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Child Life Assistant II

Job Description

Job ID: 1197536
Employment Status: Full-Time
More Information:

For more than 130 years, St. Louis Children's Hospital has provided exceptional care for children in all 50 states and 80 countries around the world. With its academic partner, Washington University School of Medicine, Children’s is consistently ranked among the nation’s best pediatric hospitals by U.S. News & World Report. A member of BJC Healthcare, St. Louis Children’s Hospital follows one simple mission – to do what’s right for kids. That mission comes to life through medical discovery, innovative therapies and compassionate care. In 2018, Children's expanded with a state-of-the-art, 12-story medical tower. To learn more, visit, Facebook, Twitter and Instagram.


Role Purpose

The child life assistant II (CLA II) is a clinical partner with the Certified Child Life Specialist (CCLS) in delivering patient and family centered care on inpatient floors. . The CLA II will provide introduction to CL services, coordination of inpatients medical needs by notifying CCLS, and will assist families in obtaining needed CL supplies and resources. The CLA II will be responsible for the safety and security of patients and families in any: playrooms, teen lounge, special events and support groups. The CLA II supervises, oversees and directs the operations of the CL areas and work of the volunteers.


  • A clinical partner to the Certified Child Life Specialist (CCLS) in delivering patient and family centered care by completing introduction of services, coordination of clinical procedures by notifying CCLS of upcoming procedures and tests and obtaining needed Child Life (CL) resources.
  • Responsible for the daily safety and security of all patients and visitors in any of the areas designated for play (CL playrooms, TL) and during special events by assuring that safety/security policies and practices are consistently followed.
  • Daily maintains an orderly and safe environment for all patients and families.
  • Daily completes charting in patient’s medical records.
  • Oversees the daily roles and responsibilities of volunteers on the inpatients floors and during special events by directing them to priority patients and guiding their work.
  • BJC has determined this is a safety-sensitive position. The ability to work in a constant state of alertness and in a safe manner is an essential function of this job.

  • Minimum Requirements



  • High School Diploma or GED


  • 2-5 years


    Preferred Requirements and Additional Job Information



  • Associate's Degree

    Supervisor Experience

  • No Experience

  • Benefits Statement

    Note: not all benefits apply to all openings

    -  Comprehensive medical, dental, life insurance, and disability plan options
    -  Pension Plan*/403(b) Plan
    -  401(k) plan
    -  Tuition Assistance
    -  Health Care and Dependent Care Reimbursement Accounts
    -  On-Site Fitness Center (depending on location)
    -  Paid Time Off Program for vacation, holiday and sick time

    *Pension does not apply to Memorial Hospital, Memorial Hospital East, Memorial Medical Group, Alton Memorial or Parkland Health Center

    Legal Statement

    The above information on this description has been designed to indicate the general nature and level of work performed by employees in this position. It is not designed to contain or be interpreted as an exhaustive list of all responsibilities, duties and qualifications required of employees assigned to this job.


    Equal Opportunity Employer