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UnityPoint Clinic - Express (Ankeny)

1055 Southwest Oralabor Road
Ankeny, IA 50023

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UnityPoint Clinic - Express (Jordan Creek)

180 Jordan Creek Pkwy
West Des Moines, IA 50266

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UnityPoint Clinic - Express (Waukee)

950 E Hickman Rd
Waukee, IA 50263

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UnityPoint Clinic Urgent Care - Altoona

2720 8th Street Southwest
Altoona, IA 50009

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UnityPoint Clinic Urgent Care - Ankeny Medical Park

3625 North Ankeny Boulevard
Ankeny, IA 50023

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UnityPoint Clinic Urgent Care - Ingersoll

2103 Ingersoll Avenue
Des Moines, IA 50312

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UnityPoint Clinic Urgent Care - Merle Hay

4020 Merle Hay Road
Des Moines, IA 50310

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UnityPoint Clinic Urgent Care - Southglen

6520 Southeast 14th Street
Des Moines, IA 50320

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UnityPoint Clinic Urgent Care - Urbandale

5200 NW 100th Street
Urbandale, IA 50322

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Child Life Specialist Qualifications

To become a Child Life Specialist, the following qualification should be met:  

Education

We follow the requirements of the Association of Child Life Professionals. Please visit their website for more information.  

Experience

Completion of a 600-hour internship in a pediatric setting under the supervision of a Certified Child Life Specialist. Experience with children and families in a non-health care environment.  

The following clinical skills:

  • Knowledge of behavior and development
  • Leadership
  • Good communication
  • Knowledge and understanding of group dynamics and its principles
  • Ability to organize
  • Ability to play

Personal Qualities

  • Sensitivity
  • Ability to listen and work closely with adults and children
  • Self-awareness
  • Creative expression
  • Spontaneity
  • Independence
  • Flexibility