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!

Connecting Champions, Grand Rapids, MI

The Grand Rapids Program Coordinator is dedicated to facilitating mentoring friendships for young adults with cancer (up to age 26) throughout central and western Michigan. The core elements of the role are scheduling mentor-mentee visits virtually and in-person, coordinating with staff at Helen DeVos Children’s Hospital, incorporating school and career preparedness strategies, measuring outcomes, and building close-knit relationships with families, young adults, and mentors.

View Job Posting – 18 hours/week – remote with periodic in-person programming

Dayton Children’s Hospital, Dayton, OH

Dayton Children’s Hospital has two open positions.

NICU & Transitional Care Unit – Full-time

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Emergency Department – Full-time

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Cincinnati Children’s Hospital, Cincinnati, OH

Cincinnati Children’s Hospital has several open positions.

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

ProMedica Russell J. Ebeid Children’s Hospital, Toledo, OH

ProMedica Russell J. Ebeid Children’s Hospital has two openings for Child Life Specialists.

Child Life Specialist – Per diem

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Child Life Specialist – Part-time

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Peyton Manning Children’s Hospital, Evansville, IN

Peyton Manning Children’s Hospital has an opening for a full-time Child Life Specialist in Evansville, Indiana.

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Children’s Hospital of Michigan, Detroit, MI

Current opening:

                CCLS- 32 hours a week

                Pulmonary, Endocrine & Neurology inpatient unit

                Please visit for posting

Coming soon:

                Child Life Fellowship- Bone Marrow Transplant (40 hours a week)

                Child Life Fellowship- Karmanos Cancer Institute (40 hours a week)

                Technology Specialist (20 hours a week)

Please contact Maureen Stys ( for any additional information.

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

C.S. Mott Children’s Hospital has openings for 2 Child Life Specialist Fellowships.

Full-time (two positions)

The CCLS fellowship is a 12 month paid position that is benefit eligible. The child life fellow provides child life support to a variety of different units and populations throughout the fellowship including but not limited to; all inpatient units, the Pediatric Emergency Department, Radiology/MRI, Intensive Care, Blood Draw, Radiation/Oncology, and others. Clinical training, mentoring, and ongoing professional development are integral to the fellowship experience.  

Anticipated start date between February 1 and March 1 of 2022.

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

Cleveland Clinic, Cleveland, OH

The Cleveland Clinic has an opening for a Child Life Specialist

View Job Posting – Full-time, Fairview Campus

Nationwide Children’s Hospital, Columbus, OH

Nationwide Children’s Hospital has three openings for Child Life Specialists:

Child Life Specialist – Full-time (benefits eligible)

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Child Life Specialist – Part-time (benefits eligible)

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Child Life Specialist – Contingent position

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Riley Hospital for Children at IU Health, Indianapolis, IN

Riley Hospital for Children has an opening for a Child Life Supervisor. The position is full-time with a focus in special events planning and coordination.

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Ascension, Evansville, IN

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

At the moment this is a single person program in Evansville, but connected to a larger department in Indianapolis. Below are the areas this role will cover, but they have a request in to hire an additional full time CCLS to assist.

This CCLS will cover:
– Same Day Surgery / PACU
– Endoscopy
– Pediatric Emergency Department
– Infusion Center
– And occasion referrals to the adult units for bereavements involving young children

Monday – Friday 8-4:30 PM, work product, or other applicable privilege.

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Covenant Healthcare, Saginaw, MI

Covenant Healthcare has an opening for a full-time Child Life Specialist.

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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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Children’s Hospital of Michigan & Karmanos Cancer Insititute, Detroit, MI

The Children’s Hospital of Michigan & Karmanos Cancer Institute Child Life Fellowship is now open for applicants.

View the Fellowship Posting – Posting # 045787

For additional information, please contact Maureen Stys  (  

Boston Children’s Hospital, Boston, MA

Boston Children’s Hospital has an opening for a Child Life Specialist in the Autism Spectrum Center.

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