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ECEI Coordinator

Illawarra Shoalhaven, New South Wales

Join a leading NDIS provider as an advocate for children 0-6 year with additional needs, supporting them to lead inclusive lives in their local community.  

  • Varied role, supporting early childhood intervention strategies
  • Multiple Regions Available | Flexibility - full and part time positions 
  • Access to salary packaging (up to $18,500 tax free) plus other benefits

About Lifestart

Lifestart is anNDIS Partner in the Communitythat supports children living with disability or delay, their families and carers. Lifestart provides Early Childhood Early Intervention (ECEI) services to children aged 0-6 years in South Eastern Sydney, Sydney, Nepean Blue Mountains, Illawarra Shoalhaven and Central Coast LGAs.

To find out more about the ECEI approach go to the NDIS website

We are passionate about and committed to ensuring all children and young people are able to participate inclusively and meaningfully in their community and are seeking likeminded advocates to join our team.

Interviewing now for commencement in 2019 

The Role 

ECEI Coordinatorsplays a pivotal role as the first point of contact for children with additional needs and their families entering or transitioning to the NDIS ECEI approach.   

Lifestart’s ECEI Coordinatorswork in a broad transdisciplinary role, performing a range of functions including:

  • Assessing children aged 0–6 years in their natural environments, providing recommendations for early intervention supports and services using a person-centred approach of what is appropriate for the child’s development and social participation
  • Assist and support families by building their capacity to meet the child’s developmental needs through short term therapy; and access to relevant services for their needs
  • Connect with and provide support to mainstream and specialist services to assist them with inclusive practices for children with additional needs  
  • Maintain accurate records, attend planning meetings and prepare reports in accordance with NDIS stipulations

ECEI Coordinators need to be flexible in a regularly changing environment.  This is a contracted position to June 2020. 

You Will Need:

  • University qualification in allied health, social sciences or early childhood education
  • AHPRA Registration or eligibility (where required)
  • Experience in early intervention or disability services, particularly to young children 
  • Knowledge of the NDIS particularly the ECEI Approach, individual planning and funding options 
  • IT savvy including proficiently navigating MS Office, CRMs and other IT tools as required
  • Proven ability to organise and prioritise workload
  • Strong communication skills, and acts with discretion and confidentiality
  • Hold a valid driver’s licence and access to reliable vehicle to perform the role

Pre-employmentWorking with Children clearance and police checks will be conducted.

Benefits & Culture

At Lifestart, we value and support the development and success of each individual. We offer our staff a range of benefits including:

  • Above award wages, benefits and salary packaging options
  • Professional development with a genuine interest in your career aspirations
  • Varied role working in a collaborative and supportive team environment
  • Opportunity to be part of a forward-thinking disability organisation

How To Apply

To apply, please submit an updated CV and Cover Letter addressing the selection criteria to including the Region/Area you are applying for

Please visit our website ( to download the position statement, or for further information contact our HR team on (02) 9364 0111. 

Close Date: 04 January 2019

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

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