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Physiotherapist - Forbes

  • Forbes, NSW
  • Full-Time or Part-Time opportunity available (flexible)

At Aruma, we support people with disabilities to live great lives. It's the reason we exist - after all, why should anyone have to settle for anything less? And to make this a reality, we rely on the skill and commitment of our Aruma team. When you're part of the Aruma team, you're not just supporting people. You're pioneering new paths, challenging assumptions, daring to think differently, and telling society to raise its bar higher.

We are currently seeking an experienced Physiotherapist who will utilise their skills and knowledge in Physiotherapy. You will provide flexible family-centred services to children and adults with a disability and their families, within the context of a multidisciplinary team and maintain efficient and effective practices in line with Aruma policies and procedures.

What success looks like:

  • Assess the Physiotherapy needs of children and adults utilising appropriate assessments and investigation processes
  • Develop professional relationships with families, which respect individual styles and acknowledge their strengths and capabilities
  • Provide assistance and support to families to enable them to identify their priorities and make informed decisions
  • Provide the family with appropriate information about all other available services which are relevant to the family and the child or customer with a disability and arrange any referrals if required
  • Provide written assessment reports, including comprehensive recommendations, when necessary
  • Participate in the formulation, implementation and evaluation of individualised physiotherapy service plans
  • Develop, record, monitor and regularly review individualised physiotherapy goals in relation to children's Individual Education Plans (IEPs) and the adults NDIS goals
  • Provide individual and/or group intervention sessions to address physiotherapy goals
  • Provide interventions that promote learning and physiotherapy sessions through play and/or active participation for both adults and children, in both centre and home based settings

Must haves…

  • Tertiary qualifications in Physiotherapy
  • Membership of Australian Physiotherapy Association (or the capacity to be a member)
  • Driver's Licence
  • Excellent communication and interpersonal skills.
  • Current Working with Children Check
  • Be willing to provide an NDIS Worker Check (NDISWC) Clearance
  • Be willing to provide a confirmation record of COVID-19 vaccination (dose 1 & 2)
  • Be willing to undergo a police check
  • Commitment to the ethos and ethics of the organisation

Nice to haves…

  • Demonstrated knowledge of child development and family-centred practice
  • Knowledge of the National and State Disability Services Act, Disability Discrimination Act, and any other relevant legislation and its implications for service delivery
  • Demonstrated ability to support children and adults with developmental delays, autism spectrum disorders and other disabilities and their families in a range of issues
  • Demonstrated ability to maintain positive, sensitive relationships between children, customers, staff, parents and caregivers
  • Demonstrated ability to support staff and impart skills and programming information to other service providers
  • Energetic, active personality with the ability to be part of a passionate team, acknowledging and valuing gains children and customers make with a positive attitude
  • Capacity to manage a diverse workload, prioritise and meet deadlines in a responsive manner

So, who is Aruma?

We're glad you asked! Aruma is a new name in disability services, but we're definitely not the new kids on the block. You might remember us as House with No Steps and The Tipping Foundation, two great organisations, with over 100 years of combined experience, who came together in 2018. Find out more about us at aruma.com.au.

To be part of the Aruma journey apply now with a cover letter addressing the above criteria and your resume.

Only applicants with the right to work in Australia will be considered. Shortlisted applications will be required to undergo pre-employment checks. We will be actively shortlisting during the advertising period and reserve the right to close this advert prior to the advertised date.

Aruma is a Child Safe Organisation and an EEO Employer.

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