(K-257) - Temporary - Child Life Specialist

(K-257) - Temporary - Child Life Specialist

10 Nov
Victoria Hospital

10 Nov

Victoria Hospital


Posting Period

Open: November 10, 2020

Deadline: November 16, 2020


Department Name

Child Life Services

Prepared with a strong background in child development and family systems, child life specialists promote effective coping through play, preparation, education, and self-expression activities. They provide emotional support for families, and encourage optimum development of children facing a broad range of challenging experiences, particularly those related to healthcare and hospitalization. Child life specialists also provide information, support and guidance to parents, siblings, and other family members. They play a vital role in educating caregivers, administrators,

and the general public about the needs of children under stress. Child life specialists’ function as a member of an assigned health care team or unit and practice according to the Child Life Code of Ethics, and Standards of Clinical Practice, as per the professional Association of Child Life Professionals.

Rate of Pay: $30.86 per hour - $38.57 per hour

Hours of Work: 37.5 hours per week

Duration: December 1, 2020 - September 23, 2021


Undergraduate Bachelor's Degree in Child Life, Child Psychology, Child/Adolescent Development, Child and Family Social Sciences, Education or as acceptable to Hospital

Current certification with the Association of Child Life Professionals

Minimum one (1) year recent related experience working with children, youth, and families in a health care environment

Demonstrated ability to assess and interact with paediatric patients and families applying theories of human growth and development, family systems and cultural diversity

Ability to understand the feelings, concerns and needs of other people, demonstrate care and interest towards them and establish and maintain productive relationships

Ability to provide teaching, specific to the population served, including psychological preparation for potentially stressful experiences with infants, children, youth and families

Ability to assist infants, children, youth and families in coping with potentially stressful events

Demonstrated practice and commitment to the principles of patient and family centered care

Demonstrated practice and commitment to patient and staff safety at LHSC

Demonstrated practice and commitment to LHSC’s Mission, Vision and Values

Demonstrated ability to attend work on a regular basis

Immunization Requirements:

Provide vaccination records or proof of immunity against measles, mumps, rubella and varicella (chicken pox), Hepatitis B, Tetanus/ Diphtheria/Polio; Meningitis.

Provide documentation of the Tuberculosis skin testing (two step)

We are committed to providing a safe, healthy and inclusive work environment that inspires respect. LHSC is committed to employment equity and diversity in the workplace and welcomes applications from women, visible minorities, Indigenous people, persons with disabilities, and LGBTQ2+ persons. We are committed to providing persons with disabilities equal opportunities and standards of goods and services, and are also fully compliant with the Accessibility for Ontarians with Disabilities Act (2005), as applicable.

As part of the assessment process applicants may be required to complete a written examination or test. Please be advised that a reference check may be conducted as part of the selection process.

Your interest in this opportunity is appreciated. Only those applicants selected for an interview will be contacted. Successful candidates, as a condition of job offer, would be required to provide a satisfactory police information check (original document) completed in the last 3 months.

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