Child Life Specialist – Chogoria, Kenya

Child Life Specialist
Chogoria has one specific chaplain dedicated to ministering to all of the children and families who come through the doors of the hospital. The need is often overwhelming, but the opportunity is ripe for ministering out of a place of deep compassion. The Serge Chogoria team is looking for a Child Life Specialist to come alongside in this work and assist with counseling and praying for the families on the Paediatric Ward, as well as managing a Child Resource Room for those patients who are well enough to engage in play therapy off the ward.

Position Title: Child Life Specialist

Location: Chogoria, Kenya

FT/PT: Full-time

Length of Service: 1-2 years service of 4 years service (long-term)

Responsibilities:

Provide clinical counseling for patients and families on the Pediatric Ward of a rural Kenyan mission hospital. Manage the Child Life Resource Room, where patients can engage in play and art therapy. Participate as part of a mission team of Kenyans and North Americans committed to sharing the Gospel through medical
care, chaplaincy, discipleship and education in an underserved area of central Kenya.

Requirements and Critical Qualities:

  • ACLP Board Certified or Board Eligible (graduate of an approved Child Life Professional program)
  • Vibrant faith with a vision for empowering others to heal the broken and share the Gospel
  • Willingness to trust God for living in a beautiful but relatively difficult to access area (slopes of Mount Kenya), learn language, and be actively involved in team/community
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