Play Specialist – Middlesbrough hospice

Main duties of the job

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Ensure that all children receive the appropriate play and stimulation related to their emotional / developmental needs. Organise and facilitate said play.

Assess, plan, implement and evaluate comprehensive play programmes, to include preparation for invasive and non-invasive procedures, procedural support and therapeutic play, as part of the overall care of the child, receiving day care and respite care.

To create individual developmental and play assessments for each and every child, adjusting when the child’s needs have changed.

To ensure that all children receive appropriate therapeutic and goal orientated play and stimulation related to their emotional/ developmental needs and to achieve developmental goals.

To provide psycho-social, emotional and physical care and support to children and families.

Through the provision of play provide support for the families and siblings that are under stress and in crisis, demonstrating a commitment to family centred care.

To educate child in medical condition if appropriate.

To arrange trips and activities for children in line with Zoe’s Place outings policy.

To promote an awareness of the emotional needs of children and the importance of play within a care team.

For an informal chat about the role, please contact the hospice between 9am and 5pm on 01642 457985. (Ask for Head of Care, or Deputy Head of Care) 



Hours: 37.5 hours per week

Salary: £22,809 - £25,461 a year. Enhanced pay for weekends

Based at: Zoe’s Place Baby Hospice, Middlesbrough

Responsible to: Head of care

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