Playgroup Team Leader

We have an exciting permanent opportunity for an experienced Team Leader to join our Supported Playgroups team to lead, guide and coordinate supported playgroup activities.

About the Role

Reporting to the General Manager – Client Services, this position will take a lead role in guiding and coordinating the Supported Playgroups Team in ensuring the services are aligned to Koorana’s principles and service model. The focus of this role is to:

  • plan and provide supported playgroups with age appropriate play activities that promote early learning;
  • support parents and carers in their parenting role, and assist families to establish supportive social connections;
  • assist families to make links with a wide range of community supports, including formal prior to school settings such as day care and preschool;
  • ensure a quality supported playgroup program (0-5 years) is delivered;
  • ensure client and service delivery information is accurate and meaningful;
  • oversee Playgroup budget and assist with funding applications.

About Koorana

Koorana Child and Family Services is a community-owned children’s organisation, committed to the provision of high-quality early childhood education, intervention, and family support services across Sydney. Koorana works with all children and is committed to delivering quality children’s services through the provision of early childhood education, intervention and family support in ways that acknowledge and respect all individuals.

Koorana values self-determination, universal access and equity, mutual respect, collaboration, ethical behaviour and integrity. Our practice is driven by family-centred principles and evidence-based best practice, fostering natural community inclusion and quality management through the key worker model.

Koorana’s services are designed to ensure that families are well informed, have choices, and are supported in their decisions.

About You

To be successful in this role, you will need:

  • a university degree in Community Welfare or Social Work;
  • solid understanding of child development and evidence-based practice in early childhood setting;
  • proven track record on effectively leading a team of 5+ staff members;
  • experience in the promotion of community development and group work;
  • knowledge of national regulations and laws and disability standards, and experience in their practical application;
  • demonstrated ability to work in a culturally diverse community;
  • ability to take initiative, prioritise, plan ahead, anticipate risks and problem solving.

What is on Offer?

Koorana offers the right applicant:

  • the opportunity to work in innovative programs with supportive work environment
  • an attractive salary package, including salary sacrificing benefit
  • ongoing professional development;
  • opportunity to make a real difference in the community.

We would love to hear from you! Apply now via SEEK with your resume and cover letter. Please email any questions about the role to

Preferred candidates will be subject to a Working with Children and Criminal record check.

We are proud to be an Equal Employment Opportunity employer and supports an inclusive approach in the workplace. We celebrate our diversity and welcome staff regardless of ethnicity, faith, sexual orientation, gender identity and lifestyle choices. Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander people are encouraged to apply.

No recruiters, please. We love the work you do but are going solo on this one. We promise… if we need help, we’ll reach out to you.


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