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Certified Child Life Specialist - Emergency Center - Part Time - Afternoons

Toledo, Ohio ProMedica
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ProMedica Russell J. Ebeid Children's Hospital is a 169-bed facility that has grown to be the region’s leading pediatric care facility. We offer a full spectrum of medical services to meet the unique needs of children from birth through adolescence. As an accredited facility by the Joint Commission, we strive to meet the highest national standards for safety and quality of care and are committed to continually improving patient care.

Highlights of our facility include a Level III 72-bed unit Neonatal Intensive Care Unit that provides care for premature babies as early as 22 weeks gestation and as small as 14 oz.; the region’s largest Level II pediatric trauma center; a state-of-the-art cancer center for pediatric cancer patients; and the first dual-certified asthma program for treating both inpatient and outpatients by the Joint Commission in Ohio.

Position Summary:

Enhance the adjustment to children and families to healthcare experiences using play and a variety of therapeutic techniques. Utilize assessment/interventions to facilitate effective coping through play, preparation, education, and self-expression as treatment goals to meet psychosocial, developmental, and educational needs of children in the emergency department setting including infant, child, adolescent patients and their families through program implementation and development. Teach coping skills including distraction and relaxation exercise to reduce the potential for negative reactions to healthcare experiences and promoting positive outcomes.

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REQUIRED QUALIFICATIONS
Education: Bachelor’s degree in related field of study (Child Life, Family Studies, Counseling, Child Development) such as allowing for credentialing as a Certified Child Life Specialist; Certification from the Association of Child Life Professionals.
Skills: Understanding of growth & development, family dynamics, learning theory, medical play, therapeutic play, and activity programming. Commitments to Child & Family Life philosophies, policies, and guidelines in supporting and planning programs for families of chronically ill and hospitalized children.<br /> Years of Experience: Entry level; Death & Dying, Palliative Care workshops<br /> Certification: Must have Child Life Specialist Certification


PREFERRED QUALIFICATIONS
Education: Master’s degree in Child Life, Counseling, Education, Psychology.
Skills: Work experience with children in healthcare environments. Commitments to team planning, problem-solving and collaborative efforts. Strong interpersonal communication and listening skills; outgoing and warm personality traits. Ability to interact with seriously ill children of all developmental levels, their siblings, parents, and other extended family members. Ability to appropriately refer patients and families to other Child Life staff (Music Therapy, Yoga/Guided Imagery, Art Therapy) as well as other care providers (Social Work, Chaplain, etc.) as needed.
Years of Experience: 3 years

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