Child Life Specialist

Medical University of South Carolina | Charleston, SC, United States

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Posted Date 9/01/2023

Job Description Summary

Full-time Child Life Specialist serving pediatric patients ages 0-18 years on 28 bed Acute Care Unit.


Medical University Hospital Authority (MUHA)

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CC000358 CHS - Child Life Pediatrics (SJCH)

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Day (United States of America)

Job Description

The Child Life (CL) Specialist works to address the psychosocial, emotional, and family concerns that accompany the illness and injury of children, adolescents, and young adults. The CL Specialist will utilize developmentally appropriate information, therapeutic play interventions, procedure support, emotional processing and coping strategies to improve the patients and families experience. The CL Specialist collaborates with the multidisciplinary healthcare team to advocate for/ensure that developmentally appropriate, emotionally safe, family-centered care is being provided to patients and families. In addition, the CL Specialist takes an active role in developing and maintaining resources and projects for their assigned area. Will work as part of the Child Life team to plan and facilitate special events, donations and other departmental projects.
Verbal and written communication skills, ability to work both independently and as part of a multi-disciplinary team, in stressful environment, and emotional sensitivity are all important to the success of this role

Additional Job Description

Education: Bachelor's Degree in Child Life; Master's Degree in Child Life preferred.

Must have completed Child Life Internship and have Child Life Certification or eligible to sit for the exam

If you like working with energetic enthusiastic individuals, you will enjoy your career with us!

The Medical University of South Carolina is an Equal Opportunity Employer. MUSC does not discriminate on the basis of race, color, religion or belief, age, sex, national origin, gender identity, sexual orientation, disability, protected veteran status, family or parental status, or any other status protected by state laws and/or federal regulations. All qualified applicants are encouraged to apply and will receive consideration for employment based upon applicable qualifications, merit and business need.

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Employment Type
Full time
Healthcare & Public Health

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