CHILD LIFE FELLOWSHIP
For the individual with a commitment to advance professionally as a Child Life Specialist, opportunities provided to further develop clinical expertise in a supervised setting for one year.
EXPERIENCE: Must have successfully completed child life clinical experience of at least 480 hours, documented on letterhead or by certificate from each clinical experience site with hours and dates verified by supervising Certified Child Life Specialist (CCLS). The clinical experience hours may be completed in more than one site.
CERTIFICATION: Certified Child Life Specialist preferred.
ABOUT THE FELLOWSHIP
Provide services to a culturally diverse, urban population of patients, ranging in age from infancy through adolescence, with a wide range of acute and chronic medical conditions of pediatrics, critical diagnosis and traumatic injuries, and their families, in the inpatient, surgical and emergency settings.
Develop skills in working with an organized health care team in these settings.
Learn how to develop and implement additional aspects of Child Life Programming such as supervising para-professional child life staff and volunteers.
Upon successful completion of the program, the fellow will be awarded a Certificate jointly by St. Lukeís-Roosevelt Hospital Centerís Department of Pediatricsí Child Life Program and the Starlight Childrenís Foundation NY*NJ*CT.