Child Life Specialist Fellow

Covenant Children's - Lubbock, TX

Temporary

Additional Application Requirements:

  • Resume
  • Two letters of reference
  • One from your child life internship supervisor
  • One from a nurse or other healthcare professional from your internship
  • A 300-500 word essay
  • Explain how this fellowship experience will benefit your career as a child life specialist. Essay should include strengths, areas for growth, and expectations.

Deadline (November 15th)

Please note: Earlier applications may be considered and accepted prior to the deadline

Select applicants will be interviewed on location or via Skype

Child Life Fellowship

Funded by: Spirit of Children Charity

Eligibility

The Child Life Fellowship position is offered to a new child life professional who has successfully completed a child life internship (minimum 600 hours), and is either certified in child life or eligible to take the child life certification exam.

Fellowship Description

The CL Fellowship is a 9-month full-time position (40 hours/week) with a tentative start date of January 6, 2020. The fellowship position is intended for new professionals who wish to gain supervised professional experience that includes mentoring, educational opportunities, and clinical skill development with an emphasis on evidence-based practice. The child life fellow will work primarily as a floating staffed position providing supplemental coverage to units with high volumes or limited CL staffing. The fellow will gain a breadth of clinical experience in various areas of the hospital including PICU, outpatient services (e.g., radiology, pedi oncology), general pediatrics, and the emergency department. The fellow will work as a member of the clinical team and attend team meetings, track productivity data, participate in program development & evaluation, and provide direct-patient care. The child Life fellow receives a monthly stipend ($2,200/month - without benefits) and will be required to complete a W-9 IRS form.

Hospital Overview

Covenant Children’s Hospital, part of the Covenant Health system, is a 269-bed freestanding children’s hospital located in Lubbock, Texas. Inpatient units include a pediatric ICU, general pediatric unit, and neonatal intensive care unit. The hospital also includes a level-2 Pediatric Trauma Emergency Department. The hospital has three therapeutic playroom spaces, a songwriting/music recording studio, and a children’s performance theater with closed-circuit television.

Department Overview

  • Mission Statement: The Department of Integrative Care includes Child Life, Music Therapy, Arts in Medicine and Pediatric Mental Health. Our mission is to provide developmental, educational, and expressive opportunities through play and the creative arts to help our children and families better cope with illness, hospitalization, and recovery.

Job Type: Temporary

Salary: $2,200.00 /month

Education:

  • Bachelor's (Preferred)

License:

  • Child Life (Preferred)

Work Location:

  • One location

Schedule:

  • Monday to Friday