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Child Life Specialist

Company: Franciscan Children's Hospital
Location: Brighton
Posted on: November 23, 2020

Job Description:

Date Posted:
11/19/2020 Job Code:
CHLFSPEC Location:
0144-ChildLifeS Address:
30 Warren St City:
Brighton State:
MA Employment Status:
Full Time Schedule:
4-10 hour shifts Monday-Friday Rotating Weeekend shifts Category:


Provides Child Life evaluation, treatment, teaching, and consultation to latent, and adolescent patients on the inpatient mental health units. Implements services in accordance with departmental standards and specific hospital protocols.

Principal Duties and Responsibilities:

* Administers patient evaluations and applies evaluation techniques to determine functional status and identify service needs.

* Provides evaluations, re-evaluations, and progress notes in an appropriate time period which meets current standards of practice.

* Provides direct services on inpatient units totaling 42 beds, including assessments, developmental play and stimulation, medical play and patient education, behavior plans and support, therapy co-treats, group activities, family and sibling support, bereavement support, and special programming.

* Administers patient evaluations and applies evaluation techniques to determine developmental age, understanding, and identify service needs.

* Assists patients with selection and rehearsal of coping skills relevant to the child s developmental age and experience. Collaborates with multidisciplinary team and psychology to increase coping, manage anxiety, create behavior plans to increase compliance and/or participation in therapies, and address overall adjustment to illness and hospitalization.

* Conduct medical play with patients and families to facilitate understanding of medical care and normalization to environment.

* Evaluates and reports patient progress in multidisciplinary rounds, to family and to supervisor. Maintains communication with other members of treatment team to ensure coordinated effort.

* Evaluates and determines appropriate patients for inclusion in Child Life groups.

* Coordinates community outings for appropriate inpatients as a means of facilitating successful community re-entry, a means of diversion from hospitalization and enhancement of normal growth and development.

* Participates in the selection, training, supervision and evaluation of Child Life Interns.

* Selects, trains, supervises, evaluates and terminates volunteers on the medical inpatient units.

* Successfully completes hospital and department orientation and ongoing mandatory educational requirements.


* Bachelor's degree in a related field required

* Master's degree preferred

* 1 year or more of experience in Child Life preferred

* Certified Child Life Specialist (CCLS) license through ACLP required or must be obtained within in six month of being hired

We Provide Equal Employment Opportunity for All Employees

We believe there is strength in diversity, not only of race, gender, age, religion and disability, but also of education, family status, national origin, sexual orientation, gender identity and expression and all of the other factors that make people individuals. Honoring the diversity of our community will promote and ensure the mutual respect, collaboration and productivity that is necessary to provide the highest quality health care.
For more information, please consult Franciscan Children s policy HR001 Equal Employment Opportunity.

Keywords: Franciscan Children's Hospital, Boston , Child Life Specialist, Other , Brighton, Massachusetts

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