Child Life Specialist

UF Health Shands

Child Life Specialist
UF Health Shands Hospital
Gainesville, FL

Open a new chapter of inspired care as a Child Life Specialist at UF Health Shands Hospital, a nationally recognized, 1,162-bed academic medical center located in beautiful Gainesville, Florida.

This full-time opportunity will allow you to be part of a comprehensive pediatric care team. Your work will help to improve and enhance the psychosocial function of pediatric patients and families. This role will allow you to facilitate therapeutic interventions designed to help pediatric patients improve coping skills.

We’re seeking dynamic and well-rounded candidates who are certified Child Life Specialists, or eligible to complete certification, with a bachelor’s degree in human services and two years of experience working with children, preferably in a health care setting. Applicants should be able to demonstrate extensive knowledge of child and adolescent growth and development. Certification-eligible candidates will be required to obtain Child Life certification within the next two test dates after hire.

Our Child Life Specialist will receive competitive compensation between $20.65 and $26.11/hour (commensurate with experience) and exceptional full-time benefits, including comprehensive health and dental, tuition assistance and generous PTO to allow you to explore and discover all that Florida has to offer.

Apply today to start an exciting new chapter in your career:

Or send your resume and a letter of interest to Danny Anderson, Employment Coordinator, at

UF Health is an Equal Opportunity Employer M/F/D/V and a drug-free workplace.

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