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  • Writer's pictureConnect.Ed

Child Development Practitioner

Connect.Ed provides training, mentoring and consultation on trauma-informed education and care. As our name suggests, we promote a regulatory and relationship-based approach to supporting children's learning and development.

The ‘Child Development Practitioner’ is responsible for providing advice and support to Educators regarding children’s behaviour, including the following topics:

  • Brain development and the impact of developmental trauma

  • Understanding challenging behaviours within the context of developmental trauma

  • Attachment within the context of early childhood

  • Strategies to support regulation (co-regulation & self-regulation)

  • The impact of the environment on children’s behaviours

  • Supporting repair following rupture

  • The importance of Educator self-care

The Child Development Practitioner is responsible for providing mentoring and coaching regarding trauma-informed practice, and providing practical strategies including; modifications to physical care environments, transitions, routines and interactions.

Essential Requirements

  • Relevant tertiary education (in Early Childhood Teaching or a related discipline in Allied Health), or equivalent experience in early learning environments

  • Demonstrated an ability to communicate and establish rapport with a wide range of people

  • Knowledge of relevant legislation (including EYLF and NQS)

  • Understanding of adult learning principles

  • High level of time management and organisational skills

  • A current valid driver’s license

  • A satisfactory National Criminal History Check

  • A satisfactory DSCI Working with Children Check

  • Current Responding to Abuse and Neglect training

  • Flexibility to work evenings

To discuss this employment opportunity, get in touch with us at

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