The Starship team have some fabulous opportunities in a unique environment for those able to think outside of the square.
Are you an experienced and qualified ECE teacher?
Do you have a background in child development and a creative streak?
Come & join our Play Specialist team!
Hospital Play Specialist'ssupport infants, children and young people to become confident and competent learners within the context of their hospital experience. With a strong educational and psycho-social framework that supports whanau involvement, we facilitate children's continued development and their ability to cope successfully with challenges related to their hospital visit.
You may find us normalising the hospital visit in a play space, familiarising children with medical equipment or procedures, supporting children during procedures -including blood tests, or developing and practicing coping strategies. This role is challenging but very rewarding when working with children, their whanau and our wider multidisciplinary team.
We currently have permanent vacancies within our Paediatric Outpatients service to support Starship children and whanau attending clinics and appointments each day. Positions available include:
Full-time permanent (40 hours per week)
Part-time permanent (24 hours per week, over 3 days)
This is the ideal opportunity for an experienced educator looking to extend their scope of practice in the health and well-being context. We are looking for someone who truly recognises the environment as the third teacher, and can set up spaces that delight and inspire. You will have the ability to form trusting and on-going relationships swiftly and easefully, and be able to think on your feet. You will enjoy challenge; embrace diversity, and be responsive to children of varying ages and whanau from a variety of backgrounds.
To be shortlisted you must be a qualified ECE teacher, with a current teacher's registration (NZ).
To view a full job description, please click here.
We hope you will explore this opportunity further by either submitting your application through our careers website, or you can contact recruitment consultant Kimiora Nathan ********** to learn more. Job Reference: AUC06992
Applications Close: 29 September 2019
Auckland DHB is committed to the application of the Children's Act 2014 and its intent to improve the safety of all children. This position is a Children's Worker as defined by the Act.