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Early Childhood Coordinator - NEMA - Preston / Thomastown

Brotherhood of St Laurence
  • Working for BSL you will experience work that is rewarding and enables you to be at your best
  • Join a team who are passionate about and valued for their important work 
  • Permanent full-time position working in the Preston or Thomastown offices
  • Total remuneration package between $83,204.61 to $89,147.80 per annum including superannuation
  • Vehicle allowance of $13,000 per annum
  • Full optional benefit of tax effective Not-for-profit salary packaging (details via AccessPay)
  • 4 weeks of annual leave (plus 17.5% leave loading on top)
  • Flexible working options with Rostered Days Off (RDO) available
  • Support through our Employee Assistance Program
  • A work environment that respects and actively supports diversity through provisions such as Cultural Leave and Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander Ceremonial Leave

About BSL

At BSL, our approach to working with people with disability emphasises empowerment, choice, community connection and individual strengths. We recognise the importance of family, friends, carers and community in providing opportunities for meaningful contribution and inclusion for people with disability.

BSL has a clear vision – an Australia free of poverty.
We are passionate about the work we do and know that the people who make up our team are crucial to us delivering our services.

For 90 years, we have worked with policy makers and the community for systemic change that will prevent and alleviate poverty in Australia.

BSL is a partner organisation to the National Disability Insurance Agency (NDIA). BSL delivers the NDIS across metropolitan Melbourne and the Mornington Peninsula, support to people with a disability to access and navigate the NDIS.

The Opportunity

The Early Childhood Coordinator is responsible for the delivery of the NDIS Early Childhood approach. This position will form part of a small specialist team delivering office, phone and community based family centred information, assessment and support services in line with the NDIS Early Childhood approach.

Early Childhood Coordinators will be specialist allied health or early childhood educators with expertise and experience in early childhood development and disability.

  • 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.

Is this you?

We seek applicants who have: 

  • 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 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.

Join an organisation that recognises there is no ‘one size fits all’ pattern of work–life balance. At BSL we endeavour to provide options to ensure all our staff feel supported, valued and able to achieve their career goals.

Sound like the right fit for you?

APPLY NOW or contact Seb Papadimitriou, Senior EC Manager, on 0438 483 580 for a confidential discussion.

Please note interviews may commence prior to closing date.

To review the Position Description and to address the Key Selection Criteria, please click here.

The Brotherhood of St Laurence adheres to Government mandates in relation to COVID-19.

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.

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