Job Responsibilities: The role of the Child Life Therapist is to assess, plan, implement, and evaluate psychosocial patient/family needs for patients aged neonatal to 17 years (Neonates, Pediatric, Adolescent). The Child Life Therapist provides psychosocial support to meet the needs of the patients and families; plans and coordinates activities designed to further the social, emotional, intellectual and physical growth of the child within the inpatient and outpatient setting, utilizing age appropriate principles of growth and development; acts an advocate for the patients and families; performs other related duties.
Completion of a 600 hour Child Life internship
Bachelor Degree Completion of Bachelor's Degree in Child Life Child Development Psychology Education or other health-related field.
Certified Child Life Specialist - Child Life Certification or must be eligible to sit for exam. Must obtain Certified Child Life Specialist (CCLS) credential within 12 months of hire.
One year in a healthcare setting
Internal Number: 47139
About Norton Healthcare
Norton Healthcare is a leader in serving adult and pediatric patients from throughout Greater Louisville, Southern Indiana, the commonwealth of Kentucky and beyond.
The not-for-profit hospital and health care system is Louisville’s fourth largest employer, with more than 16,500 employees, over 1,500 employed medical providers and approximately 2,000 total physicians on its medical staff. The system includes five hospitals with 1,907 licensed beds, seven outpatient centers, 16 Norton Immediate Care Centers, eight Norton Prompt Care at Walgreens locations and an expanded telehealth program. It provides care at more than 250 locations throughout Kentucky and Southern Indiana. The hospitals provide inpatient and outpatient general care as well as specialty care including heart, neuroscience, cancer, orthopedic, women’s and pediatric services. A strong research program provides access to clinical trials in a multitude of areas.
In 2019 Norton Healthcare was named by Healthiest Employers as the fifth healthiest place to work in the country and has twice been awarded an honorable mention for the C. Everett Koop National Health Awards. In 2020 Norton Healthcare’s five hospitals and N...orton Cancer Institute were named LGBTQ Healthcare Equality Leaders by the Human Rights Campaign Foundation, earning a top score of 100 on the Healthcare Equality Index (HEI) for the third year in a row.