Key Worker – Western Melbourne Everyday Independence

JOB DESCRIPTION

Key Worker – Early Childhood Intervention
Employment Term – Ongoing – Full Time or Part Time (minimum 3 days per week)
Total Remuneration Package – $86,578 – $106,558 includes Annual Leave Loading & Superannuation + Car Options + Mobile + Laptop

Location – Derrimut

In your new role you as a Key Worker, you will provide early childhood intervention services to support children with developmental delays or disabilities, and their families. You will work on behalf of the Everyday Independence team who’ll be supporting you to help families to break down barriers to reveal children’s true abilities.

As a Key Worker you will:

  • Plan and coordinate supports with the child and family that reflect strengths based and family centered approaches
  • Deliver supports to children and families that lead to positive outcomes, utilising a transdisciplinary key worker approach
  • Assess and communicate the child’s development and ongoing progress
  • Facilitate a team around the child that promotes participation in family, community and cultural activities
  • Ensure that supports are clearly documented, coordinated, and communicated to families and internal and external stakeholders
  • Meet the responsibilities of your role including positive outcomes with children and families, contributions to the team and meeting key performance indicators
  • Demonstrate the values of Everyday Independence

Your Everyday
If you were here last week, these are some of the things you may have done:

  • Attended a family’s home to conduct their first appointment, getting to know them, their child and goals
  • Provided therapy at a preschool to support a child to develop their motor skills
  • Supported the parents of a 5-year-old child to find a local school that best suits their child’s needs
  • Worked collaboratively with a Speech Pathologist and family members to support a child to develop their communication and social skills
  • Accessed mentoring and internal supports to help grow your expertise and skills
  • Participated in a weekly team meeting and contributed thoughts, ideas and solutions
  • Shared a joke and a laugh with colleagues and maybe attended a hub social event. 

Everyday Perks
We offer a range of perks and benefits to support you to feel valued, balance your work and life commitments, grow your career, and most importantly, enjoy work.

  • Flexible working hours to create your ideal work life balance
  • Career development and growth opportunities
  • Vehicle options including vehicle allowance, or leasing a fully maintained company vehicle with full personal and private use
  • Tools and technology to be successful – Surface Pro and mobile phone
  • Regular scheduled mentoring sessions both as a team and one to one
  • Weekly team meetings – Get to know the team and have your input
  • Comprehensive induction program to the organisation and ongoing PBS training and development
  • Work for a company that cares
  • Internal career opportunities – Access to Industry leading coaching, mentoring and career development pathways
  • Paid Parental Leave and Wellbeing days.
  • Online Pilates, free snacks and coffee and pet friendly hubs

  
To be successful in this role, you will:

  • If you’re an Occupational Therapist, be AHPRA registered
  • If you’re a Speech Pathologist, be SPA registered
  • If you’re an Educator, hold full Teachers Registration with the relevant State Education Authority
  • If you’re a Social Worker, hold a full membership of the Australian Association of Social Workers
  • Be passionate about providing a deeper level of support to children and families
  • Be a great listener and have a positive approach to risk
  • Have a drive to delivering high impact outcomes in children and families’ lives
  • Be flexible and able to work in a commercial environment
  • Have a committed to developing yourself and the people around you
  • Be able to obtain an NDIS Worker Screening Check & Working with Children’s Check
  • Hold a valid drivers licence

About Us
At Everyday Independence we focus on creating communities where everyone has the same choices and opportunities to thrive. That’s why we’re working with our participants to break down barriers to reveal their true abilities.
We deliver a wide range of community based and online allied health services to people of all ages and abilities across Australia, and we are growing.
We support people with disabilities in metro and regional locations across Victoria, New South Wales, Queensland, Tasmania, South Australia and Western Australia.  
  
How to apply 
Have a good look around our website and on social media to get a feel for who we are. If you think we’re a good match hit apply now or you can speak directly to us by calling our Talent Acquisition Team on 1300 179 131
  
In order for us to move quickly through the recruitment process with your application, please ensure that you are uploading a current CV including referee details (2 professional required) along with a cover letter. 

If you are shortlisted, you will be asked to complete an on-demand video and assessment that you can complete at a time that’s convenient to you. You’ll be able to engage in realistic scenarios that you are likely to encounter on the job, which will show you what the role you’ve applied for is really like. Once you’ve completed this we’ll follow up with a phone call to let you know the outcome and to give you an opportunity to ask all your questions.
  
Everyday Independence is proudly part of The Circle Back Initiative and we are committed to responding to every candidate throughout the Recruitment Process. 
  
Everyday Independence embraces and values inclusion. We welcome applications from Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander people, workers of all ages, people with disabilities, people who identify as LGBTIQ and those from culturally and linguistically diverse backgrounds. If you have any support or access needs, we encourage you to advise us at time of application. We are committed to providing flexible ways of working for every role. Talk to us about how this job could be flexible for you.   
      
Everyday Independence is committed to the safety and wellbeing of children, young people and adults with disabilities. We require all candidates to undergo screening prior to employment including but not limited to; holding or obtaining an NDIS Worker Screening Check and a Working with Children Check / equivalent in accordance with State laws.