Child Life Specialist

Las Vegas - Nevada (NV), 89128

ProCare Hospice of Nevada

Job Description:

Do you have a Hospice Heart? We are a family owned and operated hospice serving patients in Clark and Nye Counties. Committed to the philosophies of compassion, comfort, support and dignity- Hospice believes that the quality at the end of life is as important as the length of it. We provide professional and ethical care to patients with a life-limiting illness or poor prognosis, as well as provide on-going support and education to families and caregivers. Our staff is dedicated to educating the community about the benefits of hospice care. We strive to provide the most comforting end-of-life experience possible by valuing each patient as an individual.

Role and Responsibilities:

  • Focus on the mental, emotional, and social needs of the pediatric hospice patient through use of therapeutic relationship building.
  • Normalization of the pediatric hospice patient, typically in their natural setting, Normalization of their feelings. Normalization of the abnormal, in this case the death of a child.
  • Creation of legacy projects.
  • Therapeutic play and play-based communication to meet the developmental needs of the individual patient/sibling/son or daughter. Encourage expressive art and therapeutic play for coping.
  • Providing individualized support and guidance for siblings, or younger children of the adult hospice patient.
  • Offering education and/or facilitating end-of-life discussions with a child.
  • Helping children and their families process and cope with medical situations by using a variety of tactics to help them better understand a process or procedure.
  • Advocating for the special needs of the patient and their families.
  • Working in conjunction with social work to assist in fulfilling a patient's final wishes through wish foundations and community support.
  • Assess needs and provide CCLS support to the interdisciplinary team.
  • Provide staff education on an as needed basis.
  • Administrative duties, including but not limited to, writing emails, collaboration and communication with team, organizing toys and donation items, attend regular Interdisciplinary team meetings.

Qualifications and Experience:

  • Minimum of a Bachelor's degree in Child Life Studies, Master's degree preferred.
  • 1 year of direct Child Life experience preferred.
  • Certification as a Child Life Specialist (CCLS) and maintenance of certification.
  • Minimum of one year clinical experience as CCLS.
  • Successful completion of Background check pursuant to NRS 449.188 and NRS 179A.100. · Read, speak, write and understand the English language.
  • Must be able to handle frequent interruptions.
  • Must be able to cope with emotionally charged situations encompassing, patients, families and other caregivers.
  • Reliable transportation and maintain current auto insurance.

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