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Child Life Specialist – Inpatient Medicine (40 Hours)

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  • At Boston Children’s Hospital, the quality of our care – and our inclusive hospital working environment – lies in the diversity of our people. With patients from local communities and 160 countries around the world, we’re committed to reflecting the spectrum of their cultures, while opening doors of opportunity for our team. Here, different talents pursue common goals. Voices are heard and ideas are shared. Join us, and discover how your unique contributions can change lives. Yours included.


  • Bachelor’s degree in Child Development, Child Life, or a closely related field with a concentration in child life.
  • 600-hour Child Life internship under the supervision of a certified child life specialist.
  • General skills to resolve problems requiring the use of child development theory, professional child life principles, and experienced‑based knowledge.
  • Well-developed writing skills, and excellent communication skills including conflict resolution to effectively work as a team member.
  • Child Life Certification required within 1 year of hire

Education requirements


Area of Responsibilities



  • Participating in therapeutic activities and programs to meet patients’ psychosocial and developmental needs, and facilitating adjustment to health care experiences for patients on our behavioral health cohort.
  • Serving as member of multidisciplinary team.
  • Delegating work assignments to volunteers and participates in clinical training of student interns.
  • Working 40 hours per week: four 10 hour days per week, with one weekend shift required per month.


Work type

Full time

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