Senior Practitioner

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Our teams are well known for championing creative and innovative solutions to support all children and families to reach their full potential. On Mornington Island, we are looking for a Practioner to support our dedicated Early Childhood programs team to maximise their impact on the lives of children and families. In this varied and challenging role, you’ll develop and implement programs, foster lasting links with the community, develop the capacity of local workers and encourage active engagement with our services.


54 reasons is Australia’s leading child rights organisation – no ordinary not-for-profit.

Proudly part of the Save the Children Australia Group and global movement, we’re here to make sure that everyone understands their rights. So that children and young people have their rights met and thrive, in all their diversity.


We champion the children, young people and families we work with. We are inspired by the curiosity and creativity of children and motivated by the love of those who care for them.


With the child’s voice at the centre, we provide quality services to children and their caregivers, advocating with them so that children develop, learn, and are connected, safe and confident. Our people are proudly local, reflective of the communities we serve – in every state and territory, and across regions, remote areas and capital cities.


Where you come in:

In this full time, maximum term role (through to end of December 2024), you’ll lead a local team to deliver our Early Childhood Education programs across Mornington Island. This will include our School Transition, Pay2Learn, Holiday and afterschool programs, working in the 0–8-year-old space. Reporting to our Mornington Island Team Leader, you’ll ideally be based in Doomadgee though a FIFO arrangement will be considered for this role.


You will make an impact by:

  • Driving quality programming at the Mornington Island Children and Family Centre.
  • Supporting the design, implementation, monitoring and evaluation of programs, risk management and child protection
  • Coach, train and develop colleagues to increase skill and competency to enable high quality service delivery.
  • Building and maintaining relationships with the local community and key stakeholders



Does this sound like you?

You’re a passionate early childhood leader, who works from a strengths-based perspective and highly values the wellbeing of their staff. You’ll be happy to contribute to program design, while prioritising results and risk management. Importantly, you’ll keep the values of 54 reasons at the forefront of your work and will always seek excellence in the services we provide to our families.

This role requires:

  • Experience working with teams supporting children and families from diverse backgrounds, particularly Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander backgrounds.
  • Thorough knowledge of child protection processes and commitment to upholding them
  • Demonstrated experience in coordinating reporting and collecting outcome data
  • Degree or Diploma in Early Childhood or another relevant field, or significant relevant experience


Working at 54 reasons is more than just a job.

54 Reasons is proudly part of Save the Children Australia. We are a learning organisation that invests in the development and wellbeing of our people. Our workforce is approximately 1100 people strong, and proudly diverse, whether in race, ethnicity, gender, age, disability, sexuality, cultures and beliefs.


We are creative, connected, and accountable, bringing energy, guts and ideas to all we do to champion children in Australia and partner with families, communities and partners to bring about change.


Other benefits include:

  • Award rate salary (Level 5.1 – $47.50 per hour) plus full salary packaging benefits. use this link to see how much this benefit could mean to you!
  • Potential to FIFO, if based in a major Queensland city
  • Festive leave in addition to regular leave benefits
  • Friendly and flexible child friendly work environment
  • Individual learning plans to assist in your career development
  • Internal deployment and secondment opportunities within one of Australia’s largest non-profits


Sound interesting?

We’d love to hear from you. Submit your cover letter and resume by clicking on one of the buttons in the ‘Apply’ section.


For any queries, please contact our Senior Manager, Anne Hodge, at


Applications close: 4pm AEDT, January 24th, 2024. Applications will be reviewed on a rolling basis as they come in, so don’t delay in applying!


We have tested our application process with diverse groups in mind, with the intent to ensure it’s straightforward and accessible for all to apply. Diversity and inclusion are fundamental to our culture and improve our ability to reach our most vulnerable client groups. But we also know there is no one-size fits-all when it comes to recruitment – so if we didn’t quite hit the mark for you, please let us know! We’re dedicated to ensuring Save the Children is a workplace suitable for all people and can modify our processes to suit you – no matter your race, ethnicity, gender, age, disability, sexuality, neurodiversity, culture and beliefs.


Save the Children Australia is a child-safe organisation. All employees are required to undergo a National Police Check, a Working with Children Check where necessary, and sign our Child Safeguarding Policy and Code of Conduct. We also support the Inter-Agency Misconduct Disclosure Scheme. You can read about the Scheme and our commitment to Safeguarding here.

Job Location
Mornington Island, Queensland, Australia
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