ResponsibilitiesThis position will facilitate and maintain therapeutic and developmentally appropriate environments for infants, children, youth and family for inpatients and outpatients at UCLA Mattel Children's Hospital. This per diem Child Life Specialist will provide opportunities for psychological preparation, procedural support and appropriate medical play for patients and their siblings receiving services. This CLS will utilize developmental knowledge to guide patients in appropriate coping mechanisms and will function as part of the medical team to ensure patients and families experience a family-centered and emotionally supportive environment as well as create and provide activities to promote group/self-expression, peer interaction and normalization, as well as opportunities for continued development through play, art, music and social interaction. **Per Diem Position, May Become Career**
QualificationsBachelor's degree (Master's preferred) in Child Life, Child Development, Family Studies or closely related field; Completion and documentation of a formal internship in Child Life is required; Child Life Specialist Certification in required within 18-months of hire; Experience working with typically developing children is required. Experience working with hospitalized children is required; Excellent oral and written communication skills and rapport building skills are required. Must carry hospital cell phone during work hours. Must have knowledge to operate and maintain equipment for patient distraction and entertainment (eg: gaming systems, tablets, iPads)
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Internal Number: 63694585
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