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’ 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 to $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.
University of Florida Health is a world-class academic health center in Florida, encompassing hospitals, physician practices, colleges, centers, institutes, programs and services across northeast and north-central Florida. UF Health represents the shared vision and commitment to patient care excellence of more than 22,000 employees of the University of Florida Health Science Center and UF Health Shands health care system.