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Play Support Worker

Location: Ferntree Gully

Playgroup Victoria currently has a part-time position available for a PlayConnect+ Playgroup Support Worker.

PlayConnect+ groups are open to all children with disability and developmental delays aged 0-8 years, their families, carers, and siblings. The program aims for all children and their families to have access to safe and inclusive activities based on the core characteristics of high-quality playgroups that prepare children for learning environments.

The Playgroup Support Worker will support the Play Connect+ Facilitator in delivering a high-quality playgroup for children with disabilities and their families.

Key responsibilities for this role:

  • Assisting the Facilitator to create a program plan that supports the group and individual needs and interest of the child in all areas of development
  • Assisting facilitation, set up and pack up of a range of fun and stimulating activities
  • Supporting routines within the playgroup
  • Supervising activities, including interacting and engaging in positive play with children and their families
  • Supporting the Facilitator in maintaining appropriate records/data including- but not limited to – attendance records and enrolment records
  • Creating a welcoming environment where all children and families are respected and actively encouraged to engage and collaborate together
  • Creating an inclusive environment for all children and their families, no matter their circumstances, backgrounds or cultural identity
  • Acting as a positive role model, demonstrating enthusiasm, wisdom, respect and a positive attitude
  • Ensuring effective and positive communication with colleagues, parents and children is open, respectful, and honest.

This is a part-time position, 3 hours per week for 42 weeks per year (school terms) with an immediate start. The duration of the position is until the 30th of June 2025.

Applications close: 5pm, 19th January 2023

Please review the full position description which further outlines the Key Selection Criteria. Please read the full Position description HERE.

Applicants will be selected based on their skills and experience aligning with the Selection Criteria.

Please forward your expression of interest, together with a cover letter addressing the Key Selection Criteria in job description and a copy of your CV to:

If you have any questions about the role, please get in touch with Louise Buckle-Smith – ph: 0481 303 970 or email: using the subject line: PlayConnect+ Play Support