Child Life Specialist Resume

Samantha Gray

North Highlands CA 95660

(916) 987-6543

[email protected]

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Job Objective

Looking for work within the company in the position of Child Life Specialist. Experienced with behind the scenes managerial duties as well as hands-on work in the industry.

Summary of Qualifications:

  • Remarkable experience as a Child Life Specialist in a health care environment
  • Skilled in planning and implementing comprehensive Child Life programs
  • Extensive knowledge of the concepts and practices of end of life care with children and families
  • In-depth knowledge of family dynamics and therapeutics play for children
  • Good understanding of basic issues of child development and behavior
  • Exceptional ability to interact effectively with children and families
  • Excellent organizational skills and attention to detail
  • Good interpersonal, oral and written communication skills

Work Experience:

Child Life Specialist, May 2006 – Present

Children’s Medical Center, Scott, LA

  • Maintained a safe environment in the playroom and monitored general health needs.
  • Provided appropriate toys and activities for a wide development range of children.
  • Supervised volunteers assisting in the playroom.
  • Coordinated with the Child Life Specialist and provided specific needs input.
  • Guided the community groups visiting the playrooms.
  • Determined the needs of individual children.

Child Life Specialist, March 2003 – April 2006

Kaiser Permanente, Scott, LA

  • Provided appropriate play activities.
  • Identified and developed patient needs & care plan goals.
  • Participated in multi-disciplinary care conferences.
  • Ensured that each child’s program is consistent with regulatory requirements.
  • Coordinated with the Child Life Program volunteers.
  • Trained & supervised volunteers & students providing voluntary support.


Bachelor’s Degree in Human Development, Monroe College, Bronx, NY