Schedule: Typically between 6 hours and 20 hours per month
The Clubhouse sibling liaison provides a safe, family centered care environment, facilitating activities, programs, and events which provide supportive developmental, educational, recreational, adaptive, and socialization interventions for children and families. Liaisons work to customize care for families focusing on: coping, transitions, knowledge and understanding of medical environment, bereavement, normalization, academic and motor skill development, and social skill development. Liaisons train, supervise, and facilitate volunteer participation in Clubhouse activities. Collaborates and communicates with other health care team members in delivering care. Demonstrates competencies defined (*) in sibling liaison responsibilities in providing age-appropriate care to children from the age of three through teen years, and their families.
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1. *Plans and provides activities to support children and families in the hospital environment utilizing knowledge and skills related to the stages of child development and the impact of health care experiences.
2. Support siblings and families during transitions in care, including end of life care. Provide bereavement support to siblings and families, communicate and collaborate with healthcare team.
3. *Identifies psychosocial, educational, adaptive, and recreational needs of individual children and designs interventions to meet needs. Performs psychosocial assessments of siblings of inpatients; shares information with the health care team.
4. *Participates in providing health care information to children; facilitates learning about hospital setting and opportunities for children to participate in medical play. Collaborate with health care team to link families with appropriate hospital and community resources.
5. *Recognizes, understands, and respects the diversity of families, staff, and volunteers in developing supportive programs. Creates and promotes an environment that is inclusive and supportive of all.
6. *Actively engaged in maintaining Clubhouse resources and facilities to sustain safe, clean, and accessible learning and play environment.
7. *Documents professional observations clearly and concisely. Maintains data related to Clubhouse participation and services provided.
8. Trains and supervises volunteers assisting with Clubhouse activities to ensure appropriate interactions and safety standards are maintained.
9. Recognizes and expresses appreciation for volunteer involvement. Is engaged in volunteer celebration events.
10. Attends regularly scheduled staff meeting and participates in the planning, implementation, and evaluation of activities, celebrations, and events related to departmental mission.
11. Assists in the development of new policies to ensure safety of children in a changing health care setting.
12. Upholds safety standards including environmental, emotional and physical safety of all children, volunteers, and staff.
KNOWLEDGE , SKILLS AND ABILITIES REQUIRED
1. Bachelor's degree preferred in child development, education, psychology, or related field.
2. Experience working with children ages 3 to 12 in group settings.
3. Excellent communication skills with both children and adults.
4. Planning and organizational skills including implementing interventions and programming for children of all ages.
5. Leadership and supervisory skills.
6. Basic computer skills are necessary.
MINIMUM PHYSICAL REQUIREMENTS
Lifting/carrying/pushing/pulling up to 30 pounds Frequently (34-66%)
Standing/walking/sitting/stooping/kneeling/reaching Constantly (67 - 100%)
Talking/hearing in person/on phone Frequently (34-66%)
The above list of duties is intended to describe the general nature and level of work performed by individuals assigned to this classification. It is not to be construed as an exhaustive list of duties performed by the individual so classified, nor is it intended to limit or modify the right of any supervisor to assign, direct, and control the work of employees under his/her supervision. EOE M/F/Disability/Vet