Child Life Specialist/Creative Arts Therapist Job at Maimonides Medical Center, New York, NY

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  • Maimonides Medical Center
  • New York, NY

Job Description

Child Life Specialist/Creative Arts Therapist

THE BEST CAREERS. RIGHT HERE

@ BROOKLYN’S LEADING HEALTHCARE SYSTEM .

MAIMONIDES: TOP TEN IN THE U.S. FOR CLINICAL OUTCOMES

We’re Maimonides Health, Brooklyn’s largest healthcare system, serving over 250,000 patients each year through the system’s 3 hospitals, 1800 physicians, more than 80 community-based practices and outpatient centers . At Maimonides Health, our core values H.E.A.R.T drives everything we do. We uphold and maintain Honesty, Empathy, Accountability, Respect, and Teamwork to empower our talented team, engage our respective communities and provide patient-centered care. The system is anchored by Maimonides Medical Center, one of the nation’s largest independent teaching hospitals and home to centers of excellence in numerous specialties; Maimonides Midwood Community Hospital (formerly New York Community Hospital), a 130-bed adult medical-surgical hospital; and Maimonides Children’s Hospital, Brooklyn’s only children’s hospital and only pediatric trauma center. Maimonides’ clinical programs rank among the best in the country for patient outcomes, including its Heart and Vascular Institute, Neurosciences Institute, Bone and Joint Center, and Cancer Center. Maimonides is an affiliate of Northwell Health and a major clinical training site for SUNY Downstate College of Medicine.

In this full-time role as a Child Life Specialist/Creative Arts Therapist, you’ll provide services for a 25-bed Pediatric Unit & an 11-bed Pediatric Intensive Care Unit. Maimonides is a state-designated Regional Perinatal Center, and more babies are born at Maimonides than at any other hospital in NYS. For info: . Some responsibilities include:

  • Represent and communicate developmental and psychosocial concerns of infants, children, youth, and families to multi-disciplinary team.
  • Provide psychoeducation specific to the population served, including preparation and support for potentially stressful medical experiences.
  • Utilize appropriate non-pharmacological pain management strategies.
  • Assess responses to stress; plan, implement and evaluate care accordingly.
  • Introduce and facilitate rehearsal of techniques to aid immediate and long-term coping with consideration for the unique needs of the individual and family
  • Precept and/or supervise students, graduate interns and volunteers.
  • Evaluate, develop & implement services within culture of the work environment.
  • Encourage creative expression with various creative arts modalities.

We require:

  • Master's Degree in Child Life, Creative Arts Therapy, Therapeutic Recreation or related field strongly preferred.
  • License within one of the following Creative Art Therapies; Music, Art, Dance, Drama, Play Therapy
  • A valid License issued by the New York State Education Department to practice in respective field.

OR

  • Current credentials as Certified Child Life Specialist (CCLS)

&

  • Strong verbal and written communications skills
  • Ability to work flexible hours, some weekends.

Starting salary $61-81K. We offer excellent benefits including a 403 (B) plan. For immediate consideration, email resume, cover letter and references to: AEllis@maimo.org

Maimonides Medical Center (MMC) is an equal opportunity employer committed to diversity and inclusion in all aspects of recruiting and employment. All qualified individuals are encouraged to apply and will receive consideration without regard for race, creed (religion), color, sex, national origin, ethnicity, sexual orientation, gender identity, military or veteran status, age, disability, pregnancy, predisposing genetic characteristic, marital status or domestic violence victim status, citizenship status, or any other factor which cannot lawfully be used as a basis for an employment decision in accordance with applicable federal, state, and local laws. MMC is committed to following the requirements of the New York State Human Rights Law with regard to non-discrimination on the basis of prior criminal conviction and prior arrest.

Job Tags

Full time, Local area, Immediate start, Flexible hours, Weekend work,

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