Child Llife Assistant

NEW HAVEN, CT
Oct 10, 2019

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Job Description

Overview

To be part of our organization, every employee should understand and share in the YNHHS Vision, support our Mission, and live our Values. These values - integrity, patient-centered, respect, accountability, and compassion - must guide what we do, as individuals and professionals, every day.



EEO/AA/Disability/Veteran

Responsibilities

  • 1. Works collaboratively with and functions as an effective member of the child life and interdisciplinary health care teams.
  • 2. Communicates with child life specialists about patient's behavior and interactions. Extend support to family members with respect to their own stress and needs. Collaborate with child life specialist to identify resources for both patient & family.
  • 3. Creates a safe and nurturing environment in which children and their families can reduce their stress and anxieties through creative expression and communication with each other.
  • 4. Collaboratively with child life specialist, plan, implement, supervise, and evaluate therapeutic play activities and programs for groups of pediatric patients and/or individual patients to meet their developmental and psychosocial needs and to help them cope with the stresses of the health care setting and illness.
  • 5. Collaboratively orients and supervises community, college and youth volunteers to assist with group or individual programs within pediatrics. Assist in conducting orientation sessions and evaluates volunteers at periodic intervals as designated by the Volunteer Department and child life specialist
  • 6. Collaborates with Arts for Healing program manager to integrate program resources into daily, long range and special programming for children and families.
  • 7. Demonstrates effective organizational and interpersonal skills to ensure smooth functioning of child life services in assigned area(s).
  • 8. Maintains liaisons with other child life specialists through attendance at staff meetings & seminars; participates in all aspects of Child Life Department activity.
  • 9. Collaborates with child life specialists to select, maintain, clean and supervise use of materials integrated into programming; assesses materials & equipment for safety and suitability for patient's use.
  • 10. Perform all other duties as directed by child life specialist(s).
  • 11. Maintains professional development of self and participates in the development of others.

Qualifications

EDUCATION


Associate's or Bachelor's Degree in Child Life, Child Development, Child and Family Studies, Early Childhood Education, Child Psychology, Recreational Therapy, or related field.


EXPERIENCE


Minimum of 1-2 years experience working with children and families, experience in a group setting required, hospital experience preferred.


LICENSURE


CPR


SPECIAL SKILLS


Excellent interpersonal skills; ability to work with multidisciplinary groups in effective collaborative practice; CPR certified.


PHYSICAL DEMAND


Able to lift at least 25lbs., must comply with appropriate OSHA & JCAHO standards relevant to the position.


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Job Info

Job: 13069

Department: Child Life Program
Category: NON - CLINICAL OTHER
Sub Category: GENERAL SUPP SVCS
Status: Part Time Benefits Eligible
Shift: FLEX
Hours: 24

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