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Playgroup Facilitators, Bushfire Recovery x2 - Bairnsdale

Uniting (Victoria and Tasmania) Limited

  • Leading Community Services Organisation
  • Salary packaging, and competitive sector remuneration
  • Part-Time, 2x 0.5 FTE positions available
  • Bairnsdale location

About the opportunity

The Playgroup facilitator will be part of a team that will support the delivery of trauma-informed playgroups for families and young children in bushfire affected areas and will support with addressing gaps in psychosocial support.

By offering a safe and structured space to reconnect in trauma-informed playgroups, this program will help bushfire-affected families with young children to restore a sense of safety and stability in their homes. Evidence-based interventions will be chosen via a service menu to respond to localised recovery needs of each community.

You can view the full position description here

About you

To be successful in this role you will have:

  • Diploma in Children’s Services, Community Services or equivalent
  • Knowledge and understanding of the Victorian Early Years Learning and Development Framework including the Practice Principles and Learning Outcomes and Early Childhood Learning and Development stages
  • Previous professional experience working with disadvantaged families and diversity
  • Ability to establish trust with vulnerable families and engage in a variety of strategies to encourage attendance and participation of group sessions
  • Understanding of and skills in group facilitation and supporting a learning environment

How to Apply

If this sounds like you, apply today by submitting the following

  • Cover Letter (1 page outlining your suitability according to the position description)
  • Current Resume (no more than 3 pages)
  • Address the Core selection criteria in the position description

Get in touch

Kate Kapolos Senior Manager – Children, Youth & Families (Bairnsdale & Leongatha)

M: 0427 660 533

About Uniting

At Uniting we are passionate about working together to inspire people, enliven communities and confront injustice. Visit us: unitingvictas.org.au.

Uniting is a child safe organisation and is committed in everyday practice to ensure the safety and wellbeing of all children, at all times. As a ‘child safe’ organisation, employment with Uniting is subject to a satisfactory national (and international where relevant) police check and Working With Children Check (in Victoria) and/or Working With Vulnerable People Check (in Tasmania) prior to commencement of any paid or unpaid work and/or participation in any service or undertaking.

We work in solidarity with Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander people as Australia’s First Peoples and as the traditional owners and custodians of this land. We celebrate diversity and value the lived experience of people of every ethnicity, faith, age, disability, culture, language, gender identity, sex and sexual orientation. We welcome lesbian, gay, bisexual, transgender, gender diverse and non-binary, intersex and queer (LGBTIQ+) people at our services. We pledge to provide inclusive and non-discriminatory services.

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