Whittlesea Early Years - Community Development Practitioner

Job No: Berry1690
Location: Eaglemont, VIC

  • Eaglemont Location 
  • Part Time (0.6EFT) until 30 June 2018 
  • Great salary packaging benefits 


Join Victoria's largest independent child and family services organisation and become a vital part of a team that never gives up doing whatever it takes for kids. Since 1877, Berry Street has been committed to improving life opportunities for vulnerable children, young people and families. With over 1000 staff, Berry Street is a leader in providing high quality services all across Victoria.

ELF is both a universal and a targeted early intervention and engagement for vulnerable families with children from birth to five years (with a focus on birth to three years) that emphasises the importance of play and learning in the early years. Using a universal platform, ELF partners with primary schools and early education and care services to deliver high quality, evidence-informed, intensive Play and Learn Groups. The intervention aims to improve school readiness, increase parents’ confidence as their children’s first teachers, support the universal service system to engage more effectively with vulnerable families and to bridge vulnerable families into mainstream early education and care services

To be the successful candidate you will work with early education, care services and primary schools in the local government area of Whittlesea. You will attend networks and meetings associated with the ELF program and provide family violence training and resources. You will have a tertiary qualification in Social Work, Psychology, Welfare or a related discipline.


Queries to Sarah Almonte (Whittlesea Early Years Community Practitioner) on (03) 9450 4700

Applications addressing the key selection criteria should be submitted by 11pm on Wednesday 18 January 2017 

To download the Position Description and apply for the role, please click here


Berry Street are committed to the safety, participation and empowerment of all children, including those with a disability and culturally and/or linguistically diverse backgrounds. Berry Street are also committed to cultural safety, inclusion and empowerment of Aboriginal children, their families and communities. Comprehensive reference and background checking will be undertaken, including a Working with Children Check and police check. Aboriginal people; people from culturally and/or linguistically diverse backgrounds and people with a disability are encouraged to apply



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