Below is a list of current job openings within the Midwest region to the best of our knowledge. If you would like to add a job opening to this list, please email We do ask that you then let us know when the position is filled so we can remove the post. We also distribute openings directly to our members and share on our social media pages. Thank you!

American Family Children’s Hospital, Madison, WI

American Family Children’s Hospital has two openings for Child Life Specialists.

.60 FTE – ED CCLS (Schedule based on a consistent 3 week rotation – shifts are primarily Mondays, with one Friday every third week and one weekend every third week) – View Job Posting

.30 FTE – Per Diem CCLS (minimum 6 shifts per 4 week period; opportunities for additional shifts due to department needs) – View Job Posting

Children’s Hospital of Michigan, Detroit, MI

The Children’s Hospital of Michigan has the following positions open at this time:

2 full-time CCLS
2 full-time Fellowship positions
1 part-time Technology Specialist

Coming soon- 1 part-time Yoga Therapist

Please email Maureen Stys ( for any additional information or if interested.

Parkview Health, Fort Wayne, IN

Parkview Health has an opening for a full-time Child Life Specialist.
Contact: Brooke Potter, Talent Acquisition Consultant –

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C.S. Mott Children’s Hospital, Ann Arbor, MI

C.S. Mott Children’s Hospital has the following positions open:

Child Life Specialist Fellowship
Full-time- 40 hours per week
The CCLS fellowship is a 12 month paid position that is benefit eligible. The child life fellow provides support to a variety of different units and populations throughout Michigan Medicine including but not limited to; all inpatient units, the Pediatric Emergency Department, Radiology/MRI, Intensive Care, Blood Draw, Radiation/Oncology, and others. Clinical training and formal mentorship are integral to the fellowship experience. Funding is provided for the fellow for applicable professional development trainings and/or conference attendance. 

For additional information, and/or application materials, please email Lauren Thomas: with the subject title “CCLS Fellowship Inquiry”.

Child Life Specialist- Children’s Emergency Services
Part-time- 20 hours per week

View Job Posting

Child Life Specialist- Temp CCLS
Part-time & Full-time (number of hours worked vary)
The Child Life Specialist “Temp” provides coverage for a variety of clinical areas due to planned and unplanned time away, as well as for open positions. This role is asked to work a minimum of 1 shift per month, and can work up to 40 hours within a week. Units this role may cover include Emergency Department, Radiology/MRI, Mott Clinics, Blood Draw and the Brighton and Northville offsite locations. The Child Life Specialist Temp selects the shifts they want to work and is able to do so around their personal schedule.  

For questions, and/or application information, please email Lauren Thomas: with the subject title “CCLS Temp Inquiry”.

Beaumont Health, Royal Oak, MI

Beaumont Health has an opening for a full-time Child Life Specialist.

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Ascension St. Vincent Hospital: Evansville Children’s Hospital, Evansville, IN

The Evansville Children’s Hospital has an opening for a full-time Child Life Specialist.

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Mercy Kids Children’s Hospital, St. Louis, MO

Mercy Kids Children’s Hospital in St. Louis, Missouri is hiring a full-time Emergency Department Child Life Specialist. Open to new graduates. Every other weekend required. Works one rotating holiday per year. Great benefits. PTO accrual starts immediately. Competitive Salary. Free on-site parking.

Come join a great Child Life team! A well-rounded team of 8 child life specialists, managed by a child life specialist. Recognized as the Starlight Hospital Partner of the Year. They offer a great mentorship program for new child life specialists. They offer facility dog and student offerings. Mercy Kids Child life specialists participate in continuing education experiences, serve on hospital committees, and are valued members of the multidisciplinary team.

For more information, please e-mail Alberta Zanardi-Lee at OR apply on Mercy’s website. Job Number: 885219

Cincinnati Children’s Hospital, Cincinnati, OH

Cincinnati Children’s Hospital has several open positions.

View Job Postings – search using keyword Child Life to filter.

Children’s Hospital of Michigan, Detroit, MI

Children’s Hospital of Michigan has the following job openings:

Child Life Fellowship – View Job Posting

Child Life Technology Specialist (20 hours a week) – View Job Posting

Please contact Maureen Stys ( for any additional information.

Nationwide Children’s Hospital, Columbus, OH

Nationwide Children’s Hospital has an opening for a Child Life Specialist.

Child Life Specialist – Contingent position

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Riley Hospital for Children at Indiana University Health, Indianapolis, IN

Riley Hospital for Children currently has positions open in the following areas:

*Certification preferred, eligible for certification required (must become CCLS within 1 year employment)

2 positions Full Time Days- Riley Maternity Tower/NICU
These positions will support our New Maternity Tower and NICU patients.

Full Time Nights- Riley Emergency Department
This position will support the 24/7/365 coverage of the Riley Emergency Department – Downtown Indianapolis. 


Child Life Technology position (not a child life specialist requirement)
The Child Life Technology Project Coordinator at Riley Hospital for Children will be responsible for supporting current technologies and the development of new technologies within the Child Life Department to support the psychosocial and emotional needs of children receiving medical treatment at Riley Hospital and their families.  Will include work with Robots/Virtual Presence devices, VR, 3D Printing, Studio support and more!

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