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Child Development Officer - Kingswood - 9 months fixed term contract - 28 hours per week

Apply now Job no: 984796
Work type: Fixed Term (Part Time)
Location: NSW
Categories: Early Learning Services

  • Attractive Salary + Not for Profit Salary Packaging
  • Flexibility with Hours of work 28 hours per week
  • Kingswood – Western Sydney Location

Mission Australia is a non-denominational Christian community service organisation that has been helping people regain their independence for over 150 years. Our nationwide team of over 3,500 staff offers a wide range of solutions over the long term, through early learning and youth services, extensive family support and homelessness initiatives, employment and skills development, to provision of affordable housing. Importantly, we're all guided by a single objective - to stand together with Australians in need, until they can stand for themselves.

Our Family Day Care Service is a unique form of childcare where children receive individualised attention in small groups in the homes of registered educators. Care is for children from 6 weeks to 13 years, and provides care and educational development across Western Sydney.

Our family day care Educators receive support and guidance through regular home visits from our Child Development Officer. In this role you will support and monitor the health, safety and learning environments of carers and provide them the professional guidance and development to have a great program for our children.

You will be responsible for:

  • Conduct regular home visits to registered carers across North West Sydney
  • Consult, support and guide carers in meeting safety requirements in their homes 
  • Assist with the provision of ongoing professional development opportunities to educators
  • Respond to child care enquiries from families, and follow service procedures for placement of children in care
  • Conduct enrolment interviews with families
  • Actively participate in the review of the service to ensure that it meets compliance requirements and delivers a quality service to our families.

In order to be successful in this role, you will possess:

  • A minimum of a Diploma in Early Childhood
  • First Aid Certificate
  • Current Drivers' Licence and access to a comprehensively insured and reliable vehicle
  • Satisfactory Working with Children Check

For details please view the position description below.

  Position Description Child Development Officer June 2013.doc


•        Not for Profit Salary Packaging benefits which reduces your taxable income (details via Advantage)

•        Discounted health care with Medibank Private

•        Purchase additional annual leave

•        Employee discounts with hotels, travel insurance, and major retailers

•        Free, confidential counselling service

•        Reimbursement for your car mileage used during home visits

Diversity & Inclusion

Mission Australia is an inclusive employer. We celebrate our diversity and strive to reflect contemporary Australian society and all the communities in which we work, in order to better serve our clients. We welcome and encourage applications from Women, Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander people, Culturally and Linguistically Diverse people, People with Disability, Sexually and Gender Diverse people, people with lived experience of adversity and from people of all ages.

As part of our Employment screening process you will be required to undertake a National Criminal History Check. For this role we also require a current Working with Children check (WWC).

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