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Child Life Specialist I - Comer Children's
Area: 384600 - CHILD LIFE & FAM ED WY
Shift: 1.0 FTE / 8 hours per day / Rotating weekends required
Child Life Specialist I Job Summary:
This position provides psychosocial support to children and families during hospitalization; is responsible for designing and maintaining the physical, therapeutic, developmental and educational environment of Child Life Services in a manner that promotes a child/ family friendly atmosphere; and lends expertise and knowledge of child growth and development to the healthcare team. Adjusts interaction and/or treatment to match each patients developmental, educational and other related needs.
Child Life Specialist I Required Qualifications
- Master's Degree with a concentration in child life required.
- An internship in a child life program over 500 hrs. Certification preferred.
- Certification eligible as a Child Life Specialist and acquired with one year of employment.
- One to two years' work experience with infants, children or adolescents. A hospital setting is preferred.
- Requires the knowledge and skills necessary to utilize theoretical constructs of human development for assessment and intervention for infants through teenagers.
- Interpersonal skills necessary to establish therapeutic relationships with children and their families, as well as effective communication.
- Analytical skills necessary to identify and solve problems within a constantly changing and stressful environment.
Located in Historic Hyde Park, UChicago Medicine is a not-for-profit integrated and academic health system of hospital and physician services, providing world class care since 1927. UChicago Medicine operates four hospitals and a state-of-the-art ambulatory-care facility located within a medical center campus of twenty interconnected buildings, along with several satellite facilities situated throughout Chicago's south suburbs. In addition, Ingalls Memorial Hospital is located outside of the main medical campus in Harvey, IL. Today, UChicago Medicine and Biological Sciences Division, including Ingalls Memorial Hospital encompass over 800 beds and employ nearly 12,000 people, which includes more than 800 attending physicians, 1100 residents and fellows, and 2,600 nurses.
UChicago Medicine's mission is to provide superior health care in a compassionate manner, ever mindful of each patient's dignity and individuality. UChicago Medicine has established a market identity “At the Forefront of Medicine”, and has consistently been able to attract a critical mass of talented physicians, healthcare professionals and staff to treat the most complex clinical problems. In recognition of this excellence, U.S. News and World Report rank many of our programs as among the best in the United States.
Why Join Us?
We've been at the forefront of medicine since 1899. We provide superior healthcare with compassion, always mindful that each patient is a person, an individual. To accomplish this, we need employees with passion, talent and commitment… with patients and with each other. We're in this together: working to advance medical innovation, serve the health needs of the community, and move our collective knowledge forward. If you'd like to add enriching human life to your profile, The University of Chicago Medicine is for you. Here at the forefront, we're doing work that really matters. Join us. Bring your passion.
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The University of Chicago Medical Center is an equal opportunity employer. We evaluate qualified applicants without regard to race, color, ethnicity, ancestry, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity, marital status, civil union status, parental status, religion, national origin, age, disability, veteran status and other legally protected characteristics.
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