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Child Development Specialist - Child Development, Psychologist, Speech Therapist, OT

Job no: 493192
Work type: Maximum Term (Part-Time/Defined End Date)
Location: Bridgewater
Categories: Child & Family Support

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 Program team 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, bringing up great kids etc

You will:
• 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)
• Minimum of five (5) years’ experience in a related field

This is a maximum term position (22.8 hours per week) until 13 February 2023.

your benefits

When you join yourtown you will be welcomed into a safe, inclusive and diverse community and an established and reputable national organisation and a thriving community full of highly qualified, motivated people.

Your employment experience will include:

• salary sacrifice options to increase your take home pay
• opportunities for professional development
• a genuine focus on employee health and wellbeing
• access to free and confidential counselling sessions for you and members of your immediate family
• ability to negotiate flexible work hours and work arrangements
• an environment that genuinely values diversity and cultural capability and is an equal opportunity employer.

How to apply

If you have an agile and flexible mindset and are looking for an opportunity where you can be innovative, drive change and have a positive impact on the lives of children, young people and families we would love to hear from you.

Contact: Marnie Elliot Talent Acquisition Specialist 0434 609 384

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.

yourtown supports vaccination as the best way to keep our people and our communities safe from Covid-19. We require all employees, volunteers, students and contractors to be fully vaccinated against Covid-19 as a condition of employment.

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

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