New England Job Postings
(Updated 4/22)

Child Life Specialist
Spaulding Rehabilitation Network
Charlestown, MA

Per Diem (Charlestown Inpatient)

Plan, design, implement and evaluate therapeutic activities and programs to meet patients’ psychosocial and developmental needs and facilitate adjustments to health care experiences.  Delegate and oversee work of assistive personnel and participate in clinical training of student interns.

Minimum Qualifications:

  • Bachelors Degree in Child Life, Child Development or a closely related field.

  • Current certification as a Child Life Specialist.

  • Minimum one year work experience in a hospital based or rehabilitation setting as a Child Life Specialist.

  • Demonstrated ability to provide positive patient satisfaction.

  • Safely execute all job responsibilities without risking injury to self or patients.  Demonstrates the ability to assess and interact with patients and families using the theories of human growth and development, family systems, and cultural background.

  • Computer proficiency required.  Microsoft office applications preferred with ability to learn new software.

 

If interested or for more information, please click here.

 

(Posted 4/2022) 

Intake Coordinator
Team IMPACT
Quincy, MA

 Full Time

Team IMPACT is a national non-profit organization based in the Boston area.  Our uniqure multiyear program signs children onto college athletic teams across the country, and based on a clinical model, ensures each has the personalized game plan they need to win - effectively building confidence and independence.  Team IMPACT guides a symbiotic relationship between teams and children facing life-altering diagnoses and chronic illness focused on socialization, empowerment, and resilience.  A program built on strength and camaraderie, Team IMPACT ensures kids develop socially and never feel alone.  We truly believe in Getting All Kids in the Game. The Intake Coordinator will play an integral role in helping to match as many children as possible to college athletic teams. This position will be the first point of contact for new families signing up for Team IMPACT and will complete the initial intake and assessment for participation. 

Minimum Qualifications:

  • A Bachelor’s Degree in Child Life or Social Work

  • Strong relationship building skills

  • Spanish language fluency desirable

  • A highly organized work style

  • Outstanding written and verbal communication skills are essential

  • Sound professional judgment

  • Passion for our mission and a belief in the power of sports, mentoring, and relationships in helping families experiencing medical trauma and life-altering diagnoses

 

If interested or for more information, please click here.

 

(Posted 4/2022) 

Child Life Specialist
Yale New Haven Children's Hospital
New Haven, CT

1 Full Time and 1 Per Diem

Responsible for promoting optimum development of infants, children, adolescents and families; maintaining normal living patterns and minimizing psychological upset. As integral members of the interdisciplinary health care team, child life specialists provide children opportunities for gaining a sense of mastery, for play, for learning, for self-expression, for family involvement and for peer interaction. Specialists also provide instruction and supervision to student interns and volunteers and interpret child life philosophy to the health care community.

Minimum Qualifications:

  • Bachelor's Degree or Master's Degree in Child Life, Child Development, Child and Family Studies, Early Childhood Education, Child Psychology, Recreational Therapy, or related field.

  • 600 hour Child Life internship completed or completion pending 1-2 years experience as a Child Life Specialist in a health care environment preferred

  • "Certified Child Life Specialist" designation eligible; must be eligible to sit for certification exam and pass within one year of hire.

  • Excellent interpersonal skills; ability to work with multidisciplinary groups in effective collaborative practice; CPR certified.

For more information, please click here to visit the Yale New Haven Children's Hospital website.

(Posted 4/2022) 

Certified Child Life Specialist
Emergency Department/Pediatric Ambulatory Clinics
Boston Medical Center
Boston, MA

40 Hours, Day/Evening hours (10 hour shifts) Sunday, Tuesday, Wednesday & Thursday

This position will responsible be for split clinical coverage within the Pediatric Emergency Department and Pediatric Ambulatory clinics. The Child Life Specialist ensures that comprehensive services are provided to minimize the negative impact of trauma, illness and hospitalization by addressing the emotional, cognitive, and developmental needs of patients and families throughout the healthcare experience.

 

Minimum Qualifications:

  • Baccalaureate degree in child life or closely related field with 1-2 years of experience in child life setting is preferred. Masters preferred.

  • Completion of child life internship (600 hours) under the direct supervision of a certified child life specialist required.  

  • Certification as a child life specialist is required within 6 months of hire.

 

If interested or for more information, please click Boston Medical Center Position

 

(Posted 4/2022

Child Life Specialist
Baystate Health
Springfield, MA

1 Per Diem Position

Baystate Child Life Specialists are responsible for the provision of child life focused care to children and their families served in a variety of health care settings.  Individualized, therapeutic interventions are facilitated through collaboration with the patient, family, and health care team members.  The choice of play outlets, educational approaches, and emotional support are built upon a strong foundation child life theory and expertise gained through ongoing practice experiences and intentional commitment to ongoing child life education.

Minimum Qualifications:

  • Bachelor's Degree in Child Life or related field (Master's preferred)

  • Child Life Internship (600 hours)

  • Child Life Specialist Certification through the Association of Child Life Professionals, or eligibility for certification and successful passing of CCLS exam within 12 months of hire.

For more information, please click here.

(Posted 4/2022)

Child Life Specialist
UMass Memorial Health
Worcester, MA

1 Full Time (30 Hour) and 1 Per Diem

The Child Life Specialist will be creating a welcoming, stress reducing environment in a variety of pediatric settings, including inpatient units, outpatient clinics, radiology, pediatric surgery, and the emergency department. Through the direct intervention strategies of pre-procedure and preoperative teaching, medical and therapeutic play, the Child Life Specialist will provide psychosocially sound, family-centered support to children 0-21 years of age and their families.

Minimum Qualifications:

  • Bachelor of Science in Child Life, Child Development or related field.

  • Must have current Child Life Certification or pass Child Life Certification Exam within one year of employment.

  • Incumbent must be enthusiastic and dedicated to providing quality Child Life services to children and families in a variety of health care settings.

  • Ability to demonstrate positive and effective interpersonal and communication skills required.

  • Must be a self-starter, flexible, and possess ability to work well independently.

For more information, please click here to visit the UMass Memorial Health website.

(Posted 4/2022) 

Child Life Specialist
Boston Children's Hospital
Boston, MA and Brookline, MA Campuses

Boston Children's Hospital has many current job opportunities and may require more than is listed below.  .  The hours range from 20 - 40 Hours depending on the department.  The Child Life Specialist will be responsible for but not limited to:

  • Participating in therapeutic activities and programs to meet patients' psychosocial and developmental needs, and facilitating adjustment to health care experiences.

  • Serving as member of multidisciplinary team.

  • Delegating work assignments to volunteers and participates in clinical training of student interns.

Minimum Qualifications:

  • Bachelor's degree in Child Development, Child Life, or a closely related field with a concentration in child life.

  • 600-hour Child Life internship under the supervision of a certified child life specialist.

  • General skills to resolve problems requiring the use of child development theory, professional child life principles, and experienced‑based knowledge.

  • Well-developed writing skills, and excellent communication skills including conflict resolution to effectively work as a team member.

  • Certification in Child Life Specialist required within 1 year of hire for all new hires

For more information about these job opportunities, please click here and search for "Child Life". 

(Posted 4/2022)

Child Life Specialist
Notre Dame Health Care
Worcester, MA

1 Position

The job of a child life specialist entails giving support and assistance to children as well as their families during the child's journey with a life-limiting illness. The child life specialist especially offers emotional and physical support, working together with the medical team attending on children, their siblings and families. These professionals work as members of an inter-disciplinary team which comprises of physicians, nurses, social workers, therapists and teachers.

Minimum Qualifications:

  • Bachelor of Science in Child Life, Child Development or related field.

  • Must have current Child Life Certification or pass Child Life Certification Exam within one year of employment.

  • 1 year of Child Life experience preferred; hospice experience preferred.

  • Ability to be pro-active with clients

  • Demonstrated integrity, maturity, and sound judgment.

  • Verbal and written communication skills needed in order to communicate clearly, effectively and patiently on the phone and in email or text message.

  • Ability to work in a sometimes stressful, environment.

  • Ability to remain calm, resilient, flexible, with a positive sense of humor.

  • Must have a valid drivers license and depndable transportation.

 

If interested or for more information, please click here.

(Posted 3/2022) 

Child Life Specialist
Lifespan-Hasbro Children's Hospital
Providence, RI

1 Per Diem

The Child Life Specialist reports to the Child Life Manager with a dotted line to department manager for day-to-day operations. Functions as a member of a multidisciplinary team in meeting the developmental psychosocial and intellectual needs of pediatric patients and their families. Implements a therapeutic medical preparation program and supervises organizes and directs age appropriate therapeutic play experiences in order to help alleviate anxiety and provide a sense of normalcy. Orients trains and supervises students and volunteers assigned to the unit/department.

Minimum Qualifications:

  • Bachelor's Degree in Child Life Early Childhood Education Child Development Psychology or related fields.

  • Master's degree preferred.

  • Child Life Professional Certification (or completion within one year of hire).

  • Completion of Child Life Professional internship with one year experience working with children required. Professional child life experience in health care setting strongly preferred.

 

If interested or for more information, please click here and search "Child Life."

(Posted 2/2022) 

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Volunteer Opportunities

Cradles to Crayons

Boston, MA

Service Learning Activity Development

Developing age-appropriate educational activities and materials, leading and working alongside our student volunteer groups and implementing newly created service learning activities.

Time Commitment: 20-40 hrs/wk

Experience working with middle school and high school students, well-organized, experience doing research projects and knowledge of service learning.


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For more information visit www.cradlestocrayons.org