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Child Development Specialist


The yourtown Early Childhood Development (ECD) Program is designed to deliver highly collaborative strategies to ensure vulnerable pre-school aged children reach physical, emotional and social developmental milestones, and transition to school successfully. The Program is aimed at providing appropriate interventions and referrals for pre-school aged children who are not meeting developmental milestones as a result of trauma.

The Child Development Specialist will:

  • Conduct assessments aimed at gathering information about a child’s development. It is the role of the Child Development Specialist to conduct, score and interpret results of the Ages & Stages suite of Questionnaires (ASQ).
  • Provide consultation to the Intensive Family Practitioners to assist them in determining the most appropriate interventions based on the results of the assessments.
  • Use professional knowledge to assess whether developmental delays are as a result of trauma or other cognitive and neurodevelopmental issues.
  •  Facilitate group programs/activities for parents aimed at enhancing parenting skills and understanding.  Content for these activities may include; attachment, trauma and safety, parenting, bring up great kids etc. 

This is a fixed term (till August 2021), part-time role based at Bridgewater. Remuneration for this role commences at $81,767 (pro rata) per annum + 9.50% Superannuation + salary packaging. www.remserv.com.au/salary-packaging/how-it-works.

About you:

  • Possess a passion for working with marginalised and vulnerable populations within a framework that is strengths based, client-focussed, trauma informed and empowering.
  • Have a comprehensive knowledge of complex trauma and the way this impacts on a child and their capacity to meet appropriate developmental milestones.
  • Have a demonstrated ability and extensive knowledge in working with pre-school aged children.
  • Possess solid knowledge of the complexity of issues that my impact on these families including intergenerational trauma, culture, social status etc.
  • Have demonstrated knowledge of child development and childhood milestones

 In addition to this you also possess:

  • A tertiary qualification in an appropriate field (Early Childhood Development, Psychology, Occupational Therapy, Speech Pathology
  • Demonstrated experience in a related field.

If you have the required qualifications and experience and want an opportunity where you can be innovative, drive change and have a positive impact on the lives of marginalised children and young people we would love to hear from you! We offer attractive employment conditions including access to salary packaging arrangements and paid parental leave. Find your place at yourtown.

Contact: Tharshi Thavapalan, Talent Acquisition Specialist on 07 3867 1283

Full Position Description please visit: www.yourtown.com.au.

"In our team we value diversity, inclusivity and people who want to make a difference" 

yourtown is committed to providing services that protect and keep children, young people and adults at risk free from harm. The appointment of successful applicants will be subject to satisfactory screening for child-related employment including the completion of a National Criminal History Check and retention of a valid Working with Children Check.

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