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ECEI Coordinator - Physiotherapist


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

Job posted on: 23 May, 2019.
Applications close: 19 June, 2019.

About Lifestart

Lifestart is an Early Childhood Partner, delivering the National Disability Insurance Agency’s Early Childhood Early Intervention (ECEI) approach in the Nepean Blue Mountains 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 experienced Physiotherapist to join our ECEI team in the Nepean Blue Mountains (based in St Marys/ Penrith). Our ECEI team engage with children aged 0-6 years with disability or delay and perform short-term therapeutic supports. 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.
  • Work 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 Nepean Blue Mountains region to June 2021. To find out more about the ECEI approach go to the NDIS website at www.ndis.gov.au.

Requirements of the role:

  • Degree qualified in Physiotherapy
  • Current professional registration (AHPRA)
  • 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 Keep Them Safe guidelines and mandatory reporting requirements.
  • Knowledge of the Disability Inclusion Act 2014, National Disability Insurance Scheme 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.

Benefits & 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

In return for your expertise, you will receive a highly competitive remuneration package with the opportunity to salary sacrifice up to $18,550 per year and enjoy an inclusive culture where our people are motivated, challenged and rewarded for their contribution.

How to apply for this job

To apply, please submit a copy of your application with your preferred working region to careers@lifestart.org.au, using the subject line: ECEI Coordinator - Physiotherapist application via EthicalJobs. Your application must include an updated CV and Cover Letter addressing the selection criteria.

For further information contact our HR team on (02) 9364 0111.

Applications close: 19th of June 2019.

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