Position Details
Reference Number 19606
Position Title Educational Play Therapist Grade 2
Employment Type Ongoing
Location 50 Flemington Road
Position Summary
  • Educational Play Therapist - Grade 2
  • Full time, Ongoing
  • Parkville, Victoria

The Royal Children's Hospital (RCH) Melbourne is one of the world's great children's hospitals. We are the major specialist paediatric hospital in Victoria and our care extends to children from Tasmania, southern New South Wales and other states around Australia and overseas.


We currently have a full time, ongoing Grade 2 Educational Play Therapist vacancy at The Royal Children's Hospital.


We are looking for a suitably qualified Educational Play Therapist/Child Life Therapist to provide a comprehensive Educational Play Therapy service to children and families across Dolphin (medical short stay), Possum (surgical short stay) and Pathology units.   

The successful applicant will have teaching and/or Child Life Therapy experience with extensive knowledge of play based paradigms. For a full description of the role including a list of selection criteria, please view the attached position description.

Appointment is subject to a satisfactory police check and Working with Children Check.


The RCH provides world class facilities for staff, patients and families, making it an exciting place to work and progress you career. We offer a competitive salary and salary packaging options along with interesting and varied work.


For more information about Educational Play Therapy at the RCH go to:  http://www.rch.org.au/ept/


If you are interested in joining our team as an Educational Play Therapist and want to belong to a workplace that has an international reputation as a centre for clinical excellence, click apply now!

Selection Criteria Essential: Recognised tertiary qualifications in Early Childhood Education / Primary Education with a major focus on child development and play based learning OR current Certified Child Life Specialist status.
Essential: Evidence of eligibility for membership of the Discipline association either VIT, VECTA, ACLTA or Child Life.
Essential: Thorough understanding of childhood development 0-18 years.
Essential: A minimum of 5 years continuous and relevant work experience is essential (Teaching and/or Educational Play Therapy/Child Life).
Desirable: Experience with vulnerable children and families or children and families with additional learning needs.
Desirable: A relevant post graduate qualification such as Health Sciences, Disabilities, Mental Health, Nursing.
Contact Person Beth Dun
Contact Number 93455421
Contact Email Beth.Dun@rch.org.au
Closing Date 05/08/2016
Position Description Educational Play Therapist Grade 2 (Dolphin-Possum) PD.pdf