Child Life Specialist Pediatrics - Outpatient Programs

Location
Houston, Texas
Salary
Competitive
Posted
May 22 2019
Ref
126991
Discipline
Health Sciences
Organization Type
Healthcare/Hospital
Child Life Specialist - Outpatient Program Opportunity in Pediatrics , Patient Care

Ideal candidate must have a Bachelor's degree in Child Life, Child Development or related field. Six months of experience working with children in a mental health or medical setting. Certified Child Life Specialist (CCLS) by the Child Life Certifying Committee (CLCC). Preferred Education and Experience: Master's level degree. Three years experience working with children in a hospital setting. Prefer Child Life Certification.

SUMMARY:

Provides and promotes effective coping through play, preparation, education, and self-expression activities for outpatient pediatric patients receiving medical care and treatment.

Delivery of Psycho-social Care to Patients and Families Formulates and implements a psycho-social and/or therapeutic activity utilizing evidence-based practice that is consistent with the medical needs and developmental level of each patient. Integrates therapeutic and psycho-social activities in partnership with the family and healthcare team. Assesses and meaningfully interacts with infants, children, youth and families. Provides a safe, therapeutic and healing environment for infants, children, youth and families. Assists with infants, children, youth and families in coping with potentially stressful events. Provides teaching, specific to the population served, including psychological preparation for potentially stressful experiences, with infants, children, youth and families.

Reflective PracticeContinuously engages in self-reflection of child life practice. Develops and evaluates child life services.




Multidisciplinary Team Member Functions as a member of the services team. Implements child life service within the structure and culture of the work environment. Represents and communicates child life practice and psycho-social issues of infants, children, youth and families to others

REQUIREMENTS




Education: Bachelor's degree in Child Life, Child Development or related field.

Preferred Education: Master's Level Degree

Certification: Certified Child Life Specialist (CCLS) by the Child Life Certifying Committee (CLCC).

Preferred Certification: Child Life Certification.

Experience:Six months of experience working with children in a mental health or medical setting.

Preferred Experience: Three years experience working with children in a hospital setting.

Onsite Presence: Is Required

It is the policy of The University of Texas MD Anderson Cancer Center to provide equal employment opportunity without regard to race, color, religion, age, national origin, sex, gender, sexual orientation, gender identity/expression, disability, protected veteran status, genetic information, or any other basis protected by institutional policy or by federal, state or local laws unless such distinction is required by law. http://www.mdanderson.org/about-us/legal-and-policy/legal-statements/eeo-affirmative-action.html

Additional Information
  • Requisition ID: 126991
  • Employment Status: Full-Time
  • Employee Status: Regular
  • FLSA: exempt and not eligible for overtime pay
  • Work Week: Day/Evening
  • Fund Type: Soft
  • Pivotal Position: Yes
  • Minimum Salary: US Dollar (USD) 44,000
  • Midpoint Salary: US Dollar (USD) 55,000
  • Maximum Salary : US Dollar (USD) 66,000
  • Science Jobs: Yes

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