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Child Life Specialist II - Child Care/Rec Therapy - Part time (0.6 FTE)

Company: Shriners Hospitals For Children
Location: Portland
Posted on: January 16, 2022

Job Description:

Title: Child Life Specialist II
Department: Child Life/ Recreational Therapy
Location: Portland, OR
Hours: 0.6 FTE (24 hours/week)
Schedule: Variable hours and days

Shriners Children's - Portland offers specialized care for a wide range of pediatric orthopedic conditions. Other specialties available at our facility include fracture and sports injury treatment, scoliosis & spine care and cleft lip and palate care.

Job Summary:
Shriners Hospitals for Children - Portland is seeking a .6 FTE Child Life Specialist to join our team! The Child Life Specialist is responsible to provide optimal developmental and psychosocial support to children and their families throughout the health care setting. Support is offered to children from infancy to adolescence. The program promotes interventions that support the emotional and creative needs of children within the hospital through providing direct interventions and advocacy of the psychosocial needs of children and families. The Child Life Specialist uses interventions such as play, medical play, procedural preparation and rehearsed coping to minimize distress associated with healthcare experiences and to promote resiliency. The Child Life Specialist will participate in a Team Approach, collaborating to promote patient family centered care, and to foster positive hospital-community relations. Has depth of knowledge of child development (birth -- 21), family systems theories, the impact of stress and trauma on children and Non-pharmacological interventions to alleviate distress.

Knowledge, Skills, and Abilities:
Bachelor's degree in Child Life Therapy, Human Development, or related field is required
Two years' of relevant Child Life experience working in a hospital setting is required
Current Basic Life Support (BLS) Certification through the American Heart Association (AHA) is required
Certification as a Child Life Specialist (CCLS) is required
Experience working with multiple or various age groups of children is preferred
Experience with electronic medical records and e-charting
Ability to provide developmental assessments, to represent child life and communicate psychosocial issues to members of the health care team
Must demonstrate strong interpersonal communication skills, effective time and resource management, and promote a Team Approach
Demonstrates knowledge of Child Development and the psychosocial effects of hospitalization on children and their families.
Company Overview:
Shriners Hospitals for Children is commit ted to providing the highest quality care to children with neuromusculoskeletal conditions, burn injuries and other special healthcare needs within a compassionate, family-centered and collaborative care environment.
Our work environment is mission driven, high quality and provides great satisfaction to all professionals through the unique health care setting. We are an equal employment opportunity employer committed to providing challenging and rewarding careers. Shriners Hospitals for Children is a drug-free and smoke-free workplace.
All of our positions, including on-call positions, are benefits eligible. We offer a robust benefits package including medical, dental, vision, flexible spending account, and a 403(b) retirement plan. Employees who are 0.5 FTE or greater are also eligible for 100% company paid group life insurance, supplemental life insurance, 100% company paid short term disability, long term disability, and a generous PTO accrual. We also offer 90% reimbursement for monthly Tri-Met passes, monthly C-Tran passes and yearly Aerial Tram passes. Tri-Met passes are good for the bus, Max, and light rail.

By October 18, 2021 all candidates who accept a position with SHC-Portland must have received the complete dosing regimen of one of the COVID-19 vaccines currently authorized by the U.S. Food and Drug Administration (FDA), or possess an approved medical or religious exemption. Failure to do so will result in rescission of the conditional offer of employment. Questions about COVID-19 vaccinations can be addressed with Employee Health at time of new hire onboarding.

Keywords: Shriners Hospitals For Children, Portland , Child Life Specialist II - Child Care/Rec Therapy - Part time (0.6 FTE), Healthcare , Portland, Oregon

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