Canterbury District Health Board Canterbury

Hospital play specialist

General, Hospital play specialist

English, Health and physical education, Learning languages, Mathematics and statistics, Science, Social sciences, Technology, Te reo Māori, The arts

Listed 9:30 AM 15 January 2020
Closes 26 January 2020
Vacancy reference #: 1HA4Y1

  • Work within an experienced multi-disciplinary team to provide integral support to children in our care
  • Experience as a registered hospital play specialist is preferred, however experienced registered early childhood teachers will also be considered.

Working 28 hours per week. Days and hours to be negotiated.

The role:

Where you fit in

In this role, you will be responsible for the following:

  • Establishing rapport with the children and their family and play alongside them to build trust. Through these relationships you'll attempt to minimise the psychological impact on the child while in hospital
  • Integrating emotional support through preparation and play aiming to improve the child's ability to cope.

Your skills will include the following:

  • Ability to adapt and work effectively within a variety of situations and with various individuals or groups
  • Strong organisational, prioritisation and time management skills
  • A strength with behaviour management
  • The ability to relate to people with warmth and sensitivity
  • Ability to contribute to ongoing quality improvement processes
  • A clear, confident communicator
  • A strong ability to analyse, prioritise and plan for all children
  • Experience as a registered hospital play specialist is preferential
  • Experienced registered early childhood teachers will also be considered who are willing to work towards becoming a registered hospital play specialist.

Belonging here:

Becoming part of our story

Being part of the Canterbury District Health Board, you will enjoy a fantastic benefits scheme, the opportunity for flexible working arrangements and ongoing focus on your career development.

The Canterbury DHB is an inclusive and equal opportunity employer that welcomes and respects everyone.

How to apply

Please apply via the vacancy link.

Recruitment
recruitment@cdhb.health.nz
(03) 337 8889

Vacancy link:

Vacancy reference #:1HA4Y1

Listed 9:30 AM 15 January 2020
Closes 26 January 2020

Canterbury District Health Board NZ

Organisation details

Canterbury District Health Board

Location: Canterbury