Practice Leader, Early Childhood Early Intervention

Hours: 38 hours per week

Location: To be announced

Applications close: Monday, 22 October 2018 at 5pm

An exciting opportunity exists for a Practice Leader to work with ECEI team members through a coaching and mentoring role to build skills, knowledge and consistency of practice across the ECEI teams.

Summary of program and its objectives

Early Childhood Early Intervention (ECEI) works with families of children with developmental delay and/or disability, together with their community, in a way that builds strengths, develops opportunities and promotes access to the right supports at the right time. The Brotherhood of St Laurence is a partner in the community with the NDIA, delivering Early Childhood Early Intervention in five areas across metropolitan Melbourne including North East Melbourne, Bayside Peninsula, Hume Moreland, Brimbank Melton and Western Melbourne.

We are looking for an experienced Early Intervention professional who is passionate about best practice and the evidence base behind early childhood intervention and the NDIS. The Practice leader will work with ECEI team members through a coaching and mentoring role to build skills, knowledge and consistency of practice across the ECEI teams. It is expected that the Practice leader will have experience in training, mentoring and coaching and in depth knowledge around ECIA best practice and the Victorian Early Years Learning and Developmental Framework.

Main responsibilities of the role

The Practice Leader will be responsible for developing and implementing the regional training and professional development plan and practice leadership strategies for Early Childhood Early Intervention (ECEI) teams. Practice leadership will encompass the development and monitoring of ECEI practice in all areas of the NDIS participant pathway, ensuring consistent and high quality planning activities in line with the Brotherhood values.

The Practice Leader will work with the NDIA and other key stakeholders in the ongoing development and delivery of training services to all ECEI staff. This includes maintenance of staff knowledge, delivering up to date information and information of sector change to ECEI, evidence based practice in Early Years Services and recent research developments in Early Childhood Intervention. This role is required to have a progressive understanding of disability and community development and will recognize and support the role of evidence in their practice. This will include strong focus on ECIA best practice guidelines and Victorian Early Year Development and Learning Framework and National Quality and Safeguard standards.

To meet the selection criteria, candidate will require:

  • relevant qualifications in allied health, or early years education or social work
  • certificate IV in Training and Assessment (TAE40110) – and the TAELLN411 unit
  • proven knowledge and practice experience in implementing the Early Childhood Intervention  best practice and research

The position is full time at 38 hours per week. Salary will be between $79,170 to $83,230 per annum plus an allowance in lieu of a vehicle, based on skills and experience plus superannuation. Attractive salary packaging provisions are available to increase take home pay. 

For further information about the role please view the Practice Leader ECEI position description (PDF, 277kb) or phone Susan Hall on 0400 194 234.

To apply

Applicants are required to submit a resume and complete the screening questionnaire »

Email written applications to: recruitment(at)

Applications Close: Monday, 22 October 2018 at 5pm

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.

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.

The Brotherhood of St Laurence (BSL) acknowledges and understands its obligations under the UN Convention on the Rights of the Child and recognises that all children and young people have the right to be treated with respect and care, and to be safe from all forms of abuse. BSL has a zero tolerance towards child abuse.
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