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Child Life Specialist - Children Centre

Evergreen Home for Special Care – Childrens Centre - 3 Jobs
Kentville, NS
Posted 21 days ago

Child Life Specialist - Children CentreTerm Position - Indefinite Subject to Government Funding

Evergreen Home for Special Care is a privately owned continuous care provider located in the beautiful Annapolis Valley. Licenced by the Department of Seniors and Long-Term Care, Evergreen provides care for its residents regardless of age, sex, race, creed, and social status.

The facility is comprised of a Children Centre which is licensed to provide 24 hour nursing coverage for 20 children and a Seniors Centre consisting of 98 residents. All residents receive multi disciplinary care based on a holistic approach to ensure physical, mental and spiritual well being while recognizing the right to individuality, respect and dignity.

Programming in the Children Centre is conducted on an individual basis and some of the children attend school outside the facility. Full and part time professional nursing care is provided to children of all ages and respite care is available to families in need. The involvement of families, staff and volunteers contributes to the mission of meeting the needs of all residents of Evergreen.

Key Responsibilities:

The Child Life Specialist reports to the Children Centre Director of Nursing, or delegate, and works with Children Centre residents, families, and interdisciplinary team to use play (therapeutic, expressive, dramatic, creative, Snoezelen) and other forms of communication to promote optimum development


  • Bachelor's degree with a minimum of ten courses in child life, child & youth studies, child development and/or education.
  • Minimum four months paid work experience in the child life profession or an internship in a qualified program.
  • Certification by Child Life Council within one year of employment as a child life specialist.
  • Experience with Snoezelen multisensory equipment and programming an asset.
  • Be well versed in working with people of diverse backgrounds and personalities.
  • Strong understanding and advocation for best practices in healthcare and long-term care.
  • Strong computer and analytical skills.
  • Must have the ability to deal with complex situations and make sound recommendations.
  • Ability to network and develop strong relationships with team members and community partners.
  • Strong oral and written communication skills.
  • Strong conflict resolution skills.

Hours of Work

  • FTE 1.0
  • 8 hrs shifts (Adjustable days and hours to meet the needs of residents and facility)

Please forward applications to:

Evergreen Home For Special Care
Attention: Andrea Cottrell, RN, BScN
655 Park Street
Kentville, NS
B4N 3V7
Fax: (902) 678-5996
Email: [email protected]

We thank all applicants for their interest. Only candidates selected for an interview will be contacted.

Competition Number: ChildLifeSpecialist-0405CB
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