Early Childhood Coordinator

Allied Health or Early Childhood Educator role

Support families within the Early Childhood Approach pathway

  • Wangaratta - with flexible working from home arrangements
  • Part time / Full time (negotiable)
  • This is an opportunity to be part of a vibrant and growing team that makes a real difference to the lives of many children and their families across the region

Your new organisation

At Merri Health, we strive to enrich diverse communities through the provision of quality health care and support services.  A career at Merri will see you contributing to a culture that affects change for our clients and the wider community.  We are committed to supporting the talent and skills of our employees because we know their capability is the key to our success.

Your new role

Merri Health is working in partnership with the National Disability Insurance Agency to deliver the NDIS Early Childhood Early Approach (ECA) Partnership across Ovens Murray.

As an Early Childhood Coordinator you will be responsible for:

-   Providing Early Childhood Approach Services to children aged 0-6 years with developmental delay and/or disability in line with ECEI Best Practice.

-   Undertaking formal and informal developmental screenings / assessments for children 0–6 years.

-   Supporting families by empowering them to make linkages to universal services and supports within the community, and making referrals as required.

-   Supporting families in understanding the Early Childhood Approach Pathway within the NDIS as well as supporting them with gaining access as required, and NDIS Planning.

What you will need to succeed

To be successful with Merri you will go above and beyond to achieve great results for our clients, the organisation and yourself. We’re looking for individuals with:

Relevant tertiary qualifications and professional registration (allied health / early childhood education)  

-   Strong knowledge of early childhood development, developmental delay, and the early childhood intervention sector.
-   Ability to identify the needs of children and their families.

-   Excellent interpersonal skills along with the ability to engage and build strong working relationships with children, families, and service providers.
-   Strong report writing and documentation skills.

-   The ability to work creatively and independently, respond to diverse situations, demonstrate initiative, and work as part of a transdisciplinary team.

What we offer

We offer a diverse, inclusive and flexible environment which encourages you to bring your whole self to work.  As the successful applicant you’ll be joining an organisation where you will be supported to grow, learn and develop your skills to reach your potential.

You will also have access to generous salary packaging, purchase leave and flexible work arrangement options.

Above all - you will be joining an extremely supportive and fun team that is truly making a difference in your local community. 

What you need to do now

Please feel free to give us a call to find out more about this position. You can contact Tanya (Manager) on 0417 160 104 or call our office on 1300 160 104, or email Tanya on tanya.lowes@merrihealth.org.au 

Please submit applications directly via email with attached CV and cover letter.

What else do I need to know

Preferred candidates will be subject to comprehensive reference and pre-employment background checking conducted by Merri Health prior to an offer of employment, including criminal record history check, NDIS worker screening and other employee screening and credential checks as determined by the position description.

All candidates must have the right to work in Australia. Merri Health is an equal opportunity employer and is committed to ensuring a safe environment for children and young people.

We encourage individuals of diverse backgrounds including but not limited to those from the Aboriginal and/or Torres Strait Islander, Culturally and Linguistically Diverse, the LGBTIQA+ community and those living with a disability to apply.