Team Member | Children and Parenting Support Program

Maximum Term, Part Time Position - 12 Month Contract (January 2023)
35 hours per week - Monday to Friday
Based in our Corrimal Head Office with travel to local external venues

Big Fat Smile is a values-led organisation. Its vision is that we enrich the lives and minds of children and families in their community.  Our values are Inclusion, Integrity, Safety, Child-centric, Collaboration and Leadership.

Big Fat Smile is a values-led, not-for-profit, non-government organisation which provides high quality care and education for children from birth until 12 years, national and state-wide inclusion services as part of a national consortia and operates many community-based services for children and families. These include transition to school and supported playgroups.

Big Fat Smile is a child safe organisation, committed to ensuring and advocating for the safety and well-being of children entrusted to our care. We demonstrate this commitment through embedding of the Child Safe Standards in culture, policies, procedures, and practice. Big Fat smile has a zero tolerance for child abuse and harm and all allegations and safety concerns will be treated seriously and acted upon.

What you will do:

The Community Support Worker program provides high quality educational learning experiences in the community by providing playgroups and supports to children and parents, carers and families within the Corrimal (2518) and Warrawong (2502) postcode areas.

The position is responsible for providing community playgroups, holiday programs and learning through play experiences for children aged 0-12 (and over for specific target groups) and families in the identified postcodes. A component of the role will be to support the planning and Implementation of the 2022 Activity Work Plan.

Selection Criteria:
Certificate III in Children's Services
Minimum of 2 years childcare sector experience
Proven ability to communicate effectively with children, families, and staff
Ability to assist in implementing the programs to meet the developmental needs and interests of each child
Commitment to inclusive practices and child protection
Understanding of workplace health and safety and the National Quality Standards
A valid driver's licence.
Maintain a valid paid Working with Children Check through the Office of the Children's Guardian
Evidence from the Australian Immunisation Register that you have received two doses of a COVID-19 vaccination, or a medical contraindication certificate
Maintain a current First Aid and CPR certification
Asthma and Anaphylaxis certificate.

Wollongong, NSW, AU