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Job Detail: Early Childhood Key Worker

Parramatta & Western Suburbs, Sydney, Australia - NSW

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About The Role

  • Temporary Full-Time role to 30 June 2025 in Seven Hills.
  • Salary packaging benefits that can increase your take-home pay
  • 5-weeks leave, gym membership and an insurance discount!

Who are we?

The NDIS Partners in the Community Program (PITC) supports the National Disability Insurance Scheme (NDIS) to be implemented locally.

As an NDIA partner, Northcott will deliver the NDIS Early Childhood Approach (ECA) service to local communities in Northern NSW, Mid North Coast, Hunter New England, North Sydney and Western Sydney. The EC approach supports the activities that will improve the independence and social participation of children aged 0-9 years with developmental delay and/or disability.

  • Do you have the desire to work alongside families to determine the support and connections they require to achieve their child’s individualised goals?
  • Would you like to provide evidence-based and family-centred early intervention family services to children and families in individual & group settings?
  • Do you value using your knowledge of 0-6-year-old developmental milestones & the impact of disability and developmental delay to engage with families & children?
  • Do you wish to develop positive & trusting relationships to coach & upskill families to best support their child’s development in their everyday routines & environments?
  • Would you like to work within a key worker framework and be supported by a multi-disciplinary team through regular case consults & joint visits with families?
  • Do you want to make valuable connections with services in your community to support children and families best?
  • Do you want ongoing quality early intervention training that aligns with best practice principles?

Then this role may be for you!

Click here to learn more about the early childhood approach and see how you can make a difference:

Have a look at some of our team talking about their roles at Northcott:

https://www.youtube.com/@NorthcottSociety/videos

We are an enthusiastic team of early childhood professionals focusing on providing a high-quality, best-practice service within the NDIS partners in the community approach to children and families. This role is for a coordinator to work within the early support pathway.

The skills and experience we are looking for include: 

  • Minimum diploma tertiary qualifications in Early Childhood Education, Allied Health Professions or other relevant education/health professional field (new graduates encouraged to apply)
  • An understanding of early childhood development and the ability to use this knowledge to support & upskill families in an individualised way – one size does not fit all.
  • Strong communication & interpersonal skills & the ability to work within a multi-disciplinary, key worker framework to ensure holistic, quality early interventions for families
  • Experience providing support to families using a strengths-based coaching approach that values the child’s natural environment is desirable.
  • You will also write reports and provide details to the NDIA on a child’s developmental and functional abilities, so proficient use of a computer is essential

Other requirements include:

  • Current Driver's Licence - P1 minimum
  • Valid Working with Children’s Check Clearance.
  • Valid NDIS Worker Screening Check (NDISWC) or willingness to obtain.
  • Successful pre-employment police check.

Northcott Culture

  • We understand and value the importance of a multi-disciplinary team. You can connect with occupational therapists, speech pathologists, early childhood educators, social workers & other professionals to ensure you have the knowledge to support the child & family best.
  • We have a comprehensive, tailored training program to help you understand the Partner in the Community Approach and ensure that you have the skills required to succeed with families.
  • We value ongoing mentoring and supervision and provide Internal & external training, including parent coaching, Routine-based Interviews, trauma-informed practice (+ many more!)
  • We have supportive and experienced Team Leaders and managers & a supervision framework that fosters your professional development goals – we want to see you thrive and succeed!
  • We are diverse and Inclusive – Our teams are multicultural and make it a point to embrace different cultures and opinions.
  • Our work environment is dynamic – you will work in the child’s home, early education & other mainstream and community settings and connect with your colleagues both in the office and when working remotely from home.

Benefits we offer:

  • A diverse group of people in a great team environment who share knowledge, pursue growth and a desire for excellence. 
  • Salary packaging, Perkbox, health and wellbeing benefits and more
  • great leave entitlements & flexible working environment.

To apply, please provide an updated resume and a brief cover letter giving an overview of your skills and experience relevant to the role's requirements.

Applications close: Friday 19th July. 

If you have any questions outside of the information provided, please email Rebecca Elliot at rebecca.elliott2@ndis.gov.au

About us 

We don’t just focus on the bottom line. Our passion is to support children and families with both undiagnosed and diagnosed disability to live the life that they choose. As a large not-for-profit organisation, we offer an inclusive culture, a diverse group of people in a great team environment, growth and a desire for excellence. 

When applying internally, Northcott employees must notify their manager and be aware that their manager may be asked to endorse their application. 

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