Atlantic Health System is seeking a full-time child Life Specialist for the Child Life Program at Morristown Medical Center to work varied day/evening hours, including weekends as needed. This is a float position with a concentration within the Emergency Department.
Provide therapeutic interventions and play activities to promote the physical, emotional, and developmental growth of patients and minimize potential stress and trauma for patients and families in both an ER and inpatient setting.
Promotes optimal development and prevents psychological trauma by providing child life programming for infants, children, and youth within the inpatient unit.
Provides Child Life services to pediatric patients based on an understanding of child development and the impact that illness, injury, diagnosis, and hospitalization have on this process.
Develops and executes individual treatment sessions and group activity programming.
Plans and provides developmentally appropriate patient and family centered care interventions including but not limited to procedural support, diagnosis education, coping support, and therapeutic play.
Maintains records, statistics, schedules, and other appropriate documentation.
Required Education: Minimum bachelor's degree in Child Life or related field.
Preferred Education: Master's Degree in Child Life or related field.
License or Certifications:
Eligible for Child Life certification - obtaining certification within one year of employment (Currently completing ACLP accredited Child Life Internship).
Professional Child Life certification preferred.
Required Experience: Clinical experience associated with completion of ACLP accredited Child Life Internship.
Preferred Experience: 1-2 years of working Child Life experience
Atlantic Health System aims to deliver the highest quality, safety and care combined the best experience for our patients and their families. We are confident that you will find success within Atlantic Health System, which has been named for the 14th year in a row to Fortune's 'Top 100 Best U.S. Companies to Work For' list. We believe you will find that our culture of collaboration and care exemplifies the value we place on our patients, their families and our employees.
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