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Practice Manager

Brotherhood of St Laurence

Summary of program and its objectives:

The ECEI approach supports children aged 0-6 years who have a developmental delay or disability, and their families/carers. The ECEI approach supports families to help children develop the skills they need to take part in daily activities and achieve the best possible outcomes throughout their life.

Main responsibilities of the role:   

The Practice Manager is responsible for identifying and developing a regional training plan that responds to small group, individual and whole of region best practice and professional development support needs.

The Practice Manager will apply the lens of the:

  • NDIA legislation and intent;
  • the ECIA Best Practice Principles guidelines;
  • the Victorian Early Years Development and Learning Framework (VEYDLF);
  • the National Quality and Safeguard standards;
  • a progressive understanding of developmental delay and disability; and
  • a progressive understanding of the community development and capacity building.

To meet the selection criteria, candidates will require:


  • relevant qualifications in Occupational Therapy, Speech Pathology, Allied Health, Early Years or Social Work with significant experience in the application of ECIA Best Practice principles, particularly the key-worker and transdisciplinary approaches, and evidence based approaches
  • demonstrated ability to identify innovative approaches to implementing ECIA Best Practice Principles in a diverse environment
  • demonstrated ability to engage a diverse cohort comportment that supports their development of confidence
  • proven ability and experience in addressing difficult and sensitive topics and questions in a learning environment
  • demonstrated experience in conducting reflective practice by making reference to research and literature to inform case practice and decision making at an advanced level
  • demonstrated skills and experience in planning, facilitating, developing and delivering training to individuals and groups within a complex and dynamic environment
  • experience with highly accountable processes that are subject to external review
  • well-developed organisational and time management skills with the ability to plan workload, prioritise and meet deadlines
  • well-developed interpersonal and communication skills, with the ability to build effective relationships and liaise across all levels internally, externally and with people from diverse backgrounds
  • technically competent in Microsoft Programs including Word, PowerPoint, SharePoint, Outlook as well as other customer relations databases
  • understanding of and empathy with the values and ideals of the Brotherhood

Practice Manager position can be full time and/or part-time working up to 38 hours per week. The location is to be negotiated with the successful application with potential locations in the areas of Bayside Peninsula, North, North East and West of Melbourne.

Salary will be  in the range of $85,735.63 to $90,142.55 per annum and for part time pro rata, based on skills and experience plus superannuation. Attractive salary packaging provisions are available to increase take home pay.

For further information about the role phone Julie Knowles on 0491 050 985.

As part of the Brotherhood’s recruitment and selection process, applicants will be required to undergo pre-employment checks as required, applicants will be subject to, but not limited to, the following checks: National (and International if applicable) Police Check, Victorian Employee Working with Children Check, Right to Work in Australia, Disability Worker Exclusion Scheme Check and current professional registration.

To view the Position Description please see attachment below.

The Brotherhood of St Laurence has a vision of an Australia free of Poverty. We embrace, and value, diversity of culture, working arrangements, sexual orientation and gender identity to ensure our workforce is representative of the community that we work within. We promote a workplace that actively seeks to include and welcome unique contributions of all people. We embrace and celebrate the value of Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander staff, their skills and contribution to our organisation.   

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