Child Life Specialist I
Children's Hospital Boston - Boston, MA

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Under general supervision and in accordance with established professional and departmental standards, participates in therapeutic activities and programs to meet patients' psychosocial and developmental needs and facilitate adjustment to health care experiences. Serves as member of multidisciplinary team. Delegates work assignments to volunteers and participates in clinical training of student interns.

Work requires the knowledge of theories, principles, and concepts through completion of a Bachelor's degree in Child Development, Child Life, or a closely related field with a concentration in child life. A minimum 480-hour Child Life internship under the supervision of a certified child life specialist is required.

Work requires the general skills to resolve problems requiring the use of child development theory, professional child life principles, and experienced‑based knowledge. Work requires well-developed writing skills. Applicant must possess excellent communication skills including conflict resolution to effectively work as a team member.

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