Vacancy Details

    Supported Playgroup Facilitator

  • $39.82 per hour
  • Casual, diverse role
  • Exciting community-based opportunity
  • Work within Victorian school terms

Working with Wodonga Council

Wodonga is a vibrant and growing city ideally situated on the Murray River with surrounding hills, rich agricultural valleys, adjacent wineries and historic towns. Wodonga is one of the fastest-growing cities in Victoria and is undergoing major redevelopment in the city. Experience a sense of pride by joining an organisation that works directly with and for our local community.

If you want to enjoy shorter commute times, an extensive track and trail network in which to soak up the great outdoors and be at the centre of a diverse region offering award-winning wineries, historic townships, snow and water play and much more, then a move to Wodonga is the move for you.

Wodonga Council is an equal opportunity employer and provides many benefits for staff, including employee health and wellbeing programs, flexible work arrangements and career pathways and opportunities.

The organisation prides itself on having a positive and supportive culture. We are committed to ongoing learning and development opportunities to grow and enhance the skills of our staff. We have a strong commitment to the council’s corporate values of trust, integrity, learning and respect.

The Role

As  a Supported Playgroup Facilitator you will provide a supported approach to strengthen the capacity of families and improve the participation of children and their families in both universal and secondary support services that meet the requirements of the early childhood reform plan. The role works within the maternal and child health enhanced home visiting team. 

The position is also responsible for using the smalltalk playgroup program to develop and facilitate safe, developmentally appropriate, engaging playgroup experiences. Delivered in community centres with home visits to enhance learning and support, this role will enable the successful candidate to have a positive impact on local children and families.

About you

You will have a naturally friendly and energetic demeanour with experience working in and early childhood or education setting. You be a great team player who is quick to develop good relationships. Your ability to work collaboratively be solutions-oriented and passionate in delivering quality outcomes for children will see you succeed in this role.

As the successful candidate, you will also be able to demonstrate the below key selection criteria.

  1. Minimum Diploma of Children’s Services qualification (or similar) and current driver’s licence license.
  2. Ability to engage with and maintain trusting relationships with vulnerable families and children.
  3. Ability to conduct groups and individual sessions at home visits with families that are engaging, enriching and culturally sensitive.
  4. Excellent knowledge of child learning and development.

Applicants will be required to attach a document addressing each of the key selection criteria (listed above), resume and a brief cover letter.  

Support on how to address selection criteria can be found here; applications not addressing selection criteria will not be considered.

The successful applicant will be required to complete a pre-employment functional assessment, and provide a copy of a National Police Check and Working With Children Check prior to commencement.

Any enquiries regarding this position can be directed to Team Leader Maternal and Child Health Nicole Byrne on 0478 486 614

Applications close on Thursday, December 3, 2020