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Early Childhood Intake & Linkages Coordinator - Western Melbourne

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 
  • 12 month maximum term position, working 38-40 hours per week in our Niddrie or Werribee office
  • Total remuneration package between $74,462 to $79,775 per annum including superannuation
  • 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)
  • 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 Intake and Linkages Coordinator is jointly responsible for the delivery of the NDIS Early Childhood approach in the BSL Early Childhood partner regions. This position will form part of a specialist early intervention team delivering office, phone and community based family centred information and support services in line with the NDIS Early Childhood approach.

The Intake and Linkages Coordinator will assist families of children 0-6, who have developmental concerns to connect with supports and peer networks that facilitate living an ordinary life. This includes

  • being the first point of contact for families within the Early Childhood team,
  • gathering initial child and family information,
  • providing linkages to universal services in a family’s local community
  • providing basic entry screening
  • scheduling appointments for further Early Childhood assessment and supports
  • data entry and reporting to meet NDIA requirements

Is this you?

We seek applicants who have: 

Essential

  • Relevant qualifications in community development, early childhood or similar field
  • Well-developed interpersonal and communication skills with the ability to build effective and supportive relationships and liaise across all levels both internally, externally and with people with disability and from diverse backgrounds
  • Demonstrated experience in customer facing environments that support or provide service to the community
  • Proven strong community development knowledge and experience with the ability to build and maintain effective community partnerships
  • Demonstrated understanding of the National Disability Insurance Scheme, the Early Childhood approach and early childhood best practice principles.
  • Demonstrated knowledge and competency in Microsoft Office Programs including Word, Excel and Outlook
  • Ability to work in a highly flexible, dynamic and changing environment with well-developed organisational, time management skills and ability to prioritise, manage workload effectively and meet deadlines
  • Ability to work autonomously and effectively as part of a team to achieve outcomes
  • Ability to effectively use, identify and suggest improvements for the use of technology in the workplace
  • Understanding of and empathy with the values of the Brotherhood and the NDIS.

Desirable

  • Lived experience or awareness of the impact of existing or acquired disability upon individuals, carers and community
  • Networks within CALD or Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander communities

Culture

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 Patricia Porter at 0491 695 803 for a confidential discussion.

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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