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Newpin Play Facilitator - ACT

  • 493336
  • Youth and Families - Counsellor, Therapist, Psychologist and Facilitator
  • Full time closed period contract

About the opportunity

This role 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.

This role is offered on a closed period full-time basis until 30 June 2022.

As a NEWPIN Play Facilitator your role will include:

  • Contribute towards the efficiency and effectiveness of the Newpin team
  • 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 behaviour 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.

About You

  • Bachelor Qualifications in a relevant field 
  • Typically this role will require three or more years’ experience in your field of expertise.
  • Excellent written and verbal communication skills, be organised, systematic, thorough, accurate and disciplined.
  • Possess good skills at navigating a complex organisation, forging relationships, and managing through influence rather than direct authority as required.
  • Demonstrated ability to provide a stimulating and educational play environment for the healthy physical, emotional and cognitive development of children, aged from birth to five years
  • 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.
  • Experience of leading staff or volunteers in a playroom setting and demonstrated programming skills
  • Personal qualities will include warmth, flexibility, ability to think and act appropriately in crises, and empathy
  • Ability to work flexible hours (including some out of hours work) to meet the needs of families and communities as required

Even better:

  • Demonstrated experience working with both fathers and mothers.
  • First Aid Certificate

Further to this we offer:

  • Competitive salary packaging options
  • Vibrant team culture working alongside like-minded individuals
  • Chance to assist in delivering significant organisational change
  • Opportunities for professional development and training with a values-based organisation

You must hold a current drivers licence, WWVP card and agree to a police check and a 5 year driving history check.

What’s next?
If the idea of working for a progressive not-for-profit organization excites you, then please apply now. 

Closing date: Jan 19, 2021

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