The Child Life Specialist will be able to meet all the core competencies set forth by the Child Life Council and use these competencies as a guide for his/her practice. The Child Life Specialist assesses the emotional, developmental, educational and diversionary needs of hospitalized children and coordinates the therapeutic interventions to address the medical, procedural, surgical and diagnostic experiences of patients and families. Plans and implements programs and services to meet the needs identified for assigned clinical populations and the child life department. Promotes and practices the delivery of high quality family-centered care and services for patients and families.
Bachelor’s degree in Child Development, Child Life, Psychology or related field required.
Child Life Certification required.
Obtain certification in HeartSaver First Aid within 30 days of hire date.
Completion of a child life professional internship and one year of experience working with children.
Internal Number: 13045
About WVU Medicine Children's
WVU Medicine is West Virginia's leading provider of advanced medical and surgical care. Employees exhibit knowledge, commitment, compassion, and excellence. We offer competitive pay and benefits because we want to attract and keep the best employees who will share our commitment to the highest quality patient care. Pursuing a career at WVU Medicine means you have access to many challenging and rewarding opportunities in clinical and non-clinical areas.