The Child & Family Life department at C.S. Mott Children's Hospital is seeking two self-motivated, confident and enthusiastic child life specialists to join our team. Functioning as a member of the health care team, the child life specialist is responsible for supporting pediatric and adult patients and their family members in adjusting to healthcare experiences, illness/injury and loss across critical care, acute and ambulatory health care settings. Assessing developmental, psychosocial, emotional and cultural needs using a strengths-based approach, the child life specialist provides developmentally appropriate education for medical procedures and diagnoses, non-pharmacological pain management, therapeutic play and emotional and bereavement support for the patient and family. With support from advanced child life staff, the child life specialist orients and trains child life students and volunteers, provides interdisciplinary education related to the psychosocial and developmental needs of patients and families, and participates in patient related programming and events.
Applicants may apply for both openings via umjobs.org with the 1 job posting number provided above.
Bachelor’s degree in Child Life or related field allowing for credentialing as a Certified Child Life Specialist is required.
Certification from the Association of Child Life Professionals as a Certified Child Life Specialist within first year of hire is required.
Pediatric healthcare experience (minimum of 600-hour child life clinical internship) is required.
Strong interpersonal communication, teamwork, and listening skills are required.
Ability to work independently and as part of a team is required.
Ability to problem solve and make clinical decisions with minimal supervision and independently when needed is required.
Basic proficiency with Microsoft Office and electronic medical record is required.
ACLP and Great Lakes Association of Child Life Professionals (GLACLP) membership is desired.
This position requires frequent standing/walking, as well as lifting, positioning, pushing, and/or transferring of patients.
Internal Number: 193905
About Michigan Medicine- C.S. Mott Children's Hospital
The Child & Family Life Department at C.S. Mott Children's Hospital:
A visit to the hospital can be a stressful experience for children and families. Fortunately, there are many things we can do to reduce anxiety and help you and your child feel more comfortable during your healthcare journey.
The Child and Family Life team at C.S. Mott Children’s Hospital is made up of trained professionals with expertise in helping reduce the stress and anxiety associated with hospitalization and illness.
Our Child and Family Life team members work together with doctors, nurses, social workers and others throughout the hospital to meet the emotional, developmental and cultural needs of children and their families. Some of the special services we offer for patients and families include:
•Procedure preparation, medical play and support
•Hospital school program
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