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Early Childhood Early Intervention Coordinator

Apply now Job no: 986344
Work type: Max Term (Full Time), Max Term (Part Time)
Location: TAS
Categories: Community Services

  • Full-time and part-time contracts available until 30 June 2021.
  • Work alongside community groups to build inclusion in Devonport.
  • Support children and their families through assessments & planning.

About Us

Mission Australia is a non-denominational Christian charity that has been helping vulnerable Australians move towards independence for more than 160 years.

Every day we support people nationwide by combatting homelessness, assisting disadvantaged families and children, addressing mental health issues, fighting substance dependencies and much more. We are generously supported by our funders, partners and tens of thousands of everyday Australians, who make the work of our tireless volunteers and staff possible.

Mission Australia is committed to keeping children and young people safe with zero tolerance of harm or abuse, and expect all our employees and volunteers to reflect this commitment. 

 

Your Opportunity

Early Childhood Early Intervention (ECEI) works with children aged 0-6 (and their families and carers) to help them achieve the best possible outcomes throughout their lives.  ECEI coordinators are the first point of contact for parents who are concerned their child may have developmental delay or disability. Mission Australia is seeking an ECEI Coordinator to join our team in Devonport on a max term full-time or part-time basis until 30 June 2021.

As an ECEI Coordinator, you will empower children and their families to build capacity, exercise choice and engage with the services available. You will work directly with families, both in-home and in community settings, to assess and develop suitable goals and plans for children. We promote wellbeing, development and community engagement through a family-centred approach. Successful candidates will tackle this role using a calm and composed demeanour with the ability to be responsive and agile in a changing environment.

Your key responsibilities will include:

  • Supporting families to help their children develop the skills they need to participate in their chosen daily activities and achieve the best possible outcomes throughout their life.
  • Supporting families in being the first point of contact for parents concerned about their child’s developmental milestones and facilitating referrals to mainstream and community services.  
  • To work with families in raising awareness and explaining the NDIS pathway and how it applies to them.

 

Requirements for Success

With a significant background in the children’s services, family or disability sector or allied health, you will be confident in your coordination and connection abilities.  Other requirements include:

  • Comprehensive skills and experience in early childhood services,  Disability and Family Services sector.
  • Comprehensive knowledge of early childhood development delays or disability.
  • Exceptional communicational skills and the ability to establish and build rapport, engage and influence stakeholders.
  • Strong administration skills and experience in the use of databases; online portals and other software
  • Exceptional time management and prioritisation skills
  • Established self-care practices, tenacity and resilience
  • Current Tasmanian Drivers Licence.
  • Qualifications in Child, Family or Allied Health services (desirable)

Before starting work with us, you will be required to undertake a national police history check, qualifications and referee checks, and have a clearance to work with children/vulnerable people.

 

Culture & Benefits  

A career with Mission Australia will offer you rewarding experiences to make a difference to the lives of Australians in need. We have an innovative and supportive culture guided by our values of compassion, integrity, respect, perseverance and celebration.

To ensure our employees feel valued, empowered and celebrated, we provide a range of employee benefits including:

  • NFP salary packaging benefits reducing taxable income (details via Advantage)
  • Generous discounts with hotels, travel insurance and major retailers
  • Free, confidential counselling services via our EAP
  • Discounted health care with Medibank Private

 

Diversity & Inclusion

Mission Australia is an inclusive employer. We celebrate our diversity and strive to reflect contemporary Australian society and all the communities in which we work, to better serve our clients. We welcome and encourage applications from women, Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander people, Culturally and Linguistically Diverse people, People with Disability, Sexually and Gender Diverse people, people with lived experience of adversity and from people of all ages.

As such, if you require any adjustments to submit your application, we invite you to get in touch via email talentattraction@missionaustralia.com.au or phone 08 9225 0453.

 

Next Steps

To be considered for this opportunity, please click ‘apply’ and send your cover letter and resume today.

For more information, feel free to click here to view the position description. For further information regarding working with us, visit Working for Mission Australia.

Applications close 11:55 PM on Sunday 9 August 2020. Please send through your application as soon as possible as shortlisting will commence before the closing date.

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Founding Purpose - 'Inspired by Jesus Christ, Mission Australia exists to meet human need and to spread the knowledge of the love of God'