Job Description

Strength Through Diversity

Ground breaking science. Advancing medicine. Healing made personal.

Roles & Responsibilities:
  • As a member of the health care team, the Child Life Specialist II is responsible for the design, development, and implementation of recreational, therapeutic and rehabilitative activities of patients and families.  Assists in identifying the psychosocial and developmental factors that impact the health care experience for patients and family members.


    Essential Duties and Responsibilities                                                                                            

    1. Interviews, evaluates and assesses behavior to design and implement therapy programs and activities for patients.  
    2. Assess the emotional, developmental, educational, recreational and diversionary needs of the patient and family. 
    3. Provides developmental stimulation, therapeutic play and activities, procedural preparation, age-appropriate education and family support to help reduce stress, increase adaptive coping, and enhance developmental growth.
    4.  Implements individual or group therapeutic activities according to design adapting program to meet patient needs. 
    5. Prepare and submit reports and charts to treatment team to reflect patients' reactions and evidence of progress or regression.
    6. Observes and supervise patient’s development to ensure progression of therapy.
    7. Confer with members of treatment team to plan and evaluate therapy programs.
    8. Obtain information from medical records, medical staff, family members and the patients themselves to assess patients' capabilities, needs and interests.
    9. Estimates needs for space, supplies and equipment.  Request supplies as necessary. 
    10. Trains students in therapeutic recreational programs
    11. May supervise junior staff.
    12. Performs other related duties


    Education Requirements                                                                                                                

    Bachelor's Degree in Child Development or related field.  Master’s degree preferred. 


    Experience Requirements                                                                                                                 

    3 years of experience with knowledge of infant, child, and adolescent growth and development. 


    Licensing and Certification Requirements (if applicable)                                                          

    Name: Certified Child Life Specialist (CCLS)                        Issuing Agency: Child Life Council

Strength Through Diversity

The Mount Sinai Health System believes that diversity and inclusion is a driver for excellence. We share a common devotion to delivering exceptional patient care. Yet we’re as diverse as the city we call home- culturally, ethically, in outlook and lifestyle. When you join us, you become a part of Mount Sinai’s unrivaled record of achievement, education and advancement as we revolutionize healthcare delivery together.
We work hard to recruit and retain the best people, and to create a welcoming, nurturing work environment where you have the opportunity and support to develop professionally. We share the belief that all employees, regardless of job title or expertise, have an impact on quality patient care. 

Explore more about this opportunity and how you can help us write a new chapter in our story! 

Who We Are

Over 38,000 employees strong, the mission of the Mount Sinai Health System is to provide compassionate patient care with seamless coordination and to advance medicine through unrivaled education, research, and outreach in the many diverse communities we serve.
Formed in September 2013, The Mount Sinai Health System combines the excellence of the Icahn School of Medicine at Mount Sinai with seven premier hospitals, including Mount Sinai Beth Israel, Mount Sinai Brooklyn, The Mount Sinai Hospital, Mount Sinai Queens, Mount Sinai West (formerly Mount Sinai Roosevelt), Mount Sinai St. Luke’s, and New York Eye and Ear Infirmary of Mount Sinai.
The Mount Sinai Health System is an equal opportunity employer. We comply with applicable Federal civil rights laws and does not discriminate, exclude, or treat people differently on the basis of race, color, national origin, age, religion, disability, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity, or gender expression. 

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