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Child Life Specialist / Part-time (Hourly)

Allegheny Health Network

  • Company AHN
  • Pittsburgh, PA - West Penn Hospital
  • Rehab
  • Part time
  • Rotational (United States of America)

Company :

Allegheny Health Network

Job Description : 

This is a casual role that requires at least 8 hours per week.


Designs and implements developmentally appropriate therapeutic activities to enable children and families to cope with the stress and anxiety of illness, injury and hospitalization and promotes optimum development of children and their families to maintain normal living patterns and to minimize psychological trauma.


  • Develops, coordinates and monitors programs and clinical services developing policies/procedures, completing required documentation and managing resources while adhering to departmental, hospital and regulatory guidelines. (25%)
  • Provides clinical services to hospitalized children and their families according to departmental guidelines and professional standards of practice. (25%)
  • Enhances overall program effectiveness by providing supervision of volunteers, students and participation in special projects/events as requested by other departments/educational programs. (25%)
  • Promotes professional growth by adhering to hospital guidelines and standards set forth by department or professional affiliation. (25%)
  • Performs other duties as assigned.



  • BA/BS Degree
  • Experience in the areas of child life/hospitalized children, child development or education in a hospital setting, family dynamics, play and recreation.


  • Child Life Certification

Disclaimer: The job description has been designed to indicate the general nature and essential duties and responsibilities of work performed by employees within this job title. It may not contain a comprehensive inventory of all duties, responsibilities, and qualifications required of employees to do this job.

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As a component of job responsibilities, employees may have access to covered information, cardholder data, or other confidential customer information that must be protected at all times.  In connection with this, all employees must comply with both the Health Insurance Portability Accountability Act of 1996 (HIPAA) as described in the Notice of Privacy Practices and Privacy Policies and Procedures as well as all data security guidelines established within the Company’s Handbook of Privacy Policies and Practices and Information Security Policy. 

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