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Child Development Officer - Nowra

Australian Red Cross
  • Permanent position
  • Part time hours
  • Nowra, NSW location

About us

Australian Red Cross is part of the world’s largest humanitarian organisation. Our aim is to improve the lives of the most vulnerable people in Australia and across our region.

About the role

Australian Red Cross Young Parents Program (YPP) works to ensure best outcomes for children and families by improving the capacity of young parents with complex needs aged 13 to 25, to live and parent independently.

YPP is designed to meet the needs of a highly vulnerable group in the community, namely pregnant and parenting young women and men who are unable to access elsewhere the safety, security and support required to parent effectively.

The Child Development Officer (CDO) is responsible for the coordination, development and delivery of child focused interventions at Young Parents Program, training staff and volunteers in best practice for child development, supporting young parents with complex needs and behaviours to develop independent parenting skills, and ensuring best outcomes for children.

What you will bring

  • Minimum two years child development experience
  • Child focused with a strong understating of child protection issues, including knowledge of relevant legislation
  • Practical experience in the implementation and coordination of child development interventions/strategies
  • Demonstrated experience in working with children with complex behaviours and needs
  • Ability to effectively engage clients with complex needs and a history of non-engagement with services
  • Excellent written and verbal communication
  • Strong networking skills with stakeholders

A current Working with Children Check, Australian Drivers licence and First Aid Qualification are mandatory requirements of this role.

Why work with us

Be part of one of the largest humanitarian organisations and know that the work contributes to improving outcomes for vulnerable people.

You can access flexible working arrangements and generous salary packaging options that can increase your take home pay by paying certain expenses using pre-tax dollars up to $15,900 a year.

Further information

For further information about this role, please refer to the position description attached below or contact Jessica Lorkin on 0419 413 246.

Position description: Download File Child Development Officer (FECS).pdf

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