Manager - Early Childhood Early Intervention

  • Newly created leadership position 
  • Motivating and leading an established team who make a positive difference to the lives of children with additional needs and disability
  • Flexibly working across Nepean Blue Mountains region including within the offices (Penrith / Lithgow), in community and WFH

 

Role Outline

Due to internal restructure, Lifestart have a new leadership opportunity available for an experienced Manager with strong early childhood intervention knowledge and leading teams through change. This is a permanent full time position leading the Nepean Blue Mountains team, with offices in Penrith and Lithgow.

As Manager, you will be responsible for leading the implementation and continued development of the Early Childhood (EC) Approach throughout Nepean Blue Mountains, which provides assistance to children with disability and developmental delay (and their families/carers) access supports to meet their needs, to achieve positive long-term outcomes.

Working collaboratively with Senior Managers and other region Managers, you will develop and implement high quality services and supports to individuals, families and carers.  You will also work strategically to build the capacity of local communities and mainstream services.  The role will be responsible for ensuring compliance to relevant Standards, legislative requirements and government policy directions as well as supporting the strategic direction and ongoing vision of Lifestart.

You will foster a culture that supports families of children living with development delay or disability by building strong collaborative partnerships with other local services in ways that build capacity for inclusion and lead to positive outcomes for children and their families.

Our team works flexibly with clients in a tailored model that may involve providing a mixture of supports online, at Lifestart sites and face to face in homes, and the community.

This is a pivotal role providing leadership and effective management, and supporting a highly mobile team of allied health and education professionals and support personnel. 

A bit about you:

  • A qualification in a relevant discipline including education, allied health or social sciences; current professional registration or eligibility for membership (if relevant)
  • Thorough understanding of the NDIS, early childhood approach and early intervention best practice, ideally with experience working with children/families living with a disability or developmental delay.
  • Demonstrated experience in leading teams, including through periods of change.  
  • Proven ability to inspire and motivate, providing staff supervision to develop and support effective and positive outcomes for children and families/carers
  • Knowledge of Disability Services Standards, Children’s Disability Standards and Child Protection / Keeping Them Safe legislation.
  • Highly developed interpersonal skills and demonstrated ability to network, build and maintain collaborative working relationships within Lifestart and external partners and stakeholders.
  • Valid Working with Children’s Check (WWCC) and NDIS Worker Screening Check (NDISWC) clearance, fully vaccinated for COVID-19 (as per government mandate)
  • Hold a current Drivers Licence and access to a registered vehicle to perform the role.

Why work for Lifestart?

  • A role where you can utilise your leadership skills and collaborate with a variety of internal and external stakeholders
  • Competitive remuneration package including salary packaging and additional employee benefits
  • Opportunity to be part of a forward-thinking, high performing and trusted disability organisation
  • Working alongside like-minded experienced and passionate professionals in a supportive, flexible and collaborative workplace, with a strong focus on staff wellbeing

Ready to apply?

In your application, please include information about your career journey and leadership experience, along with a detailed CV.

Applications close: Friday, 8 July 2022

Interviews may be conducted before the closing date therefore do not hesitate in submitting your application. 

For further information please visit www.lifestart.org.au/careers or contact our friendly HR Team on (02) 9364 0131 or (02) 9364 0132.

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About Lifestart Co-operative Ltd

Lifestart has provided individualised allied health therapies and supports to children and young people living with disability or developmental delay for over 25 years. We are passionate about and committed to our vision, that all children and young people are able to participate inclusively and meaningfully in their community.

Lifestart is an Early Childhood Partner, delivering the National Disability Insurance Agency’s Early Childhood (EC) Approach across New South Wales. To find out more visit www.ndis.gov.au.

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