The candidate for this position will primarily work in the Emergency Services department and also cover pediatric inpatient and outpatient areas.
Primary hours will be Monday - Friday PM's and possible days, weekends and holidays.
The Child Life Specialist is responsible to develop and implement services and programs designed to meet the emotional and developmental needs of children and their families. Through the use of therapeutic play, diversional activity and other types of interventions, the Child Life Specialist seeks to reduce the stress associated with health care experiences and enables the children and their families to cope in a positive manner. The Child Life Specialist also provides in-services and programs to other disciplines in the hospital and clinic to enhance their approach and communication skills with children.
For more information, visit gundersenhealth.org/careers.
Bachelor's degree in a related field
Official approval of courses from the Child Life Council and completed 480-hour child life internship.
2 years experience in a Pediatric medical setting.
2 years experience as a Child Life Specialist in a Children's Medical Center.
Internal Number: 100015185
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