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Child Life Specialist I

Requisition #: 204866
Location: Johns Hopkins Hospital, Baltimore, MD 21201
Category: Allied Health/Clinical Professional
Work Shift: Day Shift
Work Week: Full Time (40 hours)
Weekend Work Required: No
Date Posted: Dec. 18, 2019

The Child Life Specialist I provides psychosocially and developmentally based assessment and support to both patients and their families. Plans and provides emotionally and developmentally appropriate play and other experiences to promote effective coping with health care experiences and continued cognitive and emotional growth. Enhances quality of patient care through participation, documentation and communication with other members of the health care team. Teaches, supervises and evaluates work of volunteers and Child Life practicum students. Serves as a resource and advocate on child development issues.

Full-time, Day Shift

9:30 a.m. - 6:00 p.m.

Work Location: Johns Hopkins Hospital, East Baltimore Campus, Baltimore, MD 21287


A Bachelor's Degree in Child Development, Human Development, Early Childhood Education, Psychology, Child Life, or related field, and completion of a Child Life internship of, minimum 480 hours preferred 600 hours.

Required Licensure, Certification:

Certification at the professional level through the Child Life Council must be acquired within the first year of employment. Employee must maintain certification during employment. If employee fails to recertify according to Child Life Council standards, employee must take and pass the certification exam the next time it is offered.

Work Experience:

One year job experience or a Master’s degree with some work experience preferred.

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