Child Life Specialist Job at St. Joseph?s Health, Paterson, NJ

  • St. Joseph?s Health
  • Paterson, NJ

Job Description


St. Josephs Healthcare System is recognized for the expertise and compassion of its highly skilled and responsive staff. The combined efforts of the organizations outstanding physicians, superb nurses, and dedicated clinical and professional staff have made us one of the most highly respected healthcare organizations in the state, the largest employer in Passaic County, and one of the nations 100 Best Places to Work in Health Care.

Job Overview

Responsible for assisting the child life, nursing and medical staff in providing psychosocial and emotional support to pediatric patients. Through the use of therapeutic play, helps children to express feelings. Enables the patient and family to understand illness and hospital procedures.

Work requires the knowledge of theories, principles, and concepts normally acquired through completion of a Bachelors degree in Child Life, Education or closely related field. Must be eligible for child life certification or certified. Work requires the analytical ability to resolve complex problems requiring the use of basic scientific, mathematical, or technical principles and in-depth, experienced-based knowledge. Work requires the ability to educate patients and their families or perform other duties requiring a comparable level of communication skill.

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