We’re looking for a professional Senior ECEI Coordinator with relevant experience who wants to join our 2,000+ team of staff and volunteers to make a difference on a Full time basis for a maximum term of 12 months, 38 per week based in Preston.
The Brotherhood of St Laurence (BSL) has a clear vision – an Australia free of poverty.
For almost 90 years, we have worked with policy makers and the community for systemic change that will prevent and alleviate poverty in Australia.
We are passionate about the work we do.
We strive to create change that lasts for a more compassionate and just society - a society in which we can all fully participate in social, civic and economic life with the dignity and respect we all deserve.
The Senior ECEI Coordinator is responsible for the delivery and implementation of the NDIS ECEI approach in their contracted area. This position will lead a small specialist team as well as delivering family centred information, assessment, planning and support services in line with the NDIS ECEI approach. The Senior ECEI Coordinator will be a specialist allied health or early childhood educator with expertise and experience in leadership, early childhood development and disability. The Senior ECEI Coordinator will be aware of and able to mentor others in providing services in line with the ECIA best practice guidelines.
- Develop effective strategies to 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.
- Provide information to families that reflects their needs and links them into appropriate Universal and Specialist Services to meet their child’s developmental needs
- Prepare assessment reports and initial plans and reviews that are sensitive to the particular cultures, values and beliefs of people from diverse backgrounds and utilise interpreter services when necessary.
Salary will be in the range of $93,154.77 - $97,269.24 per annum, based on skills and experience plus superannuation.
WHAT WE ARE LOOKING FOR
Passion for supporting the mission of BSL, and delivering excellence in your role, are just the start.
To be considered for the role and be successful in it, we’re looking for an who has the following key skills and experiences:
- 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.
- Customer service focused
- 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
- Extensive salary packaging options to reduce amount of tax you pay
- Career development opportunities
- Leave loading of 17.5%
- Flexible working arrangements
- Employee Assistance Program
BSL employees enjoy a range of flexible work options and other attractive benefits. Recognising that there is no ‘one size fits all’ pattern of work–life balance, the organisation endeavours to provide options to suit the needs of all staff.
If this looks like a role that’s right for you, APPLY NOW or contact Ms Seb Papadimitriou, ECEI Senior Manager - NEMA, Ph: 0438 483 580 for a confidential discussion.
Please address the Key Selection Criteria
Applications close: Friday, 29 January 2021 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 the key inherent needs and requirements of each role, and candidates are selected based on their unique strengths and characteristics. Applicants must have proof of working rights in Australia.