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Child Life Specialist - Pediatrics

Job ID: 79271
Location: Springfield, OR
Work Type: Full Time
Shift: Day
Shift Length: 10 Hours
FTE: 1.00
Benefit Eligibility: Full-time benefits

Job Description


Are you a Certified Child Life Specialist or about to become Certified? This job is for you!

· Flexible work schedule! Full Time, Day shift.

· Hourly compensation is $27.47 - $41.21 based on experience

Why Chose PeaceHealth?

· Benefits start the first of the month following your start date!

· $0 medical plan rates for caregivers choosing our PeaceHealth EPO plan!

· PTO starts at 28 days annually for full time caregivers!

 The Child Life Certification requires certain academic and clinical coursework, please see below for additional information.

PeaceHealth Sacred Heart Medical Center at Riverbend is a state-of-the-art regional medical center. On the leading edge of evidence-based hospital design, and creating a patient-centered, healing environment with a strong focus on quality clinical outcomes and patient safety.

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Springfield is located at the southern end of the Willamette Valley, also known as Oregon wine country. Two rivers run through the community, the Willamette River and McKenzie River. Bike, walk or run the Middle Fork Path along the Willamette River, or spend the day fishing on the McKenzie River. Springfield has a flourishing downtown and fast becoming a must visit for its culinary experiences! Immersed in art, take the outdoor mural tour or stay inside at the Emerald Art Center. We have one of the most desirable locations in the Pacific Northwest to live, work, and play.

More about this opportunity:

The Child Life Specialist team empowers children for life’s challenges while providing high quality family-centered care as a part of a strong multidisciplinary team. 

You will:

  • Provide psychosocial and developmental based assessments and support to both patients and their families. 
  • Plan and provide emotionally and developmentally appropriate care that promotes effective coping with health care experiences and continued cognitive and emotional growth
  • Serve as a resource and advocate on child development issues. 

What you bring!


  • Bachelor’s degree in Child Life or a closely related field preferred.

In order to qualify for the CCLS certification, degree needs to be from an ACLP endorsed academic program OR coursework needs to include:

  •  Child Life course taught by a CCLS
  • Minimum of 2 child developmental courses that cover birth - age 18
  • Family Systems course
  • Play course
  • Loss/bereavement or death/dying course
  • Research course
  • 3 additional courses in related content



  • Experience as a certified Child Life Specialist preferred.
  • Training and experience commensurate with certification requirement.



  • Child Life Specialist certification required within 6 months of hire*
  • Current BLS (Basic Life Support) certification required at date of hire.
  • Valid driver’s license if position requires.

*Please note that in order to become certified as a Child Life Specialist, you must meet certain academic and clinical requirements to sit for the exam. To learn more, please see the certification link: 



    • Demonstrated knowledge of and competency in the following areas:
    • therapeutic relationships, human growth and development, family dynamics, interpersonal communication, developmental observation/assessment, learning process, behavior management, group dynamics, children's reaction to illness and hospitalization, therapeutic interventions, and play and activities.
    • Demonstrated knowledge of childhood diseases, and medical terminology.
    • Ability to interpret a patient's self-reporting or behaviors.



    • Sedentary-Light level of exertion—a mix of sitting and standing, minimal lifting, must be able to perform the exertion of CPR chest compressions.
    • Ability to lift objects weighing 30 lbs. or less.
    • Work is performed under normal working conditions with adequate lighting and ventilation.
    • Job duties frequently require intense concentration and attention to detail (34-65% of work time).


    PeaceHealth is committed to the overall wellbeing of our caregivers: physical, emotional, financial, social, and spiritual. We offer caregivers a competitive and comprehensive total rewards package. Some of the many benefits included in this package are full medical/dental/vision coverage; 403b retirement plan employer base and matching contributions; paid time off; employer-paid life and disability insurance with additional buyup coverage options; tuition and continuing education reimbursement; wellness benefits, and expanded EAP and mental health program.

    See how PeaceHealth is committed to Inclusivity, Respect for Diversity and Cultural Humility.

    For full consideration of your skills and abilities, please attach a current resume with your application. EEO Affirmative Action Employer/Vets/Disabled in accordance with applicable local, state or federal laws.

    PeaceHealth requires a completed Primary Vaccine Series (e.g., 2 dose monovalent Pfizer, Moderna or Novavax series or 1 dose J&J vaccine series) or be Up to Date (receiving the most recent Pfizer/Moderna bivalent vaccine/booster) for COVID-19 vaccination prior to their start date. PeaceHealth has a medical and religious exemption request process for those that are unable to receive the COVID-19 primary vaccine series due to medical/religious reasons. For caregivers that will be working in Oregon there is a personal vaccine exemption form that may be requested.

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