Careers | The Benevolent Society

Child Development Specialist

  • Part-time (3 days/week), contract role until 30 June 2024 based in Claymore
  • $39.55 ph - $42.55ph + Super + Salary Packaging
  • Flexible, friendly organisation, Hybrid work options available!

Our Supported Playgroups provide play-based environments for children to thrive, which link families to social and community support systems. Staff at the playgroups act as advocates for children and their families and provide support to enhance family functioning, promote healthy parenting, and boost wellbeing and child development.

About the Role

Join our multi-disciplinary team including Educators, Teachers, Social Workers, Child Health Nurses, Speech Pathologists and Child Psychologists to support programs focused on the educational, social and emotional development of children (0-8) and families. 

Our centre has a culture of professional enquiry. Our programs are child-centred and culturally sensitive. Program planning, intake & assessment and case noting will be part of the role. 

Our 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:   

  • Salary Benefits - You can package up to $15,900 pa of you pre-tax salary to pay for everyday expenses and benefit from a $2,650 meals and entertainment card + discount program 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     

Skills and Experience

We want you to be successful in your new role! This means you’ll have:

  • Qualifications in Early Childhood Education, Social Work, or equivalent Community Services Experience
  • Experience in targeted early intervention program & supported playgroup
  • Experience in Early childhood development with an understanding of attachment
  • An in-depth understanding of social and emotional development and a willingness to increase this knowledge.
  • Driver’s Licence Essential

Interested? Apply Today!

To apply please submit your current CV and a cover letter addressing your suitability for the role in relation to the duties and required skills and experience.

Have any questions? Call Kristy on 0420 959 675  for more details. 

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The Benevolent Society respects and promotes human rights and diversity and is committed to building an inclusive culture. 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 to let us know how we can accommodate your needs. 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.