Child Life Assistant

UF Health - Shands
Job Description
Job ID: 75478
Full/Part Time: FTE 0.50
Regular/Temporary: Regular
Department: Child Life
Shift/Days: 9 a.m. - 5:30 p.m., Sunday, Monday and Tuesday
Posted FTE: 0.50 = 20 Hours
Job Opening Summary

Assists in implementing child life services by planning, organizing and facilitating playroom and bedside activities for pediatric patients and their families. Maintains a safe and organized environment; orients and supervises volunteers; and assists with special events, in-kind donations and community visitors.

Job Opening Qualifications
Minimum Education and Experience Requirements:

  • High school diploma and core college coursework in child development, early childhood/elementary education or a related field.
  • Associate's degree preferred.
  • One year (full-time equivalent) of childcare or teaching experience with children in a group setting.
  • Paid or volunteer experience with children in a healthcare setting preferred.
  • Child development knowledge and skills (infants through adolescents), group supervision skills, play and recreational activity planning and facilitation skills, and oral and written communication skills.
  • Ability to work independently.

*** Minimum Pay Rate - Hourly: $13.55
*** Midpoint Pay Rate - Hourly: $16.18

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UF Health Shands Hospital is committed to diversity as a competitive advantage in attracting top talent from across the nation and around the world. We believe in sharing knowledge, learning from one another, valuing different opinions, and celebrating the things that make each one of us unique in our own right. UF Health Shands Hospital is an equal opportunity employer and drug-free workplace. Equal Opportunity Employer M/F/D/V

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