A little bit about us
With a proud history and a progressive mindset, Kids First is a leading provider of educational, family and support services for children and families in Melbourne. We are at the forefront of responding to community needs and strengthening families so that children can thrive. Our programs are evidence-based and built on more than 120 years of service.
We have child and family centres in Thomastown and Heidelberg and a growing network of early years learning centres operating in Banyule, Whittlesea and Mitchell Shire. Our practitioners work across a full spectrum of community service engaging with parents, families, schools and referral partners through to providing one to one counselling and group programs for children and adults to overcome trauma.
We are proud of our collaborative and outcomes focused culture, that is stimulating and rewarding for staff.
Why work with us?
You will become part of an inspirational journey. Fighting for every child, everyday. At Kids First we provide a positive working environment, recognition, engagement, career development and regular training to support the professional development of all staff, the career opportunities are infinite!
Not to mention the staff benefits....
Creating an inclusive environment
At Kids First diversity, engagement and inclusivity are central to our values. We are dedicated to hiring diverse talent, embracing diversity and ensuring that we provide everyone with equal opportunity to thrive! We have several committees that work to ensure that we are always upholding our inclusion and diversity promise.
Currently not offering placements until late 2021
Kids First is committed to providing students with the opportunity to gain valuable hands on experience. We value the contribution of students to our agency and are passionate about supporting the development of our sector. We offer work placements to both university and TAFE students.
At Kids First, our current policy is to advertise placement roles when we have capacity to support students requiring placement as part of their studies. At this time, we do not have any available vacancies for placement. We do however encourage you to keep an eye on this page as we will list any placement roles that do become available.
I joined Kids First because I get to use my creative expertise to challenge and inspire people. Even though I don't work directly with children and families, by sharing our message and mission I am transforming lives everyday."