Child Life Specialist Jobs

Child Life Specialist Overview

Child Life Specialists are healthcare professionals who work in the area of pediatrics. These are the individuals that often work in hospitals and other settings where children are faced with such challenges as disability, illness and extended hospitalization. These specialists provide coping mechanisms so that children and their families are able to get through this difficult time and develop a better understanding as to the "why" of it all.

Child Life Specialist Education Requirements

The education requirements for Child Life Specialist jobs vary depending upon the full scope of the position. Most healthcare providers want to see a minimum of a bachelor?s degree in either child psychology or child development. There is also a required certification program that individuals must go through to become a Child Life Specialist, which goes through the Child Life Council. Those who can show that they have worked as a specialist at other healthcare facilities for two years or longer are likely going to have a better chance of getting a position. Being able to interact with children in a positive and caring fashion is a must.

Child Life Specialist Job Market

Statistics show that Child Life Specialist jobs are growing at a rate faster than average. The number of positions in this field is expected to grow by 18 percent in the United States over the next decade. Much of this growth has to do with the number of children?s hospitals being built. There is also more research to show that children thrive in hospitals when there is someone there to help with the overall coping aspect. Similar jobs to consider include Child Care Providers and Child Protection Services.

Child Life Specialist Salary

Child Life Specialists positions can vary from hourly to salaried depending on the overall environment in which a person chooses to work. State-funded children?s hospitals often provide higher salaries, usually averaging around $70,000 a year. Other healthcare facilities may offer an hourly rate between $18 and $24 an hour.

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Generous salary incentive for Bi-lingual Spanish/English proficiency. Mobilizing Communities, Building Careers. North Suffolk Mental Health Association has a common vision for improving the communities we serve. For more than 50 years, we’ve been helping individuals with mental health, disability, substance abuse, and other daily challenges achieve independence and explore possibilities. A caree...
Shift: 8a-5p FT Salary Grade: 10 About Texas Children's Texas Children’s Hospital, a not-for-profit health care organization, is committed to creating a healthier future for children and women throughout the global community by leading in patient care, education and research. Consistently ranked as the best children’s hospital in Texas, and among the top in the nation, Texas Children’s has garn...
UNC Health Care Systems Chapel Hill, NC, 27516
Rehabilitation Services at UNC-Hospitals in Chapel Hill, NC is accepting applications for a Child Life Specialist position. The selected candidate will provide patient care to pediatric patients in the NC Children's Hospital. This will include procedural preparation and support, coping and adjustment to hospitalization and Legacy interventions. You will work closely with an interdisciplinary...
MountainStar Healthcare San Antonio, TX
Description General Statement of Duties: The Child Life Specialist plans and provides therapeutic activities and appropriate psychosocial/developmental care for pediatric and adolescent patients and families, to assist them in effectively coping with stress and anxiety of health care experiences, and in cooperation with other members of the health care team, integrates therapeutic interventions ...
BayCare Tampa, FL
Description The Child Life Specialist is responsible for implementing a psychosocially and developmentally supportive program for hospitalized children and families. Provides appropriate guidance for volunteers and students. The Child Life Specialist is a member of the pediatric health care team who focuses on the emotional and developmental needs of children using therapeutic and developmental p...
1000-UNCH Chapel Hill, NC
Description Rehabilitation Services at UNC-Hospitals in Chapel Hill, NC is accepting applications for a Child Life Specialist position. The selected candidate will provide patient care to pediatric patients in the NC Children's Hospital. This will include procedural preparation and support, coping and adjustment to hospitalization and Legacy interventions. You will work closely with an interdisci...
BILINGUAL SPANISH-ENGLISH Family Human Social Service Specialist in Child Welfare in Edison, NJ. !!!!PLEASE FOLLOW THE INSTRUCTIONS TO APPLY!!!!! Only those applicants that follow the instructions can be considered. To apply 1. Please EMAIL ***** 2. Please use the word "BILINGUAL" in the subject line of the email. 3. Please paste or retype your resume into the email. If you ...
NYU Langone Medical Center, a world-class, patient-centered, integrated, academic medical center, is one of the nation's premier centers for excellence in clinical care, biomedical research and medical education. Located in the heart of Manhattan, NYU Langone is composed of four hospitals - Tisch Hospital, its flagship acute care facility; Rusk Rehabilitation; the Hospital for Joint Diseases, one ...
Req ID : 47718 Position Number: 00136974 Employment Type: Part Time Shift: Evening Shift Details : Standard Hours: 20.00 Department Name: NSG - Child Life Location: CMC - NorthEast Location Details: Job Summary Provides information, education, support and guidance to parents, siblings and other family members. Promotes effective coping and play, preparation, education and self-expression...
Responsible for promoting optimum development of infants, children, adolescents and families; maintaining normal living patterns and minimizing psychological upset. As integral members of the interdisciplinary health care team, child life specialists provide children opportunities for gaining a sense of mastery, for play, for learning, for self-expression, for family involvement and for peer inter...
Overview: The Child Life Specialist is a member of the interdisciplinary team whose primary function is to identify the psychological needs of the pediatric hospice patients, their siblings and the children of adult hospice patients, define goals for meeting these needs, and help provide developmentally appropriate interventions and casework needed to meet these goals. Provides grief and bereavem...
The Child Life Specialist provides child life activities for children less than 18 years of age who are related to patients with life-limiting illness being treated in the Baylor system. Coordinates therapeutic activities designed to meet psychosocial and developmental needs of children prior to, during, and after experience in the hospital, either as a visitor to the patient with life-limiting il...
Child Life Specialist Support The Child Life Specialist provides child life activities for children less than 18 years of age who are related to patients with life-limiting illness being treated in the Baylor system. Coordinates therapeutic activities designed to meet psychosocial and developmental needs of children prior to, during, and after experience in the hospital, either as a visitor to th...
: Child Life Specialist Per Diem will implement and maintain a therapeutic activity program that facilitates patients in their efforts to integrate and adapt to their hospital experience. Demonstrates commitment to a patient and family focused model of care. Qualifications: Experience working with children, preferably in a health care environment. Bachelor’s Degree in Child Development or related...
The CLS-II practices at the level of a competent child life specialist. The CLS-II demonstrates competence in supporting patients and family members of patients with complex medical and psychosocial needs. Contributes to the advancement of safe, quality child life practices and development of advanced clinical skills in students....
: The Child Life Specialist I demonstrates knowledge of Child Life assessments and interventions appropriate to the age and developmental level of the patients and families served. Actively collaborates with multidisciplinary team to advocate for patient and family needs. Demonstrates a commitment to family-centered. Minimum Education/Training Required: Bachelor’s degree in Child Life or related ...
JOB SUMMARY Reports to the Director, Patient Care Services/Pediatric Services. Is responsible for providing Child Life services of psychosocial support to children and families during hospitalization, surgeries, and or outpatient visits. Maintains the physical, therapeutic, developmental and educational environment of Child Life Services in a manner that promotes a child/family friendly atmospher...
Marten Transport San Diego, CA
Child Life Specialist P/D Department: Child Life Facility: Main Campus - Serra Mesa Union: Schedule: Per diem - Not Benefits Eligible Shift: Varying Hours: 8-hr shifts Req Number: 44302 Job Details: JOB SUMMARY: The Child Life Specialist is a member of the healthcare team who focuses on the emotional and developmental needs of children and families to reduce stress and anxiety associated...
A Child Life Specialist 1 ensures that comprehensive child life services are provided to minimize the negative impact of trauma, hospitalization and illness by addressing the emotional, cognitive, and developmental needs of patients and families. ESSENTIAL JOB DUTIES AND RESPONSIBILITIES Provides developmentally appropriate education to patients and families regarding healthcare experiences Pro...
Baylor Health care Dallas, TX
The Child Life Specialist provides child life activities for children less than 18 years of age who are related to patients with life-limiting illness being treated in the Baylor system. Coordinates therapeutic activities designed to meet psychosocial and developmental needs of children prior to, during, and after experience in the hospital, either as a visitor to the patient with life-limiting il...

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