Fairview Health Services Child Life Associate in Minneapolis, Minnesota


The Child Life Assistant (CLA) provides pediatric patients, siblings and other family members developmentally appropriate play and recreation opportunities in playrooms, at bedside or in other Patient Family Support Services spaces. The CLA maintains playrooms and CFL resources while ensuring proper cleaning and safety precautions are taken. The CLA promotes normal growth and development in the medical environment for pediatric patients in collaboration with Child-Family Life Specialists. The CLA will also collaborate with other Patient and Family Support Services departments to assist with various duties associated with implementing patient and family oriented programs and resources and training/orienting volunteers.

Responsibilities/Job Description

  • Plans, implements and/or facilitates developmentally appropriate individual and group activities for patients and families.

  • Creates and promotes a patient/family centered, safe, and therapeutic healing environment within the health care setting.

  • Coordinates special projects of the program/service in collaboration with others in the organization and community.



  • Associate's Dgree in child development or related field

  • 2 years working with children in a structured environmment

  • BLS (basic life support)


  • Bachelor's degree in child development or related field

  • 2 years working with children in a healthcare setting

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Fairview Health Services (fairview.org) is an award-winning, nonprofit health system providing exceptional care across the full spectrum of health care services. Joined by HealthEast in June 2017, Fairview is one of the most comprehensive and geographically accessible systems in the state, with 12 hospitals—including an academic medical center and long-term care hospital—serving the greater Twin Cities metro area and north-central Minnesota.

Its broad continuum also includes 56 primary care clinics, specialty clinics, senior living communities, retail and specialty pharmacies, pharmacy benefit management services, rehabilitation centers, counseling and home health care services, medical transportation, an integrated provider network and health insurer PreferredOne. In partnership with the University of Minnesota, Fairview’s 32,000 employees and 2,400 affiliated providers embrace innovation to drive a healthier future through healing, discovery and education.

EEO/AA Employer/Vet/DisabledAll qualified applicants will receive consideration without regard to any lawfully protected status.

Requisition ID 2018-22605

Profession Non-Clinical Professional

Speciality Professional-Non Clinical

Location University of Minnesota Masonic Children's Hospital

Shift day

Hours per 2 weeks 24

Department Child Family Life