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Child Life Specialist

Job Description


Being sick or injured can be scary - especially for children. To care for these precious and vulnerable children we offer a team of Child Life Specialists who help children through difficult tests procedures and sometimes drastic changes that happen within their families due to illness or injury.
Contact Britni.Caruso@HSHS.ORG for more information. 


Bachelors-Related Discipline-Required
Masters-Related Discipline-Preferred
Possess knowledge in human growth and development family dynamics play developmental observation and assessment.
Certifications Licenses and Registrations
Certification required through Child Life Council or eligible to take the exam.
Certified Child Life Specialist-Preferred


Throughout communities in Illinois and Wisconsin, 15 hospitals, numerous community-based health centers and clinics, our 15,000+ colleagues have built a culture based on our solid core values of respect, care, competence, and joy. These are the ideals we believe in, work by, and live each day.

Built upon more than 145 years of service to the communities we serve, we now look to the future and our place in it as a health care system that strives to continually improve processes, procedures, and outcomes with the latest and most advanced technologies and treatments.

Regardless of how far our passion for excellence carries us, our focus will always remain on the most important person in our entire organization: The patient.
HSHS requires COVID-19 vaccines or an approved medical or religious exemption for all colleagues.

HSHS and affiliates is an Equal Opportunity Employer (EOE).
HSHS is proud to be an equal opportunity workplace dedicated to pursuing and hiring a diverse workforce.


HSHS provides a benefits package designed to support the overall well-being of our colleagues including their physical, emotional, financial, spiritual, and work health. Colleagues budgeted to work at least 32 hours per pay period are eligible for HSHS benefits.
Comprehensive and affordable health coverage includes medical, prescription, dental and vision coverage for full-time and part-time colleagues.
Paid Time Off (PTO) combines vacation, sick, and personal days into one balance to allow you the flexibility to use your time off as you need.
Retirement benefits include an HSHS Pension Plan and Retirement Savings Plan with HSHS matching contributions.
Education Assistance benefits include up to $4,000 of educational assistance each calendar year and tuition discounts to select colleges with no waiting period.
Adoption Assistance provides financial support up to $7,500 for colleagues growing their families through adoption  to reimburse application and legal fees, transportation, and more!
Other benefits include: Wellness program with incentives, employer-paid life insurance and short-term and long-term disability coverage, flexible spending accounts, employee assistance program, ID theft coverage, colleague rewards and recognition program, discount program, and more!