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Child Life Specialist, Miami Cancer Institute, FT, Varies

Job: Education/Training
Facility: Miami Cancer Institute at Baptist Health,
Primary Location: Miami
Job Schedule: Full-time
Job ID: 101813

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About Baptist Health South Florida:

About Baptist Health South Florida:

Baptist Health South Florida is once again one of the 2019 Fortune 100 Best Companies to Work For! This is the 19th time Baptist Health has been recognized on the list. We have also been recognized for being among the best healthcare providers in the nation by U.S. News & World Reports in its 2019-2020 Best Hospitals and have been honored as one of PEOPLE’s 2019 50 Companies that Care by PEOPLE magazine and Great Place to Work.

Baptist Health South Florida is the region’s largest not-for-profit healthcare organization with more than 23,000 employees working across 11 hospital campuses and more than 100 outpatient facilities throughout Miami-Dade, Monroe, Broward, and Palm Beach counties. In 2016 we welcomed the newest weapon in the fight against cancer, the world-class Miami Cancer Institute and proton therapy center.

Everything we do at Baptist Health, we do to the best of our ability. That includes supporting our team with extensive training programs, millions of dollars in tuition assistance, comprehensive benefits and more. Working within our award-winning culture means getting the respect and support you need to do your best work ever. Find out why this is the best place to be your best!

Job Description:

Assesses the emotional, developmental, educational, and diversionary needs of pediatric patients and their families and coordinates therapeutic interventions to address the various medical experiences of patients and families. Using knowledge of child development, structures and implements programs and services to meet the identified needs of the assigned clinical population and department. Acts as the child and caregiver advocate while promoting concepts of family-centered care.


Bachelors required. Certified Child Life Specialist (CCLS) credential from the Association of Child Life Professionals must be obtained within 12 months of hire/job entry date and maintained thereafter. Employees hired/started in job prior to June 2018 are exempt. Completion of a 600 hour clinical child life internship. Bachelors degree in Psychology, Family Sciences, Child Development, Education, or a related field. Knowledge of principles and practices of child development. Knowledge of the dynamics of family relationships and family systems. Knowledge of childrens reactions and coping mechanisms in healthcare environments and illness.1 year experience required.

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