Playmaker Co-ordinator (Re-advertised, with amended Person Specification)

Wimborne, Dorset

Closing: 8 April Salary: £23,968 per annum for 28 hours per week (FTE £29,982) Contract Type: Permanent Hours: 28 Hours per week

Job Description

Julia’s House is rated ‘Outstanding’ by the Care Quality Commission and supports more than 140 families across Dorset and Wiltshire, in the community, at our two hospices and in families’ own homes.  

Reporting to the Family Support Services Manager and based in our Wimborne nursing office, we are seeking an experienced manager from a therapeutic environment, who has strong people skills, with strategic planning and budget planning experience. You will have extensive experience of working in a Special Educational Needs setting and working therapeutically with sick children and their families. With excellent organisational and communication skills, you will also have proven involvement of working successfully in a multi-agency environment.

If you have the following qualifications and have the passion to see Julia’s House succeed, we would like to hear from you.  

  - NVQ 4 or higher level qualification in Early Years Care and Education or equivalent

  - City and Guilds 7307 Certificate in Teaching Adult Learners or equivalent teaching course (or willingness to undertake and complete this qualification if appointed)

  - Sound experience in alternative communication methods e.g. Sign-along, Makaton, Picture Exchanging Communication, Systems and Objects of Reference

  - Evidence of safeguarding training to level 3 or above 

A full driving licence and use of car for business purposes are also essential for this role. You will also need a flexible approach to working hours. 

We offer an excellent pension scheme and annual leave entitlement of 30 days annual leave plus Bank Holidays for full time staff, pro rata for part time. 

Closing date:   8 April 2018             Interviews to be held: w/c 23 April 2018


To apply for this job, download and complete the application form below and email it to or post to HR Department, Julia’s House, Barclays House, 1 Wimborne Road, Poole,  BH15  2BB.  Please note we cannot consider CVs on their own but you are welcome to include a CV with your completed application form. For enquiries please call 01202 644220.  

All staff appointments are subject to a satisfactory Disclosure & Barring Service (DBS) check. 

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