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Northwell Health Child Life Specialist - Per-diem (Out-Patient Oncology) in Staten Island, New York

Req Number 71346

Job Description

Job Description

Implements a psychosocial program fostering emotional, developmental, intellectual and physical growth of children in the hospital environment and outpatient setting. Orients hospital staff of the psychosocial needs of children and their families and fosters positive hospital community relations.

Job Responsibility

  • Facilitates child life services in assigned area; prioritizes patient care needs on a daily basis and assigns staff, students and volunteers.

  • Participates in administrative tasks (i.e. Community Affairs, Internship, Joint Commission, Volunteer program), as directed by management.

  • Guides child life specialist I, students and volunteers.

  • Sets-up and organizes activity areas, and provides design input for patient areas, to promote use, orientation, and personalization, and provide comfort and security.

  • Develops a plan-of-care based on assessment of child's development, temperament, coping style, medical plan and available social support using therapeutic play as a diagnostic and treatment tool.

  • Recognizes and addresses the importance of therapeutic play in facilitating child's mastery and coping with the health-care experience (i.e., medical play, creative arts).

  • Identifies teaching, materials and techniques for different age groups and learning needs.

  • Uses developmentally appropriate play experiences as a primary tool in assessing and meeting the child's psychosocial needs in the health-care setting.

  • Allows patient/family to make choices and decisions to maximize feelings of control (i.e., what position is most comfortable, what coping technique to utilize, what toy to hold).

  • Performs related duties as required. All responsibilities noted here are considered essential functions of the job under the Americans with Disabilities Act. Duties not mentioned here, but considered related are not essential functions.

Job Qualification

  • Bachelor's Degree required, or equivalent combination of education and related experience.

  • Current Child Life Specialist Certification required, plus specialized certifications as needed.

  • 1-3 years of relevant experience, required.

*Additional Salary Detail

The salary range and/or hourly rate listed is a good faith determination of potential base compensation that may be offered to a successful applicant for this position at the time of this job advertisement and may be modified in the future.When determining a team member's base salary and/or rate, several factors may be considered as applicable (e.g., location, specialty, service line, years of relevant experience, education, credentials, negotiated contracts, budget and internal equity).

The salary range for this position is $66,220-$108,180/year

It is Northwell Health’s policy to provide equal employment opportunity and treat all applicants and employees equally regardless of their age, race, creed/religion, color, national origin, immigration status or citizenship status, sexual orientation, military or veteran status, sex/gender, gender identity, gender expression, disability, pregnancy, genetic information or genetic predisposition or carrier status, marital or familial status, partnership status, victim of domestic violence, sexual or other reproductive health decisions, or other characteristics protected by applicable law.