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Senior ECEI Coordinator

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Work type: Max Term (Full Time)
Location: QLD
Categories: Community Services

  • Full-Time contract to 30 June 2021
  • Location: Cairns, QLD 
  • Build on the strengths of children and their families and improve their trajectory and overall quality of life.


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

An exciting opportunity has become available to join the organisation as a Senior Early Childhood Early Intervention (ECEI) coordinator in Cairns to support the NDIA ECEI service on a full-time max term basis to June 2021.

This role will attract a motivated problem-solver who has expertise leading small teams and experience working with people with disability; with a strong track record in NDIS knowledge or advocacy for people with disability.

You will be able to point to their skills and previous experience in will work alongside children 0-6 years with a disability or developmental delay and their families and carers to undertake assessments and develop and implement interventions that build on the strengths of the child and their families and improve the child’s trajectory and overall quality of life. 

Your key responsibilities will be to:

  • Assist the Manager in leadership and direction of the ECEI team
  • Assist with all escalated or complex issues across the team
  • Conduct meetings with ECEI participants, families and their carers about the scheme and how to utilize the allocated funds through a planning process.
  • Problem-solve and provide effective solutions that are within the compliance requirements of the program and NDIS legislation.
  • Work to a high compliance and KPI framework
  • Work with mainstream providers of children’s services and community groups to build inclusion and community capacity.


Requirements for Success

To be successful in this role you will need to possess:

  • Allied Health qualifications: Occupational Therapy/Speech Pathology/Physiotherapy/Psychology degree/ Social Work.
  • Experience working in Early Childhood and/or Disability Sector
  • Excellent communication, interpersonal and negotiation skills; with the ability to communicate sensitively and effectively with all people to establish effective relationships
  • Strong computer literacy skills with various participant management data portals to create and maintain participant records;

Before starting work with us, you will need 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, in order 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


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.

Please send through your application as soon as possible as shortlisting will commence before the closing date.

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Application close: E. Australia Standard Time

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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'