Senior Manager Early Childhood Early Intervention

Location: Ongoing positions available in Western Melbourne (two positions available)

Applications close: Thursday, 30 August 2018 at 5pm

An exciting opportunity exists for a Senior Manager Early Childhood Early Intervention to lead 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. The Brotherhood of St Laurence is the Early Childhood Partners for the North East Melbourne area, Hume Moreland area and Bayside Peninsula areas.

The ECEI approach 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. The ECEI team is a team 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 Early Childhood Intervention Australia (ECIA) best practice.

Main responsibilities of the role

The Senior Manager ECEI is responsible for the implementation and management of the NDIS ECEI approach in their contracted area of responsibility. This position is responsible for monitoring, reporting and ensuring contractual and organizational KPIs (including client satisfaction); ensuring processes are implemented and continuously improved so that services are delivered to the required quality standard; and ensuring the workforce is built and developed as a focused and highly effective team.

The Senior Manager ECEI will lead a team of specialists who will assess children, provide short team interventions and develop plans for those eligible for the NDIS. This position is also responsible for building stakeholder and partner relationships within the region, to ensure that a high quality and consistent service is provided to children and their families.

This is an outstanding opportunity at the centre of some of the biggest changes in the disability sector in Australia’s history. 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 or industry experience
  • demonstrated understanding of the National Disability Insurance Scheme, the ECEI approach and early childhood best practice principles
  • highly developed conceptual and analytical ability
  • demonstrated leadership and team management skills in building a positive work culture
  • experience in identifying and implementing continual service improvements
  • highly developed interpersonal skills and demonstrated ability to liaise and build collaborative positive working relationships with a broad range of people across all levels and functional areas, both internally and externally
  • 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.


  • experience in customer facing environments that support or provide services to the community will be highly regarded
  • a background in or experience in working with CALD or Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander communities will be highly regarded.

Salary will be between $100,000 - $110,000 per annum plus superannuation, based on skills and experience. There will be an allowance in lieu of a vehicle, and attractive salary packaging provisions are available. 

For further information about the role please view the Senior Manager Early Childhood Early Intervention position description.

To apply

Apply for this position by submitting your resume in word format on the SACS website. For further information or a confidential discussion please call Jade Olsen on (03) 8622 8511 or Laura Demir on (03) 8622 8509.

Applications Close: Thursday, 30 August 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.

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.

The Brotherhood recognises the harm that family violence causes and that freedom from violence is a basic human right.
We will support our staff, volunteers, clients and the community if they experience violence.

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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.