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Project Manager



Focus on Early Childhood Inclusion

2 YEAR CONTRACT Part or Full-Time (Up to 38 hours per week)

Base location: North Rocks (flexible working arrangements may be negotiated)
Award: Conditions according to SCHCADS Award
Salary Range: $75,000 to $80,000 (above award)
Applications close: Friday 11th January 2013
Starting date: January/early February 2013

Project Manager Role
This position will be responsible for:
a) Implementing the existing project establishment plan, whose initial activities include research / review, network-building, consultation and planning
b) Developing a detailed two year plan working with a project steering ????? ?????
c) Identifying and sourcing required project resources (additional team members, materials, consultants, volunteers)
d) Implementing the overall project.

Project Background
The Focus on Early Childhood Inclusion project sits within the Ageing, Disability and Home Care (ADHC) broader strategy Strengthening Supports for Children aged 0 – 8 years and their families, a key initiative to bring ????? ????? the intention of Stronger Together 2 for children and young people with a disability and their families in NSW. Early Childhood Intervention Australia (NSW Chapter) [ECIA NSW], and ADHC are working in close partnership to implement the Focus on Early Childhood Inclusion project and to develop and implement a Transition to School package. The overall project aims are to strengthen service capabilities in supporting children 0-8 within the community.

ECIA NSW has a strong commitment to the inclusion of children with a disability within mainstream family, early childhood, school and community settings. Through the network of its members, it has much experience and practical knowledge with which to provide sector leadership and guidance in support of inclusive practice.

Project Vision

  • Communities include young children with disabilities to a greater extent
  • Families have choices about where their children receive support, with this mostly occurring ????? ????? places where other children of similar age are.

Project Mission
The Focus on Early Childhood Inclusion project will influence stakeholders across the early childhood specialist and mainstream sectors, and provide professional leadership in promoting innovative and evidence-based strategies to support the broader social inclusion of children with disabilities 0-8, and the facilitation of their transition to school.

Postion selection criteria & application process

  • Strong knowledge of early childhood disability and/or education sectors
  • Tertiary qualifications in a relevant area
  • Demonstrated ability to lead and co-ordinate a project and its team
  • Strong verbal communication, coaching/feedback skills, effective delegation skills
  • Demonstrated abilities in project planning and implementation
  • Demonstrated skills in managing a budget and contributing to preparing ????? ?????, concise and accurate reports to funders, non-profit boards and/or steering ????? ?????
  • Relationship building and influencing skills
  • Excellent written communication skills
  • Willingness and ability to travel within NSW, as required


  • Experience within a community-based or membership-driven organisation
  • Demonstrated experience in working with a project steering ????? ?????

Applications & enquiries
Before applying, please refer to the Position Description, which may be downloaded via the link at:

All applications must address the selection criteria, as well as demonstrating an understanding of the main job requirements outlined in the Position Description. Applicants should include a recent c.v., together with the names and contact details of 2 professional referees.

E-mail enquiries & applications to: Executive Officer, at the address given in the Position Description.

Closing date: 11th January 2013



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