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Early Childhood Coordinator - North East Melbourne Area

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Work type: Permanent Full-Time
Location: Northern Suburbs
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Early Childhood Coordinator - North East Melbourne Area

We're seeking an enthusiastic Early Childhood Coordinator (ECC) to join our dedicated NDIS Services Team. the Partner in the Community Early Childhood Approach within the Brotherhood of St Laurence (BSL) Disability Services Division.  

  • Location: Based at either the BSL NDIS Banyule & Nillumbik Office (Greensborough, VIC 3047) or the BSL NDIS Whittlesea Office (South Morang, VIC 3752). The role will involve travel within the North East Melbourne Area (NEMA).
  • Salary: A competitive remuneration package ranging from $84,506.61 - $90,928.23 per annum + 11.5% superannuation and $13,000 vehicle allowance.
  • Type of Employment: Permanent, full-time (38-40 hours per week).

This isn't just a job; it's a mission to create lasting change.

BSL BENEFITS

  • Meaningful Work: Be part of a team dedicated to and valued for making a positive difference in the lives of children, families and individuals with delays and disabilities.
  • Flexibility: Enjoy the flexibility of a full-time, permanent position with attractive benefits, including salary packaging, annual leave, rostered days off and the Employee Assistance Program.
  • Cultural Values: A work environment that respects and actively supports diversity through provisions such as ten (10) paid days Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander Cultural Leave.
  • Diversity and Inclusion: Access to additional leave entitlements such as Reproductive Leave, Gender Affirmation Leave, Cultural Leave and Family and Domestic Violence Leave.
  • Benefits: Including 17.5% leave loading on annual leave, the option to claim up to $18,500 per year via salary packaging, discounted health insurance, discounted child care and optional free flu shots each year.

ABOUT YOUR NEW ROLE

As a Early Childhood Coordinator (ECC), you are responsible for managing and delivering Partner in the Community early childhood approach in a defined geographical area. You will form part of a small specialist team delivering office, phone and community based family centred information, assessments, planning and support services in line with the NDIS early childhood approach.  

As a Early Childhood Coordinator (ECC), you will have specialist knowledge of allied health or early childhood education with expertise and experience in early childhood development and disability. You will be aware of and able to provide a service in line with the ECIA best practice guidelines.

As part of your new role, you will:

  • Support the delivery of a high quality early childhood service in accordance with the contract, program guidelines, early childhood best practice principles and relevant legislative obligations.
  • Implement and maintain relationships with internal and external stakeholders, e.g. children’s service providers, peak bodies, advocacy groups, NDIA, with the aim of working collaboratively to ensure best practice is upheld and customers experience continuity of service.
  • Ensure practices and processes are in place to enable service level monitoring, evaluation and reporting against Key Performance Indicators (KPIs) and to ensure required outcomes and performance measures are met.
  • Work collaboratively with Early Childhood Managers to identify opportunities for quality improvement, service development and improvement and potential resource implications.

ABOUT YOU

We are seeking applicants who have: 

  • Relevant tertiary qualification (Bachelors or higher) in allied health, social work, early childhood teaching.
  • Registration with AHPRA, AASW, VIT or any other relevant body.
  • Industry experience working either with children, families, or disability. 
  • Relevant qualifications and/or experience in the disability sector, or awareness of the impact of existing or acquired disability upon individuals, families/carers, and the community.
  • 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 early childhood 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 early childhood approach and early childhood best practice principles.

Apply to join us and help lead this exciting new phase of Disability Services.

ABOUT US

At the Brotherhood of St Laurence (BSL), we see possibilities.

We believe in unlocking potential and not being defined by limitations. We champion choice, community, and individual strengths, helping individuals thrive, not just survive.

Join a passionate, mission-driven team dedicated to lasting change. We work to create a more compassionate and inclusive society where everyone, regardless of ability, can fully participate.

Collaboration is key. We value and work closely with families, friends, and carers, recognising their crucial role in creating a supportive community. Because support matters.

With over 90 years of working alongside policymakers and the community, our legacy of advocating for poverty prevention and systemic change speaks volumes.

Ready to make a difference? Use your skills to empower individuals and build a more just society with BSL.

 

HOW TO APPLY

When completing your application, please upload each document as a separate attachment.

Your application must include:

  • A tailored cover letter.
  • A current resume showcasing demonstrated skills and experiences.
  • A 2-page (maximum) written response addressing the Key Selection Criteria found in the Position Description.

QUESTIONS?

For confidential conversations or enquiries, please contact Meg Vine (Senior Manager - Early Childhood, NDIS Services):

APPLICATIONS CLOSE

Sunday 21st July 2024 at 11:55 pm.

We are an EEO and understand the importance of diversity and inclusion. We recognise that everyone has the right to an equitable, safe and productive environment and to be treated with dignity and respect.  We welcome applications from all people regardless of age, gender, ethnicity, cultural background, disability or sexual orientation. Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander people are encouraged to apply.

Successful applicants will be subject to pre-employment checks, including criminal history and working with children. Recruitment decisions are based on each role's key inherent needs and requirements, and candidates are selected based on their unique strengths and characteristics.  Applicants must have proof of working rights in Australia.

Position Description

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