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Child Life Specialist

Location: Fort Myers, FL
Department: Child Life
Categories: Professional
Type: Full-Time
Shift: 11:00 AM-7:30 PM
Schedule: Days


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.

Implements and administers a therapeutic play program for patients in assigned area(s) to minimize stress and anxiety so that optimal growth and development continues. Promotes the philosophy of family-centered care and meets the psychosocial needs of children and families during their hospital experience.

This position will work in collaboration with the Neonatal Intensive Care Unit (NICU) interdisciplinary team to create and implement innovative child life interventions in NICU, including but not limited to: utilizing stress reduction techniques to facilitate adaptive coping during procedures, sibling support groups, caregiver groups and bereavement interventions.

This position will require a minimum of one year previous NICU experience as a child life specialist.


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.