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...
Reporting to the Manager Child Life, assists pediatric patients, families, and the health care team in identifying the psychosocial and developmental factors that impact the healthcare experience for patients and family members. Assess the emotional, developmental, educational, recreational, and diversionary needs of the patient and sibling. Provide developmental stimulation, therapeutic play and ...
Description: Position Summary This position is responsible for helping patients and patient families cope with the stress of hospitalization by assessing patient psychosocial and developmental needs during hospitalization, and developing a plan for the facilitation of therapeutic interventions. This position works with patients with lower acuity or less complex cases; exceptions made at director...
Req:132697 8a-5p FT Req: 133060 Exempt: Combo shift 2/3 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 th...
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...
BASIC FUNCTION: Position responsible for assessing the emotional, psychosocial, educational, recreational, and therapeutic needs of patients and families; also responsible for providing patient and family education, procedural support, psychosocially supportive interventions, and play activities based on assessments; serves as a liaison between parents and professionals for the Child Life Departme...
This Job Description for the Certified Child Life Specialist in the Intensive Care Nursery, Pediatric Unit and Pediatric Intensive Care provides criteria for evaluation of the CCLS working in the Infant’s and Children’s Services. The CCLS assigned to Infant’s and Children’s Services will provide care to the infants and children and their families. POSITION RESPONSIBILITY 1. Under the supervision...
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 ...
UMass Memorial Health Care Worcester, MA
Clinton Hospital: 978-368-3897 Marlborough Hospital: 508-486-5403 UMass Memorial Medical Center: 508-793-5660 HealthAlliance Hospital: 508-334-1000 Search All Jobs Send Me Jobs Sign up to receive notification of new jobs and other company information. Set up an RSS feed of content from this page. Refer a friend to a job opportunity. Home / Jobs / Professional Clinical/Advanced Practice ...
Bachelor's degree is required Certification Preferred 1-2 years experience is required The Child Life Specialist (CLS) is responsible for providing a program of developmentally appropriate play and activity, preparation and emotional support designed to help pediatrics patient and their families cope with the stress of illness or injury, hospitalization, treatments and procedures. As an integra...
Providence is calling a full-time (40 hr/wk) Child Life Specialist for a 10-hour rotating/variable shift position at Providence St. Vincent Medical Center in Portland, OR. In this position, you will: Empower children for life’s challenges while providing high quality family-centered care as a part of a strong multidiscilinary team. Provide psychosocial and developmental based assessment and sup...
Nemours is seeking a Temporary Child Life Specialist to join our Child Life team in Wilmington, DE. As one of the nation’s leading pediatric health care systems, Nemours is committed to providing all children with their best chance to grow up healthy. We offer integrated, family-centered care to more than 280,000 children each year in our pediatric hospitals, specialty clinics and primary care pr...
Baylor Health Care System DALLAS, TX
Description 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 lif...
Baylor Health Care System DALLAS, TX
Description 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 ...
The Child Life Specialist is responsible and accountable for planning and implementing therapeutic activities and programs to meet patient’s psychosocial and developmental needs and facilitates the adjustment of children and their families to health care experiences. Responsibilities include program development for the assigned clinical area, management of fiscal and human resources, and collabora...
The position provides services to children and families to include consultation, education, performance improvement, policy and program planning, advocacy and environmental planning. Responsible for carrying out a comprehensive therapeutic program based on normal human development and the impact that illness, injury, disability, and hospitalization have on this process. This process is aimed at me...
Job Description: This temporary position provides psychosocial support to children and families during hospitalization, surgeries and/or out-patient visits; is responsible for designing and maintaining the physical, therapeutic, developmental and educational environment of Child Life Services in a manner that promotes a child/family friendly atmosphere; and lends expertise and knowledge of child ...

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