Child Life Specialist FT Days at AdventHealth

Date Posted: 1/10/2022


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Child Life Specialist AdventHealth Celebration


Location Address: 400 CELEBRATION PLACE, Celebration, FL 34747

Top Reasons to work at AdventHealth Celebration

  • Established in 1997 and now a 203-bed hospital
  • AdventHealth Celebration Health was designed as a Mediterranean resort-style facility to serve as a cornerstone of health in Disney’s planned community of Celebration, Florida
  • The hospital consistently delivers a state-of-the-art healing environment to residents of Osceola, Orange, Polk and Lake Counties, as well as to visitors from across the United States and the world. All within a 'living laboratory' of groundbreaking, research-driven clinical solutions that integrate mind, body and spirit in the defeat of illness and disease

Work Hours/Shift:
  • 40 hours a week with variable/flexible hours 
  • Provides developmentally appropriate education for patients and their families as indicated by presenting appropriate information related to medical procedures, diagnosis, parent education, bereavement, etc.
  • Provides emotional support to assist with patient/family coping; to minimize stress relative to their healthcare experience.  Utilizes stress reduction techniques to facilitate positive coping during procedures and throughout the healthcare experience.
  • Utilizes play as a primary resource with patients/siblings to enhance coping, promote opportunities for mastery/control and socialization.
  • Assesses patient/siblings’ developmental levels, coping skills and diversional needs while establishing therapeutic relationships.
  • Assists with coordination, involvement and support with hospital-related community and special events.


What Will You Need:        



  • Bachelor’s degree in Child Life, Education, Recreation Therapy, Child Development, Psychology or related field
  • Completion of Child Life internship under a certified Child Life Specialist (CCLS)


  • Professional child life certification through the Child Life Professional Certification Examination 
Job Summary:

The Child Life Specialist is a professional in pediatric healthcare who works with children and families to help minimize stress/anxiety and maximize positive coping throughout the hospital stay.  The Child Life Specialist focuses on the psychosocial development of children, provides emotional support and developmentally appropriate information to increase their understanding and coping with medical procedures, diagnosis, pain management and bereavement. The Specialist also addresses the needs of siblings or other children affected by a child’s illness/diagnosis.  Utilizes play and self-expressive activities as primary resources to minimize the stress and anxiety patients and families can encounter in a hospital environment.  Actively participates in outstanding customer service and accepts responsibility in maintaining relationships that are equally respectful to all.


This facility is an equal opportunity employer and complies with federal, state and local anti-discrimination laws, regulations and ordinances.

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