Child Life Specialist I

Position: Child Life Specialist I

Job ID: 400703

Location: US-TX-The Woodlands

Department: WOO Child Life

Talent Area: Professional - Clinical

Full/Part Time: Full time

Regular/Temporary: Regular

Shift: 12:30 PM - 11:00 PM

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Texas Children’s Hospital The Woodlands is north Houston’s first true, free-standing pediatric hospital designed, equipped and staffed exclusively to provide care in more than 25 areas of specialty care for children and adolescents. Hospital facilities include 24 emergency center rooms, outpatient exam rooms, radiology rooms, operating rooms and acute care beds, as well as a pediatric intensive care unit (PICU).

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We are searching for a Child Life Specialist – 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. 

Think you’ve got what it takes?

•    Provides child life assessments and normalizes the hospital environment for patients and families 
•    Promotes and provides developmentally appropriate interventions for patients and families 
•    Represents and communicates child life and psychosocial issues of pediatric health care to professionals outside of child life 
•    Participates in professional development of self and other child life professionals 
•    Collaborates in an intradepartmental effort to support the mission and vision of the Child Life Department

Being fully vaccinated against COVID-19, including any booster dose(s) of the COVID-19 vaccine recommended by the Centers for Disease Control when eligible, is required for all employees at Texas Children’s, unless approved for a medical or religious exemption

•    Bachelor's Degree in Child Life or related field. Master's Degree in related field preferred.
•    Completion of a child life internship
•    Met all criteria set by the Child Life Council to apply to take the Child Life Certification Exam
•    Knowledge of normal child development and age appropriate activities and the effects of hospitalization of development and coping
•    Able to provide developmental assessments, to represent and communicate child life and psychosocial issues of pediatric health care to others, to supervise child life volunteers, exhibit strong/effective group facilitation skills, strong interpersonal communication skills, effective time and resource management, flexibility, strong oral and written communication skills, the ability to learn and utilize computer skills

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