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Certified Child life Specialist needed Elizabeth Seton Children’s Center

Title: Certified Child life Specialist
We change lives, one child at a time!
Elizabeth Seton Children’s Center is a pioneering provider of care, education and
hope for children with some of the most challenging medical complexities any
person can face. Featuring the largest long term residential medical center of its
kind in the United States.
Location: Elizabeth Seton Children’s Center
300 Executive Boulevard South
Yonkers, NY 10701
To view our postings and apply:
Date: June 2024
Search # 2023-1995
Status: Full Time
Shift: (4) 10 hour day- Monday, Tuesday, Wednesday, Friday-8am-6pm exempt position.
Compensation: Exempt: $63,000.00-$70,000.00
• Bachelor’s or Master’s degree in Child Life, Child Development, Special Education or closely
related field
• Certification in Child Life
• Minimum of 1-2 years professional experience in a clinical pediatric setting
• Internship or fellowship in child life
• Clinical or volunteer experience with children with multiply handicapped and medically fragile
children, preferred
Fulfill position functions and responsibilities necessary for ethical and efficacious programming of child life
services. Plan developmentally-appropriate individual and group clinical sessions to meet resident specific goals, and provide developmentally-appropriate procedural support and preparation. Function
as integral part of creative arts therapy and child life team and neighborhood-based interdisciplinary team
to promote quality family-centered care.
Responsibilities will include:
• Provide a full range of child life clinical services (caseloads, procedural support, clinic visits,
family support etc.) with approximately 20 client-contact hours per week.
• Provide procedural support and logistical assistance for in-house clinics, in-house medical
procedures and ADLs as indicated to meet resident needs.
• Provide developmentally-appropriate preparation and education for procedures, and provide
procedural support for external appointments as indicated.
• Screen newly admitted residents to determine appropriateness for child life assessment, and
communicate findings to team.
• Communicate referrals to child life team and conduct initial child life assessments for referred
residents who are prioritized for services.
• Assure accurate physician’s orders for all residents on caseload, and consistently fulfill orders.
• Conduct individual and group clinical sessions, with child-centered, measurable goals.
• Participate in Plan of Care meetings when applicable to discuss clinical goals and progress.
• Maintain standard data-gathering techniques during all phases of clinical processing including
assessment, therapy and evaluation.
• Adhere to established clinical documentation standards in a timely fashion.
• Collaborate with interdisciplinary team to provide highest quality of care.
• Advocate for families and serve as a role model of family-centered care.
• Communicate with relevant child life staff in acute care settings to provide continuity of care when
children are transferred to acute care.
• Provide clinical support to residents and families around times of crisis and transition (including
sibling support, palliative and end-of-life care, discharge preparation, etc.).
• Provide complementary therapies as trained, when appropriate (e.g., Reiki, massage, Acutonics).
• Participate in interviewing, selecting and orienting child life interns.
• Participate in the supervision and training of child life interns and practicum students.
• Participate in providing child life orientation, in-services and educational opportunities for ESCC
• Actively participate in pertinent ESCC committees and Business Plan teams as appropriate (e.g.,
Family Advisory Council, business plan work-groups, palliative care committee, etc.)
• Engage in on-going continuing education opportunities consistent with professional standards.
• Maintain departmental supplies and demonstrate appropriate care of departmental materials.
• Understands ESCC’s Mission and Core Values and incorporates these values into daily practice.

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