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Child Development Specialist - Devonport / Launceston

54 Reasons

Play2Learn+ is an early childhood school readiness program, which aims to improve child development and school engagement. In this key role, we need you to help implement and develop the program, making sure we maximise its impact. We're seeking an early childhood practitioner with a passion for assisting our communities' most vulnerable, at risk children and families to reach their full potential.

54 reasons is Australia's leading child rights organisation - no ordinary not-for-profit.

Proudly part of the Save the Children Australia Group and global movement, we're here to make sure that everyone understands their rights. So that children and young people have their rights met and thrive, in all their diversity.

We champion the children, young people and families we work with. We are inspired by the curiosity and creativity of children and motivated by the love of those who care for them.

With the child's voice at the centre, we provide quality services to children and their caregivers, advocating with them so that children develop, learn, and are connected, safe and confident. Our people are proudly local, reflective of the communities we serve - in every state and territory, and across regions, remote areas and capital cities.

Where you come in:

In this part-time permanent role (30.4 hours per week), you'll facilitate child-focused activities that support the emotional, physical and cognitive development of young children. Specifically, you will work with three- and four-year-olds and their families to ensure they meet their developmental milestones and make a successful transition to Kindergarten. Working across both Devonport and Launceston, you'll report to our Team Leader -Play2Learn+.

You will make an impact by:

  • Supporting children to engage positively in education
  • Supporting children to reach their full potential and build sustainable support networks and connection to community
  • Empowering parents and caregivers to support their child's engagement in education
  • Building and maintaining strong networks, service delivery partnerships, and referral pathways
  • Collecting and recording data and information for accountability, evaluation, and reporting

Does this sound like you?

You're a highly flexible early childhood practitioner who is calm under pressure and loves to have a positive impact working with young children and their families. You have a deep understanding of the importance of the "early years" and child development, including experience working with children and families who have experienced trauma. Most importantly, you have a strong sense of empathy and an infectious enthusiasm for your job.

This role requires:

  • Demonstrated community sector and early childhood experience
  • Demonstrated experience in working alongside families, using a partnership, strengths-based and family-centred approach
  • Understanding of relevant Federal and State child protection legislation
  • Highly developed interpersonal skills including the ability to advocate on behalf of families
  • Experience developing strong referral pathways within community and education sectors
  • Diploma in Early Childhood (or a related field), or progress towards, with some experience in a community service setting

Working at 54 reasons is more than just a job.

We are a learning organisation that invests in the development and wellbeing of our people. Our workforce is 680+ people strong, and proudly diverse, whether in race, ethnicity, gender, age, disability, sexuality, cultures and beliefs.

We are creative, connected and accountable, bringing energy, guts and ideas to all we do to champion children in Australia and partner with families, communities and partners to bring about change.

Our people work from both home and office, with important moments held in-person to foster belonging and support professional development. Our leave provisions include personal, ceremonial and family violence leave as well as the ability to purchase additional leave. Remuneration is benchmarked and we offer full non-profit salary packaging benefits.

Other benefits include:

  • Award rate salary (SCHADS Level 4.1) plus full salary packaging benefits
  • Festive leave in addition to regular leave benefits
  • Opportunity to work on additional projects alongside business as usual
  • Individual learning plans to assist in your career development
  • Internal employment and development opportunities

Sound interesting?

We'd love to hear from you. Submit your cover letter and resume by clicking on one of the buttons in the 'Apply' section.

Position description - Child Development Specialist - Devonport and Launceston

For more information about this position, please contact Ashley Saw, Team Leader, at ashley.saw@54reasons.org.au using the subject line: Child Development Specialist - Devonport / Launceston enquiry via EthicalJobs. For more information about the team and the program that the role works in, see our Program Profile.

54 reasons is committed to providing and maintaining a safe working environment for its employees and client groups, consistent with our obligations under OH&S legislation. Successful applicants are required to provide evidence of vaccination against COVID-19, or proof of medical exemption.

We have tested our application process with diverse groups in mind, with the intent to ensure it's straightforward and accessible for all to apply. Diversity and inclusion are fundamental to our culture and improve our ability to reach our most vulnerable client groups. But we also know there is no one-size fits-all when it comes to recruitment - so if we didn't quite hit the mark for you, please let us know! We're dedicated to ensuring54 reasons is a workplace suitable for all people and can modify our processes to suit you - no matter your race, ethnicity, gender, age, disability, sexuality, neurodiversity, culture and beliefs.

54 reasons is a child-safe organisation. All employees are required to undergo a National Police Check, a Working with Children Check where necessary, and sign our Child Safeguarding Policy and Code of Conduct. We also support the Inter-Agency Misconduct Disclosure Scheme. You can read about the Scheme and our commitment to Safeguarding here.

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