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Child Life Specialist (The Woodlands)

The Woodlands, TX, US
    Position: Child Life Specialist (The Woodlands)
    Talent Area: Professional - Clinical
    Full/Part Time: Full time
    Location: The Woodlands, TX, US
    Department: WOO Child Life
    Shift: 8:00 AM -5:00 PM
    Job ID: 412290

We are searching for a Child Life Specialist for NICU/PICU in the Woodlands – someone who works well in a fast-paced setting. In this position, you’ll 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’ll 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?

•   Bachelor’s degree required (preferably in Child Life, Psychology, Human Development, Social Work, Music Therapy or Art Therapy)
•   CCLS – Certified Child Life Specialist from the Association of Child Life Professionals, acquired within 6 months of entering the role
•   2 years of full time clinical experience as a Child Life Specialist preferred

•   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
•   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

About Texas Children’s

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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