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PlayLinks Facilitator - Allied Health, Paramatta

SDN Childrens Services

Sydney, New South Wales, Australia

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Job Posted: 12/09/2018

Job Category:

Education / Early Childhood / Pre-school

Job description:

About Us

SDN Children's Services is a not-for profit organisation that has been providing quality early childhood education and care since 1905. We are proud of our long history in teacher education and the provision of children's services.

About The Role

Co-facilitate three supported play groups playgroups a week across Western Sydney that promote healthy living initiatives, child safety initiatives, parenting skills and child development initiatives, early literacy and numeracy and transition to school. Attend home visits and Individual Family Service Planning meetings during school holidays and support families with information provision and referrals where appropriate.

SDN Children's Services at Paramatta is looking for a Playlinks Facilitator to work part time on Monday to Wednesday for six hours per day. SDN offers competitive salary package. The three supported play groups that you will co-facilitate are located at Constitution hill (Mondays), Granville (Tuesdays) and Lalor Park,(Wednesdays).

About You

  • University qualifications in Allied Health
  • Demonstrated experience in facilitating groups with children and families
  • Working with Children Check (NSW) & National Police Check
  • Excellent understanding of and commitment to competent early childhood practice that is informed by the Early Years Learning Framework, TEIP Reform, Social Justice and inclusive practices
  • Experience in using Reflection in Practice, daily self reflection and has the capacity to engage in collaborative discussions
  • Knowledge of relevant law, regulation and standards applicable to the Early Childhood sector
  • Understanding of current pedagogical thinking and research and ability to articulate this to others
  • Demonstrated ability to build positive working relationships with internal and external stakeholders

Our Culture

SDN's values and philosophy are at the heart of everything we do. If you share our values and believe that through working together we can make the world a better and more equitable place then we want to hear from you! We commit ourselves to being: Trustworthy and reliable, Inclusive and respectful and Creative and innovative.

SDN Benefits include:

  • Positive welcoming culture
  • Priority placement for children of staff members
  • Discounted child care fee
  • Paid parental leave
  • Finders fee - Referral Scheme
  • Employee Assistance Program - Free, voluntary and confidential counselling service
  • SDN Staff Giving Fund
  • Purchased Leave
  • Picnic Day - One extra day paid leave for all permanent staff

View the position description here: https://www.sdn.org.au/media/2201/playlinks-facilitator-allied-health-may-2018.pdf

SDN Children's Services welcomes and encourages Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander people and people from culturally diverse backgrounds to apply.

Successful applicants will be subject to relevant pre-employment checks including Working with Children's Check (NSW) and National Police Check.