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  • Kindel  Leben    123-­‐456-­‐7890  |  kindelleben@gmail.com|  linkedin.com/in/kindelleben  

      EDUCATION     B.A.  Child  Development  with  Child  Life  Specialization   Anticipated  May  2019   Grinadette  College,  Chicago  IL   •   Spanish  minor   •   GPA:  3.65/4.00   •   Dean’s  List     CHILD  LIFE  EXPERIENCE       Child  Life  Practicum  Student     January  2018  –  Present         Sunshine  Children’s  Hospital,  Winfield  IL   •   Created  3  NICU  pamphlets  for  hospital  staff  use;  focusing  on  family-­‐centered  care,  coping  with  separation  anxiety  

    and  sibling  bonding   •   Coordinated  appointments  for  70+  patients  and  families  for  professional  photography  at  annual  oncology  party   •   Implementing  new  therapeutic  activities  designed  for  elementary  and  teen  age  groups  at  bedside  and  in  

    playroom   •   Increasing  knowledge  of  developmentally  appropriate  assessments  and  interventions  through  50+  hours  of  

    observations    

    Child  Life  Volunteer   August  2016  –  December  2017       Memorial  Children’s  Hospital,  Chicago  IL   •   Accrued  190+  hours  volunteering  in  the  in-­‐patient  pediatric  unit  and  pediatric  intensive  care  unit     •   Facilitated  weekly  playroom  activities  to  encourage  socialization,  normalcy  and  developmentally  appropriate  play     •   Engaged  children  in  developmentally  appropriate  play  activities  at  bedside;  promoting  mastery,  control  and  self-­‐

    expression     •   Assisted  the  child  life  team  with  three  large  scale  events  (300+  attendees),  monthly  nonprofit  visits  and  annual  

    holiday  celebrations       Volunteer   Summer  2017       Ronald  McDonald  House,  Winfield  IL   •   Served  75+  hours  assisting  families  in  orientation  routines  and  with  daily  transportation  and  housekeeping  needs   •   Received  formal  commendation  on  quality  service  and  work  ethic  from  volunteer  supervisor  during  exit  interview     •   Managed  donations  and  reorganized  storage  area  to  maximize  space     Special  Events  Volunteer     August  2016  –  May  2017   Patient  Parties,  Chicago  IL   •   Hosted  holiday  celebrations  at  4  hospitals  to  provide  patients  and  families  normalcy  and  socialization   •   Adapted  quickly  to  different  hospital  units;  building  rapport  with  unique  patients  and  families   •   Implemented  various  developmentally-­‐minded  crafts  and  games  for  children  of  all  ages     RELATED  EXPERIENCE     Assistant  Teacher   October  2015  –  December  2017   KinderCare  Preschool,  West  Chicago  IL   •   Partnered  with  the  classroom  teacher  to  develop  and  implement  activities  to  support  the  children’s  growth  (ages  

    3  months  to  5  years)  in  reading,  writing,  math,  music  and  art   •   Maintained  daily  communication  with  parents  (in  person,  email,  text)  to  promote  the  cognitive  and  emotional  

    needs  of  their  children   •   Fostered  an  environment  of  positive  learning,  safety  and  structured  routines    

  • Camp  Counselor   Summer  2016   Camp  4  Kids,  Chicago  IL   •   Facilitated  interactions  among  children  whose  siblings  have  or  are  diagnosed  with  pediatric  cancer     •   Led  14  adolescent  girls  through  outdoor  activities  and  crafts  that  promoted  healthy  coping  and  emotional  

    expression       Research  Assistant   January  2016  –  May  2016   Child  Development  Office  at  Child  Life  University   •   Designed  and  organized  display  cases  and  information  boards  to  provide  students  with  important  updates  

    related  to  their  field  of  study     •   Developed  administration  skills  including  maintaining  accurate  student  files,  scheduling  appointments,  and  

    communicating  with  professors       MEMBERSHIPS  AND  AWARDS     Association  of  Child  Life  Professionals  Member   Present     Chicagoland  Association  of  Child  Life  Professionals  Member   Present    

     

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