Child Life Specialist Job at Mass Eye and Ear, Boston, MA

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  • Mass Eye and Ear
  • Boston, MA

Job Description

Responsible for planning, organizing, implementing and administering an educational and recreational program for hospitalized children for both Inpatient and Ambulatory pediatric services. Responsible for implementing and maintaining a program that is designed to further the social, emotional, intellectual and physical growth of children in the hospital environment. The Child Life Specialist is also responsible for policy information and overall program.

Child Life Specialist designs, implements and evaluates programs that assess and treat the psychosocial, developmental and educational needs of children and their families in the healthcare setting.

Principal Duties and Responsibilities

* Collaborates with members of the multidiscipline team

* Utilizes therapeutic techniques to decrease anxiety and foster positive coping skills

* Promotes family-centered care and a child friendly environment to support the unique needs of children and families

* Prepares children and families for surgical procedures

* Encourages developmental and therapeutic play opportunities to promote socialization, normalization and the outlets for self-expression

Qualifications

* Child life certification required

* Bachelor's degree required; Masters preferred

* 2 years' experience in a hospital setting required

Massachusetts Eye and Ear is proud to be an equal-opportunity employer and is committed to providing a workplace free from harassment or discrimination. All employment decisions are made without regard to race, color, age, gender, gender identification, sexual orientation, religion, marital status, sex, pregnancy or conditions related to pregnancy, national origin/ancestry, citizenship, disability, military status, genetic information, or any other basis prohibited by law. These protections extend to all management practices and decisions, including recruitment and hiring practices, appraisal systems, promotions, training, and career development programs.

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