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Child and Family Practitioner- Crestmead

Date: 09-Apr-2019

Location: CRESTMEAD DC, QLD, AU, 4000

Company: Goodstart Early Learning

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 648 centres 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.

We have a unique opportunity for a Child and Family Practitioner to join our Social Inclusion team in Queensland on a 12-month fixed term on a part time basis 3 days per week at Goodstart Crestmead.

The Child and Family Practitioner, in partnership with the centre director and educators will work to engage and support all children, but especially focus on closing the gap for most vulnerable children and families that attend Goodstart Early Learning services.

To be successful in this position it is essential you have:

 Tertiary qualifications in social work, psychology, infant mental health or equivalent

  • Strong understanding of child development (birth - 5 years)
  • Good understanding of relevant early childhood frameworks and standards
  • Strong understanding and ability to apply attachment theory, Circle Of Security (COS) and trauma informed practice
  • Demonstrated ability to work independently and also collaboratively within a multi-disciplinary team
  • Demonstrated high level of interpersonal, communication, negotiation and coaching skills including the ability to consult with relevant staff, teams and professionals to achieve improved outcomes for children and families
  • Ability to document, analyse and report on relevant key performance indicators
  • Maintain a high level of ethical and professional behaviour, including preserving the confidentiality of children, families and organisations.


In addition it is also desired that you have: 

  • A knowledge of the service system including family support agencies and allied health services
  • Experience in mentoring and supporting the professional development of others
  • Experience working in the child protection, mental health or allied health field
  • Training and understanding of evidence based parent support and best practice parenting strategies
  • Experience in using and analysing videos as a reflective practice tool for continuous improvement.


The benefits: 

  • Career progression opportunities
  • Childcare discounts - up to 50%
  • Flexible work arrangements in line with the changing needs of the business
  • Discounted health care and access to employee wellbeing program with BUPA
  • Ongoing support for training and professional development
  • Exclusive discounts on travel, gym memberships, Apple and Dell products, and more….


If you are interested in the role, please submit your resume and a cover letter outlining your relevant experience. For more information regarding this opportunity please contact Alysse Giudice -

No direct applications will be accepted. 

Goodstart is committed to child safety, with a zero tolerance of child abuse, and we look to reflect this commitment in our employees. Should you strive to uphold and reflect these values then we would love to hear from you!




Posting Notes: CRESTMEAD DC || QLD || Australia (AU) || Social Inclusions || SF:LI || Bachelor (ECT) 4yr || Part-Time

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