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!

University of Iowa Stead Family Children’s Hospital, Iowa City, IA

The Child Life Program at University of Iowa Stead Family Children’s Hospital is pleased to offer a fellowship opportunity to qualified candidates seeking experience with pediatric hematology/oncology patients.  The fellowship will start in the summer of 2023.  This fellowship provides a stipend plus employee health and dental insurance for a full-time, 12-month placement. Hands-on clinical experience, training, and supervision are provided as part of the fellowship experience.

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UH Rainbow Babies & Children’s Hospital, Cleveland, Ohio

UH Rainbow Babies & Children’s Hospital currently has three opportunities available. Applications can be submitted online for any of these positions using the position numbers listed below to search for each position.

Part-time CCLS, 20 hours per week, preferably 10-hour shifts, eligible for benefits, variable days/rotating weekends, pediatric emergency department, UH Rainbow main campus location, position number 230006ZW

Full-time CCLS, 40 hours per week, 8-hour shifts, eligible for benefits, rotating weekends/holidays, pediatric inpatient medical unit (pulmonology, nephrology, neurology), UH Rainbow main campus location, position number 230006ZV

Part-time CCLS, 24 hours per week, 8 hour shifts, eligible for benefits, variable days, rotating weekends/holidays, float position (inpatient trauma/surgical, inpatient cardiology, ambulatory/radiology), UH Rainbow main campus, position number 230002TY

MetroHealth Medical Center, Cleveland, OH

MetroHealth Medical Center has an opening for a part-time Child Life Specialist (60 hours bi-weekly)

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WVU Medicine Children’s Hospital, Morgantown, WV

WVU Medicine Children’s Hospital has openings for Child Life Specialists.

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Nationwide Children’s Hospital, Columbus, OH

Nationwide Children’s Hospital has two open positions.

Child Life Specialist, NICU – View Job Posting

Contingent Position (Non-Benefits Eligible) – View Job Posting

Child Life Specialist, Full-time (Benefits Eligible) – View Job Posting

Helen DeVos Children’s Hospital, Grand Rapids, MI

Helen DeVos Children’s Hospital has the following open positions:

Part-time Child Life Specialist (2 positions) – View Job Posting

Adult Support Advocate – Child Life Specialist – View Job Posting

Ball State University, Muncie, IN

Ball State University has a full-time, campus-based, 10-month Assistant Lecturer position available beginning fall 2023. This is a three-year contract faculty position, which may be renewable for two additional years after the initial three-year contract is completed.

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Dayton Children’s Hospital, Dayton, OH

Dayton Children’s Hospital has an opening for a Director of Child Life.

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Lucile Packard Children’s Hospital Stanford, Palo Alto, CA

LPCH has several open positions:

Child Life Specialist, Part-time, 8-hour Rotating Shift – View Job Posting

Child Life Specialist, 3 open positions (1 in Inpatient Hematology/Oncology & 2 in Radiology) – View Job Posting

Supervisor – Child Life, Full-time – View Job Posting

Recreational Coordinator – Child Life, Full-time (6 months fixed-term) – View Job Posting
Certification not required

Shriners Children’s Hospital, Dayton, OH

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

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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 at their Evansville location.

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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

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:

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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”.

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

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