Sanford Health

Child Life Assistant

Fargo, North Dakota
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Sep 29, 2020
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Sanford Health is one of the largest and fastest-growing not-for-profit health systems in the United States. We're proud to offer many development and advancement opportunities to our nearly 50,000 members of the Sanford Family who are dedicated to the work of health and healing across our broad footprint.
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Facility: Sanford Medical Center Fargo

Location: Fargo, ND

Shift: Varies

Job Schedule: Part time

Weekly Hours: 20.00

Job Summary

Plans and assists in the delivery of developmentally appropriate play activities, expressive arts, and special events for pediatric patients and their families within the health care setting, both at the bedside and in playroom settings. Schedules, organizes, and facilitates special events that engage a variety of ages, interests, and abilities. Serves as an advocate for the child when collaborating with the healthcare team. Utilizes knowledge of basic child development, family systems and the developmental effects of stress and trauma on children to establish appropriate interventions to alleviate distress. Promotes family-centered care and facilitates the strengthening of positive coping and resiliency skills within the healthcare setting. Provides ongoing assessment of interventions used. Effectively orients, trains, and supervises volunteers. Possesses basic knowledge of medical diagnosis and procedures. Understands special needs of children with chronic or disabling conditions, the use of play activities in a health care environment along with some familiarity with the body of research regarding children in health care settings.

Department Details

Shifts include 8 hour day, or 5 hour evening; and every third weekend 5 hour day shift.


Two years post-secondary education with emphasis on Child Development or related field required.
Basic Life Support (BLS) certification required within six months of hire.
Sanford is an EEO/AA Employer M/F/Disability/Vet.
If you are an individual with a disability and would like to request an accommodation for help with your online application, please call 1-877-673-0854 or send an email to .

Job Function: Allied Health

Req Number: R-28586

Featured: No

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