Short Term Intervention Coordinator – Early Childhood Early Intervention

Hours: Full-time

Location: Positions available in North East Melbourne, Hume Moreland and Bayside Peninsula areas

An exciting opportunity exists for a Short Term Intervention Coordinator to play a pivotal role in delivering Short Term Intervention for young children and their families.

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 Partner for the North East Melbourne area, Hume Moreland area and Bayside Peninsula areas.

Main responsibilities of the role

The Short Term Intervention (STI) Coordinator is responsible for assessing and delivering interventions for children who are not eligible for entry to the NDIS as an ongoing participant or where Short Term Intervention may prevent a child from becoming a lifelong participant of the Scheme. These roles require highly motivated professionals who will ensure that best practice interventions are identified and delivered appropriately to provide outcomes and equity of service for children and their families.

You are tertiary qualified, versatile and engaging, with a natural ability to establish trust and build relationships authentically. You pride yourself on your strong clinical skills and resourceful approach to your work, delivering positive outcomes that improve lives. You may have recently graduated and be looking to build on your clinical placement experience, or you could already possess significant early childhood intervention experience. This is a fantastic opportunity to be part of a collaborative and multidisciplinary team in a values driven organisation improving the lives of young children and their families.

To meet the selection criteria, candidate will require:

  • relevant tertiary qualifications in Speech Pathology, Occupational Therapy, Physiotherapy, or psychology , and registration with AHPRA or another relevant body
  • proven knowledge of early childhood development, developmental delay and early intervention service sector
  • well-developed interpersonal and communications skills with the ability to build effective relationships and liaise across all levels both internally, externally and with people from diverse backgrounds
  • developing understanding of the National Disability Insurance Scheme, the ECEI approach and early childhood best practice principles
  • developing conceptual and analytical skills with the ability to identify trends, review information and present findings
  • well-developed time management and organisational skills with the ability to plan workload, prioritise and meet deadlines
  • ability to identify and resolve problems and make recommendations
  • understanding of and empathy with the values and ideals of the Brotherhood.


  • proven ability to identify the needs of children and their families and make judgements regarding eligibility for ECEI support services
  • demonstrated ability to work in partnership with families
  • proven experience in delivering services using strengths based and person centered principles
  • a background in or experience working with CALD or Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander communities.

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.

The position is full time. Salary will be between $61,320 - $67,878 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 Short Term Intervention Coordinator position description (PDF, 309kb).

To apply

Apply for this position by submitting your resume in word format via the SACS website.

Please note that we will be screening applications over the Christmas period, and we strongly encourage you to apply as soon as possible.

For further information or a confidential discussion call Jade Olsen on (03) 8622 8511.

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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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.