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Child Life Education Specialist

Georgetown University Hospital

Washington, DC
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Georgetown University Hospital
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Child Life Education Specialist at Medstar Georgetown University Hospital

Child Life Education Specialist

PEDS - Child Life

Regular Full-Time






Position Summary: The incumbent in this position will develop and implement educational programming and provide academic instruction for school-age patients while taking into consideration their medical, developmental, and academic needs.  These functions are performed in accordance all applicable laws and regulations and MedStar Georgetown University Hospital's philosophy, policies, procedures and standards.

Required Education and Training: BA/BS in Education is required. Master's degree preferred. Elementary and High School Education Teaching Licensure required. Eligible but not limited to teach in the following states: Washington DC, Virginia, and Maryland.

Required Experience: Minimum of two years experience as hospital school teacher in an acute health care setting. Experience with children of all ages and developmental levels are preferred. Teaching experience in public school system preferred. Excellent interpersonal communication skills and enthusiasm for providing educational services to patients within the guidelines of patient and family centered care. Knowledge of educational theory, child development, and teaching skills. Familiarity with a variety of computer programs and teaching aids. Knowledge of state and federal education laws and requirements.  Ability to relate well with children, adolescents, families and staff.  In-depth understanding of the effects of hospitalization on children's growth and development, and on family dynamics.   



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