Child Life Specialist

Post #
Roswell Park Comprehensive Cancer Center
Full-time; M-F Days, Variable
$50,722 annually. Includes a comprehensive benefits package.
Description of Duties

Provides activities and services to meet the psychosocial, emotional and developmental needs of pediatric patients and families; provides consultation to children of adult patients upon referral.


The applicant must have a Bachelor’s degree in Child Life, Child Development, or a related field and three months of full-time experience in Child Life Position in a medical setting; or Bachelor’s degree in Child Life, Child Development, or a related field and a completion of a three month Child Life internship. The preferred candidate will have their Child Life Certification and Child Life Internship/Practicum completed. They will also have knowledge of word processing programs, excellent communication and interpersonal skills, eagerness and ability to work with others, and the Aability and initiative to accept responsibility for personal roles, growth, and learning. They must demonstrate competence in and understanding of helping relationships, human growth and development, family dynamics, interpersonal communication, developmental observation/assessment, learning process, group dynamics, children's reaction to illness and hospitalization, therapeutic interventions, play activities, childhood diseases and supervisory skills.

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