Child Life Specialist II, ECC Forensic Nursing – Full time

April 16, 2024

Job Description


Internal Number: 16332105



The Child Life Specialist II demonstrates progressive skill and knowledge of the therapeutic process of working with children and families; evaluating their development skills and psychosocial needs and providing them with a variety of appropriate and purposeful medical play and developmental experiences that will elevate their quality of life during the health care visit and enhance their personal development. Facilitates child life advocacy through collaboration with other health care providers. Serves as a leader in the department.


A. Education/Skills

· Bachelor’s degree in Child Life or a related field is required.

· Master’s degree in a related field is preferred

· Under the supervision of a Certified Child Life Specialist, must have completed a 600-hour child life internship.

· Must have knowledge of growth and development, patient/family reactions to hospitalization, and coping strategies.

· Must possess interpersonal skills and communicate effectively.

· Must have a working knowledge of educational development.

· Must understand hospital policies and medical terminology/procedures.

· Bilingual – English/Spanish is preferred.

B. Experience

· Minimum of 2 years paid experience as a Certified Child Life Specialist.

C. Licenses, Registrations, or Certifications

· Must maintain Child Life Certification.

· CPR certification is preferred. CPR certification is required within 90 days of hire.

Work Type:

Full Time

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CHRISTUS HEALTH is an international Catholic, faith-based, not-for-profit health system comprised of almost more than 600 services and facilities, including more than 60 hospitals and long-term care facilities, 350 clinics and outpatient centers, and dozens of other health ministries and ventures. CHRISTUS operates in 6 U.S. states, Colombia, Chile and 6 states in Mexico. To support our health care ministry, CHRISTUS Health employs approximately 45,000 Associates and has more than 15,000 physicians on medical staffs who provide care and support for patients. CHRISTUS Health is listed among the top ten largest Catholic health systems in the United States.

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