Child Life Specialist

Greater Baltimore Medical Center Baltimore , MD 21203

Posted 2 weeks ago

Under limited supervision, the Certified Child Life Specialist (CCLS) provides psychosocial and emotional support for pediatric # adolescent patients and their families receiving care at GBMC.# The CCLS utilizes a family-centered care approach to assists patients and families in effectively coping with the stress and anxiety of the hospital experience as well as to maximize the growth and development of children and adolescents. # Education Bachelor#s or Master#s (preferred) Degree in Child Life or a related field such as Child Development, Psychology, Child Psychology, Education or Counseling Experience At least one year of paid experience as a Child Life Specialist.# Completion of a child life internship is required, as recognized by the Association of Child Life Professionals (ACLP). Skills


Knowledge and experience to ensure understanding of the basic issues of infant


/child/adolescent development and behavior.


Analytical skills necessary to assess patient and family needs


, to establish a plan of care, and to effect appropriate interventions.


Time management skills and discipline required to efficiently and effectively provide child life services across clinical settings


Ability to read and write the English language and technical abilities to effectively complete required professional electronic documentation and correspondence


.


Interpersonal skills necessary to effectively engage patients and families in a constructive therapeutic relationship


.


Basic supervisory skills to oversee child life program volunteers during assigned shifts


.


Knowledge of the ACLP Code of Ethics Licensures


, Certifications


Current certification as a Child Life Specialist through the


#Association for Child Life Professionals or if eligible for Certification, it must be obtained within one year of date of hire. Physical Requirements

Physical ability to walk and stand for up to eighty percent of work time and lifting or pushing objects weighing up to thirty pounds for up to fifteen percent of work time. Working Conditions

Work is primarily performed in the Pediatric Emergency Department or Pediatric Inpatient Unit 39, but may extend to other clinical settings within GBMC where pediatric patients receive care.# These settings are clinical in nature and will involve direct care and contact with patients.

Under limited supervision, the Certified Child Life Specialist (CCLS) provides psychosocial and emotional support for pediatric & adolescent patients and their families receiving care at GBMC. The CCLS utilizes a family-centered care approach to assists patients and families in effectively coping with the stress and anxiety of the hospital experience as well as to maximize the growth and development of children and adolescents.

Education

Bachelor's or Master's (preferred) Degree in Child Life or a related field such as Child Development, Psychology, Child Psychology, Education or Counseling

Experience

At least one year of paid experience as a Child Life Specialist. Completion of a child life internship is required, as recognized by the Association of Child Life Professionals (ACLP).

Skills

  • Knowledge and experience to ensure understanding of the basic issues of infant/child/adolescent development and behavior.

  • Analytical skills necessary to assess patient and family needs, to establish a plan of care, and to effect appropriate interventions.

  • Time management skills and discipline required to efficiently and effectively provide child life services across clinical settings

  • Ability to read and write the English language and technical abilities to effectively complete required professional electronic documentation and correspondence.

  • Interpersonal skills necessary to effectively engage patients and families in a constructive therapeutic relationship.

  • Basic supervisory skills to oversee child life program volunteers during assigned shifts.

  • Knowledge of the ACLP Code of Ethics

Licensures, Certifications

  • Current certification as a Child Life Specialist through the Association for Child Life Professionals or if eligible for Certification, it must be obtained within one year of date of hire.

Physical Requirements

  • Physical ability to walk and stand for up to eighty percent of work time and lifting or pushing objects weighing up to thirty pounds for up to fifteen percent of work time.

Working Conditions

  • Work is primarily performed in the Pediatric Emergency Department or Pediatric Inpatient Unit 39, but may extend to other clinical settings within GBMC where pediatric patients receive care. These settings are clinical in nature and will involve direct care and contact with patients.
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