The Child Life Specialist promotes optimum growth and development of pediatric patients and their families by creating a therapeutic environment which minimizes psychological trauma and promotes mastery of health care experiences.This position will work under the supervision of the Pediatric Clinical Manager.
As a Child Life Specialist at Asante, you will have the opportunity to:
Provide opportunities for expression of feelings through individual and group therapeutic play
Interview and evaluate patient/family members to obtain psychosocial history
Plan interventions in conjunction with the interdisciplinary team
Provide developmentally appropriate education for children and adolescents prior to medical procedures with materials and language that are age appropriate
Coordinate programming and special events for pediatric patients and their families
Provide orientation and supervision for Child Life interns and volunteers.
Compensation & Benefits
Comprehensive benefits including medical, dental and vision care
Excellent retirement package with up to a 6% employer contribution
Generous work/life balance incentive
Tuition reimbursement after one year of service
Bachelor's Degree in Child Life, Child Development, or closely related field required
Masters Degree in Education, Child Life, Child Development, or a related field preferred
Minimum one year paid experience as a Child Life Specialist required
Child Life internship required
3+ years paid experience as a Child Life Specialist preferred
Child Life Certification required
Demonstrated ability to independently organize and follow-through with educational programs and projects
Basic computer skills
Interpersonal communication skills and ability to function in a team environment with healthcare professionals
Additional Salary Information: Salary is based on qualifications
Internal Number: 27969
Asante is a local, community owned and governed, not-for-profit organization that provides comprehensive health care services to more than 550,000 people in a nine-county area of Southern Oregon and Northern California. It includes Asante Ashland Community Hospital in Ashland, Asante Rogue Regional Medical Center in Medford, Asante Three Rivers Medical Center in Grants Pass, Asante Physician Partners throughout the Rogue Valley, and additional health care partnerships. Virtually all medical specialties and services are represented within an organization dedicated to providing exceptional care. With over 5,000 employees, Asante's entities offer outstanding opportunities for career advancement and professional growth. At Asante your work positively impacts your family, friends, neighbors and the community. Experience the difference in how you work, how you live and how you connect.
At Asante we are defined by our values traits that guide us as we serve patients and the community:
Excellence - Respect - Honesty - Service Teamwork
Asante is an equal opportunity employer. We are committed to employ and advance in employment women, minorities, qualified individuals with disabilities and protected veterans.