Are you passionate about the impact early intervention can have in children’s lives?
As the Partner in the Community for the NDIA’s Early Childhood Early Intervention (ECEI) service across Logan/ Beenleigh/ Redlands, Brisbane and the Moreton Bay region (Caboolture/ Strathpine), The Benevolent Society is excited to be recruiting additional Child Development Specialists to the team.
Terms: Casual opportunities available!
The ECEI approach supports families to help children, aged 0-6 who have a developmental delay or disability, to develop the skills they need to take part in daily activities and achieve the best possible outcomes throughout their life. The Benevolent Society’s ECEI teams will provide a family centred approach that supports greater inclusion in mainstream settings and builds the capacity of a child and their family.
You will work within a trans-disciplinary team to meet with families and gather information on their child’s development, and the parents’ goals for their child. You will then use the information you have gathered, as well as any other available information such as Allied Health Professionals’ reports, to craft a report that details the supports or equipment required by that child and their family through the NDIS.
You will report to a Team Leader, and work alongside other professionals, such as Speech Pathologists, Physiotherapists, Occupational Therapists, Social Workers and Early Childhood Teachers, to determine the best pathway for children with a development delay and/or disability and their families, which may include seeking to gain access to the NDIS.
Report writing will make up about 50% of your work, so being a good written communicator, enjoying writing reports and being very comfortable using technology are essential for enjoying this role.
Having an aptitude for interpretation of legislation will also be very helpful to you in this role – but don’t worry, we have Senior Practitioners and a Workplace Trainer who can support you to interpret and apply the legislation. A large portion of your week will be spent travelling to meetings with families – so enjoying variety, interacting with different people and getting out and about is also important.
As an evolving scheme, the NDIS environment can be quite dynamic, so an openness and resilience to change will set you up for success in this role.
These roles represent a unique opportunity to have a genuine impact on the lives of the children and families you will work with.
What you'll bring
- A qualification (or working towards a qualification) in early childhood education, social work, psychology, speech pathology, occupational therapy of other relevant Health or Human Service qualifications.
- Other relevant experience in early childhood education or development favourably considered.
- Sound knowledge and demonstrated experience of early childhood curricula, learning frameworks and child development
- Experience working with and supporting vulnerable children and their families to realise positive change and developing individual early intervention plans in consultation with them.
- Great written communication skills and an aptitude for report writing
- Great interpersonal communication skills and the ability to quickly develop rapport with children and their families.
- Excellent time management skills
- An aptitude for developing an understanding of NDIS legislation
- A current driver’s licence and eligibility for a Blue Card
- We support you to work flexibly
- We set you up for success with a buddy, structured orientation & mobile tools
- Access to pool cars
Interested? Apply online today!
For a confidential discussion about the role, please call one of our team leaders below
- Leah Lewis-Macpherson (Team Leader, Beenleigh/Redlands and Brisbane South) 0478 339 973
- Carlton Lang (Team Leader, Caboolture/Strathpine and Brisbane North) 0401 676 458
(These roles are internally known as Child Development Specialists)