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Child Life Clinical Specialist

Houston, TX, US
    Position: Child Life Clinical Specialist
    Talent Area: Professional - Clinical
    Full/Part Time: Full time
    Location: Houston, TX, US
    Regular/Temporary: Regular
    Department: Child Life Play Therapy
    Shift: M-F 8-5
    Job ID: 406554

We are searching for a Child Life Clinical Specialist - someone who works well in a fast-paced hospital setting. In this position, you will support the Assistant Director of Child Life and Social Work and Director of Patient and Family Services by: providing clinical expertise and direction in the field of Child Life, coordinating the on-boarding and ongoing clinical supervision of certified Child Life Specialists, providing project leadership for inter and intradepartmental priorities and implementing solutions under the direction of leadership; being available to provide consultative support; and supporting various activities such as education on Child Life competencies, committee involvement, collaboration with Nursing, physicians and leadership on-call, including the Nursing Administrator on call and Administrator on Call.


Think you’ve got what it takes?



A Bachelor’s degree required, bachelor's degree in Child Life, Psychology, Human Development, Social Work, Music Therapy, or Atr Therapy preferred
3 years’ child life experience required
Certification as a Certified Child Life Specialist (CCLS), Music Therapist (MT-BC), or Art Therapist(ATR-BC) required




Ensures high quality child life, creative arts and education clinical practice throughout the Texas Children’s system.

Serves as an educational and clinical resource for the child life department.

Assesses, plans, and evaluates unit-based orientation.

Participates in professional development of self and other child life, creative arts and education professionals, as well as students.

Provides psychosocial assessments and normalizes the hospital environment for patients and families.

Promotes and provides developmentally appropriate interventions for patients and families.

About Texas Children’s

Since 1954, Texas Children’s has been leading the charge in patient care, education and research to accelerate health care for children and women around the world. When you love what you do, it truly shows in the smiles of our patient families, employees and our numerous accolades such as being consistently ranked as the best children’s hospital in Texas, and among the top in the nation by U.S.News & World Report as well as recognition from Houston Business Journal as one of this city’s Best Places to Work for ten consecutive years.

Texas Children’s comprehensive health care network includes our primary hospital in the Texas Medical Center with expertise in over 40 pediatric subspecialties; the Jan and Dan Duncan Neurological Research Institute (NRI); the Feigin Center for pediatric research; Texas Children’s Pavilion for Women, a comprehensive obstetrics/gynecology facility focusing on high-risk births; Texas Children’s Hospital West Campus, a community hospital in suburban West Houston; and Texas Children’s Hospital The Woodlands, the first hospital devoted to children’s care for communities north of Houston. We have also created the nation’s first HMO for children, established the largest pediatric primary care network in the country and a global health program that is channeling care to children and women all over the world. Texas Children’s Hospital is also academically affiliated with Baylor College of Medicine, one of the largest, most diverse and successful pediatric programs in the nation.

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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.

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