Under limited direction, designs, plans, promotes and conducts the programs of the Child Life & Therapeutic Programs Department.
Responsibilities listed in this section are core to the position. Inability to perform these responsibilities with or without an accommodation may result in disqualification from the position.
Effectively directs the utilization of child life, music therapy, school, Child Life Zone, facility dogs and related programs, providing services to meet the hospital’s mission to provide excellent patient experiences. Aligns strategic plans of hospital, child life and programs. Maintains knowledge of best practices in pediatric and women’s health care and recommends appropriate practices for consideration. Aligns and leads development and implementation of sound child life and therapeutic programs to meet best practices. Collaborates with hospital leadership teams to develop business cases to expand and enhance child life and programs to best support patient and family needs. Ensures development of outcome measurements to demonstrate impact of child life services and programs; manages outcomes required of grant funded programs. Collaborates with philanthropy and volunteer teams on programs that utilize donations, fundraising, grants, development, volunteers and community programming. Makes decisions which demonstrate efficiency, effectiveness and adherence to the organization’s mission. Oversees financial management of hospital budget and funding coming from grants or philanthropy. Leads implementation of aligned strategic plans. Strengthens relationships with community organizations. Advises on opportunities to create community partnerships to develop patient and family programming. Leads, develops, coaches, and effectively manages the team to ensure deliverables and performance metrics are met. Develops team to accomplish results through training, development, performance management and recognition.
Performs other duties as assigned
Education: Master’s Degree in related field required. Bachelor’s in Child Life preferred.
Experience: 4 or more years professional work experience, including at least 2 or more years in a management, supervisory, lead, or project management role in related area required. Or an equivalent combination of education and experience.
Licensure/Certifications/Registrations Required: None required. Certified Child Life Specialist (CCLS) preferred.
Internal Number: R0005372
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