Humber River Regional Hospital Child Life Specialist Part Time in Toronto, ON

Humber River Regional Hospital

Branch Toronto ON CA

Child Life Specialist
Toronto, ON

The Hospital is formally affiliated with both the University of Toronto and Queen’s University. Degree in Early Childhood Education, B.A….

Build your career at the hospital that’s building for the future

Humber River Hospital is committed to revolutionizing patient care for our diverse community. With the opening of our new facility, North America’s first fully digital hospital, scheduled for October 18, 2015, the future is very exciting for our people and programs. And we’re looking for exceptional individuals to join our great team: people who share our passion to deliver excellent, patient-focused, expert care. The Hospital is formally affiliated with both the University of Toronto and Queen’s University.

We currently have an exciting opportunity for a Child Life Specialist to join our Maternal & Child team.

Functions as a member of the interdisciplinary team in the provision of Patient and Family Centered care by participating in the process of assessment, implementation, and evaluation of the plan of care.
Observes children for levels of growth and development, and perform preliminary developmental assessments.
Participates in interdisciplinary rounds/patient-care conferences.
Acts as a resource to parents and hospital staff regarding growth and developmental, as well as psychosocial needs of children.
Designs and implements appropriate play programs/other experiences for individual children and groups to promote normal growth and development.
Implements all HRH Child Life Services including; Child Life Surgical Services, Child Life Paediatric Services, Child Life Bereavement Services, Child Life Emergency Services, Child Life Referrals, Child Life Community Services
Assists in the preparation of children for medical or surgical procedures, and provides support to families as required, with the emphasis on pain management and therapeutic play.
Maintains safety in the playroom, and ensures that child life equipment is used appropriately in the patients’ rooms.
Assists in providing a pleasant and appropriate environment for children and families.
Assists in public relation activities and special events relating to children in the Paediatric Unit or the Maternal & Child Program.

Degree in Early Childhood Education, B.A. in Child Studies or related field.
Minimum 1 year experience in a hospital setting working with infants, children, adolescents and families.
Demonstrates ability to work with an interdisciplinary team.
Communicates well both verbally and in a written form.
Excellent interpersonal and empathic skills.
Good organizational skills, including the ability to prioritize a varied workload.
Ability to teach effectively, both adults and children.
Membership in the Child Life Council required.
Certified Child Life Specialist preferred or must have eligibility for certification within the Child Life Council and become certified within one year of hire.
Willingness to preceptor and assist with professional development of the Child Life Specialist student.

Hours of work:
Monday to Friday Days, occassional evenings and weekends.

Interested applicants are required to submit an Application before the closing date. We thank all candidates that apply but only qualified candidates will be contacted for an interview

Humber River Hospital is an equal opportunity employer and we will accommodate your needs under the Ontario Human Rights Code. Upon individual request, hiring processes will be modified to remove barriers to accommodate those with disabilities. Should any applicant require accommodation through the application, interview or selection processes, please contact the Human Resources Department for assistance

or proceed with Standard Application Form.

Employment Type: Part Time
Location: Toronto, ON, CA
Posted on: 2015-05-22
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