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Providence Health & Services Child Life Specialist in Tarzana, California


Providence is calling a part time, variable shift Child Life Specialist to Providence Tarzana Medical Center in Tarzana, CA.

In this position you will:

  • Provide emotional and social support to patients and their families by conducting educational and recreational programs that minimize the psychological trauma for hospitalized infants, children, and adolescents

  • Plan and provide age and developmentally appropriate experience to ensure continued cognitive and emotional growth

  • Add to quality of patient care through observation, documentation, and communication with other members of the healthcare team

  • Serve as a resource on child development issues

  • Actively collaborate with multidisciplinary team to advocate for patient and family needs

  • Demonstrate a commitment to family-centered care.


Required qualifications for this position include:

  • Bachelor's Degree in Child Life or related field

  • Current Child Life Specialist (CCLS) certification. If not currently certified, must attend the next available class as presented locally by the National Child Life Council

  • Current Basic Life Support (BLS) certification for Healthcare Providers from the American Heart Association, or must obtain BLS within 3 months of employment, and maintain BLS certification annually

Preferred qualifications for this position include:

  • Master's Degree in Child Life or related field

  • Previous work experience with healthy infants, children and adolescents, as well as working knowledge of children and/or adolescents under stress

About the hospital you will serve.

Providence Tarzana Medical Center is a 245-bed not-for-profit medical center that serves the San Fernando Valley, offering high quality specialty services, including: heart and vascular care, orthopedics, oncology and senior services. Recognizing the special health care needs of women and children, our Women’s Pavilion & Resource Center provides women’s health and maternity care in once central location. The hospital specializes in pediatrics and has one of the largest neonatal intensive care units in the San Fernando Valley. Providence Tarzana has a reputation for clinical excellence and sophisticated technology with a personal touch. Providence Health & Services cares about the people and the lives that we touch each and every day. We are continually driven by the caring tradition of our heritage – the foundation of our Mission and core-values – to embrace respect, compassion, justice, excellence and stewardship. With a rich past reaching back more than 65 years in Southern California, and 150 years in total, Providence Health & Services today celebrates unprecedented growth, recognition for top quality health care, a vibrant employee culture where new ideas are encouraged and a drive to help the underprivileged - all with an eye toward the future.

We offer a full comprehensive range of benefits - see our website for details

Our Mission

As expressions of God’s healing love, witnessed through the ministry of Jesus, we are steadfast in serving all, especially those who are poor and vulnerable.

About Us

Providence Health & Services is a not-for-profit Catholic network of hospitals, care centers, health plans, physicians, clinics, home health care and services guided by a Mission of caring the Sisters of Providence began over 160 years ago. Providence is proud to be an Equal Opportunity Employer. Providence does not discriminate on the basis of race, color, gender, disability, veteran, military status, religion, age, creed, national origin, sexual identity or expression, sexual orientation, marital status, genetic information, or any other basis prohibited by local, state, or federal law.

Schedule: Part-time

Shift: Variable

Job Category: Behavioral Health

Location: California-Tarzana

Req ID: 226377