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Child Development Specialist

The Benevolent Society

  • Are you looking for your next exciting career opportunity within an integrated early years centre?
  • Are you a passionate Early Childhood professional who loves working with children and their families in a natural play based environment?
  • We value our team by offering salary packaging, above award rates & more!

Our Early Years Centres are community hubs offering child health services, family support and early childhood education whilst focusing on early intervention and prevention to ultimately empower children and families. Our team recognise the importance of the child/parent relationship, with a focus on empowering children and support of families to live their best lives.

Your new role

As our Child Development Specialist, you will support children and families to achieve their own goals and milestones. You will develop and facilitate child-centred, culturally sensitive and developmentally appropriate programs that meet the needs, interests and strengths of children (0-8) and families (facilitating our play programs, specialist groups and parenting programs.)

You will work alongside as part of a multidisciplinary team other professionals like Social Workers, Child Health Nurses, Speech Pathologist and Child Psychologist who are all on your team. You will work collaboratively with them to undertake assessments, identify strengths, increase capacity for resilience and promote positive family relationships and child development.

Terms: This role is a part time role 4 days per week based in Browns Plains, QLD.

Your benefits

  • We support you to work flexibly
  • We set you up for success with a buddy, structured orientation & mobile tools
  • We celebrate the best life moments; the small acts that make a difference within our teams and with our clients
  • A culture of professional enquiry including support from a full time Senior Practitioner
  • Option to purchase additional leave
  • Salary packaging, meals & entertainment card, employee discount, novated leases available
  • Access to pool cars
  • Work as part of a child safe organisation

What you need to succeed?

As an experienced Child Development Specialist, you will have a:

  • Degree in Early Childhood Education or similar Child Development related discipline/s
  • First Nations People are strongly encouraged to apply. The Benevolent Society believes that diversity is a valuable part of community and believes that in a thriving community where we work, live and play, all people feel included.
  • A commitment to play based approaches with a focus on building parent-child relationships to improve the long-term outcomes for children
  • Understanding of child protection issues and the impact of trauma on child behaviour and development
  • Great people skills and the ability to create strong working relationships with people from all walks of life
  • Current driver’s licence
  • Commitment to lead your own intentional reflection to continually build practice and outcomes

Interested? Apply online today!

Call Liz Whale on 0407 309 893 to discuss the role in more detail.

TBS is committed to building an inclusive and diverse workforce that reflects the communities and people we support and advocate for. We encourage applications from Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islanders, people of all ages, identity and abilities. We pride ourselves on being a client and child safe organisation and as such all our staff and volunteers go through security screening relevant to the role.

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