Scope of role Reporting to the Area Manager NDIS ECEI Service, the Senior ECEI Coordinator (Early Educator) will be a part of a team that assist aged 0-6 years of age children with developmental delay and/or disability, and their families to achieve better long term outcomes through support services in their local community.
The ECEI team will build and work collaboratively with existing specialist and universal services within a child's local community to maximise opportunities for inclusion and participation for the child and family. A focus of this approach is to ensure that the children receive the supports required according to their individual need.
As a member of a trans-disciplinary team the incumbent will be integral to the NDIS ECEI approach in the service delivery area.
The Senior ECEI Coordinator (Early Educator) will be working in a team environment with reporting requirements to the Area Manager NDIS ECEI Service. The team may include allied health professionals, early childhood educators and allied health assistants. The scope of the position requires the incumbent to undertake senior responsibilities and provide expertise in accordance with the NDIS ECEI approach
The Senior ECEI Educator will:
- Provide assessment, planning, delivery, evaluation and continuous improvement related to the provision of the scope of the incumbent's discipline.
- Contribute to the development of procedures in relevant areas and ensure work instructions reflect current operational systems and processes
- Provide supervision, delegation of tasks and support to other staff involved in the provision of services and within the scope of their role.
- Provide supports in the child's natural/everyday environment including on site, at home and in the community; including short term interventions, group based work, parent education, capacity building, individual therapy and group based therapy programs.
- Undertake accurate and timely documentation and communication. This includes but is not exclusive to statistical information, clinical notes, reports, responses to inquiries, verbal and written documentation to referrers, clients and others.
- Adherence to the National guidelines Best Practice in Early childhood Intervention.
- Participate quality improvement activities and research.
- Self-manage own professional development.
- Undertake professional development as agreed to in the Annual Performance Review Plan.
- Supervise students undertaking placements.
- Maintain professional knowledge and respond appropriately to unsafe or unprofessional practice, fulfilling duty of care.
- Attend training as provided by LCHS and seek further relevant training externally
- Demonstrated high level understanding of the National Disability Insurance Scheme Act (2013).
- Proven expert level knowledge and experience in the provision of interventions for families with children 0-6 years.
- Demonstrated high level knowledge of child development including milestones and behaviours of children aged 0-6 years.
- Demonstrated experience in dealing with and/or high level of understanding risks when working with clients and application of safety precautions.
- Proactive, constructive and creative approaches to problem solving for individual clients and service development.
- Demonstrated skills in organisation, time management, planning, data reporting and priority setting.
- Demonstrated ability to provide support and guidance to other staff with regards to assessment, planning and service delivery in an early intervention setting.
- Please submit your CV and Cover Letter to Lucy Pegler at firstname.lastname@example.org
- For all queries about the position, please contact Lucy on 0390810564