Fair Chance Ordinances.
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