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Key Worker

Key Worker

One point of contact focused on the child and their family.

Who is it for?
A Key Worker is for families who have a child who has difficulties in more than one area of development. It is an option for all families regardless of whether or not your child has a formal diagnosis and is for children aged 0 to 8 years.

What is it?
A Key Worker is an early childhood intervention professional and may be an Early Childhood Special Educator, Speech Pathologist, Occupational Therapist or Psychologist. Your Key Worker becomes the main contact for all the family’s needs and is the person you see and talk to the most.

How does it work?
Your Key Worker will visit your child for one hour a week during term time in their normal routine -wherever you need support. This can be at your home, at preschool, at Noah’s or in the community. Your Key Worker provides support across all the areas you require to reach your goals. The Key Worker is also able to communicate with other professionals if required. We call this ‘transdisciplinary’.

How much do I pay?
Families pay $70 per term for this program.

What funding is relevant?
The remaining cost per term, which is $1,875, is funded by:

  • Department of Social Services Helping Children with Autism (HCWA) and Better Start Initiative (BSI)
  • Department of Education and Community (DEC) Inclusion Support Program
  • Department of Family and Community Services, Ageing, Disability and Home Care (ADHC)

Children who are approved for HCWA or BSI funding can claim $1,500 per term. Noah’s will fund the remaining $375.
There are funded places available for children who are not eligible for HCWA or BSI funding.

How do I enrol?
Contact Noah’s Inclusion Services on 02 4423 5022 or complete the Referral Intake form and hand it to Noah’s reception or your Noah’s contact. Priority will be given to children who are not accessing any other intervention service.