Goodstart is Australia's largest early learning provider. As a not–for–profit social enterprise, we exist purely to improve the lives of Australia's children and their families. Every day, 13,500 Goodstart staff support over 60,000 families and the 71,500 children that attend our 670 centre's nation–wide. Our people are our foundation, together we are working to ensure children have the learning, development and wellbeing outcomes they need for school and life.
As a Child and Family Practitioner at our Harristown Centre, you will work in partnership with the Centre Director and Educators to engage and support all children social and emotional learning, but especially focus on closing the gap for most vulnerable children and families. You will focus on intervention strategies to engage and sustain participation of the children and their families within the early education setting.
We are offering a part time, fixed term position. 2 days per week (15.2 hours) until February 2022 (with the possibility of extending dependant on funding). We are flexible on which day however Tuesday, Wednesday or Thursday are the preferred days. We are also offering flexible working arrangements with the ability to work from home occasionally.
About the role –
- Support and empower early years educators to build the capability to observe, identify and explain any concerns related to the learning, development and well-being of children within the centre.
- Promote an integrated, evidence-informed approach to deliver improved outcomes for children and families
- Undertake observations between children and educators and provide feedback to support the ongoing development of the child-educator relationship
- Provide formal and informal consultation and coaching around evidence-informed social and emotional learning practices that enhance the care and education
- Create strong external linkages to community supports and services that will best meet the needs of children and families.
- Support our educators to communicate and engage with parents around the needs of their child
- Make referrals to allied health services as required
About you –
- Tertiary qualifications in social work, psychology, infant mental health or equivalent
- Strong understanding and ability to apply attachment theory, Circle Of Security (COS) and trauma informed practice
- Strong understanding of child development (birth - 5 years)
- Good understanding of relevant early childhood frameworks and standards
- Demonstrated high level of interpersonal, communication, negotiation and coaching skills to achieve improved outcomes for children and families
- Ability to document, analyse and report on relevant key performance indicators
We offer the following benefits -
- A unique opportunity to become part of a National Team of Allied Health Specialists
- Be empowered to drive continuous change and find new and innovative ways of working to achieve goals
- Work for a company that has an aspiration to be globally recognised for early years practice and learning outcomes
- Gain significant investment in your growth and development with support, tools, training and experiences that will truly enhance the progress and outcomes for children in their earliest years.
- Be a part of a team and work environment where everyone feels a sense of belonging, inclusion and purpose
- Not-For-Profit Salary Packaging benefits which reduces your taxable income to increase take home pay
- Access to discounted childcare
- Flexible work arrangements giving you choice about when and how work will be done in order to better manage your work and non-work needs
- Discounted health care and access to employee wellbeing program with BUPA
- Opportunity to participate in active social club events
- Exclusive discounts on travel, gym memberships, Apple and Dell products, and more….
If you are interested in applying for this role, please upload your Cover Letter and CV to our website (E-mailed applications will not be considered).
If you would like a copy of the PD please e-mail Alysse Giudice on [email protected]