Child Life Specialist III
Johns Hopkins University

Baltimore, Maryland

Posted in Education and Training

Job Info

Requisition #:616898
Location:Johns Hopkins Hospital, Baltimore, MD 21201
Category:Non-Clinical Professional
Schedule:Day Shift

Position Summary:

Provides psychosocially and developmentally based assessment and support to both infants, children and youth and their families in the Pediatric Intensive Care Unit. Plans and provides emotionally and developmentally appropriate play and other experiences to promote effective coping with health care experiences and continued cognitive and emotional growth. Enhances quality of patient care through participation, documentation and communication with other members of the health care team. Oversees the work of child life volunteers. Teaches, supervises and evaluates work of child life practicum and internship students and medical residents. Serves as advanced practice child life specialist clinical leader, advocate, and educator on topics related to child development and patient's adjustment to and coping with diagnosis and treatment within the child life department, for families, in assigned clinical area, and in the Johns Hopkins Children's Center.


A Bachelor's Degree in Child Development, Human Development, Early Childhood Education, Psychology, Child Life, or related field, and completion of a Child Life internship of 600 hours


Certification at the professional level through the Association of Child Life Professionals.

Work Experience:

Four years or hour equivalent of work experience as a highly proficient, certified child life specialist or three years' work experience as CCLS with Master's degree.

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