Job Details

Supported Playgroup Facilitator
  • Permanent Part-Time Position (0.6 FTE)
  • Band 4 Salary Range $32.14 - $34.26 per hour plus superannuation
  • 24 hours per week - 8:45-3:15pm Monday, Tuesday, Thursday, Friday

The Role: 

Join our team in strengthening the capacity of parents to guide their children’s early learning and development. 

A chance to make a difference in the lives of children and their families through the power of play and connection. 

With support from the Team Leader of Supported playgroups, you can utilise your existing skills as you learn and grow within a supportive team environment.

What does my new role entail? 

As part of your new role, you will be responsible for assisting in programming and facilitating weekly playgroups and in-home coaching in different locations around Ballarat. 

Our supported playgroup facilitators work with eligible families within our community. The Smalltalk program is embedded and delivered within the playgroup settings and in ‘one on one’ in-home coaching sessions. This program is an evidenced-based model designed to teach and guide families with effective yet simple strategies to improve parenting confidence and build parenting capacity. Further training and qualifications in this program will be provided for the successful applicant.  

This program is funded by the Department of Family Fairness and Housing (DFFH). 

This role offers significant opportunities to collaborate with families and early years' service providers to align play experiences with family expectations and specific child needs.

About you: 

To be successful in this role, you will need to hold relevant qualifications such as Early Childhood, Family Support, Social Work, or similar, as detailed in the Supported Playgroup Policy and Funding Guidelines. 

You will need a current driver’s licence, as this role involves regular local travel. 

You will preferably have experience and ability to deliver programs to a diverse demographic, including children and families. 

You’ll have excellent written and verbal communication skills, and the ability to build and maintain trusting relationships with a range of people including children, their families, communities, and other stakeholders involved in the care of the child. 

To find out more about the role, please find the position description on the Ballarat City Council careers web page.  

This video from DFFH below explains more.

To apply: 

To apply for this position please click on the Apply button and submit your application. The closing date for this position Friday 19 July 2024. Please ensure that you provide a cover letter, current resume and answer screening questions based on the key selection criteria.  

The successful applicant will be required to undergo a full employment medical and police check. 


For further information on the above position, contact Samantha Kick, Supported Playgroups Coordinator 0407 218 136    

The City of Ballarat is an equal opportunity employer committed to providing a safe and inclusive working environment that embraces and values diversity, flexibility and child safety. We welcome applications from all walks of life and celebrate the diversity and richness this brings to our workplace and reasonable adjustments will be made to the process to ensure equitable access.  We undertake an employment screening process to ensure this commitment is upheld, this includes ensuring the successful candidate holds a valid working with children check and satisfactory criminal history record check. 

Job Ref: CJ000269
Submitted: 26-06-2024

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