VCU Health System's Peds Child Life is seeking a full time Child Life Specialist to compassionately and accurately deliver and document, developmentally specific psychosocial care to pediatric patients, their siblings and families ranging in age from birth to adulthood using an integrated, multidisciplinary plan of care.
Independent management of day-to-day interventions including patient and family interactions and education, patient advocacy, and multidisciplinary communication.
Provides services independently as they relate to hands-on involvement and developmental care of pediatric patients' psychosocial needs.
Supervision of volunteers
Weekend and holiday requirements as established by the department.
Bachelors Degree in, Early Childhood Education, Child Life, or a field directly related to children and families from an accredited program
Current Child Life Specialist Certification
Current Child Passenger Safety Certification (CPST), if not currently certified this is required within one year of hire
Practicum in a child life department
Experience in a hospital setting working with pediatric patients and families
Experience working in Peds ED
Qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to their protected veteran or disability status.