Jobs

ECIA members are invited to post job vacancies in your service at no cost - on our Jobs Board (below). These jobs will also be promoted in our monthly and quarterly e-Newsletters.

To post a job or enquire about ECIA Membership, contact Nicole Walker (ECIA Membership Manager) on nicole@ecia-nsw.org.au or (02) 9873 2593.


Click on the position title to view the full job ad, or other details (or follow up via the given e-mail or phone contact for further information).

Please direct all enquiries to the organisation/s listed. If the organisation has a website, this may be accessed by clicking on the organisation name in the ad listing/s below.

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Lifestart

Early Childhood Early Intervention (ECEI) Service Delivery Professionals

Location: Northern Sydney, Western Sydney, South West Sydney, Nepean Blue Mountains – New South Wales

  • Leading NFP Disability Organisation with a strong learning culture.
  • Varied role with above award benefits and generous salary packaging.
  • Full-time and Job Share (min. 3 days) opportunities available

About Us

Lifestart is an NGO which supports children and young people living with disability or delay aged 0-24 years, their families and carers through:

  • early intervention,
  • school age years support,
  • specialised therapy,
  • inclusion in their community,
  • family information and support, and
  • helping communities and services to build capacity.

We are seeking experienced Professionals to provide ECEI services in the following regions:

  • Northern Sydney
  • Western Sydney
  • South West Sydney
  • Nepean Blue Mountains

About the Role

Early Childhood Early Intervention (ECEI) Service Delivery Professionals (SDPs) are a first point of contact for families who have a concern about their child. They are responsible for engaging with the family to understand the supports their child may need including information, referral and short-term intervention. They may also undertake assessment and planning for children 0 – 6 years with developmental delay or disability in accordance with the National Disability Insurance Scheme's (NDIS) ECEI Approach.

The ECEI SDPs will have a genuine commitment to achieving positive outcomes for children living with disability or delay and their family/carers, to enable them to lead an inclusive life in their community. To be successful in this role, you will have a high level of energy and enthusiasm to work flexibly with a range of stakeholders including: local communities, mainstream services and other providers.

What You Will Bring

  • Qualifications in health (psychologist, social worker, or other allied health professional), education or social sciences.
  • Minimum 3 years’ experience supporting children with disability or delay, their family/carers.
  • Demonstrated experience in working in early childhood intervention.
  • Demonstrated understanding of the NDIS, in particular the ECEI approach.
  • Demonstrated experience in family centred practice.
  • Demonstrated understanding of individualised planning and funding.
  • Demonstrated understanding and ability to work in transdisciplinary approach.
  • Highly developed communication, interpersonal and negotiation skills, and the ability to communicate sensitively and effectively with people from a variety of backgrounds.
  • Demonstrated ability to work with limited supervision, manage a variety of tasks and display personal drive and integrity.
  • Current drivers licence (Class C) and willingness to travel as needed in response to local and business needs.

Why work for us?

Lifestart is committed to a culture of learning and growth, as an organisation, we value and support the development and success of each individual. Lifestart offers an attractive salary, including generous salary sacrifice options, which will increase your take home pay. Lifestart provides on-going training and learning opportunities, strong leadership, a structured and supportive management system and above award benefits.

How to Apply?

Please visit our website (www.lifestart.org.au) to download a position description, or for further information contact our HR team on (02) 9364 0111. To apply, please submit a copy of your application to careers@lifestart.org.au.

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

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

These positions will remain open until filled.


The STaR Association

Special Educator

Location: Castle Hill, New South Wales

The STaR Association is a non-profit organisation that supports the participation and inclusion of children aged 0-5 with disabilities and special learning needs in childcare centres. We facilitate placement of clusters of children into STaR-affiliated centres and visit regularly to train and mentor childcare educators in research-based early intervention strategies. STaR is based in Castle Hill; the centres we work with are in north-western and western Sydney. STaR also conducts research and provides professional learning in early childhood intervention.

We are seeking to recruit (part-time/fulltime) highly motivated special educators to join our dynamic, experienced and supportive team. The successful applicants will support childcare educators and families to ensure the inclusion and ongoing development of young children with disabilities and collaborate with other professionals involved.

Essential for the position are:

  • A postgraduate qualification in special education, equivalent to one full-time year of training and including Applied Behaviour Analysis (e.g., Postgraduate Diploma in Special Education, Master of Special Education, Bachelor of Education with a major in special education)
  • Excellent verbal and written communication skills
  • Current driver’s licence and own vehicle (mileage allowance applies)
  • Successful completion of a NSW Working with Children Check and Police Check
  • Willingness to apply for NSW Educational Standards Authority accreditation if not already accredited

Desirable are:

  • A qualification or experience in early childhood education
  • Experience in educating/mentoring adults

To apply:

Email your application including CV to the STaR General Manager, Margaret Meaker – margaret@star.org.au

Applications close on Tuesday, 28 February 2017.


Plumtree Children’s Services Inc

Occupational Therapist (Full or Part Time)

Location: Sydney, New South Wales

  • Join a passionate, supportive team where your skills and ideas will be valued.
  • Work in a variety of settings to provide a high quality service to families.
  • Enjoy a flexible, family centred working environment.

Role Summary

Join Plumtree as an Occupational Therapist and Key Worker. Full time and part time roles are available.

Who we are

Plumtree is an independent, community based, not for profit organisation, working across the Inner West, East and South East of Sydney. We offer a range of services for young children (aged 0 – 8) of all abilities and their families. Most families who use our service have a child with a disability or delay in development. Much of our work is through the Key Worker model and we support each other to develop as trans-disciplinary practitioners by sharing our skills and experience. We value family centred practice, inclusion and diversity. We strive to be innovative and welcome the contributions of all families and staff towards developing better ways to assist families in reaching their goals, especially as we get ready for the transition to the NDIS later this year.

What the role involves

  • You will work with families in their homes, and in children’s preschools, childcare centres and schools, as well as our Marrickville Centre.
  • You may also have the opportunity to work in one of our playgroups, or in our Learning Together program of workshops for families.
  • While using your skills and knowledge as an Occupational Therapist, you will consider the whole child and all the families’ priorities, calling on team members from other disciplines as needed.
  • In all your work you will build on strengths. Where challenges arise you will approach them collaboratively, in partnership with families, carers, teachers and colleagues.
  • You will have opportunities to learn from others, and to contribute your own knowledge and experience.

What you need

You are an experienced Occupational Therapist who wants to make a difference for children and families while working in a supportive and creative team environment.

You have

  • Tertiary qualifications in Occupational Therapy
  • Membership of your professional association
  • At least 5 years’ experience working with young children with a disability
  • Experience working with families who have complex needs
  • Experience working with families from an Aboriginal or CALD background
  • Experience in developing plans with families
  • Great written and verbal communication skills
  • The ability to work collaboratively within childcare and preschool settings and/or schools
  • A comprehensively insured vehicle
  • A Working with Children Check and Police Check

You are able to demonstrate your understanding of

  • Family centred practice
  • A trans-disciplinary team approach
  • The service system, especially within the Sydney area

While the above criteria are essential, you may also have particular interests or skills which you would like to tell us about, such as

  • Speaking a second language
  • Equipment prescription
  • Working with children with complex sensory issues
  • Using IT creatively in the workplace
  • Supervising students
  • Developing and/or conducting workshops for parents

Some of the reasons staff enjoy working at Plumtree

  • We offer services six days a week and you choose which days you work.
  • You can choose your start and finish times to suit your families and your own situation: work hours can vary across a pay cycle and working from home can be negotiated.
  • We offer above award salaries and salary sacrifice is available.
  • We support each team member’s professional development through individual training goals, weekly team meetings and several whole team training days each year.
  • We use up to date technology, including iPads for all therapists which we use in a variety of ways.
  • Work is varied – there is always something new happening at Plumtree.
  • We are a friendly, caring team which welcomes new members.

In your application, please include a cover letter in which you address all relevant criteria under ‘What you need’ above, plus your CV. Please indicate your preferred days of work and nominate two referees. For more information, or to apply, please email Elif on info@plumtree.org.au.

Plumtree is an equal opportunity employer.

Applications close at 5pm on Tuesday, 28 February, 2017.