Child Life Specialist
You will work with children and teenagers who are in the hospital to help the health care team figure out what’s wrong and create a treatment plan; help kids and their parents understand their condition and how to manage it; help young patients keep up with their school work, and help them find ways to have a little fun.
Although you won’t be providing medical care such as changing bandages or giving needles, you do need to have a good “poker face” and be able to deal with occasional tough situations.
Education / Training / Experience
- Bachelor’s Degree in a related field such as Child and Youth Care, Child Development, Psychology, Special Education or Family Studies (4 years full time)
- Membership with the Child Life Council or the Canadian Association of Child Life Leaders
- Completion of Child Life Certification
Programs in BC
$56,000 - $70,000
The best thing about this job… is that you’ll use your creativity and knowledge to meet new challenges every day, working with children.