Child Life Specialist I OR II at St. Jude Children's Research Hospital in New York, New York

Posted in Other 15 days ago.





Job Description:

St. Jude is looking to hire either a level I or level II Child Life Specialist. The Child Life Specialist will assess the emotional, developmental, educational, and diversionary needs of hospitalized children and coordinate therapeutic interventions to address the medical, procedural, surgical, and diagnostic experiences of patients and families. This role will plan and implement programs and services to meet the needs identified for assigned clinical population and the child life department. In this position, you will also promote and practice the delivery of high quality family-centered care and services for patients and families.



Child Life Specialist I and II:

  • Bachelor's degree in Child Development, Child Life, Psychology, or a related field required

Child Life Specialist I:


  • Completion of a child life professional internship with one year of experience working with children required

  • Basic Life Support (BLS) required.25

  • Professional child life experience in a hospital environment strongly preferred

Child Life Specialist II:


  • Three (3) years as a full time certified child life specialist or two (2) years full time experience with a Master's degree

  • Basic Life Support (BLS) required.15


Child Life Specialist I:

  • Certified Child Life Specialist (CCLS) credential from the Child Life Council must be obtained within 12 months of hire and maintained thereafter

Child Life Specialist II:

  • Certified Child Life Specialist (CCLS) credential from the Child Life Council must be maintained



St. Jude is an Equal Opportunity Employer

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