Current Vacancies

Child and Family Practitioner

Position Number 03/24
Location ECTARC Clipper Road Education and Care Service - Nowra
Status Permanent, Part time - 24 hours per week (3 days per week)
Closing Date 26/01/2024
About the Service

ECTARC Clipper Road is a 40-place service providing early childhood education and care for children from birth to school age in Nowra, Clipper Road is ideally located amongst community hubs and schools within Worrigee and East Nowra areas

We have a strong commitment to ongoing learning and acknowledge the traditional owners of the land specifically the Dhurawal and Dhurga language groups and have strong authentic relationships with our local families.  Our program in every aspect is enhanced by the participation of families and community.

We are committed to ongoing reflective practice to continually improve our service provision.  We pride ourselves on respectful and secure relationships with families and children, with community partnerships which we believe strongly support children to reach their full potential. We see children as active participants in their community and regularly invite visitors to the service and excursions to promote learning.

ECTARC Clipper Road employs a Family and Community Facilitator who, in collaboration with the Service Director assists with family support needs. We recognise that every child, regardless of their individual challenges has the right to participate in an education and care service.

About the Role

The successful applicant will work as part of a multidisciplinary team and the role will provide:

  • support to families attending the service including outreach support to other community/early intervention services.
  • support and build the capability of the educators to enhance relationships with families, sensitively discuss children’s development and access to early intervention service
  • training, coaching and mentoring of educators to strengthen the implementation of trauma informed practice, the Circle of Security (CoS) and attachment theory at the service.

At ECTARC you will have access to professional development, networks, coaching and mentoring to support you grow professionally and lead to further career opportunities.

Originally known as Illawarra Area Child Care (IACC) our organisation was incorporated in October 1985 and have a proud history of providing optimum education and training services.

ECTARC is proudly a not for profit organisation, that successfully manages education and care services in the Illawarra and Shoalhaven. Our specialist early childhood knowledge, extensive experience and commitment to early education and care for children is why we are a respected leader in the sector. We live by our vision of enriching the futures for the children, families, students and our communities.

We have a professional, experienced leadership team at our head office who support and resource our ECTARC services to strengthen quality learning and education programs. ECTARC is committed to providing optimum work environments for staff with ongoing professional development opportunities.

ECTARC is committed to being a child safe organisation. We understand that the safety and wellbeing of all children is paramount, we aim to provide environments where all children feel safe and are safe. ECTARC has policies and systems to protect children, and all allegations and safety concerns will be treated seriously.

At ECTARC our vision for reconciliation is to deepen our understanding of Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander histories, cultures, and rights promoting an organisational culture of respect, equality, equity, and cultural safety.  We envisage an Australia where all Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander peoples participate equally in early childhood education and training to achieve best educational outcomes. Through our work with young children, families, students, and the community we hope to contribute to an Australian society that proudly recognises, celebrates and respects Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander histories and cultures.


  • Tertiary qualifications in Early Childhood, Social Science or other relevant Community Service qualification
  • Approved Child Protection Statement of Attainment
  • Working with Children Check
  • Current NSW Drivers Licence


  • Minimum of 2 years’ experience working with children and families in one of the following – early childhood, child related social work, family support or case work
  • Excellent interpersonal and communication skills
  • Diplomatic and able to resolve problems in a timely manner
  • Reliable, proactive and child focused
  • Demonstrated high level of ethical, professional behaviour including collaboration and confidentiality
  • Willingness to work as part of a multidisciplinary team
  • Collaborative relationship with the EC management team
  • A clear understanding of issues pertaining to child protection, children at risk and mandatory reporting responsibilities
  • Demonstrated ability to establish and maintain collaborative relationships with key local child and family services and participate in local interagency networks to meet client needs.
Next Steps

At ECTARC we are an employer of choice. We have highly competitive salaries, above award rates, conditions and entitlements in accordance with the policies and procedures of ECTARC.

We have a comprehensive induction process and a dedicated wellbeing program to support you and your family.

Successful applicants will be required to undergo pre employment screening and probity checks.

ECTARC is an equal opportunity employer and encourages applicants from an Aboriginal or Torres Strait Islander background to apply for this position.

If you have any questions in regards to this position please call ECTARC on (02) 4223 1100 or email

If you would like to be considered for this position, please click on the Apply Online button below.