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New Parent And Infant Network (Newpin) Doonside – Play Worker (Immediate Start)

Uniting - Sydney, NSW

Education, Childcare & Training
Source: uWorkin

JOB DESCRIPTION

About the Opportunity

This is a full-time fixed term contract working 35 hours/ week until June 2023.

We are currently seeking a supportive and adaptable Play Worker to join our Newpin team in Doonside.

As a Play worker your role will be to provide supported play with children as well as with children and their parents. Supporting our Play Facilitator, you will provide therapeutic play opportunities and educational programs, while supporting and role modelling for parents and children at our purpose-built family playroom.

This role requires motivated, sensitive, and nurturing professionals who are passionate to work collaboratively within our team and to develop safe relationships that supports children and their parents. The children attending our program will have likely experienced trauma and be living outside their family. Experience working with children that have experienced trauma is desirable but not essential.

We invite likeminded applicants who want to commit to making a positive difference through the role of Play Workers to join our supportive team at Newpin Doonside.

Who are we?

The Newpin - New Parent and Infant Network program specialises in the development of emotional maturity and well-being of parents who have children placed in Out of Home Care due to child protection concerns. Newpin promotes the skills that parents need to manage practical as well as emotional challenges in the parenting of their child/ren; as well as increasing the elements of safety within the family.

What you need to succeed:

  • Minimum Certificate III in Children’s Services, with experience working with children from birth to 5 years
  • Must hold a current WWCC and First Aid Certificate
  • Knowledge of child protection and mandatory reporting
  • Demonstrated experience in working with children (0-6) who are displaying challenging behaviours (desirable)
  • Some experience and/or training in using play as a therapeutic and educational tool with children is preferred, with a passion to build your skills in this area.
  • Have the ability to communicate effectively with colleagues, families and community members
  • Experience of working with diversity including Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander and culturally and linguistically diverse families.
  • Believe in positive team spirit and embrace working in a diverse team

If you want to become a part of our positive and respected team do not hesitate to apply now, or contact Alex Sullivan from Uniting’s Talent Acquisition Team

on; 0466 801 937 / [email protected] for more information.

Employment with Uniting is subject to satisfactory background checks, which include National Police Checks, Working with Children Checks and Reference Checks.

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