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Children's Hospital Boston Child Life Specialist, Medical/Surgical ICU (30 hours) in Boston, Massachusetts

73482BRJob Posting Title:Child Life Specialist, Medical/Surgical ICU (30 hours)Department:Patient Services-Child LifeAutoReqId:73482BRStatus:Part-TimeStandard Hours per Week:30 Job Posting Category:ClinicalJob Posting Description: This Child Life Specialist will be responsible for supporting patients and families in our high acuity Medical and Surgical Intensive Care units. We are looking for an experienced CCLS to participate in therapeutic activities to support patients and their families when facing trauma/grief, complicated diagnosis and highly acute medical situations. Working with a team of other Child Life Specialists, together the team will responsible for facilitating coping, preparation and education related to the hospital experience. This is a 30 hour position, (3 – 10hr/days).

This Child Life Specialist will be responsible for:

  • Participating in therapeutic activities and programs to meet patients' psychosocial and developmental needs, and facilitating adjustment to health care experiences for patients.

  • Serving as member of multidisciplinary team.

  • Delegating work assignments to volunteers and participating in clinical training of student interns.

    To qualify, you must have:

  • Bachelor's degree in Child Development, Child Life, or a closely related field with a concentration in child life.

  • 600-hour Child Life internship under the supervision of a certified child life specialist.

  • General skills to resolve problems requiring the use of child development theory, professional child life principles, and experienced‑based knowledge.

  • Well-developed writing skills, and excellent communication skills including conflict resolution to effectively work as a team member.

  • Child Life Certification required within 1 year of hire

    Boston Children’s Hospital offers competitive compensation and unmatched benefits including flexible schedules, affordable health, vision and dental insurance, child care and student loan subsidies, generous levels of time off, 403(b) Retirement Savings plan, Pension, Tuition and certain License and Certification Reimbursement, cell phone plan discounts and discounted rates on T-passes. Experience the benefits of passion and teamwork.


    Office/Site Location:BostonRegular, Temporary, Per Diem:Regular Remote Eligibility :Part Remote/Hybrid