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Child Life Specialist- Pediatric Emergency Department- Day Shift Monday-Friday

Job ID 00821493 Location Brooklyn Methodist Hospital
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Brooklyn, New York


Day (United States of America)


Join the team at NewYork-Presbyterian Brooklyn Methodist Hospital, a 591-bed hospital affiliated with Weill Cornell Medical College, where we are dedicated to providing the highest quality, most compassionate care to patients.  The vibrant, family and community culture offers you the opportunity to collaborate with colleagues across all areas of the Hospital, and work with a team of engaged individuals all focused on improving patient care.  Find out how you can Make It Possible: 

Child Life Specialist- Pediatric Emergency Department- Day Shift Monday-Friday

In this role, the Child Life Specialist (CLS) will provide psychosocial and developmentally based assessments and support to patients and their families. As a member of the interdisciplinary care team based in the pediatric emergency department, the CLS will strive to enhance the quality of patient care through participation, documentation and communication of care plans and treatment goals. The Child Life Specialist will work collaboratively with volunteers and will precept child life practicum and internship students when applicable.

Additionally, the Child Life Specialist will contribute to expanding and enhancing the child life services and programming offered throughout the Hospital in order to provide the best possible patient experience.

Preferred Criteria:

  • Master’s Degree in child life or related field.
  • Minimum of 1-year experience as a child life specialist, preferably with pediatric emergency room experience.
  • Work experience with children, youth and families in a non-healthcare setting.

Required Criteria:

  • Bachelor’s Degree in Child Life or a related field.
  • Association of Child Life Professionals (ACLP) verified internship hours (minimum 480 hours).
  • Certification as Child Life Specialist (CCLS) or eligible for certification within 1 year of hire.
  • Basic computer literacy
  • Leadership/managerial skills
  • Planning/organizational skills
  • Communication skills
  • Problem solving skills
  • Teamwork
  • Reliability

Join a healthcare system where employee engagement is at an all-time high. Here we foster a culture of respect, diversity, and inclusion. Enjoy comprehensive and competitive benefits that support you and your family in every aspect of life. Start your life-changing journey today.

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  • 2020 "Best Companies for Multicultural Women" - Working Mother
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NewYork-Presbyterian Hospital is an equal opportunity employer.

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It all begins with you. Our amazing compensation packages start with competitive base pay and include recognition for your experience, education, and licensure. Then we add our amazing benefits, countless opportunities for personal and professional growth and a dynamic environment that embraces every person. Join our team and discover where amazing works.

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