Early Childhood Australia (ECA) is a national organisation known and respected for the quality and impact of its leadership, advocacy and resourcing on behalf of young children aged between birth and eight years of age. We are currently seeking to fill a number of positions in the ECA National Office, based in Canberra, and various other positions located across Australia.

ECA is committed to equal employment opportunities and encourages applications from Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander people as well as people with a disability.

Current vacancies

Policy and Government Relations Manager

We are seeking applications for a Policy and Government Relations Manager position with Early Childhood Australia. This key position is responsible for overseeing ECA’s work in the policy arena to have a positive influence on outcomes for young children in Australia. The role requires an understanding of existing policy and legislative frameworks as well as options for the future.

The Policy and Government Relations Manager will regularly review policy and research evidence to inform policy positions and advice developed by ECA. They will be responsible for developing submissions and advice to governments (including the Federal and State/Territory Governments) informed by ECA’s values, the available evidence and consultation with ECA members and the early childhood sector more broadly. They will also manage projects commissioned or undertaken by ECA, working with partners and funding bodies to ensure project objectives are achieved.

The full information kit for applications is available here.

Applications must address the selection criteria and be submitted electronically in word or pdf format. Applications not addressing the selection criteria will not be considered. Along with the response to the selection criteria applications must include a CV listing 2 referees and are to be submitted via email to employment@earlychildhood.org.au, please ensure that in the subject line contains your full name and ” Policy and Government Relations Manager”.

Closing date: midnight Thursday, 7th March 2019

Applicants can email any questions about the role to: employment@earlychildhood.org.au   (Please provide a contact phone number if you would prefer to be phoned back)

Coordinator, NDIS Early Childhood Early Intervention (Northern Territory)

ECA NT have 1 full-time position available.

As an ECEI Coordinator, you will be a key point of contact for families whilst working within a trans-disciplinary 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.

The position is 38 hours per week, based in Darwin. Ideally, we are seeking an Occupational Therapist, however qualifications in other allied health domains would be considered.

For more information and to request a Position Description, phone: 1800 959 995 or email: ECANT@earlychildhood.org.au.

To learn more about the Early Childhood Australia Northern Territory Branch, visit their website.