Child Life Specialist - Full time - Wolfson Children's Hospital

Date Posted: Feb 21, 2022

Status: Full-Time

Shift Details: Various shifts

Job Summary

Wolfson Children's Hospital is looking is currently hiring for a Child Life Specialist to our Family Support Services Department in Jacksonville, FL. This is a full-time days opportunity at our downtown campus.

This is a full-time opportunity that will cover all units as needed by the department. The completion of an internship under the direct supervision of a certified child life specialist required to apply and CCLS certification must be obtained within one year of hire.

Wolfson Children’s Hospital is recognized among America’s Best Children’s Hospitals by U.S. News & World Report year after year and is a Magnet™ designated hospital, the gold standard for excellence in patient care. 

Child Life Specialist, Wolfson's Children Hospital, Job Responsibilities: 

  • Provide therapeutic activities to normalize the hospital environment for patients and their families. 
  • Provides pre/post teachings.
  • Emotional/psychosocial support, distraction, and support during procedures.
  • Age appropriate medical play to enhance understanding of the hospital environment. 
  • Collaborates with the interdisciplinary team to create and support care plans that meet the needs of the patients and families. 

If you are interested in this full time opportunity at Wolfson Children's Hospital, please apply now!

In keeping with our mission and core values, Baptist is requiring that all team members complete their COVID-19 vaccine series or obtain a medical or religious exemption at time of hire.


Education Required

Bachelor's Degree

Education Preferred

Master's Degree

Experience

  • 1-2 years Experience Working with Sick Children (Preferred)

  • Experience working in a Hospital Setting (Preferred)

  • Experience working in Pediatrics (Preferred)

  • Experience working in Inpatient Setting (Preferred)

License and Certification

  • Certified Child Life Specialist (CCLS) Required
  • Basic Life Support (BLS) Required

Location

Wolfson Children's Hospital
800 Prudential Drive
Jacksonville, Florida, 32207


Location Overview

Wolfson Children's Hospital

Wolfson Children’s Hospital is the only children’s hospital in the region, serving North Florida, South Georgia and beyond. Ranked by U.S. News & World Report among the best children’s hospitals in the U.S., the hospital is staffed by skilled pediatric subspecialty physicians, pediatric nurses and other health care professionals, and equipped with advanced technology to help children overcome serious illnesses like congenital heart disease, cancer, neurological disorders, diabetes and more. As one of only two children’s hospitals in Florida to receive Magnet™ status, Wolfson is a regional referral center for tertiary pediatric care. Centrally located on the beautiful St. Johns River, 213-bed Wolfson Children’s Hospital is a part of Baptist Health.

The hospital is located close to the shops and fine dining of the historic San Marco area and is also near sports stadiums, theater and music venues, and museums.