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Child Life Specialist

Location: Fort Myers, FL
Department: Child Life
Categories: Professional
Type: Full-Time
Shift: 9:00 AM-5:30 PM
Schedule: Variable


Are you a caring, compassionate, customer service focused individual who enjoys helping people? If so, read on!

When you join Lee Health, you’ll enjoy getting involved to continuously improve your skills. Here, our employees feel welcomed, valued and respected, so it’s no wonder we are in the 98th percentile for employee engagement when ranked against the national health care database. Having a career with Lee Health offers valuable growth opportunities, market competitive compensation, and exceptional benefits that address your holistic health. We even offer Tuition Reimbursement and / or Grants to grow your career with Lee Health.

Lee Health attracts the brightest stars, so if selected, we will contact you to discuss next steps.


Child life specialist will  provide evidence-based, developmentally appropriate interventions including therapeutic play, preparation and education to enhance understanding and reduce fear, anxiety and pain for children in the hospital setting. They will collaborate with the inter-disciplinary team to develop and execute an individualized plan of care for the patients. Educate staff and the community about the developmental needs of hospitalized children and family centered care.


Educational Requirements

Degree/Diploma ObtainedProgram of StudyRequired/
Bachelor'sChild DevelopmentRequiredor
Bachelor'sChild LifeRequiredor
Bachelor'sChild and Family StudiesRequired

Experience Requirements

Minimum Years RequiredArea of ExperienceRequired/
1 YearChildlifeRequired

State of Florida Licensure Requirements

Not Required

Certifications/Registration Requirements

CCLS (Certified Child Life Specialist)Requiredand
BLS (American Heart Association / Basic Life Support)Required

Additional Requirements

Child Life Certification, or candidate for certification.