Providence Health & Services Child Life Specialist in Spokane, Washington


Providence is calling a Child Life Specialist (Family Support Services, 0.0 Variable/Per Diem with no guaranteed benefits) to Providence Sacred Heart Medical Center in Spokane, Washington. We are a community of caregivers delivering every day on our Mission to provide compassionate care that is accessible for all - especially those who are poor and vulnerable.

The requirements for this position include:

  • Plan and provide emotionally and developmentally appropriate experiences to promote effective coping with health care and continued cognitive and emotional growth.

  • Enhance quality of patient care through participation, documentation and communication with other members of the health care team.

  • Serve as a resource and advocate on child development issues.


Required qualifications for this position include:

  • Bachelor´s Degree in one of the following specialties: Child Development, Recreational Therapy, Elementary Education or related field

  • Currently certified as a Child Life Specialist (CCLS) or eligible. Certification must be obtained within one year of hire. (In order to be eligible to obtain certification, candidate must have already completed a Child Life Internship and Practicum)

  • Work experience in the field

Preferred qualifications for this position include:

  • Child Life Certification by the Child Life Council of the Association for the Care of Children´s Health

  • Five (5) years child life experience

About the hospital you will serve.

Providence Sacred Heart Medical Center has a commanding presence in Spokane, Washington and is a beacon of hope and healing for patients throughout the region. We have over 600 beds and are chosen by people from across the state for the da Vinci surgical robotic for heart surgery and parents from all over the Inland Northwest who have children with life-threatening conditions know they’ll find the care and comfort they need at Sacred Heart Children’s Hospital.

We offer a full comprehensive range of benefits - see our website for details

Our Mission

As people of Providence, we reveal God's love for all, especially the poor and vulnerable, through our compassionate service.

About Us

Providence Health & Services is the third largest not-for-profit health system in the United States. Providence employs more than 76,000 caregivers (employees) across a five-state area; AK, WA, MT, OR, and CA. Our facilities include 34 hospitals, 475 physician clinics, senior services, supportive housing and other health and educational services. Providence is proud to be an Equal Opportunity Employer. Providence does not discriminate on the basis of race, color, gender, disability, veteran, military status, religion, age, creed, national origin, sexual identity or expression, sexual orientation, marital status, genetic information, or any other basis prohibited by local, state, or federal law.

Schedule: On Call

Shift: Variable

Job Category: Patient Services

Location: Washington-Spokane

Req ID: 134028