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Req. No

159694

Job Title

Child Life Specialist II - Other Anc Child Life

Market

CHRISTUS Children's

Category

Patient Care

Facility

CHRISTUS Childrens Hospital

Address

333 North Santa Rosa Street
San Antonio, TX  78207
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PART TIME

Child Life Specialist II - Other Anc Child Life Job in San Antonio

Job Description

Summary:

The Child Life Specialist II demonstrates progressive skill and knowledge of the therapeutic process of working with children and families; evaluating their development skills and psychosocial needs and providing them with a variety of appropriate and purposeful medical play and developmental experiences that will elevate their quality of life during the health care visit and enhance their personal development. Facilitates child life advocacy through collaboration with other health care providers. Serves as a leader in the department.

The CHRISTUS Children’s Hospital, established in 1959, was the first children’s hospital in South-Central Texas. Located downtown, this 190-plus-bed hospital serves more than 70,000 children annually from San Antonio, South Texas and around the world. The hospital (in partnership with Baylor College of Medicine) is the only academic children’s hospital in San Antonio. Our highly specialized services meet the unique medical needs of children, from Pediatric and Neonatal Intensive Care to Children’s Emergency Services, the latest treatments for deformities of the spine including titanium rib implants and halo traction, a Heart Center, a specialized asthma program, a highly regarded Cancer and Blood Disorders Center, and growing maternal services to include consultation, delivery, and maternal fetal medicine.

Requirements:

  • Bachelor's degree in Child Life or a related field is required.
  • Master’s degree in a related field is preferred
  • Under the supervision of a Certified Child Life Specialist, must have completed a 600-hour child life internship.
  • Must have knowledge of growth and development, patient/family reactions to hospitalization, and coping strategies.
  • Must possess interpersonal skills and communicate effectively.
  • Must have a working knowledge of educational development.
  • Must understand hospital policies and medical terminology/procedures.
  • Bilingual – English/Spanish is preferred.
  • Minimum of 2 years paid experience as a Certified Child Life Specialist.
  • Must maintain Child Life Certification.
  • CPR certification is preferred. CPR certification is required within 90 days of hire.

Work Type:

Part Time


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Child Life Specialist II - Other Anc Child Life