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Certified Child Life Specialist - Ebeid Children's Hospital - Per Diem - Days

Toledo, Ohio
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ProMedica's Mission is to improve your health and well-being. And we at ProMedica Russell J. Ebeid Children's Hospital take that pledge very seriously. We are a 151-bed facility that caters to the hospitalization needs of children and adolescents. In fact, we are the region's only hospital exclusively for children accredited by the Joint Commission. We offer a 60-bed newborn intensive care unit that has individual patient rooms designed to mimic the sheltered environment of a mother's womb. We also care for pediatric cancer patients in our state-of-the-art - yet fun and whimsical - Debbie Brass Children's Cancer Center.  In addition, for 15 consecutive years, residents of Greater Toledo have named us the Consumer Choice Award winner in our market. In fact, we’re the only hospital in northwest Ohio to receive this honor. 

Position Summary:

The Child Life Specialist is a member of the healthcare team who focuses on the emotional and developmental needs of children and families to reduce the stress and anxiety associated with the healthcare experience. Therapeutic interventions are performed through education, preparation and play to assist children and families in coping with hospitalization. Other duties include, but are not limited to:

  • Provide individualized therapeutic interventions to assist with the support of emotional, cognitive, and developmental needs
  • Normalize the environment to reduce anxiety associated with the hospital setting
  • Ability to provide developmentally appropriate preparation/procedural support/diversion for hospital procedures
  • Encourage family centered care by providing psychosocial support services to parents while encouraging parent participation in child’s care

  • Bachelor’s degree in Child Life (or closely related field of study) with completion of ACLP required coursework
  • Completion of 600-hour Child Life internship under the direct supervision of a Certified Child Life Specialist required   
  • Certification as a Child Life Specialist is preferred; must be eligible to meet certification requirements within 1 year of hire
  • Previous experience working with children in a healthcare setting
  • Requires effective interpersonal skills, ability to understand directions, communicate and respond to inquiries
  • Ability to interact with seriously ill children of all developmental levels, their siblings, parents and extended family members.


ProMedica is a mission-based, not-for-profit integrated healthcare organization headquartered in Toledo, Ohio.  For more information, please visit

Qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, color, national origin, ancestry, religion, sex/gender (including pregnancy), sexual orientation, gender identity or gender expression, age, physical or mental disability, military or protected veteran status, citizenship, familial or marital status, genetics, or any other legally protected category. In compliance with the Americans with Disabilities Act Amendment Act (ADAAA), if you have a disability and would like to request an accommodation in order to apply for a job with ProMedica, please contact

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