AdventHealthCertified Child Life Support
Orlando, FL

All the benefits and perks you need for you and your family:

· Benefits from Day One

· PTO from Day One

· Debt-free Education* (Certifications and Degrees without out-of-pocket tuition expense)

Our promise to you:

Joining AdventHealth is about being part of something bigger. It’s about belonging to a community that believes in the wholeness of each person, and serves to uplift others in body, mind and spirit. AdventHealth is a place where you can thrive professionally, and grow spiritually, by Extending the Healing Ministry of Christ. Where you will be valued for who you are and the unique experiences you bring to our purpose-minded team. All while understanding that together we are even better.

Schedule: Full Time

Shift : Days

The community you’ll be caring for:

  • Located on a lush tropical campus, our flagship hospital, 1,368-bed AdventHealth Orlando

  • We offer great benefits with immediate Health Insurance coverage

  • Career growth and advancement potential

  • Serves as the major tertiary facility for much of the Southeast, the Caribbean and South America

  • AdventHealth Orlando houses one of the largest Emergency Departments and largest cardiac catheterization labs in the country

  • We are already one of the busiest hospitals in the nation, providing service excellence to more than 32,000 inpatients and 125,000 outpatients each year

The role you’ll contribute:

The child life specialist is a professional in healthcare who works with children and families to help minimize stress/anxiety and maximize positive coping throughout the healthcare experience. The child life specialist focuses on the psychosocial development of children, provides emotional support and developmentally appropriate information to increase understanding and coping with medical procedures, diagnosis, pain management and bereavement. The child life specialist also addresses the needs of siblings or other children affected by a patients' illness/diagnosis. The child life specialist utilizes play and self-expressive activities as primary resources to minimize the stress and anxiety patients and families may face during a healthcare experience. The child life specialist collaborates with the multidisciplinary team and peers to identify optimal care plans for patients and families. The child life specialist actively participates in outstanding customer service and accepts responsibility in maintaining relationships that are equally respectful to all.

The value you’ll bring to the team:

  • Demonstrates, through behavior, AdventHealth Orlando service standards.

  • Meets all requirements for CLS job description.

  • Maintain child life certification by attending professional development webinars, in services, and conferences.

  • May assist in application review and interview process for child life students and serve as a child life mentor.


Must meet the following requirements:

  • Meets all requirements for CLS job description

  • Ability to work independently

  • Demonstrates core competence with all child life skills

  • Minimum of Bachelor's degree in Child Life, Education, Recreation Therapy, Child Development or related field

  • Professional child life certification through the Child Life Professional Certification Examination (CCLS)

  • A minimum of 4000 hours as a CCLS is required to mentor child life interns

  • CCLS required to observe a minimum of one perinatal/NICU/pediatric bereavement and one adult bereavement within first six months of CCLS1 level

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

Job Snapshot

  • Facility: AdventHealth Central Florida

  • Job Schedule: Full-time

    Pay Range: $21.28 - $31.92

  • Location: Orlando, FL

  • Job ID: 24018680

  • Job Family: Pediatrics

  • Shift: 1 - Day

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