Under minimal direction, responsible for implementing educational, recreational and therapeutic programs and activities which enhance the psychosocial support provided to patients and families.
Responsibilities listed in this section are core to the position. Inability to perform these responsibilities with or without an accommodation may result in disqualification from the position.
Designs activities that promote the social, emotional, intellectual and physical growth of children.
Serves as an advisor to hospital staff on the psychosocial needs of children and their families.
Utilizes health care play, developmentally appropriate activities, volunteer workers and educational materials to help children and families adjust to the hospital environment and to prepare them for events related to illness and hospitalization.
Assists with process improvement studies in the areas of psychosocial and developmental disciplines.
Performs other duties as assigned
Education: Baccalaureate Degree in Child Life, Child Development, Recreational Therapy or a closely related field. Completion of a recognized Child Life Internship which consists of at least 480 hours under the supervision of a Certified Child Life Specialist.
License(s)/Certification(s)/Registration(s) Required: Certified Child Life Specialist (CCLS) OR eligible to sit for the exam. Current Basic Life Support issued by the American Heart Association required upon hire.
Special Requirement: Certified eligible incumbents may continue in this classification for up to 12 months and must pass the Child Life Certification examination within that timeframe.
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