About the opportunity
This is a role within the Newpin team and is responsible for providing centre based therapeutic support to families referred for the restoration of their child/ren or for family preservation.
More specifically this role provides therapeutic play opportunities and programs for parents, infants and/or children attending the program. The children attending the program will have experienced trauma and be living outside their family. Your role is to provide a safe and therapeutic play space, providing support for parents and children when they attend the Centre to nurture and repair their relationship.
This is a casual position located in our Wyong Newpin Centre.
Develop and maintain collaborative relationships with children, parents and families, maintaining a high level of awareness of the emotional and developmental needs, self-esteem, quality of relationships and social opportunities for each member of the family.
Manage all aspects of the playroom and provide a safe, caring and stimulating environment for infants and children.
To plan, implement and supervise therapeutic play opportunities in partnership with the child and parent/s.
Provide individual information on child development, children’s activities and behavior management to parents.
Develop and maintain a personal knowledge base of relevant services for referral, information and support, and advocate effectively on behalf of families in linking them to these services, in conjunction with the family worker and coordinator.
- Qualification in Social Welfare and/or Early Learning demonstrated relevant work experience with families or equivalent.
- Demonstrated ability to provide a stimulating and educational play environment for the healthy physical, emotional and cognitive development of children, aged from birth to 5 years.
- Proven knowledge and experience of managing challenging behaviours when working with children.
- Experience in supporting parents in developing their parenting skills and positive relationships with their children.
- Demonstrated understanding of child protection issues and an ability to conduct risk and family assessments using a strengths based approach.
- High level of interpersonal and formal written communication skills.
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Applications close on the 27th of March
Employment with Uniting is subject to satisfactory background checks which include a National Police Check and Reference Check.