Overlook Medical Center, a member of the prestigious Atlantic Health System is currently seeking a Full-time Child Life Specialist to work varied hours Mon-Fri., with weekends as required.
Promotes optimal development and prevents psychological trauma in hospitalized children and adolescents by providing child life programming for the inpatient and emergency department units.
Provides Child Life services to pediatric patients based on an understanding of child development and the impact that illness, injury, disability and hospitalization have on this process.
Develops and executes individual treatment sessions and group activity programs.
Plans and provides developmentally appropriate patient and family care interventions including but not limited to procedural support, diagnosis education, coping support, and therapeutic play. Maintains records, statistics, activity calendars, schedules, and other appropriate documentation.
Bachelor's degree or higher; must be a Certified Child Life Specialist/eligible
Bachelor's degree in Child Life, Recreation Therapy, Art Therapy, or Special Education, or related field; Master's preferred Child Life Specialist Certification OR completed requirements with plans to take exam within one year of hire.
Atlantic Health System aims to deliver the highest quality, safety and care combined with 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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