Careers | The Benevolent Society

Child Development Worker

  • Casual role based in Gold Coast
  • $42.65ph - $45.74ph inclusive of Casual Loading + Super
  • Flexible, friendly organisation

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.

Child, and Family Services Gold Coast provides services to families who have young children aged 0–8 years, with a parenting 'one stop shop' – somewhere they can access a range of support and services to improve their children's health, well-being and safety.

About the role

Working alongside our multidisciplinary team you will support child-centred, culturally sensitive and developmentally appropriate programs that meet the needs, interests and strengths of children (0-8) and families (attending our play programs, specialist groups and parenting programs).

Some of the benefits we offer

  • We set you up for success with a buddy, structured orientation
  • We celebrate the best live moments; the small acts that make a difference within our teams and with our clients
  • A culture of professional support

What you need to succeed?

  • Suitable qualifications such as Early Childhood Education, Social Sciences, Social Work or Psychology, with Experience in Early childhood being highly desirable.
  • A commitment to play based approaches with a focus on building parent-child relationships to improve the long-term outcomes for children
  • Experience in working with and supporting vulnerable families to realise positive change
  • Understanding of child protection concerns and the impact of trauma on child behaviour and development
  • Great people skills and the ability to create strong working relationships with people from all walks of life

Apply today!

Have any questions? Call Travis on 0479 170 648 for a friendly conversation.

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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.