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Emerson Hospital Per Diem Child Life Specialist - Pedi Intervention Team in Concord, Massachusetts

Job Summary

Reporting to the P.I.T. Coordinator and the Nursing Director of Obstetrics, responsible to provide psycho-social, emotional support, pre-operative, pre-procedural teaching, therapeutic play and diversion activities to all children 20 years of age and younger who receive care and/or treatment in the hospital. These areas include: the Emergency Room, Surgical Day Care (including the operating room and recovery room), Imaging Services, Laboratory, Neurology, etc.)

Minimum Qualifications

· Education

o Bachelor’s degree required in a child related Human Service Profession or equivalent, preferably in Child Life.

o Master’s degree preferred

· Experience

o Minimum two years work experience with children and families in a medical or educational setting required.

· Licensure and/or Certification

o Child Life certification strongly preferred

· Skills

o Must have a sound theoretical understanding of child development, of stress of illness, injury and

o hospitalization on children and families, and of the validity, necessity and therapeutic value of play in a child’s life.

o Must have the ability to read, write and communicate in English.

o Computer skills.

o Ability to maintain confidential information.

o Excellent customer service skills required.