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Paediatric Occupational Therapists - Mount Isa

BUSHkids

Graduate and Experienced Paediatric Occupational Therapist Positions Available.

  • Full-time, Part-time
  • Centre based and/or teleHealth
  • New Graduates welcome to apply
  • Various locations: Emerald, Mount Isa 

BUSHkids Benefits Overview

  • Weekly supervision and mentoring by an experienced speech pathologist
  • Occupational Therapist team meetings and online Microsoft team s group for collegiate consultation and collaboration
  • Vibrant state-wide inter-professional fortnightly In-service program
  • Comprehensive individually planned orientation including work shadowing with experienced practicians in other locations, comprehensive telehealth training with bespoke online models
  • Professional development allowance for new graduates $1,061 per year (1.5% of annual salary)
  • Paid professional development leave 5 days per annum plus 2 days professional development travel leave
  • As a not-for-profit salary packaging opportunities for up to a maximum of $15,900 per year + $2,649.99 for Meal & Entertainment Card, increasing the money you take home each pay fortnight.
  • Relocation costs support for remote locations Up to $1,500 by BUSHkids.
  • Strong links with regional and metropolitan universities.
  • 4 weeks annual leave plus 17.5% leave loading
  • 3 days paid Christmas bonus leave
  • Opportunity to work as an Allied Health Assistant while awaiting your registration.

ABOUT BUSHkids ORGANISATION

BUSHkids is a non-Government, not-for-profit organisation which works within local communities to support the development of children by increasing community capacity through education, prevention and early intervention programs. 

BUSHkids Services

Children’s Allied Health Services are delivered at regional Centres based in Bundaberg, Dalby, Emerald, Mount Isa and Warwick, with satellite sites delivering Children and Parenting Support Services in Inglewood, Stanthorpe, Kingaroy/Nanango and Agnes Waters/Miriam Vale. 

BUSHkids is the National Disability Insurance Agency (NDIA) Partner in the Community for the delivery of NDIS Early Childhood Early Intervention (ECEI) Services for Bundaberg, Rockhampton and Central Queensland areas servicing Emerald and Gladstone; with the Fraser Coast servicing Hervey Bay, Maryborough, Kingaroy and Cherbourg; and the Sunshine Coast servicing Maroochydore and Gympie areas.

In 2022 the Department of Education (DoE) and BUSHkids will be facilitating Play Pods in schools for children who are registered for eKindy programs in Queensland. This is an opportunity for children to play with peers and learn valuable life skills through play.  Play Pods will help prepare children for school focusing on social and emotion skills. BUSHkids has been working with the Department of Education, State Schools and Brisbane School of Distance Education (BSDE) since 2018.   

Regional activities are coordinated by a team of support staff located in the BUSHkids offices based in Toowong, Brisbane. 

Our Purpose

To support children’s health, developmental, educational and social and emotional wellbeing through equitable and accessible health services.

Our Vision

All Queensland children reach their potential regardless of where they live. 

Our Values • We Are

  • Child-focused and family centred
  • Collaborative
  • Accountable

PURPOSE AND SCOPE OF THE POSITION

As part of the Allied Health Team (Emerald and Mount Isa) you will:

  • Fulfil a participative, consultative and collaborative role in the multidisciplinary team to facilitate early intervention services that improve the health and well-being of children with, or at risk of, developmental and other difficulties
  • Provide health education sessions, screening and/or clinical assessment and goal-directed intervention
  • Work collaboratively with the client’s parents/caregivers, other team members and the client’s key support personnel to provide services which maximise developmental outcomes for the client

KEY RESPONSIBILITIES

Duties include, but are not limited to:

  • Provide a range of evidence-based occupational therapy services to children in accordance with the BUSHkids Model of Care
  • Provide evidence-based assessment, diagnosis, program planning, intervention, referral and monitoring for children on allocated caseload
  • Support an integrated clinical intake process to the BUSHkids service, this includes multidisciplinary screening, triage and case management
  • Provide consultative and educational services to families and other organisations as required to support the child’s ongoing development
  • Maintain data / accurate records of occupational therapy service provision to clients in accordance with medico-legal standards
  • Maintain and care for equipment and resources provided for Occupational Therapy and identify resource requirements as required
  • Monitor and review clinical therapy services in local centre in consultation with the Clinical Services Manager and Clinical Supervisor
  • Contribute to and participate in professional development and supervision activities as deemed appropriate by the Clinical Supervisor and Clinical Service Manager for continued skill development in contemporary occupational therapy practice
  • Participate in allocated clinical project work and research activities in consultation with the Clinical Services Manager and Clinical Supervisor
  • Supervise Occupational Therapy students during placement following consultation and endorsement from the Clinical Supervisor and approval from the Clinical Service Manager
  • Maintain a code of conduct and ethics in keeping with Code of Conduct of the Occupational Therapy Board of Australia

Other tasks include:

  • Actively participate in general staff meetings
  • Attend training sessions (in-house and external) when required
  • Know and apply BUSHkids policies and procedures; and be familiar with and understand workplace health and safety and apply these in the workplace.

Qualifications / Professional Registrations / Other Requirements

Mandatory requirements:

  • Tertiary Qualifications in Occupational Therapy
  • Registration with Australian Health Practitioner Regulation Agency (AHPRA)
  • Working with Children – Blue Card – No Card No Start
  • NDIS Worker Screening Clearance

Other requirements:

  • Current C Class Queensland Drivers License
  • Proof of Hepatitis B Vaccination and COVID-19 status

Desirable qualities:

  • Experience in working with children experiencing learning, mild to moderate developmental delays and neurodevelopmental disorders such as ASD, ADHD
  • Experience with planning, implementing and evaluating group programs for young children and their families
  • Experience in the provision of health promotion/community education activities
  • Experience working with families in rural, regional and remote areas
  • Experience working with Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander communities

Ongoing Professional Development

  • BUSHkids is committed to supporting its staff members’ ongoing professional development (PD)
  • BUSHkids has an established supervision program to help support continued professional development within the organisation. A Professional Supervisor will be allocated on commencement with BUSHkids

KEY SELECTION CRITERIA

Clinical Practice:

  • Demonstrated knowledge and experience in the assessment, diagnosis, management and evaluation of children with, or at risk of, developmental, social, emotional and behavioural difficulties, with a focus on early intervention and family centred practice.
  • Demonstrated knowledge and skills in working with vulnerable families who may experience barriers to accessing services

Communication/Team Participation:

  • Demonstrated effective interpersonal, oral, and written communication skills necessary for good working relationships and client care.
  • Demonstrated ability to function as an effective member of a multidisciplinary team.

Leadership/Work Unit Management:

  • Demonstrated commitment to ongoing professional development and ability to share knowledge and skills.
  • Demonstrated ability to work independently without close supervision and to appropriately manage time and workload.

HOW TO APPLY

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People with a disability or people from Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander or CALD communities are highly encouraged to apply for this position.

Graduates welcome to apply for positions to start following assessment completion.

Please precise for which location you are applying to when sending your application.

Applications will be shortlisted as received, early applications are encouraged.

Enquiries can be made by phone 07 3870 7288 or email recruitment@bushkids.org.au using the subject line: Paediatric Occupational Therapists - Mount Isa enquiry via EthicalJobs.

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