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In-Home Child Care | Crisis Support

Zest Personalised Care

NSW - Other, New South Wales, Australia

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Job Posted: 03/10/2017

Job Category:

Local Government & Community / Childcare

Job description:

About Zest Care

Zest Care have been providing quality children's services into the homes of families for the past 16 years, providing education, care, early intervention & child protection services often under challenging circumstances..

Zest Care works across NSW with families where a child’s well-being is at risk. Every family is unique and the risk may stem from a child, a parent (or guardian) or a combination of physical, mental and social factors.

As a In-Home Child Carer | Crisis Support

Often working with children with additional needs, disadvantaged families, or families struggling with illness or mental health, we are keen to engage individuals who can make a great impact in a short space of time.

Our In-Hoem Child Carers are passionate about child protection, flexible and adaptable to the particular needs of each family. Whether that would be improving parenting capacity, implementing routines, programming activities and/or promoting the children’s safety, development & welfare; thus reducing the risk.

The Opportunity

We are seeking two experienced individuals for a 4 weeks initially with a view to extend.

  • Hours available: Monday to Sunday 7am to 5pm (to be shared between 2 crisis support workers)
  • Location: Dunedoo

As an employee of Zest Care

Ideally, you will have the following:


  • Tertiary Qualifications (Or working towards):
    • Early Education / Child Care
    • Community Services
    • Social Work / Welfare
    • Youth Work


  • A minimum of 12 months experience working with children/families in one of the following:
    • Early educator within a childcare service - child care centre / preschool etc.
    • Child related social work / family support / Case work
    • Special needs / additional needs / disability care / support

  • Current or willing to obtain:
    • First Aid Certificate
    • Asthma & Anaphylaxis Certificates
    • Working With Children Check (WWCC)
    • Police Check (issued within 6 months)


  • Resilient & Capable
  • Excellent interpersonal & communication skills
  • Exhibits a high level of accountability & confidentiality
  • Diplomatic & resolve problems in a timely manner
  • Reliable, proactive & child focused
  • Aware of issues pertaining to child protection & children "at risk"
  • Understand the requirements of mandatory reporting
  • Ability to engage with people appropriately across a range of cultures.
  • Have access and basic computer skills to be able to complete and submit typed daily shift summaries

Our most successful professionals are pragmatic, rational and resilient individuals who have a drive to improve the quality of life for children and are genuine about making a difference to families and the wider community.

So, if you put children's education and well-being first and you want to truly contribute positively to a family's future then apply now!