CHILD LIFE SPECIALIST I - Pediatrics Child Life Education; 60 Hrs; Days


Biweekly Hours: 60.00

Shift: Shifts vary 9am - 6pm

The MetroHealth System is redefining health care by going beyond medical treatment to improve the foundations of community health and well-being: affordable housing, a cleaner environment, economic opportunity and access to fresh food, convenient transportation, legal help and other services. The system strives to become as good at preventing disease as it is at treating it. Founded in 1837, Cuyahoga County's safety-net health system operates four hospitals, four emergency departments and more than 20 health centers.

S ummary:

Provides comprehensive child life services in various forms to help minimize emotional trauma related to healthcare experiences, increase understanding and coping skills, and continue the typical growth and development of children and adolescents in the healthcare setting. Includes the promotion of effective coping through purposeful play, self-expression activities, and age-appropriate medical preparation and education. Partners with members of the interdisciplinary team to provide expertise in the psychosocial care of children and adolescents and to meet each child and family's unique emotional, developmental, educational, and cultural needs.


Qualifications: Required: Bachelor's degree in Child Life, Child Development, or related field Completion of a 600-hour child life internship under the direct supervision of a Certified Child Life Specialist Eligible for Child Life certification exam and must obtain certification within one (1) year of hire/placement into position Strong written, verbal, and interpersonal communication skills. Strong organizational abilities. Ability to communicate clearly, including confidently delivering effective presentations in public settings. Ability to interact effectively with a wide range of cultural, ethnic, racial, and socioeconomic backgrounds Preferred: Two years of work experience in healthcare. Physical Demands: May sit, stand, stoop, bend, and ambulate intermittently during the day. Standing and walking at least 75% of the time; sitting less than 25% of the time. Finger dexterity to operate office equipment required. Hand and finger dexterity and reaching with arms and hands at least 75% of the time. Pushing and pulling at least 75% of the time. Lifting 5-25 pounds, carrying 5-10 pounds, and pushing up to 75 pounds See in the normal visual range with or without correction and Hear in the normal audio range with or without correction. Ability to communicate face-to-face, via phone, email, and other communications. Ability to see computer monitor and departmental documents.