- Full-time contract to 30 June 2022
- Roles available in Bathurst/Dubbo/Orange/Cowra
- Support children and their families through assessments & planning
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.
The ECEI coordinator works with children aged 0-6 by supporting families to help children with developmental delays or disabilities to develop the skills they need to participate in daily activities and achieve the best possible outcomes throughout their life.
We are looking for a passionate and energetic team member that has a solid knowledge of child development and a willingness to grow and embrace the NDIS Early Childhood Early Intervention Pathway. Experience and confidence in working in small groups with children and families is desired along with strong written and verbal communication skills.
Your key responsibilities will include:
- Facilitate assessments and review of NDIS plans; case notes and reporting
- Assist children and their families with information to understand the NDIS and how it may apply to them
- Provide advice on community services and supports that are available; facilitate referrals and introductions
- Engage with mainstream providers of children’s services and community groups to build inclusion and community capacity
- Work within the team to provide group and individual interventions to support a child’s development
- Report on work done by maintaining appropriate NDIS case records using the NDIS Business Systems
- Complete a range of other administrative duties for the efficient running of the service including statistics, reports, referral letters, goal plans, case studies etc.
Requirements for Success
With a significant background in the child, youth and family and/or disability sectors, you will be confident in your assessment processes and intervention implementation skills. Other requirements include:
- Demonstrated knowledge of the National Principles for Child Safe Organisations
- Comprehensive knowledge of child development delays and/or disability
- Experience and knowledge of the NDIS and its services and programs
- Exceptional communicational skills and the ability to establish and build rapport, engage and influence internal and external 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 Drivers Licence
- Qualifications in Child, Youth and Family or Allied Health (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 Accesspay)
- 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 email@example.com
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.
Please be advised Mission Australia does not accept unsolicited resumes. Mission Australia will not recognise an entitlement to an introduction or placement fee unless the Agency has been briefed by a member of the Recruitment team on a specific position for which we have requested candidates. Note we are not considering additions to our list of Panel Suppliers.