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Child Life Work Study Student

Posting Details

Posting Details

Date Posted 07/27/2017
Working Title Child Life Work Study Student
Anticipated Starting Academic Term Fall
Job Type Student
Job Category Other
Federal Work Study Required? Yes
Job Summary

The University of Pittsburgh is seeking a Child Life Work Study Student who will report to the Child Life Specialist and is responsible for supporting the developmental needs of patients and their families to minimize psychological trauma in a patient and family centered care environment.

The incumbent will:
1. Assist in the preparation and implementation of the activity program under direct supervision of the child life staff.
2. Clean and maintain toys and equipment in the activity centers.
3. Accept, organize, and distribute donations, under the supervision of the child life staff.
4. Work with volunteers to ensure the effective operation of unit based programs with supervision from the child life staff.
5. Transport patients safely to and from activities and events.
6. Interact with patients and family members in a safe and age appropriate manner.
7. Help to maintain the child life activity centers in an organized, sanitary, and safe manner.
8. Follow the child life program special visitor guidelines and escort entertainers and special guests during visits with patients.
9. Assist child life staff in the daily operations of the sibling center.

Job Requirements

1. Ability to support psychosocial and developmental needs of patients and to relate well with families of hospitalized children.
2. Demonstrate exemplary guest relation skills.
3. Physical ability is required for almost constant standing, walking, and lifting up to 40 lbs.
4. Visual ability to organize and label.
5. Yearly PPD test.
6. Compliance with Act 33/34 and Act 73 requirements.
7. Experience in working with groups of children (preferred).

Child Protection Clearances

The following PA Act 153 clearances and background checks may be required prior to commencement of employment and as a condition of continued employment: PA State Police Criminal Record Check, FBI Criminal Record Check, PA Child Abuse History Clearance.

Hourly Pay Rate $7.65
Anticipated Number of Openings 3
Anticipated Hours per Week 10-20
Anticipated Weekly Schedule


Campus Pittsburgh
Primary Work Location Children's Hospital of Pittsburgh of UPMC
Posting Number S-05011-P

Posting Questions

Required fields are indicated with an asterisk (*).

  1. * Do you have a Federal Work Study (FWS) award?
    • Yes
    • No

Applicant Documents

Required Documents
  1. Resume
Optional Documents
  1. Cover Letter