Job Title: Child Life Specialist

Company: MidHudson Regional Hospital

City/State: Poughkeepsie, NY

Category: Allied Health Prof/Technical

Department: Mhrh - Pediatrics

Union: No

Position: Full Time

Hours: Varied

Shift: Day w/rotation

Req #: 33189

Hiring Range: 22.21-27.92/Hr

Job Details:

The Child Life Specialist functions as a key member of the healthcare team, communicating all relevant developmental and psychosocial information to other team members via charting, participation in rounds and team meetings, etc.


  • Completion of a 600 Child Life internship under the supervision of a Certified Child Life Specialist.


  • A Bachelor’s degree, required; Master’s degree in Child Life, recreation, psychology, early childhood education or a closely related field, preferred.

Licenses / Certifications:

  • At the time of hire, the candidate will need to either be certified or eligible for certification as documented by the ACLP and registered for the exam within a certain time period.


N/A Special Requirements: N/A

About Us:

MidHudson Regional Hospital

MidHudson Regional Hospital in Poughkeepsie, NY, is home to the mid-Hudson Valley’s most advanced healthcare services. This 243-bed facility cares for more than 10,000 inpatients annually while performing an additional 325,000 outpatient procedures each year. MidHudson Regional Hospital operates the area’s only Level II trauma center, is home to the Redl Center for Cancer Care and Center for Robotic Surgery, and is a destination hospital for patients with serious illnesses and injuries. 


We offer a comprehensive compensation and benefits package which includes:
  • Health Insurance
  • Dental
  • Vision
  • Retirement Savings Plan
  • Flexible Saving Account
  • Paid Time Off
  • Holidays
  • Tuition Reimbursement