Child Life Specialist - Casual

Company Name:
Ministry Health Care
Position Type:
Ministry Saint Joseph's Children's Hospital is a "hospital within a hospital". We bring the most specialized pediatric experts and services together in one place. The Child Life Program is one of those services. Here is your opportunity to become part of children's lives in critical times.
Ministry Saint Joseph
's Hospital is seeking a casual (as needed) full time Child Life Specialist.

Acting as an advocate for children and their families, the Child Life Specialist designs, implements and evaluates individual and group programs, utilizing principles of Child Development, Psychology, Therapeutic Recreation and related disciplines in order to promote optimum development of children, adolescents and families. The focus is to maintain normal living patterns and to minimize psychological trauma in families undergoing serious pediatric medical conditions.. The Child Life Specialist provides opportunities for gaining a sense of: mastery, play, learning, self-esteem, self-expression, family involvement and peer interaction.

Essential Functions
Assess and interact with patients and families using theories of human growth and development, family systems and cultural background.
Provide a therapeutic and safe environment for individuals and groups.
Assist patients in coping with the stress of hospitalization, illness, death and/or loss.
Participate in patient/family teaching.
Function as a member of and integrate the child life program into the health care team.
Represents and communicates child life and psychosocial issues of pediatric health care to others.
Supervise child life students and volunteers.
This is a casual (as needed) opportunity and benefits are not included. This position will be working a variable shift to meet the needs of the department

Apply today!
Bachelors in one of the following: Child Life, Child Psychology, Child Development or Therapeutic Recreation with emphasis in Child Development
1-2 years in a hospital or ambulatory care setting
Must have completed a Child Life Internship
Must be certified or eligible to sit for certification as a Child Life Specialist (CCLS)
Prefer certification as a Certified Therapeutic Recreation Specialist as well (CTRS)
Must maintain CPR certification
Company Description:
Ministry Health Care is a network of hospitals, clinics, and other health related organizations operating across the central, northern, and northeastern regions of Wisconsin and eastern Minnesota. To meet the needs of the communities we serve, we offer a complete continuum of care through acute and tertiary care hospitals, physician clinics, long-term care and assisted living facilities, home health agencies, hospices, and numerous other programs and services.

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