WellStar Health Systems Child Life Specialist in Austell, Georgia


At WellStar we all share common goals. That’s what makes us so successful – and such an integral part of our communities. We want the same things, for our organization, for our patients, and for our colleagues. As the largest not-for-profit healthcare system in Georgia, this means we pride ourselves on investing in the communities that we serve. We continue to provide innovative care models, focused on improving quality and access to healthcare.


Functions under the direction of the Director. The Child Life Specialist provides optimal developmental and psychosocially appropriate care for pediatric patients & families. The Child Life Specialist has the knowledge and ability to assess children’s emotional, psychosocial, educational, and recreational needs. Provides patient and family education, procedureal preparation and support, psychosocially supportive interventions and play activities based on assessment. Collaborates as a member of the interdisciplinary healthcare team to develop and administer an individualized plan of care. The Child Life Specialist is able to independently perform job functions and multi-task in order to meet the needs of the patient and family.


Required Minimum Education

Bachelor’s degree in Child Life, Child Development, or related field. Master’s degree preferred. Child Life Professional Certification. Completion of minimum 480 hour Child Life Internship.

Required Minimum Experience

Two (2) Years experience working as a Child Life Specialist preferred.

Required Minimum Skills

The individual must be able to communicate and understand verbal and written English language and display a positive attitude (see WellStar’s "Standards of Gold" and "Values").

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Join us for outstanding benefits and development opportunities. We also offer state-of-the-art technology, professional support and advancement, and colleagues that rank amongst the best in the country. The WellStar culture of caring has also been nationally recognized three years in a row by Fortune Magazine as one of the “100 Best Companies to Work For”. Step up to your potential. Find out more and apply today.

WellStar is an equal opportunity/affirmative action employer. All applicants are considered without regard to race, color, religion, sex, age, national origin, disability, veteran status or any status which is protected by local, state or federal law.

Facility WellStar Cobb Hospital

City Austell

Shift Days

State Georgia