Child Life Specialist II

 
Position: Child Life Specialist II

Job ID: 154193

Location: US-TX-The Woodlands

Department: WOO CHILD LIFE

Talent Area: Professional - Clinical

Full/Part Time: Full-Time

Regular/Temporary: Regular

Shift: 1p - 9p

About Texas Children's Hospital

Founded in 1996, Texas Children’s Health Plan is the nation's first health maintenance organization (HMO) created just for children. We provide STAR/Medicaid and Children's Health Insurance Program (CHIP) to pregnant women, teens, children and adults in Houston and surrounding areas. Currently, the Health Plan has more than 375,000 members who receive care from our network of more than 1,100 primary care physicians, 3,200 specialists, and 70 hospitals. Texas Children's Health Plan is also the largest combined STAR/CHIP Managed Care Organization in the Harris County service area. To join our community of 14,000+ dedicated team members, visit texaschildrenspeople.org for career opportunities. You can also learn more about our amazing culture at infinitepassion.org.   Texas Children’s is proud to be an equal opportunity employer. All applicants and employees are considered and evaluated for positions at Texas Children's without regard to mental or physical disability, race, color, religion, gender, national origin, age, genetic information, military or veteran status, sexual orientation, gender identity, marital status or any other protected Federal, State/Province or Local status unrelated to the performance of the work involved.

Summary:

We are searching for a Child Life Specialist II ­­– someone who works well in a fast-paced setting. In this position, you will implement and provide a comprehensive program of Child Life Services that help meet the emotional, developmental, and social needs of children in a health care setting. You will also provide opportunities for children to gain a sense of mastery, offering play and learning experiences, and encouraging family and peer interaction.

Think you’ve got what it takes?



Responsibilities :

  • Provides child life assessments and normalizes the hospital environment for patients and families.
  • Conducts formal and informal developmental assessments of psychosocial needs of patients and families within 24 hours of referral.
  • Promotes and provides developmentally appropriate interventions for patients and families.
  • Prepares patients and families for procedure/treatment(s) using developmentally appropriate explanations.
  • Represents and communicates child life and psychosocial issues of pediatric health care to professionals outside of child life.
  • Required for completely satisfactory performance in this job is knowledge of normal child development and age appropriate activities and the effects of hospitalization of development and coping.
  • Required for completely satisfactory performance in this job is the ability to provide developmental assessments.
  • Represent and communicate child life and psychosocial issues of pediatric health care to others.
  • Supervise child life volunteers.


Qualifications:

  • Bachelor’s degree in Child Life, Psychology, Sociology, or Human Development required
  • Master’s degree in Child Life, Psychology, Sociology, or Human Development preferred
  • Certified Child Life SCLST by the Association of Child Life Professionals
  • 2 year of experience full time clinical experience as a Child Life Specialist required


Apply Now
Current Texas Children’s employees – Please click here to login.
Create Profile or Log In Search Careers