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Early Years Coordinator – Bayside Peninsula

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Organisation : Brotherhood of St Laurence

Location : Melbourne

Work type : Full-time

Salary type : Other

Application closing date : 7 Aug, 2022

About the organisation

Organisation Name : Brotherhood of St Laurence

About the role

  • Working for BSL you will experience work that is rewarding and enables you to be at your best
  • Join a team who are passionate about and valued for their important work 
  • Permanent full-time position working 38 hours in Heatherton or Frankston
  • Total remuneration package will be between $88,302.23 and 95,012.49 per annum based on skills and experience including superannuation
  • Full optional benefit of tax effective Not-for-profit salary packaging (details via AccessPay)
  • 4 weeks of annual leave (plus 17.5% leave loading on top)
  • Flexible working options with Rostered Days Off (RDO) available
  • Support through our Employee Assistance Program
  • A work environment that respects and actively supports diversity through provisions such as Cultural Leave and Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander Ceremonial Leave

About BSL

At BSL, our approach to working with people with disability emphasises empowerment, choice, community connection and individual strengths. We recognise the importance of family, friends, carers and community in providing opportunities for meaningful contribution and inclusion for people with disability.

BSL has a clear vision – an Australia free of poverty.
We are passionate about the work we do and know that the people who make up our team are crucial to us delivering our services.

For over 90 years, we have worked with policy makers and the community for systemic change that will prevent and alleviate poverty in Australia.

BSL is a partner organisation to the National Disability Insurance Agency (NDIA). BSL delivers the NDIS across metropolitan Melbourne and the Mornington Peninsula, support to people with a disability to access and navigate the NDIS.

The Opportunity

This role will work with children with developmental delay and/or disability and their families, together with their community, with the goal of building strengths, developing opportunities and promoting access to the right supports at the right time, in line with the NDIS ECEI approach. 

  • Work collaboratively within teams to achieve common goals.
  • Demonstrate a commitment to BSL’s quality framework and culture by participating in and promoting quality actions through continual improvement activities. 
  • Support the delivery of high-quality EC planning services in accordance with relevant program guidelines, ECIS best practice principles and relevant legislative obligations.
  • Represent EC and NDIS Services within BSL and to disability providers, peak bodies, community groups, government bodies and people with disability.
  • Contribute to the development, implementation, review and improvement of processes, resources, training materials and manuals to deliver outcomes and maintain standards in accordance with the required KPIs.
  • Successful candidate will remain in their current home office.

Is this you?

We seek applicants who have: 

  • People with a positive and solution focused mindset.
  • People with tertiary qualifications and/or experience in the disability and early childhood sector and/or lived experience of disability.
  • People with demonstrated excellent report writing skills.
  • People who are comfortable working with a high level of independence and ability to manage change.
  • Experience in customer facing environments that support or provide services to the community.
  • Demonstrated understanding of the National Disability Insurance Scheme.
  • Demonstrated ability to identify and implement continual service improvements.
  • Highly developed interpersonal skills and communication and demonstrated ability to liaise and build collaborative positive working relationships with individuals, children, families and service providers. 
  • Highly developed administration, computer skills and competency in Microsoft Program.

What do current EYC’s have to say about the role?

“I like the good news stories coming out of review calls, families tell me about their progress and how much their child has developed in a year. Some are even happy to exit the scheme early and this is what early intervention is all about. It’s about giving the little one a boost and helping them to be school ready, to get ahead”

“For me the reason I wanted to stay is because of the relationship you make with the family and the difference you make to that family’s life, not just the child’s life. It’s knowing you have made a difference for the whole family.”

We “help families with children at their most vulnerable to assist their children to grow and develop into children, teenagers and adults with the most potential and possibility to achieve their goals. The sooner we can get supports the more chance we have to assist the families. We start at the coal face getting the first initial supports to help them to live a better life at a time when we can really make a difference”


  • Career development opportunities
  • Leave loading of 17.5%
  • Flexible working arrangements
  • Employee Assistance Program


Join an organisation that recognises there is no ‘one size fits all’ pattern of work–life balance. At BSL we endeavour to provide options to ensure all our staff feel supported, valued and able to achieve their career goals.

Sound like the right fit for you?
APPLY NOW or contact Victoria Dixon, Senior Manager Bayside Peninsula on 0491 050 275 for a confidential discussion.

Applications close: Sunday, 7 August 2022

To review the Position Description and to address the Key Selection Criteria, please click here.

The Brotherhood of St Laurence adheres to Government mandates in relation to COVID-19.


We are an EEO and understand the importance of diversity and inclusion. We recognise that everyone has the right to an equitable, safe and productive environment and to be treated with dignity and respect.  We welcome applications from all people regardless of age, gender, ethnicity, cultural background, disability or sexual orientation. Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander people are encouraged to apply.

Successful applicants will be subject to pre-employment checks including criminal history and working with children. Recruitment decisions are based on the key inherent needs and requirements of each role, and candidates are selected based on their unique strengths and characteristics.  Applicants must have proof of working rights in Australia.


How to apply

Applications not allowed for this job listing.


Please quote in application: Early Years Coordinator - Bayside Peninsula via Pro Bono Australia.

Profession: #Community_Services
Sector: #Children, #Community_Development, #Community_Engagement, #Community_Support_Services, #Consulting, #Disabilities, #Education_and_Employment, #Employment_Services, #Families, #Foundations_Trusts_and_Philanthropy, #Health_–_General, #Homelessness_and_Affordable_Housing, #Indigenous, #Other, #ResearchMedical_Research, #Social_Enterprise, #Youth_and_Young_People


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