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Orlando, FL

Non-Certified Child Life Specialist at AdventHealth Orlando Childrens

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

  • Benefits from Day One

  • Paid Days Off from Day One

  • Career Development

  • 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.

Location: AdventHealth Orlando Peds – 601 East Rollins Street, Orlando, FL 32803

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 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, 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.

  • Utilize researched based best practice methods and modalities of preparing pediatric patients for stressful healthcare experiences and procedures.

  • 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.

  • Receive referrals from interdisciplinary staff to assist with coping and adjustment of patients with acute and chronic illnesses.

  • Provide support at end of life for siblings and family members of pediatric patients including but not limited to age-appropriate education, memory making, and room visits.

  • Assist healthcare team in de-escalation interventions and plans of care for pediatric patients and those with developmental delays or sensory concerns.


The expertise and experiences you’ll need to succeed :


  • Bachelor’s degree in Child Life, Education, Recreation Therapy, Child Development, Psychology or related field

  • Child life internship must be completed by date of hire

  • Must obtain child life certification within one year of employment

This facility is an equal opportunity employer and complies with federal, state and local anti-discrimination laws, regulations and ordinances. The salary range reflects the anticipated base pay range for this position. Individual compensation is determined based on skills, experience and other relevant factors within this pay range. The minimums and maximums for each position may vary based on geographical location.

Category: Pediatrics

Organization: AdventHealth Orlando

Schedule: Full-time

Shift: 1 - Day

Req ID: 24010810

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 Central Florida

  • Job Schedule: Full-time

    Pay Range: $20.66 - $30.99

  • Location: Orlando, FL

  • Job ID: 24010810

  • Job Family: Pediatrics

  • Shift: 1 - Day

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