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Per Diem Child Life Specialist - Pediatrics Support Programs

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Allied Health
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Pediatrics-Support Programs 710617
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Per Diem Child Life Specialist opportunity in Pediatrics – Support Program

 

Ideal candidate must have a Bachelor’s degree in Child Life, Child Development or related field.  Certified as a Child Life Specialist (CCLS) by the Child Life Certifying Committee (CLCC).  Prefer candidates with three years’ experience working with children in a hospital setting and experience and/or exposure in Hematology.

 
SUMMARY

Provides and promotes effective coping through play, preparation, education, and self-expression activities for pediatric patients receiving medical care and treatment.

 

JOB SPECIFIC COMPETENCIES:


Delivery of Psychosocial Care to Patients and Families:  Formulates and implements a psychosocial and/or therapeutic activity utilizing evidence-based practice that is consistent with the medical needs and developmental level of each patient.


Integrates therapeutic and psychosocial activities in partnership with the family and healthcare team.


Assesses and meaningfully interacts with infants, children, youth and families.
Provides a safe, therapeutic and healing environment for infants, children, youth and families.


Assists with infants, children, youth and families in coping with potentially stressful events.


Provides teaching, specific to the population served, including psychological preparation for potentially stressful experiences, with infants, children, youth and families.

 

Reflective Practice:  Continuously engages in self-reflection of child life practice.


Develops and evaluates child life services.

 

Multidisciplinary Team Member:   Functions as a member of the services team.


Implements child life service within the structure and culture of the work environment.


Represents and communicates child life practice and psychosocial issues of infants, children, youth and families to others.

 

Other duties as assigned


REQUIREMENTS
 

Education: Bachelor's degree in Child Life, Child Development or related field.

 

Preferred Education: Master’s Level Degree

 

Certification: Certified Child Life Specialist (CCLS) by the Child Life Certifying Committee (CLCC).

 

Preferred Certification: Child Life Certification.

 

Experience: Six months of experience working with children in a mental health or medical setting.


Preferred Experience:
Three years’ experience working with children in a hospital setting.

 

Onsite Presence: Is Required

 
It is the policy of The University of Texas MD Anderson Cancer Center to provide equal employment opportunity without regard to race, color, religion, age, national origin, sex, gender, sexual orientation, gender identity/expression, disability, protected veteran status, genetic information, or any other basis protected by institutional policy or by federal, state or local laws unless such distinction is required by law. http://www.mdanderson.org/about-us/legal-and-policy/legal-statements/eeo-affirmative-action.html

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