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AdventHealth Child Life Specialist in Ocala, Florida

Description

All the benefits and perks you need for you and your family:

  • Benefits from Day One

  • Paid Days Off from Day One

  • Student Loan Repayment Program

  • Career Development

Our promise to you:

Joining AdventHealth is about being part of something bigger. It’s about belonging to a community that believes in the wholeness of each person, and serves to uplift others in body, mind and spirit. AdventHealth is a place where you can thrive professionally, and grow spiritually, by Extending the Healing Ministry of Christ. Where you will be valued for who you are and the unique experiences you bring to our purpose-minded team. All while understanding that together we are even better.

Schedule: Full Time

Shift : Days

Location: 1500 SW 1st Ave Ocala, Florida 34471

The community you’ll be caring for: AdventHealth Ocala

  • Horse Capital of the World – Home to the World Equestrian Center

  • Affordable cost of living

  • Destination for outdoor enthusiast (golf, kayaking, horseback riding, nature trails)

  • Vibrant downtown area with award winning establishments

  • Family friendly with many parks and recreations

  • Driving distance to Gainesville, St. Augustine, Orlando, Tampa, Sarasota

The role you’ll contribute:

The Child Life Specialist is a professional in pediatric healthcare who works with children and families to help minimize stress/anxiety and maximize positive coping throughout the hospital stay. The Child Life Specialist focuses on the psychosocial development of children, provides emotional support and developmentally appropriate information to increase their understanding and coping with medical procedures, diagnosis, pain management and bereavement. The Specialist also addresses the needs of siblings or other children affected by a child’s illness/diagnosis. Utilizes play and self-expressive activities as primary resources to minimize the stress and anxiety patients and families can encounter in a hospital environment. Actively participates in outstanding customer service and accepts responsibility in maintaining relationships that are equally respectful to all.

The value you’ll bring to the team:

  • Demonstrates, through behavior, AdventHealth’s core values of Integrity, Compassion, Balance, Excellence, Stewardship and Teamwork.

  • Provides developmentally appropriate education for patients and their families as indicated by presenting appropriate information related to medical procedures, diagnosis, parent education, bereavement, etc.

  • Provides emotional support to assist with patient/family coping; to minimize stress relative to their healthcare experience. Utilizes stress reduction techniques to facilitate positive coping during procedures and throughout the healthcare experience.

  • Utilizes play as a primary resource with patients/siblings to enhance coping, promote opportunities for mastery/control and socialization.

  • Assesses patient/siblings’ developmental levels, coping skills and diversional needs while establishing therapeutic relationships.

Qualifications

The expertise and experiences you’ll need to succeed:

  • Bachelor’s degree in Child Life, Education, Recreation Therapy, Child Development, Psychology or related field

  • Completion of Child Life internship under a certified Child Life Specialist (CCLS)

  • Entry-level professional competency in child life related skills

This facility is an equal opportunity employer and complies with federal, state and local anti-discrimination laws, regulations and ordinances.

Category: Pediatrics

Organization: AdventHealth Ocala

Schedule: 1 - Day

Shift: AdventHealth Ocala

Req ID: 22018015

We are an equal opportunity employer and do not tolerate discrimination based on race, color, creed, religion, national origin, sex, marital status, age or disability/handicap with respect to recruitment, selection, placement, promotion, wages, benefits and other terms and conditions of employment.