Early Childhood Practitioner

Website Wanslea

Wanslea have been caring for children and families since 1943

Wanslea is proud to be partnering with the National Disability Insurance Agency (NDIA) since 2019, having established Early Childhood Early Intervention (ECEI) offices in Perth and across a number of regional areas, in a first for WA. We currently have opportunities for Early Childhood Practitioners in several locations south of the river. In this key, family focussed role, we are seeking an early childhood specialist to provide best-practice assessment, planning and early intervention for children with developmental delays and/or disability and their families.

  • Permanent, full time contract
  • Locations: Bibra Lake, Armadale and Mandurah
  • Ongoing professional development

About Wanslea

Wanslea is a Not for Profit organisation which was founded over 75 years ago. We are a compassionate, caring organisation that supports children and families from a range of cultural backgrounds. We believe that people are experts in their own lives and our job is to help them build on what they are already doing well. Our people are always firmly focused on achieving the best outcomes for the children and the family.

As a values based organisation, living and breathing our values of respect, integrity and collaboration we are committed to inclusion and diversity and actively seek to engagement people who share these core beliefs.

Why join Wanslea?

  • Amazing people and rewarding team culture with options to work flexibly
  • Permanent full time (37.5 hours per week)
  • Generous Not for Profit salary packaging options
  • Unique opportunity to work in an organisation passionate about diversity and inclusion
  • Comprehensive orientation, induction and training with ongoing supervision to reach your potential
  • Ongoing professional development opportunities
  • Excellent additional employee benefits including discounted childcare rates at our amazing early learning and development centres
  • Paid break between Christmas and New Year

About you

We are looking for a professional, passionate and engaging individual with extensive knowledge and experience of early childhood development, early intervention, and an understanding of the NDIS and early childhood intervention best practice principles.

The Role

As an Early Childhood Practitioner you will:

  • Provide ECIA best practice specialist support services to children who have a developmental delay or disability, including initial supports
  • Work with children and their families to determine needs and appropriate specialised early intervention support
  • Undertake early childhood assessments and prepare reports
  • Develop individual plans in partnership with families
  • Initiate collaborative professional relationships with internal and external stakeholders including children’s service providers, community and specialist services and  the region’s LAC provider
  • Identify and provide information and referrals to families that reflect their needs and links them into appropriate universal and specialist services to meet their child’s developmental needs
  • Deliver high quality ECEI services in accordance with the program guidelines, ECEI best practice principles and relevant legislative obligations

Successful candidates will have:

  • Degree in Allied Health (Occupational Therapy, Speech Pathology, Early Childhood Education, Social Work or Physiotherapy) or other relevant professional field
  • Exceptional interpersonal, written and verbal communication skills including the ability to communicate effectively with a range of stakeholders
  • Demonstrated comprehensive knowledge of the issues, trends and legislation underpinning the provision of early intervention services to people with developmental delay and/or disability
  • A sound understanding of ECIA best practice principals
  • Proven ability to complete complex child development assessments, plans and reports
  • Proven organisational and time management skills with the ability to prioritise multiple tasks and meet agreed deadlines
  • Strong administrative and procedural skills with an exceptional eye for detail
  • Demonstrated understanding of ‘child safe’ environment
  • Satisfactory current National Police Clearance
  • Current Working With Children Card

If you have a genuine passion for supporting and empowering children and their families…

Apply Now

Submit your current resume and a concise cover letter addressing the full selection criteria as provided in the Job Description on wanslea.bigredsky.com

To learn more about this and other employment opportunities at Wanslea visit at www.wanslea.asn.au

Applications closed: 26 November 2020

Wanslea reserves the right to close applications at any time, therefore we encourage you to submit your application as soon as possible.

In response to Covid-19 restrictions and to maintain social distancing Wanslea will be taking all necessary steps to protect candidate’s and employee’s health. These steps include phone or online interviews. If you have any questions about current recruitment processes please speak to the recruiter if you are contacted for an interview.