Fairview Health Services  Child Life Associate in Twin Cities, Minnesota

JobTitle Child Life Associate

Specialty Social Services

Location University of Minnesota Masonic Children's Hospital

Department Child Family Life

Hours per 2 weeks 24

Shift Day

Date Posted 06/22/2018

Job Number 18-73437

Job Description:

Schedule for this position is Saturday and Sunday 9a-3p

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.

Core Competencies:

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.

Coordinatesspecial projectsof the program/service in collaboration with others in the organization and community.

Job Qualifications:

Education Requirements:

Required: Associate's Dgree in child development or related field

Preferred: Bachelor's degree in child development or related field

BLS (basic life support)

Experience Requirements:

Required: 2 years working with children in a structured environmment

Preferred: 2 years working with children in a healthcare setting

About Fairview Health Services

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 11 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.

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