Certified Child Life Specialist Job at Corewell Health, Cannonsburg, MI

  • Corewell Health
  • Cannonsburg, MI

Job Description

About the Team

Our Child and Family Life Team provides developmentally based therapeutic interventions for pediatric patients and families which support coping skills, medical insights and socialization. By providing psychosocial care to 25+ pediatric units/departments, we serve hundreds of families every day.

About Helen DeVos Children’s Hospital 

We fight for every child. With 350+ pediatric specialists and subspecialists, 12 years of U.S. News & World Report national rankings and innovations that draw patients from all over the world, we're driven to replace fear with hope and doubt with answers. We believe in the possibility of every child's future. Because it's only impossible until it isn't. We have both inpatient and ambulatory spaces as well as a Level 1 trauma Emergency Department designated to children. 

Scope of Work
As an integral member of the multi-disciplinary health care team, the child and family life department holds professionalism in the highest regard. How you represent yourself and our hospital is extremely important.
Responsible for planning, implementing and evaluating individual and group child life services provided to patients through Helen DeVos Children's Hospital (HDVCH) in a manner which promotes age appropriate growth and development. Provides diversional and therapeutic play activities and collaborates with the multidisciplinary team to provide an integrated approach.
This role serves a variety of patients from General Medical to Psychiatric Pediatric/Adolescent patients.


  • Required Bachelor's Degree child life, child development, child psychology, early childhood education, recreational therapy or related degree
  • Completion of a 600-hour Child Life Internship Required to qualify
  • Certification as Child Life Specialist (CCLS) - CLCC through the Child Life Certification Commission, Required within 1 Year (preferred upon hire)
  • AHA or ARC Basic Life Support (BLS) Required within 90 days 

How we will care for you, while you care for our patients 

  • Comprehensive benefits package to meet your financial, health, and work/life balance goals. Learn more here. 
  • On-demand pay program powered by Payactiv 
  • Discounts directory with deals on the things that matter to you, like restaurants, phone plans, spas, and more! 
  • Traditional and Roth retirement options with service contribution and match savings 
  • Free onsite parking 

Primary Location

SITE - Helen Devos Childrens Hospital - 100 Michigan St - Grand Rapids

Department Name

Child and Family Life - GR

Employment Type

Full time


Variable (United States of America)

Weekly Scheduled Hours


Hours of Work


Days Worked


Weekend Frequency

Variable weekends

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Corewell Health is committed to providing a safe environment for our team members, patients, visitors, and community. We require a drug-free workplace and require team members to comply with the MMR, Varicella, Tdap, and Influenza vaccine requirement if in an on-site or hybrid workplace category. We are committed to supporting prospective team members who require reasonable accommodations to participate in the job application process, to perform the essential functions of a job, or to enjoy equal benefits and privileges of employment due to a disability, pregnancy, or sincerely held religious belief.

Corewell Health grants equal employment opportunity to all qualified persons without regard to race, color, national origin, sex, disability, age, religion, genetic information, marital status, height, weight, gender, pregnancy, sexual orientation, gender identity or expression, veteran status, or any other legally protected category.

An interconnected, collaborative culture where all are encouraged to bring their whole selves to work, is vital to the health of our organization. As a health system, we advocate for equity as we care for our patients, our communities, and each other. From workshops that develop cultural intelligence, to our inclusion resource groups for people to find community and empowerment at work, we are dedicated to ongoing resources that advance our values of diversity, equity, and inclusion in all that we do. We invite those that share in our commitment to join our team.

You may request assistance in completing the application process by calling 616.486.7447.

Job Tags

Permanent employment, Full time, Internship, Shift work, Weekend work,

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