ECEI Coordinator - Brimbank Melton and Western Melbourne
Hours: Full time
Location: Multiple ongoing positions available in the Brimbank Melton and Western Melbourne areas
An exciting opportunity exists to empower children and their families. You'll play a crucial role in supporting families to identify the right supports at the right time for them and their child (0-6 years).
Summary of program and its objectives
The Brotherhood of St Laurence drives changes that promotes a compassionate and fair society where everyone has a sense of belonging. The National Disability Insurance Scheme has engaged Early Childhood Early Intervention (ECEI) partners around Australia to deliver the ECEI approach. The Brotherhood of St Laurence is the ECEI partner for the North East Melbourne, Hume Moreland, Bayside Peninsula, Brimbank Melton and Western Melbourne areas.
The ECEI approach supports children aged 0-6 years who have a developmental delay or disability and their families/carers. Supporting families to help children develop the skills they need to take part in daily activities and achieve the best possible outcomes throughout their life is a fundamental part of the ECEI approach.
The Brotherhood are seeking passionate and engaging individuals from the following disciplines: early childhood education, occupational therapy, physiotherapy, psychology, social work and speech pathology.
Main responsibilities of the role
Equipped with strong early childhood developmental knowledge and excellent clinical observation skills, you are known for your ability to quickly and genuinely establish and build relationships. You are committed to capacity building within the family environment as well as within the community, and understand the positive impact that community inclusion and participation has on people’s lives. This is a fantastic opportunity to be part of a collaborative and transdisciplinary team with a strong focus on continuous improvement and professional development.
Apply now to join a values driven organisation and improve the lives of young children and their families!
People with a lived experience of disability, Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander peoples and people from culturally and linguistically diverse backgrounds are encouraged to apply.
To meet the selection criteria, candidate will require:
- relevant tertiary qualification, industry experience and registration with AHPRA or other relevant body
- extensive knowledge and application of early childhood development, developmental delay and the early intervention service sector
- ability to identify the needs of children and their families and make judgements regarding eligibility for ECEI NDIS support services
- excellent communication skills to work honestly and in partnership with families regarding eligibility to NDIS supports
- demonstrated understanding of the National Disability Insurance Scheme, the ECEI approach and early childhood best practice principles
- highly developed conceptual and analytical ability
- a demonstrated ability to efficiently and effectively manage a complex case/client list
- experience in identifying and implementing continual service improvements
- highly developed interpersonal skills and demonstrated ability to liaise and build collaborative positive working relationships with children, families and service providers
- highly developed time management and organisational skills including the ability to multi-task, prioritise workload and meet deadlines
- demonstrated skills in conflict resolution and change management
- strong alignment to the values of Brotherhood and the NDIS.
- experience in customer facing environments that support or provide services to the community will be highly regarded
- a commitment experience in delivering services using strengths based and person centred principles
- experience of working in service systems that inform and empower service users
- a background in or experience in working with CALD or Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander communities will be highly regarded.
Salary will be in the range of $70,000 – $75,000 per annum plus superannuation. Attractive salary packaging options are available. There will be a $13,000 per annum allowance in lieu of a vehicle.
For further information about the role please view the ECEI Coordinator position description (PDF, 280kb).
Apply for this position by submitting your resume in word format via the SACS website.
For further information or a confidential discussion call (03) 8622 8500 and one of the friendly SACS staff members will be happy to help.
You will receive an automated response via email once your application is complete. We will be in touch over the next 15 working days with an update, this may be via email or phone.
The Brotherhood of St Laurence has a vision of an Australia free of Poverty. We embrace, and value, diversity of culture, working arrangements, sexual orientation and gender identity to ensure our workforce is representative of the community that we work within. We promote a workplace that actively seeks to include and welcome unique contributions of all people. We embrace and celebrate the value of Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander staff, their skills and contribution to our organisation. Applicants should be aware that as required, we conduct police and working with children checks as we acknowledge the importance of Child Safety.