Goodstart is Australia's largest early learning provider. As a not for profit social enterprise, we exist purely to improve the lives of Australia'
s children and their families. Every day, 13,500 Goodstart staff support over 60,000 families and the 71,500 children that attend our 670 centre'
s nation wide. Our people are our foundation, together we are working to ensure children have the learning, development and wellbeing outcomes they need for school and life.
As a Social Worker , you will work in partnership with our Centre Directors and Educators to engage and support all children social and emotional learning, but especially focus on closing the gap for most vulnerable children and families.
You will focus on intervention strategies to engage and sustain participation of the children and their families within the early education setting.
You will support in person our two Mildura Centre’s . We are offering a fixed term, (until December 2020) part-time position, 3 days per week (22.
8 hours, flexible on days).
About the role
Support and empower early years educators to build the capability to observe, identify and explain any concerns related to the learning, development and well-being of children within the centre.
Promote an integrated, evidence-informed approach to deliver improved outcomes for children and families
Undertake observations between children and educators and provide feedback to support the ongoing development of the child-educator relationship
Provide formal and informal consultation and coaching around evidence-informed social and emotional learning practices that enhance the care and education
Create strong external linkages to community supports and services that will best meet the needs of children and families.
Support our educators to communicate and engage with parents around the needs of their child
Make referrals to allied health services as required
Tertiary qualifications in social work
Strong understanding and ability to apply attachment theory, Circle Of Security (COS) and trauma informed practice
Strong understanding of child development (birth - 5 years)
Good understanding of relevant early childhood frameworks and standards
Demonstrated high level of interpersonal, communication, negotiation and coaching skills to achieve improved outcomes for children and families
Ability to document, analyse and report on relevant key performance indicators
We offer the following benefits -
Be empowered to drive continuous change and find new and innovative ways of working to achieve goals
Work for a company that has an aspiration to be globally recognised for early years practice and learning outcomes
Gain significant investment in your growth and development with support, tools, training and experiences that will truly enhance the progress and outcomes for children in their earliest years.
Be a part of a team and work environment where everyone feels a sense of belonging, inclusion and purpose
Not-For-Profit Salary Packaging benefits which reduces your taxable income to increase take home pay
Access to discounted childcare
Flexible work arrangements giving you choice about when and how work will be done in order to better manage your work and non-work needs
Discounted health care and access to employee wellbeing program with BUPA
Opportunity to participate in active social club events
Exclusive discounts on travel, gym memberships, Apple and Dell products, and more .
If you are interested in applying for this role, please upload your Cover Letter and CV to our website (E-mailed applications will not be considered).
If you would like a copy of the PD please e-mail Alysse Giudice on agiudice goodstart.org.au
Posting Notes : MILDURA VIC Australia (AU) Social Inclusions SF : LI No Early Childhood Qualification Part-Time