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Organisation : Brotherhood of St Laurence

Location : Melbourne

Work type : Full-time

Profession : Community Services

Salary type : Other

Application closing date : 10 Mar, 2024

About the organisation

Organisation Name : Brotherhood of St Laurence

About the role

Early Childhood Coordinator (ECC) – Western Melbourne Area

Are you looking for a rewarding career where you will walk alongside people with disability and be part of creating a more inclusive, accessible, and connected community?

Brotherhood of St Laurence (BSL) is excited to add to our Early Childhood team. Early Childhood Coordination is a rewarding role where you will work with children with disability or developmental delay and their families to identify their goals and access the support and services needed to live a good life.

  • 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 in either our Footscray or Werribee offices.
  • Total remuneration package between $93,802.33 – $100,930.33 per annum including superannuation
  • Vehicle allowance of $13,000 per annum
  • Improve your take-home pay by using salary packaging options – up to $18,500 can be packaged every year (details via AccessPay)!
  • 4 weeks of annual leave (plus 17.5% leave loading on top)
  • Flexible working options with Rostered Days Off (RDO) available
  • Employee Assistance Program (EAP)
  • Discounted health insurance and free flu shots each year
  • A work environment that respects and actively supports diversity through provisions such as 10 paid days Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander Cultural Leave


At BSL, our approach to working with people with a 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 a disability.

We are passionate about the work we do. We strive to create change that lasts for a more compassionate and just society – a society in which we can all fully participate in social, civic and economic life with the dignity and respect we all deserve.

For 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 Early Childhood Coordinator is responsible for the delivery of the NDIS Early Childhood approach. This position will form part of a small specialist team delivering office, phone and community based family centred information, assessment and support services in line with the NDIS Early Childhood approach.

Early Childhood Coordinators will be specialist allied health or early childhood educators with expertise and experience in early childhood development and disability.

  • Support the delivery of a high quality Early Childhood service in accordance with the contract, program guidelines, Early Childhood best practice principles and relevant legislative obligations.
  • Implement and maintain relationships with internal and external stakeholders, e.g. children’s service providers, peak bodies, advocacy groups, NDIA, with the aim of working collaboratively to ensure best practice is upheld and customers experience continuity of service.
  • Ensure practices and processes are in place to enable service level monitoring, evaluation and reporting against Key Performance Indicators (KPIs) and to ensure required outcomes and performance measures are met.
  • Work collaboratively with Early Childhood Managers to identify opportunities for quality improvement, service development and improvement and potential resource implications.


We are seeking applicants who have: 

  • Relevant tertiary qualification (Bachelors or higher) in allied health, social work and early childhood teaching, industry experience 
  • Registration with AHPRA, ASSW, VIT or other relevant body.
  • Extensive knowledge and application of early childhood development, developmental delay and the early intervention service sector.
  • Ability to identify the needs of children and their families and make judgements regarding eligibility for Early Childhood NDIS support services.
  • Excellent communication skills to work honestly and in partnership with families regarding eligibility to NDIS supports.
  • Demonstrated understanding of the National Disability Insurance Scheme, the Early Childhood approach and Early Childhood best practice principles.


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.


If you have any questions about the role, please contact Trish Porter, Senior Early Childhood Manager on 0491 695 803 or email for a confidential discussion.

Please review the Position Description to address the Key Selection Criteria within your application.

Key Selection Criteria must be answered for applications to be considered.
Please upload the Key Selection Criteria as a separate document.
Any applications that do not complete the Key Selection Criteria will not be shortlisted.

Applications close: Sunday, 10th March 2024, at 11:55 pm.
Early submissions are encouraged with interviews likely to occur before the closing date.

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.

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Please quote in application: Early Childhood Coordinator (ECC) - Western Melbourne Area 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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