Senior 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 for a Senior ECEI Coordinator to empower children and their families by leading a team using the early childhood early intervention approach.


Summary of program and its objectives

The Brotherhood of St Laurence drives change that promotes a compassionate and fair society where everyone has a sense of belonging. The National Disability Insurance Scheme has engaged Early Childhood (ECEI) Partners around Australia to deliver the ECEI approach, with the Brotherhood of St Laurence being the NDIS Partner for the North East Melbourne area, Hume Moreland area and Bayside Peninsula area.

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. 

Main responsibilities of the role

The Brotherhood is seeking passionate and engaging individuals from the following disciplines: Early Childhood Education, Occupational Therapy, Physiotherapy, Psychology, Social Work and Speech Pathology.

You will lead a small team in delivering and implementing the NDIS ECEI approach within your contracted area. Ensuring that a high quality of service is provided to children and their families, you will build effective relationships with key stakeholders including children’s services providers, as well as work collaboratively with other teams within the Brotherhood of St Laurence.   

A specialist in allied health or early childhood education, you have a true passion for delivering children’s services and are well regarded by your peers. You have experience in leading teams to achieve organisational outcomes, and your friendly and cooperative nature allows you to build effective relationships with stakeholders at all levels.  Don’t miss out on this outstanding opportunity at the centre of some of the biggest changes in the disability sector in Australia’s history!

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 and develop plans according to NDIA guidelines
  • experience in mentoring and coaching team members to ensure consistency and quality within the ECEI team
  • 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
  • understanding of and empathy with the values of the Brotherhood and the NDIS.

Desirable 

  • 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 between $80,000 - $85,000 per annum plus superannuation, plus allowance in lieu of vehicle. Attractive salary packaging provisions are available. 

For further information about the role please view the Senior ECEI Coordinator position description (PDF, 282kb). 


To apply

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.

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. Read the official statement signed by the Executive Director.

Find out more about the work of the Brotherhood
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Brotherhood of St Laurence Communtiy Stores
BROCAP
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The Brotherhood of St Laurence acknowledges and recognises the Traditional Owners of the land upon which we live and work, and we pay our respects to their Elders both past and present.