Child Development Specialist

November 13 Start - full time positions based at Caboolture, Logan or MiltonPart time considered (4 days, 32 hours p/w) Bulk funding- no billable hours!  $80,000 - $100,000 including superannuationThe Opportunity We have 10 positions available across our multiple South-East Queensland offices commencing Monday 13th November 2023.The Benevolent Society is a Partner in the Community for the National Disability Insurance Agency (NDIA) and are adding additional Child Development Specialists to our growing Early Childhood Approach (ECA) team.  You will work in partnership with families and early childhood services to gather information on their child’s development. You will support families to develop, understand and implement their child’s NDIS plans. As an evolving scheme, the NDIS environment can be dynamic and fast-paced, if you are open and excited by change and love being part of creating and working through the best approach, come join us and be part of making a difference through these changes.  You will meet with families virtually, over the phone or face to face, to gather information on their child’s development and current supports. You will work in partnership with the family to develop goals, with a focus on participation and engagement across the child’s natural environments to promote meaningful change.  Our Benefits  We support people to live their best life. That includes you, our employee. A best life is deeply personal. It can change as life changes. Here are a few things you might be interested in:  Salary Benefits - You can package up to $15,900 pa of you pre-tax salary to pay for everyday expenses before income tax is calculated, meaning you take home even more pay!  Motor Vehicle Packaging Options – to suit your lifestyle.    Work/Life Balance - Flexible work arrangements including part time hours, hybrid home/office work arrangements, 1 accrued day off a month for full time employees.    Recognition and Reward – Sector competitive remuneration, various recognition programs and access to long service leave after 5 years    Wellness - Fitness passport + Employee Assistance Program + opportunity to purchase additional leave.     Professional development – We tailor career development opportunities to all employees and volunteers for career enrichment, fulfilment, and growth  Our Reconciliation Commitment – a First Nations employees are entitled up to 10 days of unpaid leave for ceremonial purposes, as well as the option to be a voice on our RAP working group, and have the opportunity for cultural and professional development that supports career pathways.  Skills and Experience Diploma or degree qualification in early childhood education, social work, psychology or area of specialisation or equivalent relevant experience especially within support and implementation of early childhood intervention methodsProven excellent verbal, written and interpersonal skills including, active listening skills and demonstrated ability to adapt communication style and approach to the level of the audience Demonstrated interpersonal skills including the ability to build professional, trusting relationships in short periods of time with awareness to diverse cultural and linguistic communities Demonstrated effective time and priority management skills with the ability to manage competing deadlines & stakeholders, accurately assess risk and urgency and to maintain knowledge of all tasks with repeated interruptions. Proven self awareness, reflective skills and tools to manage personal well-being when supporting vulnerable families including knowing when to reach out for assistance Demonstrated willingness for continuous learning being a proven self-starter, self-reflective approach to your work, and embracing feedback Proficiency with IT systems and the aptitude to quickly develop skills in this areaA current driver’s licence and eligibility for a Blue Card/NDIS Workers Screening Card  3 things about us (that might pleasantly surprise you)  We’re a not-for-profit and non-religious organisation helping Australians for over 200 years  We offer support to people at all stages of life; children, families, people with a disability and older Australian’s  Our advocacy work resulted in free legal aid, end to child labour, innovative service delivery and funding models  If you identify as Aboriginal and/or Torres Strait Islander peoples, then we want to hear from you. The Benevolent Society recognises and values cultural knowledge and wisdom of the First Nations people, we therefore strongly encourage you to apply. We are strongly committed to being an Employer of Choice, one who offers, provides, and practices cultural safety in our workplace. Interested? Apply online today!  Call Dion Tobi on 0478 333 180 or Carly Brown on 0401 677 101 for more details about the roles. Click Here for Position Description 80000 AUD Australia - QLD Brisbane Milton 2538