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.
Your new role
Your role will be to coach and develop team members and work with more complex client support needs using strength based frameworks to optimise the learning, wellbeing and safety of families and children accessing the service. You will empower families to make lasting change, build upon their resilience to respond to life’s challenges and make referrals to appropriate networks.
You will work as part of a multidisciplinary team including Child Health Nurses, Speech Pathologist, Child Psychologist and Early Childhood Teachers & Educators providing wrap around early intervention services. Working closely with the Team Leader and management, you will evaluate and address learning needs and develop a range of solutions to build capacity across the team and increase outcomes for children and families.
Terms: Permanent full-time, located in Browns Plains and Satellite services.
- 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
- Monthly accrued day off & the option to purchase additional leave
- Salary packaging, meals & entertainment card, employee discount, novated leases available
- Access to pool cars
You will have a degree qualification in Social Work, Psychology or related discipline and:
- Minimum 5 years' experience as a Social Work or similar
- A clear understanding of child development and psychosocial factors which impact on a person’s ability to parent successfully
- Experience identifying and addressing child protection concerns using a strengths based approach
- Capacity to engage with people from all walks of life, including the local Aboriginal community, and work collaboratively with other services/teams to achieve the best outcome for clients
- Ability to mentor and support colleagues with assessment skills, case management, and therapeutic interventions
- Thorough understanding of current evidence based practice and models of intervention for working with children and families, with a particular focus on developmental and attachment theories and child protection frameworks
- High level of professional accountability and integrity and a belief that every parent has potential
- A relevant degree qualification and current driver’s licence
Interested? Apply online today!
Call Floyd Stephens on 0408 104 430 to discuss the role in more detail. Closing date 7th October.
We welcome diversity in all its forms; applications from underrepresented communities are strongly encouraged. We value relationships with our local Aboriginal community and welcome applications from its members.
We see ability not disability, if you identify as a person with a different ability please get in contact.
Successful candidates will be required to clear probity checks including National Criminal History Record Check and Working with Children Check or similar (where relevant to the role).