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Positive Play Support Area Co-ordinator

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Sharley Park Primary School, Danesmoor, Chesterfield
Salary details
Grade 9 £28,129 - £30,038 per annum
Job term
Full Time
Appointment type
Fixed Term - Pending restructure 31 August 2023
37 hours per week
Closing Date
12 February 2023
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This is an established post within the Positive Play team of the Behaviour Support Services,  being offered on a temporary basis due to ongoing service redesign in our Inclusion Support Services.  We will consider applications for alternative hours for part of this post.  We are also happy to consider applications on a secondment basis which would need to be made with line-manager or head teacher support.

The Positive Play Team is recruiting a full time Positive Play Area Co-ordinator on a temporary basis from 1st March 2023 to 31st August 2023 to be based in Danesmoor, Chesterfield.

Positive Play Area Co-ordinators are responsible for advising and liaising with school staff and other professionals, to enable an understanding and to develop skills of how to support children and young people with SEMH difficulties, using the Positive Play Support Programme methodology

They work collaboratively with colleagues and teams within Learning, Access and Inclusion and wider Schools and Learning department, to achieve the best outcomes for the children and families supported by Behaviour Support Services.

Key responsibilities include:

  1. Work flexibly across the county, according to service need, delivering Positive Play Support programmes to primary, secondary, and other settings.
  2. Provide training and mentoring support to school staff aimed at developing an understanding of SEMH, raising self-worth, confidence and supporting emotional regulation, through the natural medium of play in an inclusive approach.
  3. Provide 1-1 programme of support for children and families with SEMH difficulties.
  4. Assist schools in developing a ‘whole school, whole child’ model of support ensuring that parents and the wider family are equipped with skills and understanding of engagement and the benefits.
  5. Work alongside school staff with the planning, structuring, and resourcing of Positive Play Support sessions, enabling a tailored approach to meet the needs of the child and young person
  6. Champion the needs of and advocate for children and young people with SEMH difficulties.

 Provisional Interview Date: 9 February 2023

If you would like to discuss this post further please contact Sharon Urben Sharon.urben@derbyshire.gov.uk or 01246 862854.


Due to this post having access to children and/or vulnerable adults, the successful candidate will be required to undertake a Disclosure and Barring Service check. The possession of a criminal record will not necessarily prevent an applicant from obtaining this post, as all cases are judged individually according to the nature of the role and information provided. Click here to see our policy on criminal background checks.