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Child Development Assistant - Townsville

54 Reasons - Save the Children

Our Play2Learn program is an outreach early childhood program that goes out into the community and at schools to support families and children to reach their full potential. In this rewarding work environment, we need you to assist in the delivery of quality early childhood education and promote parent-child interaction. There's a nice work/life balance with this position being comfortable hours across the week.

54 reasons is Australia's leading child rights organisation - no ordinary not-for-profit.

A place where your purpose matters. Proudly part of the Save the Children Australia Group and global movement, we're here to make sure that children and young people have their rights met and thrive, in all their diversity.

With the child's voice at the centre, we provide quality services to children and their caregivers, advocating with them so that children develop, learn, and are connected, safe and confident. Our people are proudly local, reflective of the communities we serve - in every state and territory, and across regions, remote areas and capital cities.

It takes all types of personalities and talents to drive our organisation- yours included. We value a healthy work-life balance and ensure our people feel connected to each other and our impact. Learn from inspiring people and grow from a connection to our strong local and global networks. From our programs to our support services - this is the place to realise your purpose. 

A place to make a difference:

Here you're empowered to make a difference in children's lives by learning, sharing and collaborating to find new ways to solve problems. 

In this part-time permanent position, you'll support early childhood development and school readiness skills, and will facilitate improved relationships between parents and children. Working across different sites as part of our mobile service, you'll work in a team to create an environment of trust and respect with families and children. You'll be part of our Play2Learn team and report to our Team Leader.

We have 1 role available, based in the Townsville region for a 20 hour a week contract (Monday - Thursday) until June 2026.

You will make a difference by:

  • Assisting to develop and deliver early learning programs
  • Working within a team to ensure programs are age and developmentally appropriate
  • Creating a welcoming and safe environment to encourage active participation
  • Growing an understanding of early learning amongst families and sharing your knowledge with community members

A place to feel valued:

You're passionate about working with young children and parents and making a difference in their lives. Your sensitivity and community knowledge will see you build strong connections with families from varying cultural and socio-economic backgrounds. You're motivated, eager to learn and not afraid to jump in feet first to help make our programs successful.

We recognise your contribution and provide you the support to ensure you can bring your best, knowing here you have the space and opportunity to grow.

Bringing your best every day, means:

  • Minimum Certificate III in Children's Services or equivalent qualification
  • Experience working with children aged 0-5 and families in a group setting
  • Strong organisational and time management skills
  • Current valid driver's licence

A place to belong:

54 Reasons is proudly part of Save the Children Australia. We are a learning organisation that invests in the development and wellbeing of our people. Our workforce is approximately 1100 people strong, and proudly diverse, whether in race, ethnicity, gender, age, disability, sexuality, cultures and beliefs.

It takes all types of people to do the challenging work we do. We are diverse personalities, backgrounds and talents, embracing our differences as one strong and united team. We see and celebrate the unique value you bring to our organisation, and offer a range of rewards for your effort, including: 

  • Award rate salary - Level 2 - $32.21 per hour (please use this link to see how much this benefit could mean to you!)
  • Friendly and flexible work environment
  • Internal deployment and secondment opportunities
  • Opportunities to progress within one of Australia's largest non-profits

Follow this link for the full list of our employee benefits. 

Sound interesting?

We'd love to hear from you. Submit your cover letter and resume by clicking on 'Apply Now'.

For more information about the program or role, please reach out to Adam Gooding, Team Leader, on email [email protected] using the subject line: Child Development Assistant enquiry via EthicalJobs.

Applications will be reviewed on a rolling basis as they come in, so don't delay in applying!

Position Description: Child Development Assistant

We have tested our application process with diverse groups in mind, with the intent to ensure its straightforward and accessible for all to apply. Diversity and inclusion are fundamental to our culture and improve our ability to reach our most vulnerable client groups. But we also know there is no one-size fits-all when it comes to recruitment - so if we didn't quite hit the mark for you, please let us know at [email protected]. We're dedicated to ensuring Save the Children Australia is a place where everyone can feel supported - no matter your race, ethnicity, gender, age, disability, sexuality, neurodiversity, culture and beliefs.

Save the Children Australia is a child-safe organisation. All employees are required to undergo a National Police Check, a Working with Children Check, and sign our Child Safeguarding Policy and Code of Conduct. We also support the Inter-Agency Misconduct Disclosure Scheme. You can read about the Scheme and our commitment to Safeguarding here.

Save the Children is committed to providing and maintaining a safe working environment for its employees and client groups, consistent with our obligations under OH&S legislation.

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