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Newpin Play Facilitator

  • 501190
  • Youth and Families - Play Worker
  • Full time closed period contract

About the Opportunity

This is a full time contract until 30 June 2023 (with likely extension). Based in Turner, ACT

As a Play Facilitator your role will be to provide 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. 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 a motivated, sensitive, and nurturing professional who is passionate to work without judgement and 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 essential.

What you need to succeed:

  • Diploma in Children’s Services (minimum), or Bachelor Qualifications in a relevant field with extensive experience working with Children aged birth – 5 years
  • Experience writing reports tracking the development of children
  • Ability to work well in a team, participating in regular self-reflections with the team, and supporting supervising play workers.
  • Experience facilitating group training to families (Desirable)
  • Experience working with children that have experienced trauma.
  • Demonstrated experience in developing safe therapeutic relationships that support children and their parents.
  • 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.

In return we Offer

  • Salary from $83,198 pa plus super and access of up to $16,000 pa salary packaging
  • Access to a range of employee benefits (U-Rewards program, flex time and additional week of annual leave over Christmas, Benestar Employee Assistance Program and the Uniting With Hearts Reward and Recognition Program)
  • Ongoing professional and personal development opportunities across our varied service streams.


Closing date: Monday, 19 December 2022

If you have any questions or require further details then please contact Soraya Kauhiva on 0466 867 721 or  

Employment with Uniting is subject to satisfactory background checks which include a National Police Check and Reference Check as well as confirmation of Covid vaccinations.

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