Child Life Specialist- Family & Volunteer Services
The child life specialist is responsible for developing, implementing and evaluating evidence based practice assessments and interventions to address the psychosocial, developmental and physiological needs of children and their families. The child life specialist implements therapeutic interventions to minimize psychological trauma to aid in coping and adjustment. The child life specialist considers the unique needs of the individual and family, such as coping style, previous experience, developmental level, culture, spirituality, family situation, and emotional state. The child life specialist demonstrates proficiencies in child life standards of practice and clinical competencies, as defined by The Association of Child Life Professionals (ACLP) and (*) below.
Schedule: (Contingent Position; Non-Benefits Eligible)
700 Children's Dr
Columbus, Ohio 43205
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KNOWLEDGE, SKILLS AND ABILITIES REQUIRED
Minimum Physical Requirement: