Child Development Practitioner

Casual position based at our Early Years Hubs at Browns Plains, Acacia Ridge & Beaudesert$42.65ph - $45.73ph inclusive of Casual Loading + SuperJoin our multidisciplinary team and help us make lasting change to vulnerable families!The Benevolent Society’s vision is to build a just society where all Australians can live their best life. For more than 200 years we have supported people at the margins of society: children, young people, and their families; First Nations Australians; older people; carers and people with disability. We are an independent, non-religious service provider which supports people to live life their way. We use our practice wisdom to mobilise social movements that advocate for anyone in need and create social change. Our team is a supportive, multidisciplinary team with a broad range of early childhood teachers and educators, social workers, child health nurses, midwives  and allied health qualified professionals committed to high quality work providing wrap around early intervention services.  DutiesDevelop and facilitate child-centred, culturally sensitive and developmentally appropriate programs that meet the needs, interests and strengths of children (0-8) and families Facilitate our play programs, specialist groups, offer targeted family support and deliver parenting programsPartnering with families, you will undertake assessments, identify strengths, increase capacity for resilience and promote positive family relationshipsEmpower families to make lasting change, build upon their resilience to respond to life’s challenges and make referrals to appropriate networksOur Benefits   We support people to live their best life. That includes you, our employee. A ‘best life’ is unique to everyone and can change as life changes. Here are a few things you might be interested in:   Professional Development - thriving industry with a constant need for dedicated workers, long term growth and development are strongly encouraged and supported We set you up for success with a buddy, structured orientationWe celebrate the best live moments; the small acts that make a difference within our teams and with our clientsFlexible work- maintain work/life balance and tell us what suits you! A culture of professional supportSkills and experienceAs a qualified Social Worker, Early Childhood Education, or Human Services professional, you will have:A clear understanding of child development and psychosocial factors which impact on a person’s ability to parent successfullyA commitment to play based approaches with a focus on building parent-child relationships to improve the long-term outcomes for childrenExperience identifying and addressing child protection concerns using a holistic and strengths based approach Excellent customer service with particular experience in engagement and rapport building over the phone. Capacity to engage with people from all walks of life including the local Aboriginal community and people from Culturally and Linguistically Diverse backgroundsHigh level of professional accountability and integrity and a passion for supporting children  and families to live their best lifecurrent driver’s licenseApply now!To apply please submit your current CV along with a 1 page cover letter discussing your reasons for applying and suitability for the role Have any questions? Contact Margie on 0427 299 759 for a friendly, confidential discussion.  *Internally this role is known as a Child & Family PractitionerClick here for Position Profile 40 AUD Australia - QLD Brisbane CBD & Inner Suburbs Browns Plains 4118