AdventHealthNon-Certified Child Life Specialist
Tampa, FL

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

·Paid Days Off from Day One

·Student Loan Repayment Program

·Career Development

·Whole Person Wellbeing Resources

·Mental Health Resources and Support

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: AdventHealth Tampa

·AdventHealth Pepin Heart Institute, known across the country for its advances in cardiovascular disease prevention, diagnosis, treatment and research.

·Surgical Pioneers – the first in Tampa with the latest robotics in spine surgery

·Building a brand new, six story surgical and patient care tower which will ensure state of the art medical and surgical car for generations to come

·Awarded the Get With The Guidelines – Stroke GOLD Quality Achievement Award from the American Heart Association/American Stroke Association and have been recognized as a recipient of their Target: Stroke Honor Roll for our expertise in stroke care. We have also received certification by The Joint Commission in collaboration with the American Stroke Association as a Primary Stroke Center.

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, bereavement and other healthcare related experiences. The child life specialist also addresses the needs of siblings or other children affected by a patient’s 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 and receives direct supervision by CCLS II’s and above.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:

·Assess the developmental needs and risk factors of infants-young adults and provide resources appropriate to promote positive coping skills and diversional needs while establishing therapeutic relationships.

·Provide emotional support to assist with patient/family coping and utilize stress reduction techniques to facilitate positive coping during procedures and throughout the healthcare experience.

·Utilize play as a primary resource for patients/siblings to enhance coping, promote opportunities for mastery/control and socialization while utilizing all technology and innovative resources available.

·Communicate and coordinate with multidisciplinary teams to determine appropriate plans of care for patients.


We are an equal opportunity employer and do not tolerate discrimination based on race, color, creed, religion, national origin, sex, marital status, age or disability/handicap with respect to recruitment, selection, placement, promotion, wages, benefits and other terms and conditions of employment.

Job Snapshot

  • Facility: AdventHealth Tampa

  • Job Schedule: Full-time

    Pay Range: $20.405 - $30.608

  • Location: Tampa, FL

  • Job ID: 24022808

  • Job Family: Pediatrics

  • Shift: 1 - Day

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