Child Life Specialist III

Job Location US-NC-Charlotte
Job Opening ID
Presbyterian Medical Center
Child Life Center
Work Schedule
PRN Details
Radiology Department
Nursing Care Services
Job Status


The Child Life Specialist III assesses the emotional, developmental, educational, and diversionary needs of hospitalized children and coordinates therapeutic interventions to address the medical, procedural, surgical, and diagnostic experiences of patients and families. Plans and implements programs and services to meet the needs identified for assigned clinical population and the child life department, which may include supporting children affected by the hospitalization of an adult. Promotes and practices the delivery of high quality family centered care and services for patients and families. Participates in the education of the multidisciplinary team on child life strategies for providing optimal care for pediatric patients and their families. Arranges visits with schools and other communication organizations to provide education about a patient’s disease, treatment plan and/or limitations. The Child Life Specialist III will possess advanced clinical skills and serve as a role model for peers and other staff, precept new child life staff, mentor established staff, provide departmental and interdisciplinary education, and coordinate clinical program development activities. Yearly maintenance must be performed to maintain Child Life Specialist III status.




At Novant Health, one of our core values is diversity and inclusion. By engaging the strengths and talents of each team member, we ensure a strong organization capable of providing remarkable healthcare to our patients, families and communities. Therefore, we invite applicants from all group dynamics to apply to our exciting career opportunities. 


  • Education: 4 Year / Bachelors Degree in Child Development, Early Childhood Education, Recreational Therapy, Psychology, or related field; required. Graduate Degree, preferred.
  • Experience: 5 years of relevant experience, required. A total of 10,400 hours as a Certified Child Life specialist or 8,320 hours with a Master’s degree, required.
  • Licensure/Certification: Certification - Assoc of Child Life Professionals, required. 
  • Additional skills required: Meets child life competencies and other skills/activities in accordance with the job description. Maintains The Association of Child Life Professionals membership. Participates in child life departmental meetings and other related functions. Serves as a role model for peers; precepts and orients new staff. Sits on an approved committee or work-group through Novant Health, The Association of Child Life Professionals or a local Child Life association.Administers initial competencies to new staff. Provides departmental and interdisciplinary education. Develops and coordinates new clinical programming. Participates on research working groups. Presents at conferences/publishes on topics relevant to Child Life. Assists with competency development. Plans and facilitates staff team building activities. Leads clinical supervision when Lead CLS is unavailable. Ability to drive/travel to multiple facilities/locations as needed. 


It is the responsibility of every Novant Health team member to deliver the most remarkable patient experience in every dimension, every time.

  • Our team members are part of an environment that fosters team work, team member engagement and community involvement.
  • The successful team member has a commitment to leveraging diversity and inclusion in support of quality care.
  • All Novant Health team members are responsible for fostering a safe patient environment driven by the principles of "First Do No Harm".


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