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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.

Our priority is always the health and safety of children, their families and our staff, and more so given the current COVID-19 situation.  There has been a shift to provide our services to children and families in more innovative ways.

We appreciate your interest in BUSHkids.  Please continue to check this page from time-to-time for updates on employment opportunities or email recruitment@bushkids.org.au with any queries.

Full time, Part time - Multiple Locations: Bundaberg, Emerald, Maroochydore, Gympie, Hervey Bay, Kingaroy, Rockhampton, Gladstone

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.

BUSHkids also works in partnership with the Department of Education & Training (DET) to provide eKindy in rural and remote Queensland to ensure all children receive good quality early years opportunities prior to entering formal education.

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

Our Purpose

To provide equitable and accessible health, developmental and educational services to families and communities that will encourage them to grow.

Our Vision

To become recognised as a leader in developmental services, empowering children and their families in rural, remote and regional Queensland to be engaged, connected, aware and resilient.

Our Values

  • Child-focused and family centred
  • Working collaboratively to make a difference for vulnerable families
  • Accountability to clients, communities and stakeholders

PURPOSE AND SCOPE OF THE POSITION

This position works as part of the service delivery team providing early intervention services to families with children aged 0-6 years with developmental delay or disability.

KEY RESPONSIBILITIES

Provide support, and under the direction of the Senior Coordinators, for families with children aged 0-6 years with developmental delay or disability.

Duties include, but are not limited to:

  • Providing information and resources to the families about NDIS and services which will address their goals
  • Adhere to the National Disability Insurance Scheme (NDIS) Early Childhood Early Intervention (ECEI) statement of requirements
  • Provide care when and where it best meets the clients’ needs including on site, at home and in the community
  • Undertake intervention work with families under supervision of ECEI team coordinators
  • Undertake accurate and timely documentation and communication. This includes but is not exclusive to statistical information, clinical notes, reports, responses to inquiries, verbal and written documentation to referrers, clients and others
  • Assisting families to determine and plan for the services that are reasonable and necessary for their child
  • Develop and maintain resources as required by the service delivery team.

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 REGISTRATION / OTHER REQUIREMENTS

 Essential Requirements

  • A practical, can-do attitude and a passion for children, families and the community
  • Excellent inter-personal skills and ability to work within a multi-disciplinary team
  • Experience working with children and families
  • Understanding of the NDIS, choice and control and the principles of person centred care

Mandatory Requirement

  • Valid Blue Card (Queensland’s Working with Children Check) – No Card, No Start.

Desirable Qualities

  • Experience in working in early childhood education, intervention or other relevant work experience and/or qualifications.

Other Requirements

  • Current C Class Queensland Drivers Licence
  • Proof of Hepatitis B Vaccination status

EXPECTED BEHAVIOURS AND PERSONAL ATTRIBUTES

  • Maintain a personal presentation, code of conduct and ethics in keeping with the mission and aims of the organisation
  • Treat all other BUSHkids staff in a professional, respectful manner
  • Give clients of the service every courtesy and their needs given prompt professional attention
  • Implement all reasonable directions of the direct Manager to the position
  • Use good judgement in conveying information to relevant authorities
  • Demonstrate well developed interpersonal and communication skills
  • Be well-presented, friendly and courteous
  • Represent BUSHkids in a professional, confident and positive manner at all times
  • Undertake all duties in a diligent manner, with honesty and integrity
  • Maintain absolute confidentiality regarding BUSHkids sensitive information
  • Have a vigilant attitude to accuracy and double check work as necessary
  • Work cooperatively and independently
  • Demonstrate ability to prioritise and organise, with attention to detail
  • Demonstrate commitment to ongoing professional development

 ADDITIONAL INFORMATION

  • The successful applicant will be required to provide certified copies of required documentation prior to formal offer of employment.
  • BUSHkids is a not-for-profit organisation – the ongoing duration of this position is dependent on the availability of continued funding
  • Each staff member is appointed to the appropriate classification level based on their clinical experience
  • Travel and overnight stays from the centre may be required of this position
  • A criminal history check may be initiated on the successful applicant with the Queensland Police Service
  • A discipline history check may be initiated on the successful applicant
  • A non-smoking policy applies in all BUSHkids buildings, offices and motor vehicles
  • All staff are required to complete a six (6) month probation period on commencement of employment
  • As BUSHkids is a not for profit organisation, participation in fundraising activities may be required

KEY SELECTION CRITERIA

Professional Practice

  • Demonstrated knowledge and experience in early intervention and prevention services for families and young children including parenting
  • Demonstrated knowledge and skills in working with vulnerable families who may experience multiple barriers to accessing services

Communication/Team Participation 

  • Demonstrated effective interpersonal, oral, and written communication skills necessary to work effectively in a local community to provide high quality services
  • Demonstrated ability to develop professional networks and work collaboratively with other service providers

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

Applicants are to submit a brief resume with contact details of 2 referees (current or previous employers); and a maximum 2 page written response outlining your suitability for the role by addressing the key selection criteria above.

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

 Applications received directly from SEEK or recruitment agencies will not be accepted.

Please refer to the full Position Description (680KB) to view further details about the role, including the Key Selection Criteria.

PLEASE EMAIL YOUR APPLICATION TO: recruitment@bushkids.org.au

 Closing date for applications is close of business Friday 11 December 2020.

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

Enquiries can be directed to via phone 07 3870 7288 or email recruitment@bushkids.org.au

Full time, Part time - Multiple Locations: Bundaberg, Emerald, Maroochydore, Gympie, Hervey Bay, Kingaroy, Rockhampton, Gladstone

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.

BUSHkids also works in partnership with the Department of Education & Training (DET) to provide eKindy in rural and remote Queensland to ensure all children receive good quality early years opportunities prior to entering formal education.

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

Our Purpose

To provide equitable and accessible health, developmental and educational services to families and communities that will encourage them to grow.

Our Vision

To become recognised as a leader in developmental services, empowering children and their families in rural, remote and regional Queensland to be engaged, connected, aware and resilient.

Our Values

  • Child-focused and family centred
  • Working collaboratively to make a difference for vulnerable families
  • Accountability to clients, communities and stakeholders

PURPOSE AND SCOPE OF THE POSITION

The position fulfills discipline specific and multidisciplinary support within the Early Childhood Early Intervention (ECEI) Team, providing services to families with children with developmental delay or disability.  The position will implement and continue to develop BUSHkids teleHealth services for families in regional Queensland areas.

As part of the Early Childhood Early Intervention (ECEI) Team you will:

  • Develop goals and plans with every client inclusive of other team members involved in the care and management of that client in accordance with the National Disability Insurance Scheme (NDIS) Early Childhood Early Intervention (ECEI) approach.
  • Adhere to the National Disability Insurance Scheme (NDIS) Early Childhood Early Intervention (ECEI) statement of requirements.

 KEY RESPONSIBILITIES

Duties include, but are not limited to:

  • Be responsible for assessment, planning, delivery, evaluation and continuous improvement related to the provision of the scope of the incumbent’s discipline.
  • Provide care when and where it best meets the clients’ needs including on site, at home and in the community.
  • Provide a range of contemporary evidence based Psychological services to families and children in accordance with the BUSHkids model of care.
  • Provide evidence based assessment, diagnosis, treatment planning, intervention, referral and monitoring for children on allocated caseload.
  • Provide a fly-in/out (FIFO) / drive-in/out (DIDO) service to regional Queensland areas (as required) to provide face to face support to families, BUSHkids team and key stakeholders. This may involve individual assessment and intervention, seminars and/or workshops. Frequency and manner (FIFO/DIDO) is dependent on the requirements and based on the Service Centres being supported. All travel costs will be covered by BUSHkids.
  • Have a comprehensive understanding of professional governance structures and adhere to professional practice standards.
  • Undertake accurate and timely documentation and communication. This includes but is not exclusive to statistical information, clinical notes, reports, responses to enquiries, verbal and written documentation to referrers, clients and others.
  • Maintain accurate records of Psychological service provision to clients in accordance with medico-legal standards.
  • Use evidence to deliver services ensuring best practice guidelines are followed.
  • Contribute to quality improvement activities and participate in research.
  • Contribute to and participate in professional development as agreed in your Professional Achievement and Development Plan (PADP).
  • Staff are to keep informed about current research in early childhood intervention relevant to your role by maintaining professional knowledge and responding appropriately to unsafe or unprofessional practice, fulfilling duty of care by attending training as provided by BUSHkids and seeking further relevant training externally.
  • Integrating organisational policies and procedures in order to provide effective and professional care in a way that respects the rights and beliefs of all individuals yet maintains practice within own approved scope of practice.

 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 Psychology (4 year degree)
  • Certified Practicing Membership with Australian Health Practitioner Regulation Agency (AHPRA)
  • Working with Children Blue Card – positive notice

Desirable

  • Experience in working in childhood education, intervention or other relevant work experience
  • Experience working via telehealth pathways
  • Experience with planning, implementing and evaluating small group programs with children and/or their parents/carers
  • Experience in the provision of health promotion/community education activities
  • Experience working with families in rural, regional and remote areas
  • Experience working with families in rural, remote or Indigenous communities.

Other Requirements

  • Current C Class Queensland Drivers Licence
  • Proof of Hepatitis B Vaccination status

Successful candidate will be required to provide the certified copies of required documentation prior to formal offer of employment.

REPORTING REQUIREMENTS

  • The position is responsible directly to the ECEI Services Manager for clinical issues
  • All BUSHkids staff are ultimately responsible to the Chief Executive Officer of BUSHkids
  • This position has no financial delegation

ONGOING PROFESSIONAL DEVELOPMENT

  • BUSHkids is committed to supporting its staff members’ ongoing professional development (PD) and a generous annual PD budget is allocated to clinicians (full or part time)
  • BUSHkids has an established supervision program to help support continued clinician development within the organisation

EXPECTED BEHAVIOURS AND PERSONAL ATTRIBUTES

  • Maintain a personal presentation, code of conduct and ethics in keeping with the mission and aims of the organisation
  • Treat all other BUSHkids staff in a professional, respectful manner
  • Give clients of the service every courtesy and their needs given prompt professional attention
  • Implement all reasonable directions of the direct Manager to the position
  • Use good judgement in conveying information to relevant authorities
  • Demonstrate well developed interpersonal and communication skills
  • Be well-presented, friendly and courteous
  • Represent BUSHkids in a professional, confident and positive manner at all times
  • Undertake all duties in a diligent manner, with honesty and integrity
  • Maintain absolute confidentiality regarding BUSHkids sensitive information
  • Have a vigilant attitude to accuracy and double check work as necessary
  • Work cooperatively and independently
  • Demonstrate ability to prioritise and organise, with attention to detail
  • Demonstrate commitment to ongoing professional development

ADDITIONAL INFORMATION

  • The successful applicant will be required to provide certified copies of required documentation prior to formal offer of employment.
  • BUSHkids is a not-for-profit organisation – the ongoing duration of this position is dependent on the availability of continued funding
  • Each staff member is appointed to the appropriate classification level based on their clinical experience
  • Travel and overnight stays from the centre may be required of this position
  • A criminal history check may be initiated on the successful applicant with the Queensland Police Service
  • A discipline history check may be initiated on the successful applicant
  • A non-smoking policy applies in all BUSHkids buildings, offices and motor vehicles
  • All staff are required to complete a six (6) month probation period on commencement of employment
  • As BUSHkids is a not for profit organisation, participation in fundraising activities may be required

KEY SELECTION CRITERIA

Clinical Practice

  • Demonstrated knowledge and experience in working with children with developmental delay or disability with a focus on early intervention and family centered practice

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 personal and 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

Applicants are to submit a brief resume with contact details of 2 referees; and a maximum 2 page written response outlining your suitability for the role by addressing the above Key Selection Criteria.

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

Applications received directly from SEEK or recruitment agencies will not be accepted.

Please refer to the full Position Description  (668KB) to view further details about the role, including the Key Selection Criteria.

PLEASE EMAIL YOUR APPLICATION TO: recruitment@bushkids.org.au

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

Closing date for applications is close of business Friday 11 December 2020

Enquiries can be directed to BUSHkids ECEI Service Manager via phone 07 3870 7288 or email recruitment@bushkids.org.au

Full time, Part time - Multiple Locations: Bundaberg, Emerald, Maroochydore, Gympie, Hervey Bay, Kingaroy, Rockhampton, Gladstone

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.

BUSHkids also works in partnership with the Department of Education & Training (DET) to provide eKindy in rural and remote Queensland to ensure all children receive good quality early years opportunities prior to entering formal education.

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

Our Purpose

To provide equitable and accessible health, developmental and educational services to families and communities that will encourage them to grow.

Our Vision

To become recognised as a leader in developmental services, empowering children and their families in rural, remote and regional Queensland to be engaged, connected, aware and resilient.

Our Values

  • Child-focused and family centred
  • Working collaboratively to make a difference for vulnerable families
  • Accountability to clients, communities and stakeholders

PURPOSE AND SCOPE OF THE POSITION

The Speech Pathologist will work as part of a transdisciplinary team in a key worker model providing services to families with children aged 0-6 years with developmental delay or disability.

The position will implement and continue to develop BUSHkids teleHealth services for families in regional Queensland areas.

As part of the Early Childhood Early Intervention (ECEI) Team you will:

  • Develop goals and plans with every client inclusive of other team members involved in the care and management of that client in accordance with the National Disability Insurance Scheme (NDIS) Early Childhood Early Intervention (ECEI) approach.
  • Adhere to the National Disability Insurance Scheme (NDIS) Early Childhood Early Intervention (ECEI) statement of requirements.

KEY RESPONSIBILITIES

Duties include, but are not limited to:

  • Be responsible for assessment, planning, delivery, evaluation and continuous improvement related to the provision of the scope of the incumbent’s discipline.
  • Develop goals and plans with every client inclusive of other team members involved in the care and management of that client in accordance with the National Disability Insurance Scheme (NDIS) Early Childhood Early Intervention (ECEI) approach
  • Provide care when and where it best meets the clients’ needs including on site, at home and in the community.
  • Have a comprehensive understanding of professional governance structures and adhere to professional practice standards.
  • Adhere to the National Disability Insurance Scheme (NDIS) Early Childhood Early Intervention (ECEI) statement of requirements.
  • Undertake accurate and timely documentation and communication. This includes but is not exclusive to statistical information, clinical notes, reports, responses to inquiries, verbal and written documentation to referrers, clients and others.
  • Use evidence to deliver services ensuring best practice guidelines are followed.
  • Contribute to quality improvement activities and participate in research.
  • Undertake professional development as agreed in Professional Achievement and Development Plan.
  • Staff are to keep informed about current research in early childhood intervention relevant to your role by maintaining professional knowledge and responding appropriately to unsafe or unprofessional practice, fulfilling duty of care by attending training as provided by BUSHkids and seeking further relevant training externally.
  • Integrating organisational policies and procedures in order to provide effective and professional care in a way that respects the rights and beliefs of all individuals yet maintains practice within own approved scope of practice.

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 Speech Pathology
  • Certified Practicing Membership with Australian Health Practitioner Regulation Agency (AHPRA)
  • Working with Children Blue Card – positive notice

Desirable

  • Experience in working in childhood education, intervention or other relevant work experience
  • Experience working via telehealth pathways
  • Experience with planning, implementing and evaluating small group programs with children and/or their parents/carers
  • Experience in the provision of health promotion/community education activities
  • Experience working with families in rural, regional and remote areas
  • Experience working with families in rural, remote or Indigenous communities.

Other Requirements

  • Current C Class Queensland Drivers Licence
  • Proof of Hepatitis B Vaccination status

Successful candidate will be required to provide the certified copies of required documentation prior to formal offer of employment.

REPORTING REQUIREMENTS

  • The position is responsible directly to the ECEI Services Manager for clinical issues
  • All BUSHkids staff are ultimately responsible to the Chief Executive Officer of BUSHkids
  • This position has no financial delegation

ONGOING PROFESSIONAL DEVELOPMENT

  • BUSHkids is committed to supporting its staff members’ ongoing professional development (PD) and a generous annual PD budget is allocated to clinicians (full or part time)
  • BUSHkids has an established supervision program to help support continued clinician development within the organisation

EXPECTED BEHAVIOURS AND PERSONAL ATTRIBUTES

  • Maintain a personal presentation, code of conduct and ethics in keeping with the mission and aims of the organisation
  • Treat all other BUSHkids staff in a professional, respectful manner
  • Give clients of the service every courtesy and their needs given prompt professional attention
  • Implement all reasonable directions of the direct Manager to the position
  • Use good judgement in conveying information to relevant authorities
  • Demonstrate well developed interpersonal and communication skills
  • Be well-presented, friendly and courteous
  • Represent BUSHkids in a professional, confident and positive manner at all times
  • Undertake all duties in a diligent manner, with honesty and integrity
  • Maintain absolute confidentiality regarding BUSHkids sensitive information
  • Have a vigilant attitude to accuracy and double check work as necessary
  • Work cooperatively and independently
  • Demonstrate ability to prioritise and organise, with attention to detail
  • Demonstrate commitment to ongoing professional development

ADDITIONAL INFORMATION

  • The successful applicant will be required to provide certified copies of required documentation prior to formal offer of employment.
  • BUSHkids is a not-for-profit organisation – the ongoing duration of this position is dependent on the availability of continued funding
  • Each staff member is appointed to the appropriate classification level based on their clinical experience
  • Travel and overnight stays from the centre may be required of this position
  • A criminal history check may be initiated on the successful applicant with the Queensland Police Service
  • A discipline history check may be initiated on the successful applicant
  • A non-smoking policy applies in all BUSHkids buildings, offices and motor vehicles
  • All staff are required to complete a six (6) month probation period on commencement of employment
  • As BUSHkids is a not for profit organisation, participation in fundraising activities may be required

KEY SELECTION CRITERIA

Clinical Practice

  • Demonstrated knowledge and experience in working with children with developmental delay or disability with a focus on early intervention and family centered practice

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 personal and 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

Applicants are to submit a brief resume with contact details of 2 referees; and a maximum 2 page written response outlining your suitability for the role by addressing the above Key Selection Criteria.

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

Applications received directly from SEEK or recruitment agencies will not be accepted.

Please refer to the full Position Description (725KB) to view further details about the role, including the Key Selection Criteria.

PLEASE EMAIL YOUR APPLICATION TO: recruitment@bushkids.org.au

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

Closing date for applications is close of business Friday 11 December 2020

Enquiries can be directed to BUSHkids ECEI Service Manager via phone 07 3870 7288 or email recruitment@bushkids.org.au

Full time, Part time - Multiple Locations: Bundaberg, Emerald, Maroochydore, Gympie, Hervey Bay, Kingaroy, Rockhampton, Gladstone

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.

BUSHkids also works in partnership with the Department of Education & Training (DET) to provide eKindy in rural and remote Queensland to ensure all children receive good quality early years opportunities prior to entering formal education.

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

Our Purpose

To provide equitable and accessible health, developmental and educational services to families and communities that will encourage them to grow.

Our Vision

To become recognised as a leader in developmental services, empowering children and their families in rural, remote and regional Queensland to be engaged, connected, aware and resilient.

Our Values

  • Child-focused and family centred
  • Working collaboratively to make a difference for vulnerable families
  • Accountability to clients, communities and stakeholders

 PURPOSE AND SCOPE OF THE POSITION

This position works as part of the service delivery team providing services to families with children aged 0-6 years with developmental delay or disability who may be eligible for an NDIS plan.

KEY RESPONSIBILITIES

Provide NDIS planning under the direction of the Senior Coordinators, for families with children aged 0-6 years with developmental delay or disability.

Duties include, but are not limited to:

  • Providing information and resources to the families about NDIS and services which will address their goals
  • Adhere to the National Disability Insurance Scheme (NDIS) Early Childhood Early Intervention (ECEI) statement of requirements
  • Provide care when and where it best meets the clients’ needs including on site, at home and in the community
  • Undertake accurate and timely documentation and communication. This includes but is not exclusive to statistical information, clinical notes, reports, responses to inquiries, verbal and written documentation to referrers, clients and others
  • Assisting families to determine and plan for the services that are reasonable and necessary for their child.

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

Essential Requirements

  • A practical, can-do attitude and a passion for children, families and the community
  • Excellent inter-personal skills
  • Experience working with children and families
  • Understanding of the NDIS, choice and control and the principles of person centred care

Mandatory Requirement

  • Valid Blue Card (Queensland’s Working with Children Check) – No Card, No Start.

Desirable Qualities

  • Experience in working in early childhood education, disability services or other relevant work experience and/or qualifications.

Other Requirements

  • Current C Class Queensland Drivers Licence
  • Proof of Hepatitis B Vaccination status

EXPECTED BEHAVIOURS AND PERSONAL ATTRIBUTES

  • Maintain a personal presentation, code of conduct and ethics in keeping with the mission and aims of the organisation
  • Treat all other BUSHkids staff in a professional, respectful manner
  • Give clients of the service every courtesy and their needs given prompt professional attention
  • Implement all reasonable directions of the direct Manager to the position
  • Use good judgement in conveying information to relevant authorities
  • Demonstrate well developed interpersonal and communication skills
  • Be well-presented, friendly and courteous
  • Represent BUSHkids in a professional, confident and positive manner at all times
  • Undertake all duties in a diligent manner, with honesty and integrity
  • Maintain absolute confidentiality regarding BUSHkids sensitive information
  • Have a vigilant attitude to accuracy and double check work as necessary
  • Work cooperatively and independently
  • Demonstrate ability to prioritise and organise, with attention to detail
  • Demonstrate commitment to ongoing professional development

ADDITIONAL INFORMATION

  • The successful applicant will be required to provide certified copies of required documentation prior to formal offer of employment.
  • BUSHkids is a not-for-profit organisation – the ongoing duration of this position is dependent on the availability of continued funding
  • Each staff member is appointed to the appropriate classification level based on their clinical experience
  • Travel and overnight stays from the centre may be required of this position
  • A criminal history check may be initiated on the successful applicant with the Queensland Police Service
  • A discipline history check may be initiated on the successful applicant
  • A non-smoking policy applies in all BUSHkids buildings, offices and motor vehicles
  • All staff are required to complete a six (6) month probation period on commencement of employment
  • As BUSHkids is a not for profit organisation, participation in fundraising activities may be required

KEY SELECTION CRITERIA

Professional Practice

  • Demonstrated knowledge and experience in childhood development, planning goals and managing a caseload of families and young children.
  • Demonstrated knowledge and skills in working with vulnerable families who may experience multiple barriers to accessing services

Communication/Team Participation 

  • Demonstrated effective interpersonal, oral, and written communication skills necessary to work effectively in a local community to provide high quality services
  • Demonstrated ability to develop professional networks and work collaboratively with other service providers

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

Applicants are to submit a brief resume with contact details of 2 referees (current or previous employers); and a maximum 2 page written response outlining your suitability for the role by addressing the key selection criteria above.

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

Applications received directly from SEEK or recruitment agencies will not be accepted.

Please refer to the full Position Description (655KB) to view further details about the role, including the Key Selection Criteria.

PLEASE EMAIL YOUR APPLICATION TO: recruitment@bushkids.org.au

 Closing date for applications is close of business Friday 11 December 2020.

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

 Enquiries can be directed to via phone 07 3870 7288 or email recruitment@bushkids.org.au

Full time, Part time - Multiple Locations: Bundaberg, Dalby, Emerald, Gladstone, Hervey Bay, Maroochydore, Mount Isa, Rockhampton, Warwick

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.

BUSHkids also works in partnership with the Department of Education (DoE) to provide eKindy in rural and remote Queensland to ensure all children receive good quality early years opportunities prior to entering formal education.

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

Our Purpose

To provide equitable and accessible health, developmental and educational services to families and communities that will encourage them to grow.

Our Vision

To become recognised as a leader in developmental services, empowering children and their families in rural, remote and regional Queensland to be engaged, connected, aware and resilient.

Our Values

  • Child-focused and family centred
  • Working collaboratively to make a difference for vulnerable families
  • Accountability to clients, communities and stakeholders

 

PURPOSE AND SCOPE OF THE POSITION

The position fulfills discipline specific and multidisciplinary support within the Children’s Allied Health Services team and/or the Early Childhood Early Intervention (ECEI) Team, providing services to families with children with developmental delay or disability.  The position will implement and continue to develop BUSHkids teleHealth services for families in regional Queensland areas.

As part of the Children’s Allied Health Team you will:

  • Collaborate with families and other organisations in the provision of psychology services to children who require support for their communication development in accordance with the BUSHkids model of care.
  • Actively participate in the multidisciplinary team setting with particular emphasis on the delivery of psychology services to optimise development and independence for children and their families.
  • Promote the importance of early intervention and its role in preventing long term educational and behavioural issues through community development and health promotion strategies.

As part of the Early Childhood Early Intervention (ECEI) Team you will:

  • Develop goals and plans with every client inclusive of other team members involved in the care and management of that client in accordance with the National Disability Insurance Scheme (NDIS) Early Childhood Early Intervention approach.
  • Adhere to the NDIS Early Childhood Early Intervention statement of requirements.

KEY RESPONSIBILITIES

Duties include, but are not limited to:

  • Be responsible for assessment, planning, delivery, evaluation and continuous improvement related to the provision of the scope of the incumbent’s discipline.
  • Provide care when and where it best meets the clients’ needs including on site, at home and in the community.
  • Provide a range of contemporary evidence based Psychological services to families and children in accordance with the BUSHkids model of care.
  • Provide evidence based assessment, diagnosis, treatment planning, intervention, referral and monitoring for children on allocated caseload.
  • Provide a fly-in/out (FIFO) / drive-in/out (DIDO) service to regional Queensland areas (as required) to provide face to face support to families, BUSHkids team and key stakeholders. This may involve individual assessment and intervention, seminars and/or workshops. Frequency and manner (FIFO/DIDO) is dependent on the requirements and based on the Service Centres being supported. All travel costs will be covered by BUSHkids.
  • Have a comprehensive understanding of professional governance structures and adhere to professional practice standards.
  • Undertake accurate and timely documentation and communication. This includes but is not exclusive to statistical information, clinical notes, reports, responses to enquiries, verbal and written documentation to referrers, clients and others.
  • Maintain accurate records of Psychological service provision to clients in accordance with medico-legal standards.
  • Use evidence to deliver services ensuring best practice guidelines are followed.
  • Contribute to quality improvement activities and participate in research.
  • Contribute to and participate in professional development as agreed in your Professional Achievement and Development Plan (PADP).
  • Staff are to keep informed about current research in early childhood intervention relevant to your role by maintaining professional knowledge and responding appropriately to unsafe or unprofessional practice, fulfilling duty of care by attending training as provided by BUSHkids and seeking further relevant training externally.
  • Integrating organisational policies and procedures in order to provide effective and professional care in a way that respects the rights and beliefs of all individuals yet maintains practice within own approved scope of practice.

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.

Desirable

  • Experience in working in childhood education, intervention or other relevant work experience
  • Experience working via telehealth pathways
  • Experience with planning, implementing and evaluating small group programs with children and/or their parents/carers
  • Experience in the provision of health promotion/community education activities
  • Experience working with families in rural, regional and remote areas
  • Experience working with families in rural, remote or Indigenous communities.

 QUALIFICATIONS / PROFESSIONAL REGISTRATIONS / OTHER REQUIREMENTS

Mandatory Requirements

  • Tertiary Qualifications in Psychology (4 year degree)
  • Certified Practicing Membership with Psychology Board of Australia (AHPRA)
  • Working with Children Blue Card – positive notice

Other Requirements

  • Current C Class Queensland Drivers Licence
  • Proof of Hepatitis B Vaccination status

The successful applicant will be required to provide the certified copies of required documentation prior to formal offer of employment.

Reporting Requirements

  • The position is responsible directly to the Clinical Services Manager for clinical issues
  • All BUSHkids staff are ultimately responsible to the Chief Executive Officer of BUSHkids
  • This position has no financial delegation

Ongoing Professional Development

  • BUSHkids is committed to supporting its staff members’ ongoing professional development (PD)
  • A generous annual PD budget is allocated to clinicians (full or part time) with 5 days of PD leave per annum (pro rata for part time).
  • BUSHkids has an established supervision program to help support continued clinician development within the organisation.
  • Regular peer consultation/group supervision and individual clinical supervision in addition (including Clinical Psychology Registrar program; and Educational & Developmental Psychology Registrar program to work towards endorsement available from mid-2021).

Expected Behaviours and Personal Attributes

  • Maintain a personal presentation, code of conduct and ethics in keeping with the mission and aims of the organisation
  • Treat all other BUSHkids staff in a professional, respectful manner
  • Give clients of the service every courtesy and their needs given prompt professional attention
  • Implement all reasonable directions of the Line Manager to the position
  • Use good judgement in conveying information to relevant authorities
  • Demonstrate well developed interpersonal and communication skills
  • Be well-presented, friendly and courteous
  • Represent BUSHkids in a professional, confident and positive manner at all times
  • Undertake all duties in a diligent manner, with honesty and integrity
  • Maintain absolute confidentiality regarding BUSHkids sensitive information
  • Have a vigilant attitude to accuracy and double check work as necessary
  • Work cooperatively and independently
  • Demonstrate ability to prioritise and organise, with attention to detail
  • Demonstrate commitment to ongoing professional development

Additional Information

  • Option of a 9 day working fortnight for full time staff.
  • The successful applicant will be required to provide certified copies of required documentation prior to formal offer of employment.
  • BUSHkids is a not-for-profit organisation – the ongoing duration of this position is dependent on the availability of continued funding
  • Each staff member is appointed to the appropriate classification level based on their clinical experience
  • Travel and overnight stays from the centre may be required of this position
  • A criminal history check may be initiated on the successful applicant with the Queensland Police Service
  • A discipline history check may be initiated on the successful applicant
  • A non-smoking policy applies in all BUSHkids buildings, offices and motor vehicles
  • All staff are required to complete a six (6) month probation period on commencement of employment
  • As BUSHkids is a not for profit organisation, participation in fundraising activities may be required

KEY SELECTION CRITERIA

Clinical Practice

  • Demonstrated knowledge and experience in working with children with developmental delay or disability with a focus on early intervention and family centered practice

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 personal and 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

Applicants are to submit a brief resume with contact details of 2 referees; and a maximum 2 page written response outlining your suitability for the role by addressing the above Key Selection Criteria.

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

Applications received directly from SEEK or recruitment agencies will not be accepted.

Please refer to the full Position Description (649KB) to view further details about the role, including the Key Selection Criteria.

PLEASE EMAIL YOUR APPLICATION TO: recruitment@bushkids.org.au

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

Closing date for applications is close of business on 11 December 2020

Enquiries can be directed to BUSHkids Service Manager – Allied Health, contact via phone 07 3870 7288 or email recruitment@bushkids.org.au

Full-time, Part-time, Casual - Dalby

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.

BUSHkids also works in partnership with the Department of Education (DoE) to provide eKindy in rural and remote Queensland to ensure all children receive good quality early years opportunities prior to entering formal education.

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

Our Purpose

To provide equitable and accessible health, developmental and educational services to families and communities that will encourage them to grow.

Our Vision

To become recognised as a leader in developmental services, empowering children and their families in rural, remote and regional Queensland to be engaged, connected, aware and resilient.

Our Values

  • Child-focused and family centred
  • Working collaboratively to make a difference for vulnerable families
  • Accountability to clients, communities and stakeholders

PURPOSE AND SCOPE OF THE POSITION

The position fulfills discipline specific and multidisciplinary support within the Children’s Allied Health Services team and/or the Early Childhood Early Intervention (ECEI) Team, providing services to families with children with developmental delay or disability.  The position will implement and continue to develop BUSHkids teleHealth services for families in regional Queensland areas.

As part of the Children’s Allied Health Team you will:

  • Collaborate with families and other organisations in the provision of occupational therapy services to children who require support for their communication development in accordance with the BUSHkids model of care.
  • Actively participate in the multidisciplinary team setting with particular emphasis on the delivery of occupational therapy services to optimise development and independence for children and their families.
  • Promote the importance of early intervention and its role in preventing long term educational and behavioural issues through community development and health promotion strategies.

As part of the Early Childhood Early Intervention (ECEI) Team you will:

  • Develop goals and plans with every client inclusive of other team members involved in the care and management of that client in accordance with the National Disability Insurance Scheme (NDIS) Early Childhood Early Intervention (ECEI) approach.
  • Adhere to the National Disability Insurance Scheme (NDIS) Early Childhood Early Intervention (ECEI) statement of requirements.

KEY RESPONSIBILITIES

Duties include, but are not limited to:

  • Be responsible for assessment, planning, delivery, evaluation and continuous improvement related to the provision of the scope of the incumbent’s discipline.
  • Provide care when and where it best meets the clients’ needs including on site, at home and in the community.
  • Provide a fly-in/out (FIFO) / drive-in/out (DIDO) service to regional Queensland areas (as required) to provide face to face support to families, BUSHkids team and key stakeholders. This may involve individual assessment and intervention, seminars and/or workshops. Frequency and manner (FIFO/DIDO) is dependent on the requirements and based on the Service Centres being supported. All travel costs will be covered by BUSHkids.
  • Have a comprehensive understanding of professional governance structures and adhere to professional practice standards.
  • Undertake accurate and timely documentation and communication. This includes but is not exclusive to statistical information, clinical notes, reports, responses to enquiries, verbal and written documentation to referrers, clients and others.
  • Maintain accurate records of occupational therapy or physiotherapy service provision to clients in accordance with medico-legal standards.
  • Use evidence to deliver services ensuring best practice guidelines are followed.
  • Contribute to quality improvement activities and participate in research.
  • Contribute to and participate in professional development as agreed in your Professional Achievement and Development Plan (PADP).
  • Staff are to keep informed about current research in early childhood intervention relevant to your role by maintaining professional knowledge and responding appropriately to unsafe or unprofessional practice, fulfilling duty of care by attending training as provided by BUSHkids and seeking further relevant training externally.
  • Integrating organisational policies and procedures in order to provide effective and professional care in a way that respects the rights and beliefs of all individuals yet maintains practice within own approved scope of practice.

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.

Desirable:

  • Experience in working in childhood education, intervention or other relevant work experience
  • Experience working via telehealth pathways
  • Experience with planning, implementing and evaluating small group programs with children and/or their parents/carers
  • Experience in the provision of health promotion/community education activities
  • Experience working with families in rural, regional and remote areas
  • Experience working with families in rural, remote or Indigenous communities.

QUALIFICATIONS / PROFESSIONAL REGISTRATIONS / OTHER REQUIREMENTS

Mandatory Requirements for this role:

  • Tertiary Qualifications in Occupational Therapy
  • Certified Practicing Membership with Australian Health Practitioner Regulation Agency (AHPRA)
  • Working with Children Blue Card – positive notice

Other requirements:

  • Current C Class Queensland Drivers Licence
  • Proof of Hepatitis B Vaccination status

Successful candidate will be required to provide the certified copies of required documentation prior to formal offer of employment.

REPORTING REQUIREMENTS

  • The position is responsible directly to the Clinical Services Manager for clinical issues
  • All BUSHkids staff are ultimately responsible to the Chief Executive Officer of BUSHkids
  • This position has no financial delegation

Ongoing Professional Development

  • BUSHkids is committed to supporting its staff members’ ongoing professional development (PD) and a generous annual PD budget is allocated to clinicians (full or part time)
  • BUSHkids has an established supervision program to help support continued clinician development within the organisation

EXPECTED BEHAVIOURS AND PERSONAL ATTRIBUTES

  • Maintain a personal presentation, code of conduct and ethics in keeping with the mission and aims of the organisation
  • Treat all other BUSHkids staff in a professional, respectful manner
  • Give clients of the service every courtesy and their needs given prompt professional attention
  • Implement all reasonable directions of the direct Manager to the position
  • Use good judgement in conveying information to relevant authorities
  • Demonstrate well developed interpersonal and communication skills
  • Be well-presented, friendly and courteous
  • Represent BUSHkids in a professional, confident and positive manner at all times
  • Undertake all duties in a diligent manner, with honesty and integrity
  • Maintain absolute confidentiality regarding BUSHkids sensitive information
  • Have a vigilant attitude to accuracy and double check work as necessary
  • Work cooperatively and independently
  • Demonstrate ability to prioritise and organise, with attention to detail
  • Demonstrate commitment to ongoing professional development

ADDITIONAL INFORMATION

  • The successful applicant will be required to provide certified copies of required documentation prior to formal offer of employment.
  • BUSHkids is a not-for-profit organisation – the ongoing duration of this position is dependent on the availability of continued funding
  • Each staff member is appointed to the appropriate classification level based on their clinical experience
  • Travel and overnight stays from the centre may be required of this position
  • A criminal history check may be initiated on the successful applicant with the Queensland Police Service
  • A discipline history check may be initiated on the successful applicant
  • A non-smoking policy applies in all BUSHkids buildings, offices and motor vehicles
  • All staff are required to complete a six (6) month probation period on commencement of employment
  • As BUSHkids is a not for profit organisation, participation in fundraising activities may be required

KEY SELECTION CRITERIA

Clinical Practice:

  • Demonstrated knowledge and experience in working with children with developmental delay or disability with a focus on early intervention and family centered practice

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 personal and 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

Applicants are to submit a brief resume with contact details of 2 referees; and a maximum 2 page written response outlining your suitability for the role by addressing the above Key Selection Criteria.

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

Applications received directly from SEEK or recruitment agencies will not be accepted.

Please refer to the full Position Description here (658KB PDF) to view further details about the role, including the Key Selection Criteria.

PLEASE EMAIL YOUR APPLICATION TO: recruitment@bushkids.org.au

Applications will be shortlisted as they are received, early applications are encouraged. New graduates are welcome to apply.

Enquiries can be directed to BUSHkids Service Managers – Allied Health or ECEI, contact via phone 07 3870 7288 or email recruitment@bushkids.org.au