ECEI NDIS Early Childhood Specialist – Allied Health position Job in Darwin

24 November 2020

About the business


Early Childhood Australia NT Branch, the NDIS ECEI Partner in the Community, is looking for a committed Early Childhood Specialist who will be the key point of contact for families of children (birth – 6 years) with disability or developmental delay within the Darwin Urban Service area, including Palmerston and Litchfield.


If you have a ‘can do’, confident yet approachable personality, and a passionate interest in best practice in early childhood early intervention: this opportunity is for you.


About the role


As an Early Childhood Specialist, you will be a key point of contact for families whilst working within a transdisciplinary team. You will work closely with families to support them to identify their child’s needs and to set goals that will assist the child in everyday environments. You will support families to access community-based and mainstream supports. You will also gather information to identify the appropriate referral pathway for the child and support the family to access these services, which may include the NDIS. You will provide short-term interventions, where appropriate, and develop and monitor goals with the family.

We are seeking a tertiary qualified Allied health professional, preferably with Paediatric experience to fill the role, however other Early Childhood Education qualifications would be considered.  You will have experience delivering services/support to children with developmental delay or disability. A current Working with Children Clearance (Ochre Card) or the ability to obtain and NT drivers licence is essential.  Where appropriate, clinical or professional registration is required.

A National Police Check will be conducted prior to commencement.

This is a full time position.  Normal work hours are flexible between 7.30M to 5.30pm Monday to Friday.  The positions will require a commitment to occasional attendance at events outside normal work hours.


Skills and experience


To be suitable for this role you will have:

  • Knowledge of community services and a clear understanding of best practice in early childhood early intervention.
  • Experience within the Disability Sector and knowledge of the NDIS environment.
  • An ability to think strategically and problem solve.
  • Competency and agility to manage change successfully in an evolving environment.
  • A high level of communication and interpersonal skills
  • Experience working in a dynamic, transdisciplinary team
  • Ability to work independently within the community and in children’s natural environments
  • Understanding of service delivery and key performance indicators
  • An action orientated, flexible and innovative approach.

Application Process

For further Information and full position description contact: Trish Wachtel on ph. 08 8986 7142 or email: 

Applications must address the Selection Criteria; include a Resume and the contact details of three referees. Email to 

Applications close: CoB, Friday 4th December 2020

Please note: 

Only suitable candidates will be considered and they will be contacted if shortlisted.


ECA-NT is an equal opportunity employer. Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander peoples and people with disabilities are strongly encouraged to apply.


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