Mercy Health

  • Child Life Specialist

    Requisition ID
    Other Allied Health
    Position Type
    Full Time
    Days, Holidays, Weekends
    Child Life
    US-MO-Saint Louis
  • Overview

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    We’re a Little Different


    Our mission is clear. We bring to life a healing ministry through our compassionate care and exceptional service.  


    We don’t believe in jobs at Mercy, we believe in careers that match the unique gifts of unique individuals; careers that not only make the most of your skills and talents, but also your heart.


    At Mercy, you’ll feel our supportive community every step of your day, especially the tough ones. We’re a team and love working that way. That team is expanding, and we currently have exceptional opportunities to help our communities grow.

    Responsibilities and Qualifications

    Provide intervention to educate, prepare and support children through tests and procedures. Plan, implement and supervise activities and special events to normalize hospital environment and promote socialization and normal development. Advocate for special needs of families and patients. Promote the role of parents and the philosophy of patient and family centered care. Supervise students and volunteers.


    Because you’re committed to excellence, you understand the importance of being properly prepared for your role at Mercy. That’s why you’ll bring to your role the right set of qualifications:


    Education: Bachelor’s degree and internship in appropriate area required.

    Experience: Two years experience in a child related educational or medical care facility.


    Certifications: Certification or registration through appropriate certification/registering body required: CTRS - National Council for Therapeutic Recreation Certification CCLS - Child Life Certifying Commission RMT - Registration for Music Therapists Must know CPR and be able to respond to emergency situations.

    Preferred Other: Strong background in child development. Medical terminology.


    We’ll Support You at Work and Home


    Our foundations are built on dignity and respect. Modern Healthcare Magazine named us as a “top 100 places to work.” We go out of our way to help people feel welcomed. We offer day-one comprehensive health, vision and dental coverage, PTO, and employer-matched retirement funds, even to part-time employees. We’re proud to provide tuition reimbursement to help you grow and learn new skills.


    What Makes a Good Match for Mercy


    Compassion and professionalism go hand-in-hand with us, along with exceptional quality care. Having a positive outlook and a strong sense of advocacy is in perfect step with our mission and vision. We’re also collaborative and are not afraid to do a little extra to deliver excellent care – that’s just part of our commitment. If that sounds like a fit for you as well, we encourage you to apply.


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