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Child Life Specialist 1-Hughes Spalding/Part-time

Location:  Hughes Spalding 
Requisition #:  53645


Ensures that comprehensive child life services are provided to minimize the negative impact of trauma, hospitalization, and illness. Addresses the emotional, cognitive, and developmental needs of patients and families.

  • Bachelor’s degree in Child Development, Child Life, Psychology, or related field
  • Certified Child Life Specialist (CCLS) within 1 year of employment
  • Basic Life Support (BLS) or Heartsaver within 30 days of employment
  • Child Life internship/fellowship (480-hour) under the supervision of a Certified Child Life Specialist (CCLS)
  • Certified Child Life Specialist (CCLS)
  • Proficient in Microsoft Word, Outlook, and PowerPoint
  • Excellent communication and interpersonal skills
  • Ability to work as part of interdisciplinary team
  • Knowledge of pediatric age-appropriate treatment and practice
  • Organizational and analytical skills
  1. Provides developmentally appropriate education to patients and families regarding healthcare experiences.
  2. Provides developmentally appropriate procedural preparation and support to patients and families.
  3. Provides developmentally appropriate therapeutic interventions to patients and families to assist in coping with illness and hospitalization.
  4. Provides appropriate therapeutic interventions that are goal-oriented and individualized to the patient and family.
  5. Supports patients and families confronting grief and bereavement.
  6. Normalizes the environment to reduce the impact of healthcare experiences on development and coping while supporting developmental growth.
  7. Collaborates with the interdisciplinary team in identifying and managing patients' and families' emotional and developmental needs.
  8. Documents and maintains updated patient information pertaining to services provided. 

Safety: Practices proper safety techniques in accordance with hospital and departmental policies and procedures. Responsible for the reporting of employee/patient/visitor injuries or accidents, or other safety issues to the supervisor and in the occurrence notification system.


Compliance: Monitors and ensures compliance with all regulatory requirements, organizational standards, and policies and procedures related to area of responsibility. Identifies potential risk areas within area of responsibility and supports problem resolution process. Maintains records of compliance activities and reports compliance activities to the Compliance Office.


The above statements are intended to describe the general nature and level of work performed by people assigned to this classification.  They are not intended to be an exhaustive list of all job duties performed by the personnel so classified.

Ability to lift up to 40 lbs independently and greater than 40 lbs with assistance
Bending/Stooping - Occasionally (activity or condition exists up to 1/3 of time)
Climbing - Occasionally (activity or condition exists up to 1/3 of time)
Hearing/Speaking - Effective communication with employees, supervisors/managers and staff. Effective communications with patients and visitors, as required.
Lifting - Occasionally (activity or condition exists up to 1/3 of time)
Pushing/Pulling - Occasionally (activity or condition exists up to 1/3 of time)
Sitting - Occasionally (activity or condition exists up to 1/3 of time)
Standing - Constantly (activity or condition exists 2/3 or more of time)
Walking - Constantly (activity or condition exists 2/3 or more of time)
Some potential for exposure to blood and body fluids


About Us:

Children’s Healthcare of Atlanta has been 100 percent committed to kids for more than 100 years. A not-for-profit organization, Children’s is dedicated to making kids better today and healthier tomorrow.

With 3 hospitals, 20 neighborhood locations and a total of 673 beds, Children’s is the largest healthcare provider for children in Georgia and one of the largest pediatric clinical care providers in the country. Children’s offers access to more than 60 pediatric specialties and programs and is ranked among the top children’s hospitals in the country by U.S. News & World Report.

Children’s has been recognized as a Fortune 100 Best Place to Work, a Best Place for Working Mothers, and as a top employer for diversity and millennials.  We offer a comprehensive compensation and benefit package that supports our mission, vision and values.  We are proud to offer an array of programs and services to our employees that have distinguished us as a best place to work in the country.  Connect to our mission of making kids better today and healthier tomorrow. 

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Address:  35 Jesse Hill Jr. Drive, SE, Atlanta, GA  30303
Function:  Family Support Services - Family Support Services

Nearest Major Market: Atlanta

Job Segment: Pediatric, Behavioral Health, Part Time, Healthcare