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Child Life Specialist

Requisition #: 508123
Location: Johns Hopkins All Children's Hospital, St. Petersburg, FL 33701
Category: Allied Health/Clinical Professional
Work Shift: Day Shift
Work Week: Full Time
Weekend Work Required: Yes
Date Posted: April 8, 2022

This position is to provide child life services to the 7S inpatient Cancer and Blood disorders unit, 8a - 4:30p, rotating weekend coverage


The Child Life Specialist assists the patient, family, and health care team in identifying the psychosocial and developmental factors which impact the health care experience for the patient and family. This position requires competency in a wide range of therapeutic modalities allowing for a combination of diverse interventions. The Child Life Specialist must exhibit and deliver strong customer service skills with patients, families, students, volunteer staff and the health care team. Also required are effective group facilitation skills, strong interpersonal communication skills, a high degree of creativity, effective time and resource management, flexibility, strong oral and written communication skills and the ability to learn and utilize computer applications.

LOCATION: St. Petersburg, FL

HOURS: 8a – 4:30p, rotating weekend coverage


  • Bachelor’s degree in Child Life, Child Development or closely related field; Master’s degree preferred
  • Child Life Certification: Employee will have one year from date of hire to sit for and successfully pass the Child Life Certification Exam
  • Thorough knowledge of child development and the ability to assess with visual and auditory acuity and respond effectively to the individual, age specific needs with high quality child life interventions
  • AHA Basic Life Support (BLS) required

Johns Hopkins Health System and its affiliates are an Equal Opportunity / Affirmative Action employers. All qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, color, religion, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity and expression, age, national origin, mental or physical disability, genetic information, veteran status, or any other status protected by federal, state, or local law.

Johns Hopkins Health System and its affiliates are drug-free workplace employers.


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