Early Childhood Intervention Practitioner

Are you a Psychologist, Speech Pathologist, Occupational Therapist, Physiotherapist who has a passion for working with families to support better outcomes for young children with developmental delay or a disability? Specialist Children’s Services, Southern Melbourne Area have a full time, fixed term position available that offers the opportunity to use your specialist skills and knowledge of early childhood development to become part of our supportive, trans-disciplinary team. The role will require you to build family capacity, improve outcomes, promote inclusion and coordinate a range of specialist and universal services to support the child and family. The work is stimulating and will have you working in a range of environments including family homes, kindergartens, childcare centres and other community settings across the Southern area.
Job Details
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Department: Department of Education and Training
Work Type: Fixed term - full time
Job Function: Health and Allied Health
Classification: AH2
Work Location: Melbourne - Southern Metro
Reference: VG/DET/RSG/1355479
Closing Date: 20-Sep-2018
Salary Range: $59,080 - $80,987
Job Duration: N/A
Attachments: AH2 - SCS ECIP PD.doc (Word, 153KB)
Job Specification

Contact: Debbie Carnie
0475 963 993

Position Details

The successful candidate will be required to work in partnership with families who have a child under school age with a developmental delay or disability, as well as being able to work with a range of specialist and universal services.

You are expected to have an appropriate qualification in Occupational Therapy, Speech Pathology, Psychology, along with knowledge of Family Centred Practice and be open to the notion of working within the principles that support a transdisciplinary approach to your work.  It is essential that you are registered or eligible for membership to the relevant professional body.

The role requires you to be flexible to the notion of working in a range of environments, which may include the family home, kindergarten or childcare.

You will work to create the optimum climate for building trust, collaboration and open communication and will engage with families and professionals to work as a team to plan, deliver, coordinate and evaluate a range of services to meet the child and family needs.  

Your specialist skills will be utilised to provide information and strategies to enhance the child's functional skills within the context of the family and child's natural environment and daily routines.  You will also be expected to provide families, Early Childhood services and schools with information to support the child's transition across settings.

This exciting position requires someone who is able to sustain positive relationships and deliver a service that is respectful of and sensitive to the particular cultures, values and beliefs of people from diverse backgrounds.

The role will suit a Psychologist, Occupational Therapist, Speech Pathologist, with some experience of working with young children with additional needs and their families. 

We welcome applications from all disciplines listed above.  Please make sure you address all Key Selection Criteria. For further information regarding this position please contact Debbie Carnie on 0475 963 993 or e-mail carnie.debbie.a@edumail.vic.gov.au

For more details regarding this position please see attached position description.

Department of Education and Training is committed to diversity. The Department places considerable effort and resources into responding to the needs of staff with a disability.  People from disadvantaged groups are encouraged to apply for this position. Information about the Department of Education and Training's operations and employment conditions can be obtained from the following websites:www.education.vic.gov.au and http://www.education.vic.gov.au/hrweb/Pages/default.aspx.

Applications close 20/09/2018

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