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Graduate Therapists

Autism Spectrum Australia
  • Job No: ASPECTLB1395
  • Multiple locations

At Autism Spectrum Australia (Aspect), we understand that starting a new job straight out of Uni can be daunting to say the least. There are so many unknowns, so many pathways, so much to learn, and many graduates aren’t even sure what it really looks like to be a Therapist in the real world.

Well don’t worry, we’ve got you!

Our 12-week structured induction program will ease you into your caseload and give you that critical insight and roadmap to your new career. We’ll have you feeling confident and prepared in no time. With a team of passionate, talented therapists at your side, your transition into not just your first job, but the brilliant world of autism, will be a smooth one.

At Autism Spectrum Australia (Aspect), our Therapists have more time to focus on the people they support and deliver high-quality and highly valued services. How? Because we believe in setting a realistic goal of supporting three to four people on the autism spectrum a day, so you have more time to discover their unique strengths and aspirations, more time to reflect and plan, and more time to make a difference.

Start your career with an organisation at the forefront of service delivery in an NDIS environment, knowing that you’re doing something amazing. Within a people-centred, strength-based culture, you’ll have the chance to hone your craft as a clinician through broad experiences, participant diversity and life-changing outcomes for children and adults on the autism spectrum. 

What we offer

  • 12-week comprehensive induction program includes:
    • Structured induction modules
    • a combination of self-paced and guided modules covering introduction to the organisation, operational information, discipline specific information and working with clients to name just a few
    • Joint and shadow visits
    • Direct clinical supervision 
    • New Graduate Webinar Series
    • Child protection and safeguarding training
    • Introduction to Positive Behaviour Support (PBS)
  • Beyond induction, we offer a very strong individualised support and supervision structure with both a clinical and operational focus tailored to your learning needs 
  • A flexible and autonomous working day with a current daily billable expectation of four hours, supporting three to four people each day 
  • With a culture of wellbeing at the core of everything we do, you’ll also discover that creating the right balance for your personal priorities becomes a reality too
  • Excellent internal and external professional development opportunities including access to a Professional Development allowance of up to $750 a year, two professional learning days, and a personal development day or a resource budget
  • As Australia’s largest autism-specific provider, our in-house research department will keep you at the leading edge of innovation in the rapidly developing autism space.
  • An established rewards and recognition program
  • Leave entitlements including parental leave, study leave and generous sick/carers leave
  • Varied work and other opportunities including access to Communities of Practice and Quality Improvement projects
  • Training in Positive Behaviour Support (PBS) and support to become registered as a Behaviour Support Practitioner if desired.
  • Technology including phone and laptop
  • variety of work options including full and part time, permanent and maximum term contracts depending on experience
  • A competitive package based on relevant qualifications and experience
  • $70k to $105k p.a. FTE salary package range - (inclusive of superannuation and pro rata for part time/contract term)
  • Tax-effective salary packaging opportunities including $15,899 each year tax free, increasing the value of your take-home pay

The not negotiables 

  • Relevant tertiary qualifications
  • Registration and membership
    • Psychologists
      • Eligibility for full registration with AHPRA (Provisional registration may be considered)
    • OTs
      • Fully registered with AHPRA
    • Speech Pathologists
      • Eligibility for membership with Speech Pathology Australia
  • Current driver’s licence, use of own vehicle for business purposes (reimbursed per kilometre) and willingness to travel across your local LGAs
  • NDIS Worker Screening Check clearance
  • Appropriate Working With Children Check for paid employment in the State or Territory in which you work
  • Completion of the mandatory NDIS Worker Orientation Module ‘Quality, Safety and You’ is also required. If you have not already completed the module, click here to access it.
  • You may be required to provide an International Police Check clearance

Click here to view the Position Profile

To apply

Please attach your resume (not compulsory) and complete the candidate questionnaire as part of Aspect's online recruitment process. Cover letter is optional. Click the 'Apply Now' button.

Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander people are encouraged to apply.

Vaccination against COVID-19 may be a requirement for some positions at Aspect, in accordance with Public Health Orders, Work Health and Safety and duty of care obligations for staff and participants/students. As part of the recruitment/interview process Aspect is collecting information related to your vaccination status to ensure we are in compliance with all government orders and directives.

Enquiries should be directed to: 

Speech Pathologists: Maryanne Pease – mpease@autismspectrum.org.au  – 0438 413 610

Occupational Therapists: Sarah Crook – scrook@autismspectrum.org.au – 0428 260 133

Learn more about us: www.autismspectrum.org.au 

Aspect is committed to providing an autism-friendly workplace and supporting an inclusive and diverse workforce. With 3.8% of our workforce on the autism spectrum and a strategic goal to keep growing our autistic workforce, this is a place where everyone can truly shine in their own unique way.

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