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Child Development Specialist

54 Reasons - Save the Children

Do you want the opportunity to empower children and their families, helping them build capacity, make informed choices, and engage with available services? You will be working in community settings, to ensure the effective design and delivery of early childhood programs. You will actively engage children to build their skills in all developmental areas and engage parents/carers in the delivery of quality programs.

As an Early Childhood Specialist, you will have the rewarding opportunity where you will collaborate with our existing Early Childhood team to provide evidence-based, family-centred specialised support across the Palmerston Community.

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 max term role (Monday to Thursday 7.6 hours, school term, through to June 2025), you'll work as a part of our Early Years team in Palmerston to help us create lasting change for children everywhere.

The Child Development Specialist plays an important role in delivering on our vision of a better world for children. Whether it's designing and delivering a community specific play-based learning program or working to build parenting capacity you'll be contributing to our commitment to children in Australia, the Pacific and around the world.

You will make a difference by:

  • Providing quality service delivery
  • Actively engaging and promoting the program with the community
  • Engaging with families
  • Collaborating with, and mentoring team members
  • Evaluating and reporting using data to tell the story

A place to feel valued:

Your deep expertise in engaging with families, collaborating across services, developing networks within the Palmerston community is invaluable. 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:

  • Demonstrated skills, knowledge, understanding and experience working with children and families
  • Demonstrated experience delivering programs for children aged 0-5 years
  • Strong understanding of best practice in the fields of early intervention, child protection, domestic and family violence and early childhood
  • Ability to create rapport and build relationships with adults and children from diverse cultural and socio-economic backgrounds
  • Demonstrated experience in using trauma informed practice

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:

  • Individual learning plans to help map and deliver on your career development.
  • Internal employment and development opportunities
  • Award rate salary (Level 4 - $41.52 per hour) plus access full PBI salary packaging benefits - (use this link to see how much this benefit could mean to you)
  • Support for workplace wellness, including access to our free, confidential Employee Wellbeing Program
  • Extra leave to use in a range of ways to ensure you're able to perform at your optimum

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

Does this sound like the place for you?

We'd love to hear from you. Submit your cover letter and resume below.

Position Description: Child Development Specialist.

For more information about this position, please contact Tricia Wake on 0438234173 or [email protected] using the subject line: Child Development Specialist enquiry via EthicalJobs. Or for more information about a career at Save, visit our Careers Page.

We understand the need for work-life balance. We've advertised this role as Part time school hours but if you're looking for something different, please let us know. We offer flexible hours, and individual flexibility plans to ensure we're providing you a personalised career.

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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