ECIA (VC) is the peak body for early childhood intervention in Victoria. Our vision is for young children of all abilities to fully participate in family and community life. ECIA's work assists children with developmental delays or disabilities, their families, and the networks that support them. We provide information and professional development across the sector. Independent research shows that early action provides the best outcomes for children with disabilities, resulting in healthier futures, happier families and advanced opportunities .... right from the start.
The National Disability Insurance Agency (NDIA) has asked ECIA to provide recommendations for a set of national guidelines for minimum standards in Early Childhood Intervention (ECI) service delivery for the National Disability Insurance Scheme (NDIS).
Two project officers have been appointed by ECIA and Expressions of Interest are invited from professionals to form a four (4) member Steering Committee. The purpose of the committee is to support the National Guidelines Project. The Steering Committee role includes:
Advocating for the project
Addressing any issues which has major implications for the project
Assisting with identifying and monitoring risks
Assisting with identifying key stakeholders
The Steering Committee may also be called upon to take on responsibility for progressing any whole-of-government issues associated with the project.
The Steering Committee will bring together a collection of individuals with expert knowledge and skills within the field of Early Childhood Intervention which complement the knowledge and skills of the National Guidelines Project Team.
The Project Team consists of Dree Ballardin, the contact person for Eastern Australia and Leah Temme, the contact person for Central and Western Australia. Dree has a background in project management and Leah's background is in Education. The Steering Committee will be chaired by David Quin, Executive Officer, Early Childhood Intervention Australia, Victorian Chapter.
If you would like to be considered as a member of the Steering Committee please attach a short statement detailing your area of expertise and what you feel you could contribute to the committee (as outlined in the Expression of Interest). We expect to establish the Steering Committee by late March. Candidates that apply to sit on the Steering Committee may also be considered for a role on the Expert Advisory Committee.
Please refer to the Expression of Interest and Terms of Reference which detail the specific roles of the Steering Committee members and the range of professional attributes we are seeking in order to form a balanced committee.read more view all
As part of our professional development program for 2014 we will continue to hold popular training courses such as Introduction to Counselling and Strengths Based Training as well as new training opportunities. We also look forward to upcoming conferences to be held in conjunction with other early years organisations like Playgroup Victoria.
We would also like to continue offering training for more specific communities such as our recent professional development day for Inclusion Support Facilitators.
To help us plan our program for 2014 and beyond please watch this space for a professional development survey soon to be uploaded with the aim of finding out about your specific professional training and development needs and ideas.more info view events