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Child Life Manager Job

Job Number: RIH18348

Job Title: Child Life Manager

Department: Child Life Department - 1012262

Facility: Rhode Island Hospital

Location: Providence, RI

The Manager of Child Life reports to the Administrative Director of Pediatric Patient Services, the Manager of Child Life will be responsible for the development, coordination and management of staff, programs and resources so as to promote the pediatric patient and family’s ability to cope successfully with hospitalization. The Manager of Child Life will also be responsible for the program’s strategic and operational planning, budget and program functioning.


Certification as a Child Life Specialist. Master’s level preparation in Child Life or Child Development. High level of interpersonal skills in order to effectively interact with other Hospital professionals, community liaisons, families and patients. Thorough knowledge of Child Development and Educational theories and the ability to apply these in order to develop and implement Child Life Services and educational programs in a hospital setting. Demonstrated leadership abilities, effective written and verbal communication skills and excellent interpersonal skills. Ability to function in a computerized environment.


A minimum of 5 years as a child life specialist. Minimum of five (5) years’ experience in initiating and implementing aspects of an established Child Life Program. Minimum of 3-5 years management experience. Teaching experience preferred.