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Early Childhood Early Intervention Aboriginal Coordinator

Advertiser: Lifestart Cooperative5 out of 55.0 overall rating (4 employee reviews) More jobs from this company

Job Information

Job Listing Date
4 Sept 2019
Location
Sydney, Parramatta & Western Suburbs
Salary
$67 - $83K plus super and benefits
Work Type
Full Time
Classification
Community Services & Development, Aged & Disability Support

Early Childhood Early Intervention Aboriginal Coordinator

  • Supporting children 0-6 years with disability and developmental delay
  • Above award benefits and generous salary options
  • Strong learning culture and supportive management team

About Us

Lifestart is an Early Childhood Partner, delivering the National Disability Insurance Agency’s Early Childhood Early Intervention (ECEI) approach in the Nepean Blue Mountains region.

Lifestart has a proud history spanning over 22 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

Lifestart is seeking an ECEI Coordinator to join our ECEI team in the Nepean Blue Mountains region (Office based at Penrith). Our ECEI team engage with children aged 0-6 years with disability or delay and perform short-term therapeutic supports. You will also provide parents/carers with the knowledge, skills and supports to optimise their child’s development and ability to participate inclusively within the wider community.

We are seeking an Aboriginal or Torres Strait Islander practitioner with experience or an interest in building on the strengths of children, families and communities with a focus on inclusion and participation.

Responsibilities will include (but not limited to):

  • Assist families to access relevant mainstream and community support services as required to support their needs, and the needs of their child.
  •  Help develop families understanding and knowledge of the NDIS process to support their ability to make informed decisions.
  • Implement short-term early intervention strategies, to assist the child’s development
  • Develop NDIS funded plans, preparing reports and documentation in accordance with the NDIA requirements.
  • Build and maintain effective relationships with external service providers to ensure the effective delivery of required services and to monitor progress to agreed outcomes.
  • Build collaborative partnerships with other local services in ways that build capacity for inclusion and lead to positive outcomes for children and their families.
  • Engage with and build strong collaborative relationships with Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander specific communities.
  • Work within a multi-disciplinary team, to share your expertise and collaborate with other allied health professionals to support all children and families across diverse communities.
  • Utilise your knowledge and understanding of Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander people/families to support colleagues to work effectively within these communities.

This is a contracted position supporting the Nepean Blue Mountains region on a full-time basis to June 2021. To find out more about the ECEI approach go to the NDIS website at www.ndis.gov.au.

Requirements

Essential Criteria

  • Identify as Aboriginal and/or Torres Strait Islander
  • Sound knowledge of Aboriginal/ Torres Strait Islander heritage and culture
  • Tertiary qualification in education, allied health or social sciences
  • Relevant experience working with children in 0 - 6 age range.
  • Demonstrated knowledge of inclusion and using person and family centred approaches
  • Knowledge of Keep Them Safe guidelines and mandatory reporting requirements.
  • Current professional registration (if applicable)
  • Background and Working with Children Clearance (or willingness to obtain)
  • Hold a current drivers licence and access to a vehicle, to perform the role

Desirable Criteria

  • Demonstrated knowledge and understanding of Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander communities and the issues faced in the Nepean Blue Mountains region.
  • Experience delivering services and support in disability services, particularly to children, or early childhood intervention
  • Knowledge of NDIS, individualised planning and funding options
  • Experience providing therapy to children and young people and with specialist knowledge of disability

Applicants must hold a valid Working with Children clearance and successfully undertake pre-employment police check.

Benefits & Culture

Be rewarded by supporting children and young people 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.

Our benefits include, but not limited to:

  • salary packaging and novated leasing options
  • generous leave entitlements
  • flexible working conditions
  • travel allowance
  • a supportive team environment
  • clinical supervision
  • ongoing professional development
  • career pathways in both clinical and leadership roles.

Applying

To apply, please include a cover letter addressing the selection criteria and an updated CV.

For further information regarding working with us or to view the position statement please visit www.lifestart.org.au or contact our Recruitment Team on (02) 9364 0111.

Applications close: Wednesday, 18 September 2019

This is an Identified Aboriginal/Torres Strait Islander position. Applicants for this position must be of Aboriginal descent through parentage, identification as being Aboriginal and being accepted in the community as such. Exemption is claimed under Section 14 of the Anti-Discrimination Act 1977.

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About Us

Lifestart is an Early Childhood Partner, delivering the National Disability Insurance Agency’s Early Childhood Early Intervention (ECEI) approach in the Nepean Blue Mountains region.

Lifestart has a proud history spanning over 22 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

Lifestart is seeking an ECEI Coordinator to join our ECEI team in the Nepean Blue Mountains region (Office based at Penrith). Our ECEI team engage with children aged 0-6 years with disability or delay and perform short-term therapeutic supports. You will also provide parents/carers with the knowledge, skills and supports to optimise their child’s development and ability to participate inclusively within the wider community.

We are seeking an Aboriginal or Torres Strait Islander practitioner with experience or an interest in building on the strengths of children, families and communities with a focus on inclusion and participation.

Responsibilities will include (but not limited to):

  • Assist families to access relevant mainstream and community support services as required to support their needs, and the needs of their child.
  •  Help develop families understanding and knowledge of the NDIS process to support their ability to make informed decisions.
  • Implement short-term early intervention strategies, to assist the child’s development
  • Develop NDIS funded plans, preparing reports and documentation in accordance with the NDIA requirements.
  • Build and maintain effective relationships with external service providers to ensure the effective delivery of required services and to monitor progress to agreed outcomes.
  • Build collaborative partnerships with other local services in ways that build capacity for inclusion and lead to positive outcomes for children and their families.
  • Engage with and build strong collaborative relationships with Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander specific communities.
  • Work within a multi-disciplinary team, to share your expertise and collaborate with other allied health professionals to support all children and families across diverse communities.
  • Utilise your knowledge and understanding of Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander people/families to support colleagues to work effectively within these communities.

This is a contracted position supporting the Nepean Blue Mountains region on a full-time basis to June 2021. To find out more about the ECEI approach go to the NDIS website at www.ndis.gov.au.

Requirements

Essential Criteria

  • Identify as Aboriginal and/or Torres Strait Islander
  • Sound knowledge of Aboriginal/ Torres Strait Islander heritage and culture
  • Tertiary qualification in education, allied health or social sciences
  • Relevant experience working with children in 0 - 6 age range.
  • Demonstrated knowledge of inclusion and using person and family centred approaches
  • Knowledge of Keep Them Safe guidelines and mandatory reporting requirements.
  • Current professional registration (if applicable)
  • Background and Working with Children Clearance (or willingness to obtain)
  • Hold a current drivers licence and access to a vehicle, to perform the role

Desirable Criteria

  • Demonstrated knowledge and understanding of Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander communities and the issues faced in the Nepean Blue Mountains region.
  • Experience delivering services and support in disability services, particularly to children, or early childhood intervention
  • Knowledge of NDIS, individualised planning and funding options
  • Experience providing therapy to children and young people and with specialist knowledge of disability

Applicants must hold a valid Working with Children clearance and successfully undertake pre-employment police check.

Benefits & Culture

Be rewarded by supporting children and young people 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.

Our benefits include, but not limited to:

  • salary packaging and novated leasing options
  • generous leave entitlements
  • flexible working conditions
  • travel allowance
  • a supportive team environment
  • clinical supervision
  • ongoing professional development
  • career pathways in both clinical and leadership roles.

Applying

To apply, please include a cover letter addressing the selection criteria and an updated CV.

For further information regarding working with us or to view the position statement please visit www.lifestart.org.au or contact our Recruitment Team on (02) 9364 0111.

Applications close: Wednesday, 18 September 2019

This is an Identified Aboriginal/Torres Strait Islander position. Applicants for this position must be of Aboriginal descent through parentage, identification as being Aboriginal and being accepted in the community as such. Exemption is claimed under Section 14 of the Anti-Discrimination Act 1977.

The application form will include these questions:
  • Which of the following statements best describes your right to work in Australia?
  • Do you have a current Australian driver's licence?
  • Do you own or have regular access to a car?
  • Do you have experience working with young people with complex needs?

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