Area Manager – Early Childhood Early Intervention, North

Hours: Full-time, 38 hours per week

Location: North East Melbourne and Hume Moreland

Do you want to play a key role in how services are provided to families of children with a disability or developmental delay through the NDIS?

Summary of program and its objectives

The Brotherhood of St Laurence is a partner in the community delivering LAC and ECEI services in five areas across metropolitan Melbourne. These Area Manager positions will lead the ECEI teams, have experience as a strategic manager of allied health services, a strong commitment to Early Childhood Intervention, a deep understanding of Best practice and the importance of families in achieving outcomes for children. These positions will play a key role influencing the experience of families, and be instrumental in process and system development within the ECEI approach.

The ECEI team supports children aged 0-6 years who have a developmental delay or disability and their families/carers. The ECEI approach supports families to help children develop the skills they need to take part in daily activities and achieve the best possible outcomes throughout their life. Our ECEI team consists of experienced early intervention specialists who are responsible for delivering the range of ECEI functions including assessment, planning and interventions in line with the NDIA guidelines and ECIA best practice.

Main responsibilities of the role

The ECEI Area Manager, has primary responsibility for the oversight and delivery of NDIS ECEI Services in their specified area, and is part of the divisional leadership team. They will be responsible for cross regional consistency and transition of families from ECEI to LAC as one program. Area Managers will also be responsible for a key portfolio area across all BSL ECEI services to develop and share practice.

The Area Manager is also responsible for developing and strengthening community, business and disability sector relationships and will contribute to the development of the Brotherhood’s understanding of and approach to ensuring that children with disability or developmental delay and their families are included at all levels of the Australian society.

To meet the selection criteria, candidates will require:


  • proven experience leading allied health and service delivery teams within a legislated environment, where decisions involve judgement based on gathering, analysis and application of all available evidence
  • proven interpersonal and communication skills with the ability to influence and build effective relationships across all levels, both internally, externally and with people from diverse backgrounds
  • demonstrated understanding of the NDIS and ECEI approach and best practice principles
  • proven experience in programs that provide assessment and services to children with disability/developmental delay, their families and/or carers
  • demonstrated experience in establishing and managing customer focussed operational delivery of programs with service deliver KPIs
  • well-developed analytical skills to draw on research, evidence and performance reports to influence improved service delivery
  • proven ability to respond to and prioritise competing and often urgent requests while also maintaining high work standards and accuracy
  • proven understanding and experience in community engagement and community capacity building strategies
  • understanding of and empathy with the values and ideals of the Brotherhood.


  • prior experience working for the National Disability Insurance Agency or a contracted NDIA Partner in the community
  • sound financial management experience
  • experience working within an individualised support/consumer directed care environment.

This is a full time position working 38 hours per week with locations at North East Melbourne and Hume Moreland.

- ECEI Area Manager North will cover Hume Moreland and North-East Melbourne

Salary will be in the range of $115,000 to $125,000 per annum (pro rata) based on skills and experience plus superannuation and a car allowance. Attractive salary packaging provisions are available to increase take home pay.

For further information about the role please view the Area Manager ECEI (PDF, 271kb) or contact David Rogers at Tradewind Australia on 03 9088 7025 or

To apply

Applicants are required to apply through Tradewind Australia.

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Application process

In making an application for a position at the Brotherhood all applicants must:

  • read the position description
  • provide a brief cover letter
  • complete the application process as specified in the vacancy. Failure to complete the application process as specified in the vacancy may result in rejection of your application.
  • provide a current resume outlining your work history, details of any relevant qualifications and licences and two referees, either current or most recent Manager.
  • recommended applicants will be required to undertake Psychometric testing. Further assessments may include skills testing and presentations.

Applicants not shortlisted for interview will be contacted as soon as practicably possible. 

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Police and Working With Children Checks

The Brotherhood works with children, youth and vulnerable people and requires all staff to undertake a Police Check and, where applicable, a Working with Children check, prior to commencement. A person's criminal history does not automatically exclude an individual from working or volunteering at the Brotherhood. Police Checks are administered and paid for by the Brotherhood. 

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Please note:

  • Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander people are encouraged to apply
  • For more information or assistance with your application, please contact the Human Resources Team on (03) 9483 2444 or email: recruitment(at) 
  • The Brotherhood is an Equal Opportunity Employer.

If you would like some more information about our recruitment process or require assistance with your application please contact our recruitment team at recruitment(at) or visit Jobs at the Brotherhood on our website.

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