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Children's Hospital Boston Per Diem-Child Life Specialist (multiple openings) in Boston, Massachusetts

73339BRJob Posting Title:Per Diem-Child Life Specialist (multiple openings)Department:Patient Services-Child LifeAutoReqId:73339BRStatus:Part-TimeStandard Hours per Week:1 Job Posting Category:ClinicalJob Posting Description:We are currently recruiting for per-diem Child Life Specialists to provide coverage in a variety of pediatric settings, including inpatient units, outpatient clinics, radiology, phlebotomy, pediatric surgery, and the emergency department. Must have current Child Life certification.

This Per-Diem 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.

  • Providing coping support for patients and families when faced with trauma/grief

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

  • Working on-call as needed to cover for staff vacations and vacancies.

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.

  • Child Life certification is required.

  • 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.

Office/Site Location:BostonRegular, Temporary, Per Diem:Per Diem Remote Eligibility :Onsite Only