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!

Helen DeVos Children’s Hospital, Grand Rapids, MI

Helen DeVos Children’s Hospital has two open positions. These postings will close on Monday, February 6, 2023 at midnight!

Child Life Specialist Project Coordinator – View Job Posting

Child Life Specialist – View Job Posting

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

Mercy Kids Children’s Hospital in St. Louis, Missouri is hiring for a full time NICU Child life specialist. Open to new graduates. M-F daytime posiiton with one weekend shift every 6 weeks.  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. We offer a great mentorship program for new child life specialists.  Mercy Kids Child life specialists participate in continuing education experiences, serve on hospital committees, and are valued members of the multidisciplinary team.

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For more information, please e-mail Child Life Manager, Alberta Zanardi-Lee, at

Bronson Children’s Hospital, Kalamazoo, MI

Bronson Children’s Hospital has two openings for Child Life Specialists in the Emergency Department.

PRN Position – View Job Posting

Full-time Position – View Job Posting

Cleveland Clinic, Cleveland, OH

The Cleveland Clinic has three open positions:

Main Campus Float Child Life Specialist – View Job Posting

Hillcrest Hospital Child Life Specialist, Part-time – View Job Posting

PRN Child Life Specialist, Day/Evening/Night/Weekend – View Job Posting

American Family Children’s Hospital, Madison, WI

AMFCH has an opening for a Child Life Services Manager.

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Cincinnati Children’s Hospital, Cincinnati, OH

Cincinnati Children’s Hospital has open positions posted:

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

Nationwide Children’s Hospital, Columbus, OH

Nationwide Children’s Hospital has two open positions.

1 Part Time Position Available (Part Time Benefits Eligible)

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Contingent Position (Non-Benefits Eligible)

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Maryville Children’s Health Center, Des Plaines, IL

Maryville Children’s Healthcare Center is currently looking for a Certified Child Life Specialist! Interested in using your child life skills in an alternate setting?  Excited about serving medically fragile children with complex medical needs, and their families, in a transitional care facility?  Then, Maryville Children’s Healthcare Center is the place for you!  For more information, contact Helen Pochopien, Director of Nursing, at

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- 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”.

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.

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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