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Child Life Specialist (CCLS)

We Are Hiring

Child Life Specialist - Pediatric Support Svcs 002 - Full-Time, Day - 3700 Washington Ave. Evansville, IN  47750

Inpatient/Outpatient coverage Full time - areas include Pediatric Surgery, inpatient/PICU, outpatient clinics, & Emergency department.   Shifts M-F; hours to be determined where coverage is needed on a daily basis.


CCLS, Child Life Specialist,

Why Join Ascension?

In Indiana, St. Vincent operates 24 hospitals in addition to a comprehensive network of affiliated joint ventures, medical practices, and clinics. St. Vincent's more than 15,000 associates and 3,000 providers offer expertise in a wide range of services including acute/long-term acute care, bariatrics, cancer care, cardiovascular services, emergency/trauma services, neuroscience, orthopedics, pediatric services, primary care, urgent/immediate care, women's health and more. St. Vincent has been serving central and southern Indiana for 145 years.

St. Vincent is part of Ascension, a faith-based healthcare organization dedicated to transformation through innovation across the continuum of care. As one of the leading non-profit and Catholic health systems in the U.S., Ascension is committed to delivering compassionate, personalized care to all, especially to those most in need. In FY2018, Ascension provided nearly $2 billion in care of persons living in poverty and other community benefit programs.

What You Will Do

As a Child Life Specialist with St. Vincent Health in Evansville, IN, you will have the opportunity to collaborate with the health care team to provide social, emotional, and developmental support during a pediatric patient's illness and hospitalization.


  • Supplies a caring and secure atmosphere for patients and their families in pediatrics.
  • Collaborates with the health care team to plan appropriate interventions.
  • Develops and/or participates in outreach and educational activities to teach families, staff, and the community about issues and services related to ill and hospitalized children.
  • Maintains proper education to continue with professional development.

What You Will Need


  • Required Credential(s):
    • Child Life Professional credentialed from the Association of Child Life Professionals (CCLS)  obtained within 12 Months (1 year) of hire date or job transfer date. 


  • Diploma 
    • High school diploma/GED with 2 years of experience, or Associate's degree, or Technical degree required
    • 4 year college degree or  Master's highly prefered
    • Child Life professional credentialed from the Association of Child Life Professions (CCLS) obtained with 12 months (1 year) of hire date or job transfer date
    • Highly prefer candiate that is already a Certified Child Life Specialist (CCLS) with hospital Child Life experience
    • 600 hour internship under the supervision of a Certified Life Specialist (CCLS) highly preferred

Work Experience:

  • Pediatric experience preferred.

Equal Employment Opportunity

St.Vincent is an EEO/AA Employer M/F/Disability/Vet. Please click the link below for more information.
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E-Verify Statement

St. Vincent, a member of Ascension Health, participates in the Electronic Employment Verification Program. Please click the E-Verify link below for more information.

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Job ID: 367109
Category: Clinical Support
Facility: ININD St Vincent Indpls Acute
Ministry: St. Vincent, IN
Location: Indianapolis, IN

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