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Hours Full-time
Location Fort Myers, Florida

About this job

Location: Golisano Children's Hospital of Southwest Florida


Department: Child Life


Workdays/Nights: Days

9981 S. HealthPark Drive


Shift: Shift 2


11:00:00 AM to 7:00:00 PM

Fort Myers,FL33908


Work Type: Full Time


Exempt: Yes

Job Summary:

Now Offering up to $4,500 in Hiring Incentives!

Are you passionate about making a positive impact on the lives of infants, children, youth, and families? Do you believe in the power of compassionate care and support during challenging times? If so, we invite you to join our dynamic team where you'll be valued for being you!

At Lee Health, we're not just a workplace; we're a family. We embrace diversity and celebrate individuality, recognizing that each team member brings unique strengths and perspectives to our mission of providing exceptional care. As a Child Life Specialist, you'll make a meaningful impact and play a vital role in supporting our community.

Key Responsibilities:

  • Utilize evidence-based, developmentally and psychologically appropriate interventions to support infants, children, youth, and families.

  • Provide therapeutic play, preparation, and education to reduce fear, anxiety, and pain during medical procedures.

  • Champion the philosophy of family-centered care, ensuring the psychosocial needs of children and families are met throughout their hospital journey.

About Lee Health:

Join us at Lee Health and be valued as a person, not just an employee, within a culture built on teamwork, empowerment, and continuous improvement. We have created something truly exceptional in Southwest Florida, with careers for compassionate health care professionals eager to realize their full potential across a diversity of opportunities throughout our health system. Come be recognized for your personal contributions with your new family at Lee Health and let our growth be the catalyst for your success.

Lee Health consists of four acute care hospitals: Lee Memorial Hospital, HealthPark Medical Center, Gulf Coast Medical Center, and Cape Coral Hospital, and two specialty hospitals: Golisano Children's Hospital of Southwest Florida and The Rehabilitation Hospital. We also offer over 90 physician offices, expanding Home Health division, Skilled Nursing Facilities and more. At Lee Health, we see over 1 million patient contacts each year, making us one of the largest public health systems in Florida.

Why is Lee Health for YOU?

  • Affordable insurance benefits with family coverage
  • 403(b) Retirement Plan with up to 5% match
  • Generous PTO Plan
  • Free onsite Employee Health services
  • Employee Assistance Program
  • Onsite child day care centers
  • Life Disability Insurance
  • Education assistance and PSLF eligible
  • Market competitive rates
  • Collaborative Team
  • Community Focused Reputation
  • Supplemental benefits (pet insurance, legal insurance, etc)
  • Shift differential for the entire shift is $6 per hour for night shift (zone 3), $3 per hour for evening hours (zone 2)

Educational Requirements

Degree/Diploma ObtainedProgram of StudyRequired/
and/orBachelor'sChild DevelopmentRequiredorBachelor'sChild LifeRequiredorBachelor'sChild and Family StudiesRequired

Experience Requirements

Minimum Years RequiredArea of ExperienceRequired/
and/orNo experience required


Completion of minimum of 480 hour Child Life Internship Required

State of Florida Licensure Requirements

and/orNot Required

Certifications/Registration Requirements

and/orCCLS (Certified Child Life Specialist)RequiredandBLS (American Heart Association / Basic Life Support)Required

Child Life Certification required to obtain within 12 months of hire. BLS required to obtain within 3 months of hire.

Additional Requirements

Child Life Certification, or candidate for certification.

US:FL:Fort Myers