• Child Life Specialist Hospice Care

    Posted Date 4 months ago(8/3/2018 2:39 PM)
    Job ID
    Program Posting
    East Bay
    Regular / Temp
    Per Diem
    Min. Exp.(Yrs)
    Allied Health/Social Services
    Walnut Creek
    Zip Code
    Official Job Title
    Child Life Specialist
  • Overview

    Make a Difference.  Change Lives One Patient & Family at a Time.


    VITAS Healthcare - Nation's Leader in End-of-Life Care, is seeking a Per Diem Child Life Specialist.


    The Child Life Specialist is a member of the interdisciplinary team whose primary function is to identify the psychological needs of the pediatric hospice patients, their siblings and the children of adult hospice patients, define goals for meeting these needs, and help provide developmentally appropriate interventions and casework needed to meet these goals. Provides grief and bereavement developmental education for adult family members and hospice staff. Assists with locating and referring to community resources prior to the conclusion of services. Maintains appropriate documentation in the hospice patient chart.


    Benefits Include

    • Competitive compensation
    • Health, dental, vision, life and disability insurance
    • Pre-tax healthcare and dependent care flexible spending accounts
    • Life insurance
    • 401(k) plan with numerous investment options and generous company match
    • Cancer and/or critical illness benefit
    • Tuition Reimbursement
    • Paid Time Off
    • Employee Assistance Program
    • Legal Insurance
    • Affinity Program


    • Completion of child life internship. Certified Child Life Specialist, by exam within one year of hire.
    • Previous experience in hospital, home health, hospice setting.


    • Bachelors degree in Child Life , Child Development or a closely related field.

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