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Certified Child Life Specialist (CCLS)

Company: Agape Care Group
Location: West Columbia
Posted on: June 8, 2024

Job Description:


At Agape Care Group, Hands of Hope is our pediatric care program, which offers palliative and concurrent care for any child managing a life-limiting illness. Our care is provided by the only nationally board-certified interdisciplinary pediatric team in South Carolina. Through our compassionate care model, Hands of Hope provides support for the physical, emotional, and spiritual needs of children and their families so they can focus on what matters most.

Become a Child Life Specialist with Agape Care Group & Hands of Hope!
Do you value the time you spend with your patients? Is it important to you that your patients and their families know and feel that you are with them?

We are looking for nationally certified Child Life Specialist to join our team who are committed to creating meaningful patient experiences. As a Child Life Specialist at Agape Care, you'll provide skilled social services to patients on an intermittent basis in the home. These Child Life Specialist services are performed in accordance with the physician's orders, plan of care, and are coordinated with other team members. Most importantly, you'll assist families along their health care journeys with love and compassion.

And just like all of our team members, our Child Life Specialists have access to Agape Care's supportive leadership team and professional development opportunities with plenty of room for advancement.

We're Offering a $5,000 Sign On Bonus and Even More Great Benefits When You Join Our Family!

  • Tuition Reimbursement
  • Immediate Access to Paid Time Off
  • Employee Referral Program Bonus Eligibility
  • Matching 401K
  • Annual Merit Increases
  • Years of Service Award Bonuses
  • Pet Insurance
  • Financial and Legal Assistance Program
  • Mental Health and Counseling Programs
  • Dental and Orthodontic Coverage
  • Vision Insurance
  • Health Care with Low Premiums
  • $500 Matching Health Savings Account
  • Short-term and Long-term Disability
  • Virgin Pulse Wellness Program
  • Fertility Assistance Program About Agape Care Group
    A leading hospice, palliative, and pediatric comfort care provider in the Southeast, Agape Care Group is dedicated to serving patients and families with love and delivering the highest quality care. Our network consists of Agape Care South Carolina and Georgia Hospice Care, and at any location within our company, you'll find a career that means something. You'll not only have the opportunity to use your skills to make a real difference, but you'll also be part of an inclusive, respectful work environment filled with peers who have answered the call to care for others.

    Our Company Mission
    Agape Care's mission is to serve with love, providing comfort and support through compassionate care and meaningful experiences. For our team members, these aren't empty words. In every interaction, no matter how big or small, we're dedicated to providing a superior experience for patients facing life-limiting illnesses and their families.

    Essential Functions: The Child Life Specialist essential functions:
    • Assesses patients to identify the psychosocial, financial and environmental needs of patients as evidenced by documentation, clinical records, case conferences, team report, call-in logs, and on-sit e evaluation.
    • Makes the initial Child Life Specialist evaluation visit and re-evaluates the patient's Child Life Specialist needs during each following visit.
    • Communicates significant findings, problems, and changes in condition or environment to the Supervisor, the physician and/or other personnel involved with patient care.
    • Reports unsafe conditions and the outcome of each visit to the appropriate Supervisor as appropriate by the end of the day.
    • Implements the plan for patient safety, using the patient, family, and community resources.
    • Participates in implementation and development of the Plan of Care to ensure quality and continuity of care and proper discharge planning.
    • Verifies the Plan of Care prior to each visit and provides care according to physician's orders, assessment data, and established standards and guidelines.
    • Initiates and revises the Plan of Care in response to identified patient care issues.
    • Writes physician orders to cover additional visits and changes to the plan of care, per agency policy.
    • Incorporates patient care goals established in the plan of care, as evidenced by documentation in clinical note.
    • Performs appropriate skilled services/interventions in accordance with accepted standards of practice and certified by the patient's physician.
    • Counsels and instructs and includes the patient and family in following the Plan of Care and meeting Child Life Specialist and related needs.
    • Assures the continuity of quality patient care delivered.
    • Maintains communication with clinical staff providing updates and changes in schedules, patient data or needs, physician orders or special instructions.
    • Participates in patient care conferences offering clinical suggestions.
    • Assures clinical notes indicate continuing communication and coordination of services with physician, other staff and disciplines. Qualifications: Minimum Qualifications/Requirements:

      EDUCATION: Bachelors degree in relevant field and CCLS certification from the Child Life Council.

      LICENSURE: Current CCLS certification

      EXPERIENCE: 2 year Child Life Specialist experience in a healthcare setting.

      SKILLS: Child Life Specialist skills as defined as generally accepted Child Life Specialist standards. Requires excellent verbal and written communication skills with strong interpersonal skills.

      TRANSPORTATION: Reliable transportation.

      HEALTH STATUS: Meets all applicable agency policies and procedures related to health screening and required testing.

Keywords: Agape Care Group, Columbia , Certified Child Life Specialist (CCLS), Other , West Columbia, South Carolina

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