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Senior Practitioner - Transitions to School

Save The Children

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

Save the Children is no ordinary not-for-profit.

We're ambitious, creative and outspoken. We stand up for children's rights. We want all children to be educated, healthy and live a life free from violence. We've been operating in Tasmania for nearly 70 years, working with families, communities and children themselves to give them the best possible start. More information on our work in Tasmania is available here.

Where you come in

In this part-time, fixed term position (3 days per week through to end of March 2025), you'll foster best practice across the Transitions to School program, supporting staff working with three years olds and their families to ensure they meet their developmental milestones and make a successful transition to Kindergarten.

Based in Hobart, you'll report to our Team Leader - Transitions to School.

Note: This position is contingent on receipt of donor funding.

You will make an impact by

  • Partnering with families who have complex needs to build capacity and positively shape children's development
  • Leading practice to ensure we target interventions to the needs of children and families with an outcomes focus
  • Supporting the coordination of staff caseloads and program logistics, monitoring and evaluation, risk management and child protection
  • Coaching, advising and providing on the job support and training to develop practice across the team

Does this sound like you?

You're a highly flexible practitioner who is calm under pressure and loves to have a positive impact working with young children and their families. You've got plenty of energy and a can-do attitude, which will help you make long-lasting relationships. Most importantly, you have a strong sense of empathy and an infectious enthusiasm for your job.

This role requires

  • Demonstrated experience in early childhood development
  • Degree in a relevant field, and/or a Diploma with significant equivalent experience
  • Demonstrated experience in using trauma informed practice approaches
  • Exceptional communication skills and experience in report writing
  • Ability to mentor and support colleagues with assessment skills, use of tools and therapeutic interventions
  • Holistic strengths based approach to achieve lasting change with clients from all walks of life

Working at Save the Children is more than just a job.

It's the feeling of knowing that your work is contributing to making the world a better place for children and working with others who feel the same. In addition to a connection to social causes, you will have access to:

  • Festive leave in addition to regular leave benefits
  • Internal employment and development opportunities
  • Friendly and flexible work environment
  • Award rate salary plus full salary packaging benefits

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 Now' button.

Position description - Senior Practitioner Transitions to School

At Save the Children, we seek a workforce that is as diverse as our society - in race, ethnicity, gender, age, sexuality, cultures and beliefs - and reflects the communities we work in. We believe diversity and inclusion are fundamental to our culture and core values and we demonstrate this commitment through all our employment practices. Our inclusive workplace culture contributes to making Save the Children a great place to work. We strongly encourage Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander applicants to apply.

Save the Children Australia 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.

Save the Children Australia supports the Inter-Agency Misconduct Disclosure Scheme. If you are successful in your application, we will request consent to access HR held information pertaining to your last 5 years of employment. You can read about the Scheme and our commitment to Safeguarding here.

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