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Early Childhood Early Intervention Coordinator - Illawarra Shoalhaven

Employer: Lifestart Co-operative Ltd
Work Type/s: Contract, Full Time, Part Time
Classification/s: Disability Services, Health Care & Allied Health, Social Work, Mental Health & Counselling, Youth
Sector/s: Not For Profit (NFP)
Location: Regional NSW

Job posted on: 18 April, 2019.
Applications close: 03 May, 2019. (Expired)

About Lifestart

Lifestart is an Early Childhood Partner, delivering the National Disability Insurance Agency's Early Childhood Early Intervention (ECEI) approach in the Illawarra Shoalhaven 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 Allied Health Professionals to join our ECEI team in Illawarra Shoalhaven (based in Unanderra). Our ECEI team engage with children aged 0-6 years with disability, delay or additional needs and perform short-term therapy. 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.

Other responsibilities include:

  • Implement short-term early intervention strategies, to assist the child's development
  • Help develop families understanding and knowledge of the NDIS planning process to support their ability to make informed decisions.
  • 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.
  • Working within a multi-disciplinary team, you will also share your expertise and collaborate with other allied health professionals.

This is a contracted position supporting the Illawarra Shoalhaven region to June 2021. To find out more about the ECEI approach go to the NDIS website at

Benefits and Culture

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

  • Varied role working in a collaborative and supportive team environment
  • Well-developed leadership structure with ongoing development, mentoring and peer support
  • Above award salary, salary packaging (increase your take home pay) and novated leasing
  • Access to the latest technology to enable effective supports in the child/family's natural environment
  • Opportunity to be part of a forward-thinking organisation within the Disability Sector
  • Be rewarded by equipping children with all abilities to lead inclusive lives within their community

Skills and experience

  • Degree qualified in Occupational Therapy, Speech Pathology, Physiotherapy, Psychology or Social Work.
  • Current professional registration
  • Background and Working with Children Clearance (or willingness to obtain)
  • Experience providing therapy to children and young people and with specialist knowledge of disability
  • Experience developing and reviewing intervention plans
  • Demonstrated knowledge of inclusion and using person and family centred approaches
  • Knowledge of the National Disability Insurance Scheme (NDIS) Act and current reform in the disability sector.
  • Hold a current Drivers Licence and access to a registered vehicle to perform the role

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

How to apply for this job

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