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Program Support Worker - Early Childhood Early Intervention

Lifestart Co-operative Ltd

About Lifestart

Lifestart is an Early Childhood Partner, delivering the National Disability Insurance Agency’s Early Childhood Early Intervention (ECEI) approach across the greater Sydney region and including Nepean Blue Mountains, Illawarra Shoalhaven and Central Coast.

Lifestart has a proud history spanning over 25 years, providing quality specialised allied health therapies and support to children and young people living with disability or developmental delay and their families/carers. We are passionate about and committed to our vision, that all children and young people are able to participate inclusively and meaningfully in their community.

About the Role

Our ECEI team work collaboratively to provide supports and strategies to children aged 0-6 years with disability, delay or additional needs and their families/carers. Focusing on helping children develop the skills they needs to take part in daily activities to reach their potential.

As an ECEI Program Support Worker you will be part of a team that supports our allied health and education professionals. Key elements of this role include supporting the day-to-day functions of ECEI activities and processes, including but not limited to:

  • Undertaking initial phone calls with families, engaging with families from a variety of backgrounds and managing sensitive information
  • Providing useful information and referring families to other services/ resources, where required
  • Conducting client risk assessments
  • Collection of client reports/ plan review documentation
  • Uploading client information to CRM systems.

In this role you may deliver individual and group-based programs, such as play groups, and assist with developing and building capacity of local mainstream and community services. It will be important to have well developed interpersonal skills and demonstrated ability to liaise with families and other various stakeholders.

This position is contracted for 12 months. To find out more about the ECEI approach go to the NDIS website at www.ndis.gov.au.

Requirements of the role

  • Tertiary qualification in early childhood, community services or other relevant study/ experience
  • Demonstrated working experience in Early Childhood Intervention
  • Understanding of the NDIS, in particular the ECEI approach
  • Ability to work collaboratively as part of a highly professional team
  • Ability to work within the role and maintain professional boundaries
  • Ability to prioritise and resolve problems
  • Strong scheduling, organisational and administrative skills
  • Excellent verbal and written communication and customer service skills
  • Proficiency in IT, specifically Microsoft Office and experience navigating CRM’s
  • Background and Working with Children Clearance (or willingness to obtain)
  • Hold a current Drivers Licence and access to a registered vehicle to perform the role

Location

Lifestart provides the ECEI approach across a wide service area including throughout Sydney, Nepean Blue Mountains, the Central Coast and Illawarra Shoalhaven regions.

It is expected that you can work flexibly across these regions including Work From Home, at one of our offices and within client home, early childhood, school and community environments.

Benefits & Culture

In return for your expertise, you will receive a highly competitive remuneration package with the opportunity to salary sacrifice (increasing your take home pay), novated leasing options, travel allowance, professional development opportunities and additional paid leave above the National Employment Standards.

Be rewarded by equipping children of all abilities to lead inclusive lives within their community. You will enjoy a culture of collaboration and inclusion where our people are motivated, challenged and recognised for their contribution.

For further information please see our website www.lifestart.org.au to view the position statement or for any enquiries contact our Recruitment Team on 9364 0131 or 9364 0132.

Lifestart welcomes applications from culturally and linguistically diverse candidates, suitably qualified people who may have a disability, lived experience or Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander People.

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