Social Worker / Allied Health Professional – SDN Early Childhood Links- Mascot

Social Worker / Allied Health Professional

SDN Early Childhood Links in Mascot


Location: Mascot

Closes: 26 November 2013

Status: Recruiting Now

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A fantastic opportunity has arisen for a full-time Social Worker / Allied Health Professional within our Early Childhood Links program currently located in Mascot. This is on a fixed term contract until the end of June 2014 (possibility to extend).


The role

In this role you will bring your passion for working with children to our multi-disciplinary team to provide quality social work and family support expertise to assist with achieving positive outcomes for children, from birth to eight, with disability and/or developmental delays. You will work closely with a team of dedicated professionals to build the capacity of the Early Childhood sector to support the inclusion of children with a disability into their community.


The program

Early Childhood Links aims to:

  • Build knowledge, skills and capabilities of staff in mainstream settings or community based activities to include children with disability.
  • Facilitate links between families & services so that families can access and participate in community activities.
  • Assist children with disability to access therapy supports.
  • Support transitional pathways for families and children into mainstream settings.


About you

You will have:

  • University qualifications in Social Work or an Allied Health discipline (Speech Pathology, Occupational Therapy, Psychology)
  • Experience working effectively with children with disabilities or development delays in mainstream services and inclusive settings using strengths-based, family centred and activity based approaches.
  • Experience and understanding of play based early childhood intervention practices
  • Understanding of child development, models of parenting and family dynamics and the ability to translate this into family support work in a culturally sensitive way.
  • Ability to identify families and young children where risk factors exist and where parents are having difficulty coping with parenting and implement strategies to minimise the risks.
  • Experience working in a trans-disciplinary and multi-agency environment
  • Experience in community development models of practice.
  • Ability and/or understanding of coaching, facilitating and bridging approaches to build the capacity of adults working with young children.


Our culture

SDN’s values and philosophy are at the heart of everything we do. If you share our values and believe that through working together we can make the world a better and more equitable place then we want to hear from you! 


Next steps

For further information, please contact Amy Fossett; Recruitment Advisor on (02) 9213 2414.  Applications must address the selection criteria and should be received by Tuesday 26th November 2013.










Close Date: 26th November 2013


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