As a Baystate Child Life Specialist you will be responsible for the development and implementation of home-based child life support services to clients serviced by the Baystate Home Health & Hospice Pediatric Palliative Care Network (PPCN) Program. Provide specialized therapeutic techniques to children with limited life expectancy, their siblings and families according to a medically approved plan of care, guided by the Association of Child Life Professionals (ACLP) standards and scope of practice.
Additional responsibilities will include:
Provide child life assessment and recommendations for therapeutic intervention to support comfort, coping and function of pediatric patients in their homes. (To include therapeutic play, psychological preparation, family support & education, etc.).
Implement medically approved plan of care in collaboration with the interdisciplinary PPCN team.
Participate in interdisciplinary team meetings, staff & community meetings and education.
Serve as a consultant on the team regarding child life therapies and provide training to staff and volunteers on the role and interventions.
Assist PPCN Program Manager in program development, implementation and coordination of special events and programming as set forth in the Department of Public Health contract.
Provide bereavement support for patients and families regarding anticipatory grief; at the time of death and through follow-up grief interventions.
Comply with agency documentation standards. Participate in agency quality assessment and improvement activities.
Bachelor's Degree, Master’s Degree preferred in Child Life or related field
Professional Certification as a Certified Child Life Specialist (CCLS) through the Association of Child Life Professionals
Minimum of 1 year of experience as a Certified Child Life Specialist in a health care setting; experience with bereavement preferred
Valid Driver's License is required
Internal Number: R685
About Baystate Home Health & Hospice
When you become a part of the Baystate team, you join one of New England's leading and largest not-for-profit healthcare systems - serving more than 800,000 people throughout western Massachusetts. Join us in advancing care and enhancing lives every day in the communities we serve.
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