Who we are:

Rooted in the heritage of the Sisters of Notre Dame de Namur, Notre Dame Health Care (NDHC) is committed to the physical, spiritual, and emotional care of our residents and patients. As one of Worcester’s largest healthcare organizations employing 420 employees, NDHC provides long term/skilled rehab care, residential assisted living care, adult/pediatric hospice and palliative care, and education, tutoring, and citizenship courses to hundreds of residents/patients every year.


The job of a child life specialist entails giving support and assistance to children as well as their families during the child’s journey with a life-limiting illness. The child life specialist espcially offers emotional and physical support, working together with the medical team attending on children, their siblings and families. These professionals work as members of an inter-disciplinary team which comprises of physicians, nurses, social workers, therapists and teachers.

  • Utilize and navigate patient information in the electronic or paper health record.
  • Perform assessments, evaluations, and establish therapeutic and fuction goals for patients and caregivers related to child life in accordance with the interdisciplinary plan of care.
  • Maintain uo to date patent records to ensure that problems, plans, interventions, and goals are accurately and clearly stated and changes are reflected as they occur.
  • Identify and address confirt care needs. Prepare patients in developmentatlly appropriate manner for medical procedures, tests, and treatments.
  • The abilitiy to support infants, children, youth, and families in coping with stressful events. Provide holistic, family-centered care across treatment settings to improve the quality of life.
  • Other duties may apply.

  • Bachelor of Science in Child Life, Child Development or related field.
  • Must have current Child Life Certification or pass Child Life Certification Exam within one year of employment.
  • 1 year of Child Life experience prefereed; hospice experience preferred.
  • Abilitiy to be pro-active with clients
  • Demonstrated integrity, maturity, and sound judgment.
  • Verbal and written communication skills needed in order to communicate clearly, effectively and patiently on the phone and in email.text message.
  • Abillity to work in a sometmes stressful, environment.
  • Ability to remain calm, resilient, flexible, with a positive sense of humor.
  • Must have a valid drivers license and epndable transportation.



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