Child Life Specialist II

 
Position: Child Life Specialist II

Job ID: 160728

Location: US-TX-Houston

Department: Child Life Play Therapy

Talent Area: Professional - Clinical

Full/Part Time: Full-Time

Regular/Temporary: Regular

Shift: 8a - 5p

About Texas Children's Hospital

Texas Children’s Hospital West Campus is Houston’s first community hospital designed, built and equipped exclusively for children in one of the city’s most rapidly growing communities in the area from Sugar Land to Bryan-College Station, Texas. Located at I-10 and Barker Cypress, our 515,007-square-foot hospital houses the only 24/7 pediatric emergency room in the Greater West Houston area, four operating rooms, 16-bed pediatric intensive care unit, 46 acute care beds, advanced imaging services including MRI and CT scans, a neurophysiology sleep lab, a pathology lab and a full-scale pharmacy. To join our community of 14,000+ dedicated team members, visit texaschildrenspeople.org for career opportunities. You can also learn more about our amazing culture at infinitepassion.org. Texas Children’s is proud to be an equal opportunity employer. All applicants and employees are considered and evaluated for positions at Texas Children's without regard to mental or physical disability, race, color, religion, gender, national origin, age, genetic information, military or veteran status, sexual orientation, gender identity, marital status or any other protected Federal, State/Province or Local status unrelated to the performance of the work involved.

Summary:

We are searching for a Child Life Specialist II ­­– someone who works well in a fast-paced setting. In this position, you will implement and provide a comprehensive program of Child Life Services that help meet the emotional, developmental, and social needs of children in a health care setting. You will also provide opportunities for children to gain a sense of mastery, offering play and learning experiences, and encouraging family and peer interaction.

 

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Responsibilities :

  • Provides child life assessments and normalizes the hospital environment for patients and families.
  • Conducts formal and informal developmental assessments of psychosocial needs of patients and families within 24 hours of referral.
  • Promotes and provides developmentally appropriate interventions for patients and families.
  • Prepares patients and families for procedure/treatment(s) using developmentally appropriate explanations.
  • Represents and communicates child life and psychosocial issues of pediatric health care to professionals outside of child life.
  • Required for completely satisfactory performance in this job is knowledge of normal child development and age appropriate activities and the effects of hospitalization of development and coping.
  • Required for completely satisfactory performance in this job is the ability to provide developmental assessments.
  • Represent and communicate child life and psychosocial issues of pediatric health care to others.
  • Supervise child life volunteers


Qualifications:

  • Bachelor’s degree in Child Life, Psychology, Sociology, or Human Development required
  • Master’s degree in Child Life, Psychology, Sociology, or Human Development preferred
  • Certified Child Life SCLST by the Association of Child Life Professionals
  • 2 year of experience full time clinical experience as a Child Life Specialist required


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