At Goodstart, we have recognised the need to invest in Allied Health services to ensure vulnerable children have the learning, development, and wellbeing outcomes they need for school and life.
Our talented, experienced Allied Health practitioners work in a transdisciplinary team to support the inclusion of children. They provide better support for teachers and educators, so that they can provide the best teaching and learning for children experiencing vulnerability. Our Speech Pathologists, Occupational Therapists and Child and Family Practitioners are passionate about continuously building their knowledge and staying up to date with best practices. They’re excited to share their expertise and also learn from the education team to continuously improve and provide the best strategies for children to progress in their learning development and wellbeing.
Our Allied Health practitioners are vital to the success of our centres, helping to improve outcomes for children and mentoring and coaching the centre teams. The best part? They get to see the impact of their work at close range and are rewarded by the strong relationships they form with children, families, centre teams and communities.
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Why choose Allied Health at Goodstart?
- Work in partnership with Centre Directors, Teachers and Educators to deliver a targeted service, for children 0-5 years.
- Support and empower early years educators to build the capability to observe, identify and explain any concerns related to the learning, development and well-being of children within the centre.
- Promote an integrated, evidence-informed approach to deliver improved outcomes for children in their own learning environment
- Work with the education team to plan goals and strategies that support children to make progress in their learning, development and wellbeing
- Partner with families and the education team to ensure goals and strategies are agreed and shared and children’s progress is celebrated through a range of communication channels.
- We offer flexible working arrangements with opportunities to work from home
- We offer the option to purchase extra leave for greater work-life balance
- Generous discounts on childcare, insurance, travel and technology to make life easier whenever we can.
- 4 weeks paid parental leave (increasing to 6 weeks in December 2023) because we know family matters
- You’ll get dedicated support and guidance on a range of topics, such as safety, coaching and inclusion
- With our sector-leading safety policies and procedures, you’ll always have peace of mind
- You’ll have access to free 24/7 independent counselling for support when you need it most
- Access to regular professional supervision
- We have a dedicated national safety team that prioritises your safety and wellness
- Our Reconciliation Action Plan embeds inclusive practices into our centres to ensure everyone feels welcome
- Regular, supportive formal and informal performance discussions with your line manager to celebrate your strengths and set meaningful, achievable professional development goals.
- Access to our live webinars and interactive learning hub, so you can develop your skills in line with your individual goals.
- An allocated allowance to spend annually on external professional development aligned with Goodstart’s allied health approach.
- Practical opportunities to build and refine your coaching skills to support and enhance the capacity of educators working with children and families to achieve positive developmental outcomes.