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EACH - ACT

Early Childhood Early Intervention Regional Team Leader

  • Newly funded NDIS ECEI contract for ACT based in Canberra (Southern Suburbs)
  • Opportunity to join program from start-up phase
  • Join the EACH team - expanding National Non-Profit organisation

The NDIS early childhood intervention program aims to promote children's participation in family and community life in ways that support and strengthen the child's abilities and which improve child and family quality of life. It is about improving children's capacities to fully participate in life.

Reporting to the General Manager Primary Health as the ECEI Regional Team Leader your focus will be to build networks within the early childhood sector as well as oversee a team of 10 Coordinators, providing high level staff leadership. This role will also work alongside the GM of PM to ensure the project budget, targets and standards set out by the NDIA are maintained at all times.

To be successful in this role you will possess the following skills;

  • Exceptional ability to develop, maintain and grow a strong network in the early childhood sector
  • Excellent written and verbal communication skills
  • Strong contract management skills
  • Strong analytical and budget management skills
  • Ability to manage a multi-disciplinary team
  • Ability to be work with a team across multiple jurisdictions
  • Ability to balance competing needs
  • Ability to develop and drive team culture
  • Ability to work with individuals from culturally and linguistically diverse backgrounds

Have previous experience in;

  • Managing a multidisciplinary team
  • Knowledge of how to develop programs to meet the needs of clients
  • Ability to establish outcome measures and manage projects
  • Understanding of early childhood development and the impact on families of having a child with a disability or developmental delay
  • Understanding of referral pathways and support for families experiencing vulnerability
  • Understanding of working as a partner of NDIA and the planning processes

The ideal candidate will have exceptional stakeholder management skills and the ability to build rapport and develop relationships within the early childhood sector as well possess strong people management and leadership skills, have a strong understanding and appreciation for working in an environment where there can be conflicts of interests and highly confidential matters. Formal qualifications in early childhood intervention, allied health or relevant field as essential and additional qualifications in business or project management would be highly regarded. As this role is a regional role only applicants with a valid driver’s licence will be considered.

To apply please send your resume to Jenny Lloyd, Chief Connector - jenny@lloydconnect.com.au.

We will be interviewing as we receive applications, so please apply ASAP!!


EACH – ACT

Early Childhood Early Intervention Coordinators

  • Part-time and Full-time opportunities available
  • Opportunity to join NDIS ECEI program from start-up phase
  • Expanding national non-profit

The NDIS early childhood intervention program aims to promote children's participation in family and community life in ways that support and strengthen the child's abilities and which improve child and family quality of life. It is about improving children's capacities to fully participate in life.

Reporting to the Early Childhood Early Intervention Clinical Lead the ECEI Coordinator will be responsible for working closely with children and their families, undertaking developmental assessments to support the child's development as well as detailed reporting and ultimately improving the child's capacity to fully participate in life.

To be successful in this role you will possess the following skills;

  • Excellent communication skills
  • Ability to undertake developmental assessments for children 0 – 6
  • Ability to engage effectively with families to identify goals
  • Ability to maintain confidentiality
  • Good computer and data skills
  • Ability to work within a trans-disciplinary team to provide group and individual intervention to support a child's development
  • Ability to identify children at risk and take appropriate steps to ensure their safety and security

Have previous experience in;

  • Child developmental assessments and writing up reports
  • An understanding of the early childhood sector
  • Previous experience in providing individual and group interventions for children with developmental delays and disabilities
  • Understanding of how to communicate with challenging or complex clients
  • Experience in recording concise progress notes
  • Understanding of working as a partner of NDIA and the planning processes

The ideal candidate will have qualifications in Speech, OT, Psychology, Early Childhood or Physiotherapy and possess strong communication skills, solid computer skills, have a commitment to holding the safety and security of children paramount while working within a family centred framework as well as be a true team player.

We currently have part-time and full-time opportunities based in Canberra (Southern Suburbs) and encourage applications from people with a lived experience of disability.

To apply please send your resume to Jenny Lloyd, Chief Connector - jenny@lloydconnect.com.au.

We will be interviewing as we receive applications, so please apply ASAP!!


KU Children's Services

Inclusion Professional

Location: Sydney Metro North

From 1 July 2016, KU Children’s Services will receive Australian Government funding to operate a state-wide Inclusion Agency in NSW/ACT in partnership with Include Me and Gowrie NSW as part of the new Inclusion Support Programme (ISP). The ISP “supports mainstream ECCC services to improve their capacity and capability to provide quality inclusive practices, address participation barriers and include children with additional needs alongside their typically developing peers”.

The Inclusion Support Programme is underpinned by a set of guiding principles that include: inclusion; equity of access; national consistency; an integrated approach; a strengths-based approach; self sustaining and resilience of ECCC services.

Role of the Inclusion Professional

The Inclusion Professional supports educators in federally funded children’s services to increase their capacity and capability to embed inclusive practices within their service. This is achieved through identifying current strengths, capacity and capability of educators to ensure that service delivery is relevant to educator and service needs. Inclusion Professionals work to promote a clear understanding of inclusion, which focuses on all children being seen as capable and contributing in their environment. The position involves working closely with other Inclusion Agency team members to deliver inclusion support which is flexible and responsive to the needs of ECCC services within the jurisdiction and in accordance with the ISP Guidelines 2016-2019.

This position will be a fixed term - full time contract 40 hours per week, until December 2018 and will be situated in the Sydney Metro North region.

Qualifications and Experience

Successful applicants will have a degree in Early Childhood Education or a Diploma in Children’s Services and have a minimum of five years experience working in the Early Childhood sector. Applicants should have a thorough knowledge of inclusive practice and a clear understanding about inclusion in relation to all children. A strong commitment to the principles of inclusion. Experience in working with educators to support reflective practice and change is highly desirable.

Applying for the position

Applications should address the criteria outlined in the position description. This must include:

  • A brief cover letter outlining why you are applying for the position
  • Resume with recent work experience and any relevant qualifications
  • Written response addressing the selection criteria
  • Names and contact details for two or more referees

For more information please visit our KU Website by clicking here.

Applications close on the 11th March, 2017.


KU Children’s Services

Speech Pathologist - South West Sydney Therapy and Skills - Family Programs

Work type: Fixed Term - Full Time
Location: Sydney - South West & M5 Corridor

KU Children's Services (KU) is one of the most respected early education providers in Australia and has an enviable reputation for the quality of our services. 98% of KU centres meet or exceed the National Quality Standards.

KU employs more than 2,500 highly qualified, experienced and dedicated specialist staff, who work in approximately 150 early education services throughout Australia. Our unmatched experience in providing preschool and childcare services extends more than 120 years, since establishing the nation's first kindergarten in 1895.

Speech Pathologist

An exciting opportunity has become available for a qualified Speech Pathologist who's looking to join a team that aims to provide programs and services that is inclusive - in particular KU embraces and supports vulnerable families and those with children with additional needs, in accessing and participating in quality early childhood education and care.

Funded by the NSW Department of Community Services - Ageing, Disability and Home Care (ADHC) we provide programs with integrated services spanning speech pathology, occupational therapy and early childhood education. The program will transition into the National Disability Insurance Scheme (NDIS) in the future. As a member of the Education Support and Family Services team you will be working with a dedicated and skilled team of educators and allied health professionals providing support to children and families.

As the Speech Pathologist you will have experience working with children from 0-5 years old and be able to conduct play based assessments. You will be flexible and able to manage a caseload that is based in KU services in South West Sydney.

Furthermore, the scope of your responsibilities will include:

  • liaising with other professionals involved with children receiving speech pathology services where appropriate, in a professional and courteous manner.
  • referring children receiving speech pathology services to other professionals and/or agencies when necessary, in consultation with families and centre staff.
  • working collaboratively with all members of the Program team.
  • developing and maintaining relationships with external services such as Early Intervention Providers, other Allied Health professionals and mainstream educational and community services.
  • administrating initial and review assessments with children and providing written strategies for communication support for the children in the home and centre environments.

To be considered for this role it is required that you have the following:

  • Tertiary Degree in Speech Pathology or equivalent
  • Eligibility for membership of Speech Pathology Australia
  • Experience providing speech pathology services to children and families
  • Driver's licence as this position would require some travel between services
  • Working with children check number

As part of this close knit team you will have the opportunity to work with other qualified, experienced staff, and will have the support of KU's dedicated Education Support and Family Programs team.

On offer is a fixed term full time contract position from February 2017 to February 2019 working Monday to Friday 7.6 hours (part time opportunity is also available with a minimum 3 day work arrangement) .

Other benefits will include:

  • Rewarding salary package
  • Professional development
  • Salary packaging
  • Opportunity to work with one of the leaders in Early Childhood Education and care

For more information contact Susan Montrose on 02 92683910.

If this opportunity resonates with you and you feel you can contribute the knowledge you have in the health sector specifically in speech pathology then this position is for you. Apply now!

Applications close: 10 March 2017


KU Children’s Services

Occupational Therapist

Work type: Fixed Term - Full Time, Fixed Term - Part Time
Location: Sydney - Southern Suburbs & Sutherland Shire, Sydney - South West & M5 Corridor, NSW Regional - Blue Mountains & Central West

KU Children's Services is a leading not for profit provider of nearly 150 early childhood education and care services in NSW, Victoria, the ACT and Queensland. Established in 1895, KU is one of Australia's most experienced and respected providers of long day care, preschool, outside school hours care, occasional care, family programs and early intervention services.

We also operate brokered programs on behalf of the Commonwealth Government and provide professional services to the early childhood sector and the wider community.

KU Children's Services' provides programs with integrated services spanning speech pathology, occupational therapy and early childhood education with positions currently available in:

  • South West Region, based in Campbelltown.
  • Nepean and Blue Mountains Region, based in Penrith

Occupational Therapist

We are seeking an experienced Occupational Therapist to join our team in providing support and expertise for families of children from birth with developmental disability or delay to access services that support the child's development and inclusion in the community.

To be considered for this role the following are essential:

  • Degree in Applied Science (Occupational Therapy) or its equivalent
  • Registration with the Occupational Therapy Board of Australia
  • Experience in working in a range of child and family services
  • Demonstrated ability to work in partnership with families
  • Experience in the inclusion of children with additional needs in mainstream services
  • Demonstrated ability to implement appropriate tools to assess children's motor planning and/or sensory integration skills, and to develop individual intervention plans
  • Ability to act as a Key Worker in a transdisciplinary team
  • Demonstrated professional level of written and verbal communication skills
  • Demonstrated ability to work effectively with all members of a team
  • Knowledge of child protection legislation and its implications for the care and protection of children
  • Knowledge of Workplace Health and Safety legislation and safety issues relating to children and staff
  • Proven ability to liaise effectively with other professionals
  • Ability to work within KU policies and procedures and under the NSW and National Disability Standards
  • Ability to undertake all physical requirements involved in working within an early childhood setting
  • Commitment to ongoing professional development
  • Demonstrated computer literacy
  • Driver's licence as this position would require some travel between services

In this role you will also need to have both a current Working with Children Check and National Police Check.

On Offer

The positions are offered full time or part time (minimum 3 days) on a two year contract up to December 2018; on offer is an excellent contract rate and other potential benefits including:

  • Salary sacrificing
  • Discounted health insurance
  • Professional development courses

If you would like to learn more about this opportunity to work collaboratively within a passionate and experienced transdisciplinary team who are committed to providing the highest level of support to children, families and the community – we want to hear from you!

For more information and to view a copy of the position description, please click here.

Applications close: 12 March 2017


KU Children’s Services

Inclusion Professional - IA Sydney Metro South

Work type: Fixed Term - Full Time

Location: Sydney - CBD, Inner West & Eastern Suburbs, Sydney - Southern Suburbs & Sutherland Shire, Sydney - South West & M5 Corridor

Inclusion Development Fund Manager

KU Children's Services received Australian Government funding to operate a state-wide Inclusion Agency in NSW/ACT in partnership with Include Me and Gowrie NSW as part of the new Inclusion Support Programme (ISP). The ISP "supports mainstream ECCC services to improve their capacity and capability to provide quality inclusive practices, address participation barriers and include children with additional needs alongside their typically developing peers".

The Inclusion Support Programme is underpinned by a set of guiding principles that include: inclusion; equity of access; national consistency; an integrated approach; a strengths-based approach; self-sustaining and resilience of ECCC services.

Role of the Inclusion Professional - 3 positions

The Inclusion Professional supports educators in federally funded children's services to increase their capacity and capability to embed inclusive practices within their service. This is achieved through identifying current strengths, capacity and capability of educators to ensure that service delivery is relevant to educator and service needs. Inclusion Professionals work to promote a clear understanding of inclusion, which focuses on all children being seen as capable and contributing in their environment. The position involves working closely with other Inclusion Agency team members to deliver inclusion support which is flexible and responsive to the needs of ECCC services within the jurisdiction and in accordance with the ISP Guidelines 2016-2019.

Qualifications and Experience

Successful applicants will have a degree in Early Childhood Education and have a minimum of five years' experience working in the Early Childhood sector. Applicants should have a thorough knowledge of inclusive practice and a clear understanding about inclusion in relation to all children. Experience in working with educators to support reflective practice and change is highly desirable.

To be successful in this position, you will have:

  • A University degree in Early Childhood or equivalent
  • A current Working with Children Number (NSW)
  • Demonstrable experience leading diverse teams
  • Extensive knowledge of inclusive practice and a clear understanding of inclusion and the National Quality Framework
  • A current driver's license and access to a comprehensively insured vehicle.

These positions are funded as a fixed term, full time contract up to December 2018 and will be working at Sydney Metro South Inclusion Hub.

If you are passionate about the importance in promoting inclusive practice we want to hear from you!

For more information contact Lisa Maybury on 02 9717 5444

Applying for the position

Applicants should address the criteria outlined in the position description, under Experience, Knowledge and Skills which should also include:

  • A brief cover letter outlining why you are applying for the position;
  • Resume with recent work experience and relevant qualifications;
  • Names and contact details for two or more referees.

For more information and to view a copy of the Position Description, please click here.

Applications close: 15 March 2017


KU Children’s Services

Inclusion Professional | NSW Sydney Metro North - IA

Work type: Fixed Term - Full Time
Location: Sydney - North West & Hills District

Inclusion Professional | Sydney Metro North NSW - IA

From 1 July 2016, KU Children's Services will receive Australian Government funding to operate a state-wide Inclusion Agency in NSW/ACT in partnership with Include Me and Gowrie NSW as part of the new Inclusion Support Programme (ISP). The ISP "supports mainstream ECCC services to improve their capacity and capability to provide quality inclusive practices, address participation barriers and include children with additional needs alongside their typically developing peers".

The Inclusion Support Programme is underpinned by a set of guiding principles that include: inclusion; equity of access; national consistency; an integrated approach; a strengths-based approach; self sustaining and resilience of ECCC services.

Role of the Inclusion Professional

The Inclusion Professional supports educators in federally funded children's services to increase their capacity and capability to embed inclusive practices within their service. This is achieved through identifying current strengths, capacity and capability of educators to ensure that service delivery is relevant to educator and service needs. Inclusion Professionals work to promote a clear understanding of inclusion, which focuses on all children being seen as capable and contributing in their environment. The position involves working closely with other Inclusion Agency team members to deliver inclusion support which is flexible and responsive to the needs of ECCC services within the jurisdiction and in accordance with the ISP Guidelines 2016-2019.

This position will be a fixed term - full time contract 40 hours per week, until December 2018 and will be situated in the Sydney Metro North region.

Qualifications and Experience

Successful applicants will have a degree in Early Childhood Education and have a minimum of five years experience working in the Early Childhood sector. Applicants should have a thorough knowledge of inclusive practice and a clear understanding about inclusion in relation to all children. A strong commitment to the principles of inclusion. Experience in working with educators to support reflective practice and change is highly desirable.

Applying for the position

Applications should address the criteria outlined in the position description. This must include:

  • A brief cover letter outlining why you are applying for the position;
  • Resume with recent work experience and any relevant qualifications;
  • Written response addressing the selection criteria
  • Names and contact details for two or more referees.

For more information and to view a copy of the Position Description, please click here.

For more information contact Suzanne Cooke on 02 9498 8339.

Applications close: 10 March 2017


KU Children’s Services

Senior Inclusion Professional | Sydney Metro North - IA

Work type: Fixed Term - Full Time
Location: Sydney - North West & Hills District, Sydney - Ryde & Macquarie Park

Senior Inclusion Professional

KU Children's Services (KU) is one of the most respected early education providers in Australia and has an enviable reputation for the quality of our services. 98% of KU centres meet or exceed the National Quality Standards.

KU Children's Services received Australian Government funding to operate a state-wide Inclusion Agency in NSW, Qld and VIC as part of the new Inclusion Support Programme (ISP). The ISP "supports mainstream ECCC services to improve their capacity and capability to provide quality inclusive practices, address participation barriers and include children with additional needs alongside their typically developing peers".

Role of the Senior Inclusion Professional

This is an excellent opportunity for an experienced educator to use their skills to support other educators to make a difference.

KU is seeking a Senior Inclusion Professional in our Sydney Metro North Inclusion Hub based in Pymble. The successful person will support the Inclusion Hub manager and a team of Inclusion Professionals to support ECCC services to address participation barriers for children with additional needs. This is achieved through building the capacity and capability of educators to provide and embed quality inclusive practices within their daily programs. As support is tailored to the needs of each service, it is essential that the successful applicant has a current driver's licence and a comprehensively insured car so that on-site visits can be conducted.

Qualifications and Experience

To be successful in this position, you will have:

  • A University degree in Early Childhood or equivalent
  • A current Working with Children Number (NSW)
  • Demonstrable experience leading diverse teams
  • Extensive knowledge of inclusive practice and a clear understanding of inclusion and the National Quality Framework
  • A current driver's license and access to a comprehensively insured vehicle.

This position is funded as a fixed term, full time contract up to December 2018.

If you are passionate about the importance in promoting inclusive practice we want to hear from you!

Applying for the position

Applicants should address the criteria outlined in the position description, under Experience, Knowledge and Skills which should also include:

  • A brief cover letter outlining why you are applying for the position;
  • Resume with recent work experience and relevant qualifications;
  • Names and contact details for two or more referees.

For more information and to view a copy of the position description, please click here.

For further information, please contact Suzanne Cooke on 02 9498 8339.

Applications close: 12 March 2017


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.