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The Activity Room Canterbury

Hospital play specialist

Early learning / kōhanga reo, Certificated teacher 

English, Health and physical education, Science

Listed 10:00 AM 14 September 2018
Closes 24 September 2018
Vacancy reference #: 1H9kh7

Our Purpose: What we're here for

When you work with us, you're part of something very special. We're world leaders in the delivery of integrated healthcare, and we're always striving to Make It Better. From the carers on the front line working directly with patients and communities, to our talented support teams who enable that care, we plan, fund and deliver health services to the almost 600,000 New Zealanders that live in the Canterbury region.

The Role: What this opportunity's all about

Christchurch Hospital Activity Room is a vital part of our children's recovery.

Play in hospital helps children and young people understand, cope with illness, regain confidence and express their feelings. Working with children from birth to 16 years, your experience as a teacher will be invaluable to helping children during their hospital stay.

You will establish rapport with the children and their family and play alongside them to build trust to minimise the psychological impact on the child while in hospital. A huge part of the role is integrating emotional support through preparation and play in aiming to improve the child's ability to cope. This is a very challenging but rewarding role.

Working with families/whānau to form great relationships is critical to your success in this role. It involves working in the activity room, working on the paediatric wards and working within a multi-disciplinary team.

We are looking preferably for an experienced registered hospital play specialist to join our team, however, if you are an experienced registered early childhood teacher with the skills and attributes we are looking for and are willing to work towards becoming a registered hospital play specialist, then please apply.

How to apply

Applications are only accepted online. Please apply via the vacancy link. For more information please contact:

Hayley Buick
(03) 337 7961

Vacancy link:

Vacancy reference #:1H9kh7

Listed 10:00 AM 14 September 2018
Closes 24 September 2018

The Activity Room NZ

ECE centre details

The Activity Room

Type: Hospital Based
Maximum licenced places: 24

Service ID: 70544
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Physical address:
Riccarton Avenue, Christchurch Central, Christchurch

Postal Address:
. Private Bag 4710, Christchurch 8140