The Child Life Specialist identifies the psychosocial needs of the pediatric patient and provides activities that are developmentally appropriate to satisfy those needs. Executes therapeutic and recreational activities and evaluates the patient’s response/progress toward normal age and appropriate behavior. Schedules volunteers to ensure smooth operation of the Child Life Program during the daytime hours. Act as liaison for activities from the community.
EDUCATION: Require Bachelor’s degree in family and child development, child life or related field from an accredited college or university. Internship in Child Life. Supervised by certified Child Life Specialist. Child Life Certification or eligibility to sit for exam.
EXPERIENCE: Clinical experience in Child Life Program
Internal Number: 2021-26744
About Huntsville Hospital
Huntsville Hospital for Women & Children offers the most advanced pediatric health care in the region including pediatric emergency services, pediatric intensive care, level III neonatal intensive care and pediatric surgery. We are also home to one of only eight St. Jude Children's Research Hospital Affiliate Clinics in the nation.
We also provide specialized health care for women including women’s surgery, the F. Joseph Kelly Adult Intensive Care Unit, the Breast Center and our Maternity Services department, which welcomes more babies than any other hospital in Alabama. Huntsville Hospital for Women & Children is a member of Huntsville Hospital Health System.