Mayo Clinic is looking for a Child Life Specialist to join their team in Phoenix, AZ. The Child Life Specialist orients patients, families, students, and staff to the Radiation Oncology department environment and the Child Life Program. The specialist assesses patients and families with the goal of planning interventions. Child life interventions are done to facilitate coping and mastery of healthcare experiences, and to foster a positive self-image through developmentally appropriate activities. The specialist serves as a resource to the healthcare team on child development and behavior issues.
Exemption status Non-exempt/hourly position.
Compensation Detail Education, experience and tenure may be considered along with internal equity when job offers are extended. The minimum pay rate is $21.52 per hour.
Benefits eligible Yes
Hours / Pay period Full time - 80 hours per two week pay period.
Weekend schedule None at this time.
Site description Mayo Clinic's campuses in Arizona are located in Phoenix and Scottsdale, in the beautiful Sonoran Desert. The region is known as the Valley of the Sun, a metropolitan area with more than 4 million residents in 25 cities and towns.
With Phoenix being the sixth largest city in the nation, this sunny "desert metropolis" offers the amenities of a big city in the midst of a strikingly beautiful, rugged, southwest landscape.
Scottsdale frequently earns praise as a highly desirable place to live. The city's more than 200,000 residents enjoy a vibrant mix of culinary hot spots, arts and entertainment, professional and collegiate sports teams, and community resources. The region's desert climate promotes an outdoor lifestyle with a full complement of sports and recreation.
Required Skills: Qualifications Bachelor's degree in Child Life, Child Development, Child and Family Studies, or closely related field. One (1) year Child Life Program experience in an acute hospital or outpatient pediatric setting required.
Additional qualifications Child Life Specialist with at least 3 years of experience working with cancer patients, preferred. Demonstrated maturity, patience, sensitivity, understanding, enthusiasm, and the capacity to relate effectively to children, parents, volunteers, and staff. Demonstrated sound judgment, initiative, and a thorough understanding of child development. Preferred bilingual English- Spanish skills.
License or certification Basic Life Support Certification is required upon hire and must be valid for 90 days or greater from start date. Maintains Basic Life Support (BLS) Competency. Certified Child Life Specialist (CCLS) or granted acceptance to take next scheduled exam and attains certification within first year of employment.
Mayo Clinic is an equal opportunity educator and employer (including veterans and persons with disabilities).
Internal Number: 32085001_235581557
About Mayo Clinic
Mayo Clinic is a not-for-profit worldwide leader in patient care, research and education. Working collaboratively and driven by patient needs, more than 55,000 dedicated professionals — across six states and in every medical and surgical specialty — provide solutions and hope to people from all walks of lifeWorking at Mayo Clinic is making a difference. It's providing the highest quality patient care by placing the needs of patients first. At Mayo Clinic, you'll discover a culture of teamwork, professionalism and mutual respect — and most importantly, a life-changing career.