Join Our Team

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 apply for any of the positions advertised below and continue to check this page from time-to-time for updates on employment opportunities. Expressions of interest or any queries emailed directly to recruitment@bushkids.org.au are also welcomed.

 

 

Full-time or Part-time

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, Caloundra 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 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

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

The Early Intervention Facilitator works as part of service delivery team providing NDIS planning and early intervention under the direction of the team leader, for families with children aged 0-6 years with developmental delay or disability.

The Coordinator role is responsible for providing NDIS planning under the direction of the team leader, 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 REGISTRATIONS / OTHER REQUIREMENTS

 Essential Requirements

  • A practical, can-do attitude and a passion for children, families and the community
  • Excellent interpersonal 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 Requirements

  • Blue Card – Queensland’s Working with Children Check OR Combined NDIS Worker Screening Clearance and Blue Card
  • Proof of COVID-19 vaccination or certificate stating medical contraindication
  • Proof of Hepatitis B Vaccination status
  • Current C Class Queensland Drivers Licence

Desirable Qualities

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

 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
  • 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 two (2) professional referees; and a maximum two (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 (217kb) 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 received, early applications are encouraged.

Closing date – close of business Thursday 27 January 2022.

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

Full-time

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, Caloundra 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 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

This position provides administrative support to ensure the smooth running of the internal operations of the regional centre; and is responsible for a range of administrative duties, both general and clinical. Duties include the reception area, to promote a welcoming and supportive environment, to ensure that all who call or visit the offices, feel valued and appreciated.

KEY RESPONSIBILITIES

This includes, but is not limited to:

Reception and telephone duties

  • Meet and greet visitors on arrival
  • Excellent telephone etiquette, directing incoming calls to appropriate person
  • Logging incoming mail, ensuring distribution to the appropriate staff
  • Monitoring the centre email inbox and actioning/distributing appropriately
  • Organising and logging outgoing mail, including couriers where required

Referrals

  • Responding and processing referrals within timeframes including confirming consent for the referral from Legal Guardian
  • Building child’s electronic profile in relevant electronic database

Secretarial and word processing duties

  • Minute taking and organisational arrangements for meetings, where required
  • Proof reading where required
  • Ability to draft documents on instruction

Assist with event coordination, where required

Coordinate and assist with centre meetings

General filing, archiving

  • Maintaining electronic filing system for clinical services
  • Data entry into BUSHkids database – BUSHbase, where required (training provided) and NDIS CRM (training provided)
  • Client feedback questionnaire collation
  • Preparing documentation for sending to the NDIS storage/scanning facility Iron Mountain

Centre Resources

  • Maintain and coordinate ordering, purchasing and petty cash activities for the Centre
  • Maintain local Asset register for the centre
  • Coordinating maintenance and administrative requirements of the BUSHkids vehicles
  • Communicate and liaise with relevant Business Support staff on operational requirements and concerns for the Centre

Coordinating clinical appointments where required; arranging, cancelling, rescheduling

Collaborate with Allied Health and NDIS team members to facilitate a seamless and effective interface between Centre activities and look for opportunities to enhance service, quality, accuracy and timeliness

Maintain data and accurate records of client service provision in accordance with medico-legal standards and ensuring security of all client information – including (but not limited to):

  • Entering referrals
  • Letters to parents/carers, referrers
  • Case Management Meeting Agenda and Minutes; record case notes, update waiting list
  • Scanning as required
  • Filing as required
  • Archiving records as required
  • Quality assurance of collected/entered data as required

Booking travel for centre staff through the Corporate Travel system following approval processes

Creating resources/booklets for therapy sessions and groups, where required, including; printing, laminating, binding

Other administrative duties as assigned by your line manager or designated officer as required.

In areas with a Friends of BUSHkids committee (FoBk), liaise and support FoBk committee Chairperson and members including meeting organisation, agenda, minutes of meetings and other activities as required.

 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

REPORTING REQUIREMENTS

  • Responsible directly to the Clinical Administration Coordinator for all administration issues
  • All BUSHkids staff are ultimately responsible to the Chief Executive Officer of BUSHkids
  • This position has no financial delegation

EXPECTED BEHAVIOURS AND PERSONAL ATTRIBUTES

  • Create a welcoming and helpful image for BUSHkids, liaising with all stakeholders in a professional manner
  • Adhere to BUSHkids 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
  • Adhere to BUSHkids policies, procedures and related documents; Employee Handbook and be familiar with and understand workplace health and safety, and apply these in the workplace
  • Give clients of the service every courtesy and their needs given prompt professional attention
  • Maintain confidentiality at all times, in regards to client and BUSHkids sensitive information
  • 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, as well as displaying a positive manner at all times
  • Have a vigilant attitude to accuracy and attention to detail
  • A collaborative approach to work as well as the ability to work autonomously
  • Demonstrate ability to prioritise and organise
  • Actively attend and participate in team meetings and all staff meetings
  • Demonstrate commitment to ongoing professional development and attend any necessary training sessions (in house and external) when required

 ADDITIONAL INFORMATION

  • Each staff member is appointed to the most appropriate classification level based on their experience
  • Travel and overnight stays from the Centre may on occasion 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 within all BUSHkids buildings and grounds, and all motor vehicles
  • All staff are required to complete a 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

  • Demonstrated excellent organisation skills including strong attention to detail
  • Demonstrated high level written and spoken communication skills
  • Detailed minute taking, including creating agendas
  • Sound knowledge of Microsoft Office Suite – Outlook, including MS Teams, Word, Excel and PowerPoint
  • Excellent typing skills with ability for transcription, writing and word processing skills
  • Significant experience in an administration role
  • Multi-tasking and problem solving abilities
  • Ability to effectively prioritise and execute tasks

Other Requirements

  • Valid Blue Card (Queensland’s Working with Children Check) OR combined NDIS Worker Clearance and Blue Card
  • Current C Class Queensland Drivers License
  • COVID-19 Proof of Vaccination or certificate stating medical contraindication

HOW TO APPLY

Applicants are to submit a brief resume with contact details of two (2) professional referees; and a maximum two (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 (207kb) 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 received, early applications are encouraged.

Closing date – close of business Monday 24 January 2022.

Proposed start date – immediately or by 14 February 2022.

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

Permanent Full-time; Part-time opportunity negotiable

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 also 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, Caloundra 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 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 Finance Officer, you will be responsible for accurately and efficiently processing fortnightly payroll, organisation invoices, staff expenses claims and credit card expenses, preparation of payment runs and ensure that all expenses incurred by BUSHkids are justifiable and appropriate. You will also be responsible for the day-to-day accounting and payroll functions in the finance team in conjunction with other members of the Finance Team. This role is a high functioning role and services all locations within BUSHkids.

KEY RESPONSIBILITIES

Duties include, but are not limited to:

  • Accurate recording of BUSHkids financial undertakings and day-to-day transactions particularly regarding payables, staffing numbers, wages and budgets
  • Preparation of fortnightly payroll and assistance with associated duties including end of financial year compliance requirements and salary packaging
  • Assemble, review and verify invoices
  • Match invoices to approved purchase orders
  • Ensure all invoices have required delegated approval
  • Flag and clarify any unusual or questionable invoice items or prices
  • Research and resolve invoice discrepancies and issues
  • Timely entry of invoices and other data entry
  • Prepare invoices for payment
  • Prepare and process electronic transfers and payments
  • Monthly reconciliation of creditor accounts
  • Processing of employee expense claims
  • Processing and reconciliation of credit cards
  • Process petty cash reconciliations and reimbursements
  • Maintenance of finance email inbox
  • Maintain the asset register
  • Process accounts receivable invoices (minimal)
  • Assisting with month-end reporting
  • Resolving queries and attending to enquiries in a timely manner
  • Participate in projects and other business initiatives as required
  • Other duties as required by line manager

 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 to the workplace

QUALIFICATIONS / PROFESSIONAL REGISTRATIONS / OTHER REQUIREMENTS

Mandatory Requirements

  • At least 3 years’ experience in accounts payable in a high-volume environment

Desirable

  • Finance and/or Business Administration tertiary qualifications, training and/or relevant professional experience
  • Experience with payroll processing
  • Microsoft Business Central computer systems knowledge is desirable
  • Microsoft Dynamics (or Navision) accounting software
  • HR3 Software knowledge

Other Requirements

  • Blue Card – Queensland’s Working with Children Check OR Combined NDIS Worker Screening Clearance and Blue Card
  • Proof of COVID-19 vaccination or certificate stating medical contraindication

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

 REPORTING REQUIREMENTS

  • This role is responsible directly to the Finance Manager
  • All BUSHkids staff are ultimately responsible to the Chief Executive Officer of BUSHkids
  • This position has no financial delegation

EXPECTED BEHAVIOURS AND PERSONAL ATTRIBUTES

  • Create a welcoming and helpful image for BUSHkids, liaising with all stakeholders in a professional manner
  • Adhere to BUSHkids 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
  • Adhere to BUSHkids policies, procedures and related documents; be familiar with and understand workplace health and safety, and apply these in the workplace
  • Maintain privacy and confidentiality at all times, in particular to BUSHkids sensitive information
  • 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, as well as displaying a positive manner at all times
  • Have a vigilant attitude to accuracy and attention to detail
  • A collaborative approach to work as well as the ability to work autonomously
  • Demonstrate ability to prioritise and organise
  • Actively attend and participate in team meetings and all staff meetings
  • Demonstrate commitment to ongoing professional development and attend any necessary training sessions (in house and external) when required

 ADDITIONAL INFORMATION

  • 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 within all BUSHkids buildings and grounds, and all motor vehicles
  • All staff are required to complete a 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

  • Relevant work experience in an accounting department, with payroll experience an advantage
  • High degree of computer literacy, in particular very good Excel skills
  • Demonstrated excellent organisational skills including strong attention to detail
  • Demonstrated excellent verbal and written communication skills as well as excellent listening skills with the ability to liaise with internal and external staff and suppliers
  • Proven experience working to deadlines and the ability to work methodically and unsupervised
  • Knowledge of GST compliance
  • Experience with BAS computation and submission is not necessary but would be preferred
  • Sound analytical, problem solving, and reconciliation skills
  • The ability to work in and contribute to a team environment with energy, flexibility, and integrity
  • Experience with either Microsoft Business Central or similar

HOW TO APPLY

Applicants are to submit a brief resume with contact details of two (2) professional referees; and a maximum two (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 (193kb) 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 received, early applications are encouraged.

Closing date – close of business Monday 24 January 2022

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

Part-time 0.8 with possibility of Full-time

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, Caloundra 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 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

SERVICES PROVIDED

  • To lead and implement delivery of the BUSHkids play pods for children enrolled in distance education kindergarten program. Play Pod facilitators within small school settings throughout Queensland
  • Collaborate with school principals, parents, Department of Education (central and regional) and BUSHkids staff

KEY RESPONSIBILITIES

Deliver a quality play-based program targeting kindergarten aged children:

  • Plan and coordinate the delivery of play-based programs for the BUSHkids eKindy Play Pods facilitators to implement
  • Ensure that the BUSHkids eKindy Play Pods play environments are safe and engaging so that kindergarten-aged children can participate actively and meaningfully in their learning
  • Line Manage all BUSHkids eKindy Play Pods facilitators
  • Take leadership of the BUSHkids eKindy Play Pods facilitator handbook
  • Travel regularly to the BUSHkids eKindy Play Pods sites, which would involve overnight stays
  • Lead on the implementation of all WHS matters
  • Support the recruitment of BUSHkids eKindy Play Pods where required
  • Meet regularly with small school principals and Department of Education staff
  • Deliver and co-ordinate professional development to the BUSHkids eKindy Play Pods facilitators
  • Implementation and monitoring of early childhood requirements under standalone care
  • Adhere and report child safety matters, as per BUSHkids Child Safety Policies and procedures
  • Implement and monitor early childhood requirements under stand-alone care arrangements
  • Adhere to creating child safe work environments

PURPOSE AND SCOPE OF THE POSITION

BUSHkids is a third party provider of Standalone Care, as per the Education and Care Services Act 2013 (Qld), for the Department of Early Childhood Education and Care to provide BUSHkids eKindy Play Pods within nominate schools.  For children to be eligible to attend BUSHkids eKindy Play Pods they must be registered with eKindy Queensland distance education kindergarten program.

 Health and Safety

  • Understand and ensure all facilitators always follow BUSHkids Health and Safety Policies
  • Adhere to and ensure that all BUSHkids eKindy Play Pods facilitators follow relevant BUSHkids policies and procedures
  • Ensure that the BUSHkids eKindy Play Pods maintain the ratio of a maximum of 4 eKindy children under the responsibility of the facilitator at any one time
  • Work with the BUSHkids eKindy Play Pods facilitators to ensure that parents have completed and returned all required forms regarding the safety and health of their child (i.e. current medical information, consent forms and emergency contacts)
  • Meet quality and safety of early years’ education and care

Knowledge and skills

  • Deep understanding of the needs of kindergarten-aged children
  • Strong play-based learning knowledge
  • Demonstrated experience in planning and implementing a kindergarten program
  • Good knowledge of early childhood development and referral pathways for support
  • Strong communication and interpersonal skills, including the ability to liaise and communicate effectively with BUSHkids Play Pods facilitators, children, parents, and school staff
  • Understanding of the National Quality Standards (NQF) of Early Childhood Education and Care

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

 REPORTING REQUIREMENTS

  • The Lead Early Childhood Educator (BUSHkids eKindy Play Pods) is responsible directly to the Services Manager. All BUSHkids staff are ultimately responsible to the Chief Executive Officer of BUSHkids
  • Maintain accurate records of service provision in accordance with BUSHkids policies and procedures
  • Record accurate data in the BUSHkids data system – BUSHbase
  • Write quarterly reports and submit via the QGrants website
  • Develop term newsletters for all sites
  • CEO reporting on BUSHkids eKindy play pods

QUALIFICATIONS / PROFESSIONAL REGISTRATIONS / OTHER REQUIREMENTS

  • Bachelor of Education (Early Childhood)

Other Requirements

  • Current Teacher Registration and Blue Card Exemption
  • Proof of COVID-19 vaccination or certificate stating medical contraindication
  • Proof of Hepatitis B Vaccination status
  • Current C Class Queensland Drivers Licence

Desirable Qualities

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

 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
  • Each staff member is appointed to the appropriate classification level based on their experience
  • Travel and overnight stays from the centre will 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 implementing holistic play-based kindergarten programs that acknowledge the strengths of the child
  • Demonstrated knowledge and skills in delivering programs via multi-model formats (i.e. Zoom or MS Teams.)

 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 two (2) professional referees; and a maximum two (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 (232kb) to view further details about the role, including the Key Selection Criteria. Please indicate your preferred location.

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

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

Closing date – 5pm, Friday 14 January 2022.

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

Full-time or Part-time

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, Caloundra 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 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

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

The Early Intervention Facilitator works as part of service delivery team providing NDIS planning and early intervention under the direction of the team leader, for families with children aged 0-6 years with developmental delay or disability.

The Coordinator role is responsible for providing NDIS planning under the direction of the team leader, 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 REGISTRATIONS / OTHER REQUIREMENTS

Essential Requirements

  • A practical, can-do attitude and a passion for children, families and the community
  • Excellent interpersonal 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 Requirements

  • Blue Card – Queensland’s Working with Children Check OR Combined NDIS Worker Screening Clearance and Blue Card
  • Proof of COVID-19 vaccination or certificate stating medical contraindication
  • Proof of Hepatitis B Vaccination status
  • Current C Class Queensland Drivers Licence

Desirable Qualities

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

 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
  • 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 two (2) professional referees; and a maximum two (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 (261kb) to view further details about the role, including the Key Selection Criteria. Please indicate your preferred location.

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

Closing date – 5pm Friday 14 January 2022.

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

Part-time (3 days/week)

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 Water/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, Caloundra 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 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

 SERVICES PROVIDED

Early Intervention and prevention services aimed at improving children’s development and wellbeing and supporting the capacity of those in a parenting role by providing the following services:

  • Parenting skills and support
  • School readiness programs
  • Home visiting
  • Supported playgroups

KEY RESPONSIBILITIES

Community capacity building

  • Professional development for early educators including family day care– in areas of social-emotional development, play, parenting, early communication and other skill areas as indicated through community engagement/ needs analysis
  • Seminars for parents – Parenting, early communication, play, school readiness, social-emotional development and other skill areas as indicated according to need including soft entry involvement in community

Targeted programs

  • Home visit support around parenting
  • Supported playgroups as required – with a view to self-directed
  • Social-emotional groups led by our staff for children 0-6, e.g. Fun FRIENDS, PALS etc.

Direct intervention

  • Group and individual parenting support
  • Early language intervention groups for parents
  • Linking to and/or provision of relevant intervention services

 Service administration

  • Coordinating appointments when required; arranging, cancelling, rescheduling
  • Maintain data/accurate records of client service provision in accordance with medico-legal standards

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

  • Valid Blue Card (Queensland’s Working with Children Check) – No Card, No Start
  • NDIS Worker Clearance (prior to start)
  • COVID-19 Proof of Vaccination

Desirable Requirements

  • Tertiary Qualifications in Social Work, Occupational Therapy, Speech Pathology, Psychology, Physiotherapy, Dietetics or Teaching
  • Diploma of early childhood
  • Current Registration requirements by specific qualification

Other Requirements

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

Each staff member will be required to provide the certified copies of required documentation prior to formal offer of employment.

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

 REPORTING REQUIREMENTS

  • This position is responsible directly to the DSS Services Manager for all 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)
  • 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

 EXPECTED BEHAVIOURS AND PERSONAL ATTRIBUTES

  • Create a welcoming and helpful image for BUSHkids, liaising with all stakeholders in a professional manner
  • Adhere to BUSHkids 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
  • Adhere to BUSHkids policies, procedures and related documents; Employee Handbook and be familiar with and understand workplace health and safety, and apply these in the workplace
  • Give clients of the service every courtesy and their needs given prompt professional attention
  • Maintain confidentiality at all times, in regards to client and BUSHkids sensitive information
  • 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, as well as displaying a positive manner at all times
  • Have a vigilant attitude to accuracy and attention to detail
  • A collaborative approach to work as well as the ability to work autonomously
  • Demonstrate ability to prioritise and organise
  • Actively attend and participate in team meetings and all staff meetings
  • Demonstrate commitment to ongoing professional development and attend any necessary training sessions (in house and external) when required

 ADDITIONAL INFORMATION

  • BUSHkids is a not-for-profit organisation – the ongoing duration of this position is dependent on the availability of continued funding and is at the discretion of the direct Manager according to service needs
  • Each staff member is appointed to the most appropriate classification level based on their clinical experience
  • Travel and overnight stays from the Centre may on occasion 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 within all BUSHkids buildings and grounds, and all motor vehicles
  • All staff are required to complete a 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 two (2) professional referees; and a maximum two (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 (162kb) to view further details about the role, including the Key Selection Criteria.

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

Closing date – 5.00pm Friday 14 January 2022

Interviews – from 19 January 2022

Proposed start date – from 31 January 2022

Enquiries can be made by telephone to Lindy Thornthwaite, Children and Parenting Team Leader on 07 3870 7288 or email recruitment@bushkids.org.au

Full time or Part time - 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 (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 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

The Physiotherapist 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.

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

Essential Requirements:

  • Tertiary qualifications in Physiotherapy
  • Certified Practicing Membership with appropriate certifying body
  • Working with Children – Blue Card – No Card No Start
  • NDIS Worker Screening Clearance
  • Current C Class Queensland Drivers Licence
  • Proof of Hepatitis B Vaccination status and COVID 19 vaccination

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
  • 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 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.

Desirable Qualities:

  • Experience in working in childhood education, intervention or other relevant work experience
  • 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

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.
  • 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

HOW TO APPLY

Applicants are to submit a brief resume with contact details of two (2) professional referees; and a maximum two (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.

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

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

Please refer to the full Position Description (283KB) to view further details about the role, including the Key Selection Criteria.

Please indicate your preferred location within your application.

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

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

Permanent Full-time

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, Caloundra 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 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

The Team Leader is responsible for the day to day management and delivery of the core services of their site in line with the NDIS contract and other relevant funding streams. The role provides direction and leadership to their team and is also instrumental in developing and maintaining relationships with the community and key stakeholders.

KEY RESPONSIBILITIES

  • Monitor service delivery to meet or exceed NDIS KPI’s by day to day management of the delivery of the service to meet the requirements of the service agreement and ensuring compliance with all reporting and procedures.
  • Establish and provide leadership and management of the site team ensuring the appropriate skill mix of team members and fostering a collegiate and collaborative culture within and across the site teams.
  • Identify areas for service improvement and provide regular updates, feedback and recommendations to the Services Manager – ECEI Central Queensland.
  • Proactively lead the development of strong local networks and build and maintain effective relationships with NDIA, the community and other key stakeholders.
  • Oversee the accurate and timely input of data into the NDIS database by their team.
  • Review and monitor individual support plans for quality assurance purposes before submission to NDIS.
  • Oversight of community engagement activities and support/lead capacity building within the local community.
  • Triage NDIS case information as it is received for their region and allocate caseloads appropriately.
  • Manage the administration of rosters including approvals for leave and overtime to ensure adequate resourcing to meet client needs at all times.
  • Produce appropriate reports as requested by funders and management in a timely and accurate manner.
  • Provide day to day management of team members in line with contemporary HR practices including maintaining appropriate resourcing levels, effective performance planning and review processes, and prompt management of performance issues.
  • Maintain a personal case load (where appropriate).
  • If applicable, provide professional supervision to a cohort of disciplinary peers across the organisation.
  • If applicable, oversee the coordination of NDIA referrals across sub-sites within their region.

REPORTING REQUIREMENTS

  • Responsible directly to the Services Manager ECEI
  • All BUSHkids staff are ultimately responsible to the Chief Executive Officer of BUSHkids

QUALIFICATIONS / PROFESSIONAL REGISTRATIONS / OTHER REQUIREMENTS

Desirable

  • Experience in managing a funded program in a non-Government organisation.
  • Experience in providing professional supervision
  • Relevant Post-Graduate Training

Other requirements

  • Working with Children – Blue Card – No Card No Start
  • NDIS Worker Screening Clearance
  • Current C Class Queensland Drivers Licence
  • Proof of Hepatitis B Vaccination status

KEY SELECTION CRITERIA

Essential

  • Tertiary qualifications in a relevant discipline or relevant education and experience to the role
  • Demonstrated ability to provide effective leadership to transdisciplinary teams in the provision of family-centred early intervention care and prevention services.
  • Sound skills and experience in managing budgets and working within governance processes and contractual obligations.
  • Demonstrated high level skills and knowledge in contemporary family-centred early intervention and prevention services for children and families and sound knowledge of current sector initiatives and policies, trends, conceptual models and contemporary frameworks and approaches.
  • Excellent interpersonal skills with the demonstrated ability to build and maintain a collaborative culture within the team and effective relationships with key internal and external stakeholders, families and the wider community.
  • High level written and oral communication skills with demonstrated experience in effectively communicating complex and sensitive information to a wide range of audiences.

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.
  • 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

HOW TO APPLY

Applicants are to submit a brief resume with contact details of two (2) professional referees; and a maximum two (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 (264KB) 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 received, early applications are encouraged.

Enquiries can be made by phone to Amy Clapham, ECEI Services Manager on 07 4994 2120 or email recruitment@bushkids.org.au

Allied Health Services - Full time, Part time negotiable

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, Caloundra 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 head office 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

This position fulfills discipline specific and multidisciplinary support within the Children’s Allied Health Services team. This team consists of family health support worker/social work, occupational therapy, psychology, and speech-language pathology.

As the Occupational Therapist 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 maximize 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 Licence
  • Proof of Hepatitis B Vaccination status

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

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

REPORTING REQUIREMENTS

  • This is responsible directly to the Clinical Services Manager for all 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)
  • 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

EXPECTED BEHAVIOURS AND PERSONAL ATTRIBUTES

  • Create a welcoming and helpful image for BUSHkids, liaising with all stakeholders in a professional manner
  • Adhere to BUSHkids 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
  • Adhere to BUSHkids policies, procedures and related documents; Employee Handbook and be familiar with and understand workplace health and safety, and apply these in the workplace
  • Give clients of the service every courtesy and their needs given prompt professional attention
  • Maintain confidentiality at all times, in regards to client and BUSHkids sensitive information
  • 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, as well as displaying a positive manner at all times
  • Have a vigilant attitude to accuracy and attention to detail
  • A collaborative approach to work as well as the ability to work autonomously
  • Demonstrate ability to prioritise and organise
  • Actively attend and participate in team meetings and all staff meetings
  • Demonstrate commitment to ongoing professional development and attend any necessary training sessions (in house and external) when required

ADDITIONAL INFORMATION

  • Each staff member is appointed to the most appropriate classification level based on their clinical experience
  • Travel and overnight stays from the Centre may on occasion 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 within all BUSHkids buildings and grounds, and all motor vehicles
  • All staff are required to complete a 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 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

Applicants are to submit a brief resume with contact details of two (2) professional referees; and a maximum two (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.

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

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

Please indicate your preferred location when sending your application.

Please refer to the full Position Description  (195kb) to view further details about the role, including the Key Selection Criteria.

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

Enquiries can be made by phone 07 3870 7288 or email recruitment@bushkids.org.au

Allied Health Services - Full time, Part time negotiable

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, Caloundra 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 head office 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

This position fulfills discipline specific and multidisciplinary support within the Children’s Allied Health Services team. This team consists of family health support worker/social work, occupational therapy, psychology, and speech-language pathology.

As the Speech Pathologist you will:

  • Collaborate with families and other organisations in the provision of speech pathology 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 speech pathology 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

KEY RESPONSIBILITIES

Duties include, but are not limited to:

  • Provide a range of evidence based speech pathology 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
  • Provide consultative and educational services to families and other organisations as required to support the child’s ongoing development
  • Maintain data / accurate records of speech therapy service provision to clients in accordance with medico-legal standards
  • Maintain and care for equipment and resources provided for Speech Pathology and identify resource requirements as required
  • Monitor and review clinical therapy services in your local centre in consultation with the Service Manager – Children’s Allied Health Services and Professional Lead
  • Contribute to and participate in professional development and supervision activities as deemed appropriate by the Professional Lead and Service Manager – Children’s Allied Health Services for continued skill development in contemporary speech pathology practice
  • Participate in allocated clinical project work and research activities in consultation with the Services Manager – Children’s Allied Health Services and Professional Lead
  • Supervise Speech Pathology students during placement following consultation and endorsement from the Professional Lead and approval from the Service Manager – Children’s Allied Health Services.

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 the Speech Pathology Australia
  • Working with Children – Blue Card – No Card No Start
  • NDIS Worker Screening Clearance

Other Requirements

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

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

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

REPORTING REQUIREMENTS

  • This is responsible directly to the Clinical Services Manager for all 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)
  • 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

EXPECTED BEHAVIOURS AND PERSONAL ATTRIBUTES

  • Create a welcoming and helpful image for BUSHkids, liaising with all stakeholders in a professional manner
  • Adhere to BUSHkids 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
  • Adhere to BUSHkids policies, procedures and related documents; Employee Handbook and be familiar with and understand workplace health and safety, and apply these in the workplace
  • Give clients of the service every courtesy and their needs given prompt professional attention
  • Maintain confidentiality at all times, in regards to client and BUSHkids sensitive information
  • 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, as well as displaying a positive manner at all times
  • Have a vigilant attitude to accuracy and attention to detail
  • A collaborative approach to work as well as the ability to work autonomously
  • Demonstrate ability to prioritise and organise
  • Actively attend and participate in team meetings and all staff meetings
  • Demonstrate commitment to ongoing professional development and attend any necessary training sessions (in house and external) when required

ADDITIONAL INFORMATION

  • Each staff member is appointed to the most appropriate classification level based on their clinical experience
  • Travel and overnight stays from the Centre may on occasion 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 within all BUSHkids buildings and grounds, and all motor vehicles
  • All staff are required to complete a 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 the assessment, diagnosis, management and evaluation of children with communication impairments, 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

Applicants are to submit a brief resume with contact details of two (2) professional referees; and a maximum two (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.

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

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

Please indicate your preferred location when sending your application.

Please refer to the full Position Description (216kb) to view further details about the role, including the Key Selection Criteria.

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

Enquiries can be made by phone 07 3870 7288 or email recruitment@bushkids.org.au

Full time or Part time - 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, Caloundra 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 head office 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

The Occupational Therapist 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 Occupational Therapy
  • Certified Practicing Membership 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 Licence
  • Proof of Hepatitis B Vaccination status

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

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

REPORTING REQUIREMENTS

  • This is responsible directly to the Clinical Services Manager for all 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)
  • 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

 EXPECTED BEHAVIOURS AND PERSONAL ATTRIBUTES

  • Create a welcoming and helpful image for BUSHkids, liaising with all stakeholders in a professional manner
  • Adhere to BUSHkids 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
  • Adhere to BUSHkids policies, procedures and related documents; Employee Handbook and be familiar with and understand workplace health and safety, and apply these in the workplace
  • Give clients of the service every courtesy and their needs given prompt professional attention
  • Maintain confidentiality at all times, in regards to client and BUSHkids sensitive information
  • 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, as well as displaying a positive manner at all times
  • Have a vigilant attitude to accuracy and attention to detail
  • A collaborative approach to work as well as the ability to work autonomously
  • Demonstrate ability to prioritise and organise
  • Actively attend and participate in team meetings and all staff meetings
  • Demonstrate commitment to ongoing professional development and attend any necessary training sessions (in house and external) when required

 ADDITIONAL INFORMATION

  • Each staff member is appointed to the most appropriate classification level based on their clinical experience
  • Travel and overnight stays from the Centre may on occasion 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 within all BUSHkids buildings and grounds, and all motor vehicles
  • All staff are required to complete a 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 the assessment, diagnosis, management and evaluation of children with communication impairments, 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

Applicants are to submit a brief resume with contact details of two (2) professional referees; and a maximum two (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.

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

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

Please indicate your preferred location when sending your application.

Please refer to the full Position Description (231KB) to view further details about the role, including the Key Selection Criteria.

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

Enquiries can be made by phone 07 3870 7288 or email recruitment@bushkids.org.au

Full time or Part time - Bundaberg, Emerald, Caloundra, 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, Caloundra 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 head office 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

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 the Speech Pathology Australia
  • Working with Children – Blue Card – No Card No Start
  • NDIS Worker Screening Clearance

Other Requirements

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

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

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

REPORTING REQUIREMENTS

  • This is responsible directly to the Clinical Services Manager for all 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)
  • 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

 EXPECTED BEHAVIOURS AND PERSONAL ATTRIBUTES

  • Create a welcoming and helpful image for BUSHkids, liaising with all stakeholders in a professional manner
  • Adhere to BUSHkids 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
  • Adhere to BUSHkids policies, procedures and related documents; Employee Handbook and be familiar with and understand workplace health and safety, and apply these in the workplace
  • Give clients of the service every courtesy and their needs given prompt professional attention
  • Maintain confidentiality at all times, in regards to client and BUSHkids sensitive information
  • 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, as well as displaying a positive manner at all times
  • Have a vigilant attitude to accuracy and attention to detail
  • A collaborative approach to work as well as the ability to work autonomously
  • Demonstrate ability to prioritise and organise
  • Actively attend and participate in team meetings and all staff meetings
  • Demonstrate commitment to ongoing professional development and attend any necessary training sessions (in house and external) when required

 ADDITIONAL INFORMATION

  • Each staff member is appointed to the most appropriate classification level based on their clinical experience
  • Travel and overnight stays from the Centre may on occasion 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 within all BUSHkids buildings and grounds, and all motor vehicles
  • All staff are required to complete a 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 the assessment, diagnosis, management and evaluation of children with communication impairments, 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

Applicants are to submit a brief resume with contact details of two (2) professional referees; and a maximum two (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.

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

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

Please indicate your preferred location when sending your application.

Please refer to the full Position Description (231KB) to view further details about the role, including the Key Selection Criteria.

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

Enquiries can be made by phone 07 3870 7288 or email recruitment@bushkids.org.au

Full time, Part time - Multiple Locations: Brisbane (Toowong), 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, Caloundra 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 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

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/disability, and educational, social and emotional needs. In both roles, 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 (0.5 FTE vacancy) you will:

  • Collaborate with families and other organisations in the provision of psychology services to children who require support for their development and wellbeing 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) – Early Start Team (0.5 FTE vacancy) you will:

  • Provide short-term Early Intervention services to children and families within a transdisciplinary, family-centred, best practice model. This will include working collaboratively and providing consultations to other team members, to support children’s cognitive and social-emotional functioning and development.
  • 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, in the community, and via telehealth.
  • 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)
  • General registration as a psychologist with the Psychology Board of Australia (AHPRA)
  • Working with Children Blue Card – valid card
  • NDIS Worker Screening Clearance

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.

Desirable Qualities

  • Experience providing assessment and intervention services for children and families
  • 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, remote or Indigenous communities.

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 Educational & Developmental Psychology Registrar program (primary supervisor available), and hours towards Clinical Psychology Registrar program (as a secondary supervisor).

 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

  • 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
  • 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, educational, social and emotional needs, 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 two (2) professional referees; and a maximum two (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.

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

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

Please indicate your preferred location when sending your application.

Please refer to the full Position Description (221KB) to view further details about the role, including the Key Selection Criteria.

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

Enquiries can be directed to Kaitlin Hinchliffe, Lead Psychologist (Educational & Developmental Psychologist), contact via phone 07 3870 7288 or email recruitment@bushkids.org.au