Job Summary Promotes optimum growth and development of pediatric patients and their families by creating a therapeutic environment which minimizes psychological trauma and promotes mastery of health care experiences. Provides opportunities for expression of feelings through individual and group therapeutic play. Plans interventions in conjunction with the interdisciplinary team. Provides developmentally appropriate education for children and adolescents prior to medical procedures with materials and language that are age appropriate. Coordinates programming and special events for pediatric patients and their families in Child Life programming spaces. Provides orientation and supervision for Child Life interns and volunteers. Works under the supervision of the Child Life Manager. No supervision over other staff exercised.Required Qualifications ï± Minimum qualifications for application include a Bachelors degree in Education, Child Life, Child Development or a related field, Masters Degree preferred. ï± Child Life internship under the supervision of a certified Child Life Specialist (480 hours) and ï± Proof of eligibility for Child Life certification is required, certification preferred. Must be certified within 18 months of hire. ï± One year of paid experience preferred, but not required. ï± Must complete CLS I competencies within 6 months of hire: These include: o Environment of Care (Programming) o Assessment - Child Development and Family Systems o Age Specific Interventions o Preparation for Medical Treatments and Procedures o Procedural Support and Coping o Therapeutic Play o Documentation and Charting o Volunteer Supervision Preferred Qualifications N/AAbout UCSF At UCSF Health, our mission of innovative patient care, advanced technology and pioneering research is redefining what's possible for the patients we serve - a promise we share with the professionals who make up our team.
Consistently ranked among the top 10 hospitals nationwide by U.S. News & World Report - UCSF Health is committed to providing the most rewarding work experience while delivering the best care available anywhere. In an environment that allows for continuous learning and opportunities for professional growth, UCSF Health offers the ideal atmosphere in which to best use your skills and talents.Pride Values UCSF is a diverse community made of people with many skills and talents. We seek candidates whose work experience or community service has prepared them to contribute to our commitment to professionalism, respect, integrity, diversity and excellence - also known as our PRIDE values.
In addition to our PRIDE values, UCSF is committed to equity - both in how we deliver care as well as our workforce. We are committed to building a broadly diverse community, nurturing a culture that is welcoming and supportive, and engaging diverse ideas for the provision of culturally competent education, discovery, and patient care. Additional information about UCSF is available at diversity.ucsf.edu
Join us to find a rewarding career contributing to improving healthcare worldwide.