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Kids4Life Supported Playgroup Worker - Goonellabah

YWCA Australia
  • Supportive and inclusive team environment
  • Ongoing training and development opportunities!
  • Support the safety and wellbeing of women and families


We are a proudly feminist not-for-profit organisation and for over 140 years we have been working at the forefront of gender equality through our housing, community programs and advocacy. Our five-year plan has a focus on making young women’s leadership and women’s housing our priority for gender equity in Australia. This will ensure we continue to deliver measurable and meaningful impact towards a future where gender equality is a reality.


YWCA Australia is currently seeking a passionate Supported Playgroup Worker to join our Kids for Life Program. This role is offered on a part time (15 hours per week) basis on a maximum term contract ending on 30 June 2025 and is based in Goonellabah.

The Supported Playgroup Worker role assists the Coordinator with the design, implementation and evaluation of the Kids 4 Life Programs.

Kids 4 LIFE Supported Playgroups promote healthy relationships between parents/carers, children, and their communities. Our Supported Playgroups deliver age-appropriate activities that prioritise child developmental milestones. We connect families from the Goonellabah and Lismore areas with dedicated playgroups for Culturally and Linguistically Diverse and Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander families. We focus on linking families with other parents and carers; providing them with access to essential support services.


The ideal applicant will have:

  • Certificate III in Early Childhood Services or equivalent experience in delivering early childhood programs to vulnerable families or willingness to attain.
  • Understanding of play-based learning to support positive child development.
  • Experience working with Aboriginal & Torres Strait Islander families and communities
  • Demonstrated knowledge of local services and referral pathways for children and families
  • Basic Microsoft Office Computer skills
  • Current driver’s license and willingness to drive a 12 seater van

This position will require the applicant to satisfactorily meet our pre-employment requirements. This includes:

  • Completion of a national criminal history check
  • A valid relevant state-based working with children permit
  • Proof of Covid-19 Vaccination, which includes Government recommended boosters

This is an identified position for Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander people. All applicants must be of Aboriginal and/or Torres Strait Islander heritage. Aboriginality is a genuine qualification authorised under Section 56(2) of the Equal Opportunity Act 1984.

Don’t meet every single requirement? At YWCA Australia we are dedicated to building a diverse, inclusive and authentic workplace. If this role speaks to you but your past experience doesn’t align perfectly, we encourage you to apply anyway.

Please connect with us at any time during the recruitment process if you require assistance to fully participate.

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