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Children's Hospital Boston Child Life Specialist (multiple openings/units) in Boston, Massachusetts

65262BRJob Posting Title:Child Life Specialist (multiple openings/units)Department:Patient Services-Child LifeAutoReqId:65262BRStatus:Full-TimeStandard Hours per Week:40 Job Posting Category:ClinicalJob Posting Description:Boston Children's Hospital is hiring Child Life Specialists across the following units:

  • Neonatal ICU

  • Intermediate Care Program

  • Surgical Acute Care Unit

  • Perioperative Unit

Child Life Specialists are responsible for:

  • Participating in therapeutic activities and programs to meet patients' psychosocial and developmental needs, and facilitating adjustment to health care experiences.

  • Serving as member of multidisciplinary team.

  • Delegating work assignments to volunteers and participates in clinical training of student interns.

To qualify, you must have:

  • Bachelor's degree in Child Development, Child Life, or a closely related field with a concentration in child life.

  • 600-hour Child Life internship under the supervision of a certified child life specialist.

  • General skills to resolve problems requiring the use of child development theory, professional child life principles, and experienced‑based knowledge.

  • Well-developed writing skills, and excellent communication skills including conflict resolution to effectively work as a team member.

  • Child Life Certification required within 1 year of hire

Office/Site Location:BostonRegular, Temporary, Per Diem:Regular