Play Worker at Claire House (22.5 hours)


Salary: £15,950 – £18,770 (pro rata)

We are looking for an enthusiastic and dynamic Play Worker to work as part of a multidisciplinary team in all Claire House settings; WIRRAL Hospice, Liverpool Day therapy unit and community to provide play activities to children and young people who have complex, palliative or end of life care needs.

A minimum of NVQ level 2 in Play or other relevant qualification with at least 2 years post qualification experience. The job requires planning and implementing day to day play sessions/activities as well as facilitating group sessions for children and young people. You will need an ability to work flexibly and have experience of adapting activities to differing needs. A knowledge/experience of sensory play would be advantageous.

At Claire House we are passionate about providing the best possible care tailored to meet the individual needs of children and young people with life-limiting and life-threatening conditions, as well as providing support to their families.

Our multidisciplinary team provides symptom management, palliative and end-of-life care, as well as planned and emergency short breaks both at the hospice, Liverpool day therapy unit and in the community. Dedicated family support and counselling is provided for all the family on an individual or group basis.

Claire House is the place where you can make a real difference for children and families from across Merseyside, Cheshire and North Wales as well as a great place to develop your therapy career.

Be the play worker you always wanted to be providing high quality, individualized play activities, helping children live life to the full, however short their lives might be.

We can offer you:

  • A commitment to help you learn, develop and grow your career with us
  • Significant opportunities for professional development and training
  • Opportunity to maintain or develop play skills
  • The chance to gain knowledge and expertise in end of life care and complex health care

You can continue with your NHS superannuation scheme or join the Claire House pension scheme. Free parking available.

Please contact us to discuss this Play Worker opportunity at Claire House – Lisa Hulse, Planned Care Coordinator, Tel: 0151 334 4626 or [email protected] or Kerry Worswick, Play Specialist, Tel: 0151 334 4626 or [email protected]

Closing date for applications: 9th April 2018

Shortlisting recruitment and interview: Friday 27th April 2018

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