Child Life Specialist, Pediatrics at Mass. Eye and Ear (MEE)

Posted in Other 6 days ago.

Location: Boston, Massachusetts

Job Description:


Per Diem role available, Child Life Specialist, Pediatrics Main Campus

Child life specialists are trained pediatric healthcare professionals that provide developmentally appropriate care to meet the individualized needs of infants, children, adolescents, and young adults. Child life specialists collaborate with a multidisciplinary team to achieve the needs of each patient through developing and implementing interventions to help patients cope with their hospital experience.

Child Life Specialist designs, implements and evaluates programs that assess and treat the psychosocial, developmental and educational needs of children and their families in the healthcare setting.

Principal Duties and Responsibilities

  • Collaborates with members of the multidiscipline team

  • Utilizes therapeutic techniques to decrease anxiety and foster positive coping skills

  • Promotes family-centered care and a child friendly environment to support the unique needs of children and families

  • Prepares children and families for surgical procedures

  • Encourages developmental and therapeutic play opportunities to promote socialization, normalization and the outlets for self-expression



  • Bachelor's degree in child life or child development related field required

  • Master's degree in child life or child development related field preferred

  • Child Life Professional Certification valid and in good standing

  • Strong background in child development required

  • Excellent communication skills required

  • Prior experience working with children

EEO Statement

Massachusetts Eye and Ear is proud to be an equal-opportunity employer and is committed to providing a workplace free from harassment or discrimination. All employment decisions are made without regard to race, color, age, gender, gender identification, sexual orientation, religion, marital status, sex, pregnancy or conditions related to pregnancy, national origin/ancestry, citizenship, disability, military status, genetic information, or any other basis prohibited by law. These protections extend to all management practices and decisions, including recruitment and hiring practices, appraisal systems, promotions, training, and career development programs.
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