Child Life Specialist I - Other Anc Child Life Job in San Antonio
CHRISTUS Santa Rosa Health System is about people. People we meet and care for; people whose lives we enhance, and those whose lives we save. CHRISTUS is about the people who work here: our award-winning medical staff, dedicated housekeeping staff, compassionate nurses and patient-focused ancillary staff. We're about people who need us, from small bumps to massive trauma, no matter their economic bracket. We're about the people of San Antonio, New Braunfels, and all the South Texas communities we serve. Since 1869, CHRISTUS Santa Rosa Health System has grown and flourished just as South Texas has grown. We remain the only Catholic faith-based, non-profit health care system in San Antonio and New Braunfels. Our healing ministry now includes five full-service hospitals with 1,159 licensed beds, and a number of specialty centers.
If you are looking to join a rapidly growing faith-based organization that encourages professional development, we want you to become a part of the CHRISTUS Santa Rosa family!
Under the general supervision of the Manager of Child Life/Child Development, interacts with patients and families, evaluates their development skills and psychosocial needs and provides them with a variety of appropriate and purposeful medical play and developmental experiences that will elevate their quality of life during health care visit and enhance their personal development. Facilitates Child Life advocacy through collaboration with other health care providers.
·Bachelor’s degree in Child Life or related field is required.
·Master’s degree in related field is preferred.
·Must have completed a Child Life internship from an accredited Child Life Teaching Program.
·Must have knowledge of growth and development and patient/family reactions to hospitalization and coping strategies.
·Must have an understanding of communication and interpersonal skills.
·Must have a working knowledge of educational development.
·Must have an understanding of hospital policies and a system’s knowledge of medical terminology and medical procedures.
·Must also be able to problem solve, be creative, take initiative, and work independently.
·Bilingual- English / Spanish preferred.
·Previous experience working with children required.
·Previous experience with therapeutic use of play materials/activities is required.
·Must obtain and maintain Child Life Certification within one (1) year of hire.
·CPR certification is preferred. CPR certification required within 90 days of hire.