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

Allied Health services are primarily delivered from regional Centres based in Bundaberg, Dalby, Emerald, Mount Isa and Warwick, with satellite sites in Inglewood, Stanthorpe, Kingaroy/Nanango and Agnes Waters/Miriam Vale. BUSHkids NDIS Early Start Teams are based in Bundaberg, the Sunshine Coast, the Fraser Coast, Rockhampton, Emerald and Gladstone.

Regional activities are coordinated by a small number of support staff located in the BUSHkids Offices in Toowong, Brisbane.

Our Purpose

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

Our Vision

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

Our Values

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

Permanent Full Time / Part Time

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

  • Parenting group interventions, e.g. Triple P, Circle of Security (COS), 1-2-3 Magic
  • Early language intervention groups for parents, e.g. Hanen
  • 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

Qualifications / Professional Registrations / Other Requirements

Mandatory Requirements for this role:

  • Tertiary Qualifications in Social Work, Occupational Therapy, Speech Pathology, Psychology, Physiotherapy, Dietetics or Teaching
  • Current Registration requirements by specific qualification
  • Working with Children Blue Card – Positive Notice

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.

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

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

  • As 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

HOW TO APPLY

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

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

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

The full job description with further information about the position can be downloaded here

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

Closing date for applications is close of business Thursday 2 May 2019.

Enquiries can be directed to BUSHkids Services Manager – Children and Parenting Support Services via phone 07 3870 7288 or email recruitment@bushkids.org.au

Full Time fixed term

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.

The Administration Officer is also responsible for ensuring all data collection and reporting requirements for the team associated with the NDIS contract are completed in accordance with the processes and procedures developed by BUSHkids. Other 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

Duties include, but are 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
  • Organising outgoing mail, including couriers where required
  • Secretarial, word processing and reporting duties
  • Coordinate site reports for Services Manager – ECEI Early Start Teams for timely submission
  • Data input and reporting processes and procedures to ensure compliance
  • Minute taking and organisational arrangements for team meetings, where required
  • Proof reading where required
  • Ability to draft documents on instruction
  • Assist with event coordination, where required
  • General filing, archiving and data entry
  • Maintaining electronic filing system for clinical services
  • Data entry into NDIS database (training provided)
  • Client feedback questionnaire collation
  • Resource inventory for the regional Centres
  • Checking stock for stationery and resources, and placing order where required through the Brisbane office
  • Coordinating clinical appointments where required; arranging, cancelling, rescheduling
  • Maintain data/accurate records of client service provision in accordance with medico-legal standards – including (but not limited to):
    • Entering referrals
    • Letters to parents/carers, referrers
    • Scanning as required
    • Filing as required
    • Archiving records as required
  • Creating resources/booklets for therapy sessions and groups, where required, including; printing, laminating, binding
  • Other administrative duties as the team may require

KEY SELECTION CRITERIA (Qualifications, Experience, Skills and Abilities)

Essential

  • Demonstrated experience providing a high quality service delivery in office environment and administrative support across a range of services.
  • Ability to establish and maintain productive working relationships with key stakeholders.
  • Ability to apply structured problem solving approaches and good judgement to analyse, manage and resolve a diverse range of sensitive matters.
  • Strong written communication skills and attention to detail
  • Demonstrated organisational skills to manage multiple competing priorities.
  • Excellent typing skills with ability for transcription, writing and word processing skills Excellent use of Microsoft Office Suite – Outlook, including scheduling meetings, Word, Excel and PowerPoint

Desirable

  • Experience working within remote communities
  • Experience working with children and families
  • Experience compiling Allied Health Government reports NDIS data for reporting purposes

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

HOW TO APPLY

Applicants are to submit a brief resume and a maximum 2-page written response outlining your suitability for the role by addressing the Key Selection Criteria outlined in this position description.

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.

The full job description with further information about the position can be downloaded here

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

Closing date for applications is close of business Wednesday 1 May 2019

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

This position is a temporary part-time role.

PURPOSE AND SCOPE OF THE POSITION

With the support of the Psychology Clinical Professional Lead, the position will develop, implement and evaluate a new telepsychology service to families in regional Queensland areas.

This role will involve participation in a telehealth research project, including collecting clinical outcomes data and a researcher observing practice with your consent.

KEY RESPONSIBILITIES

These include, but are not limited to:

  • Assist in the development of clinical practice guidelines for telehealth psychology.
  • Provide psychological services to parents and children remotely via video connection.
  • Actively participate with the multidisciplinary team remotely via video connection.
  • Collaborate with key stakeholders and other organisations in regional Queensland areas remotely via video connection.
  • Provide a one-week quarterly fly-in service to regional Queensland areas (total four weeks per year) to provide face to face support to families, BUSHkids team and key stakeholders. This may involve individual assessment and intervention, seminars and/or workshops.
  • Maintain data / accurate records of Psychology service provision to clients in accordance with medico-legal standards.
  • Maintain and care for equipment and resources provided for telepsychology service delivery and identify resource requirements as required.
  • Monitor and review telepsychology service in consultation with the Clinical Services Manager and Psychology Clinical Professional Lead.
  • Contribute to and participate in professional development and supervision activities as deemed appropriate by the Psychology Clinical Professional Lead and Clinical Services Manager for continued skill development in contemporary psychology practice.
  • Participate in allocated clinical project work, quality improvement activities and research activities in consultation with the Clinical Services Manager and Psychology Clinical Professional Lead.
  • Practice independently as a Psychologist on a daily basis, exercising a high degree of clinical autonomy.
  • Maintain a code of conduct and ethics in keeping with the Code of Ethics of the Australian Psychological Society.

EMPLOYER EXPECTATIONS

Staff members will adhere to:

  • Maintain a personal presentation, code of conduct and ethics in keeping with the mission and aims established by Royal Queensland Bush Children’s Health Scheme.
  • Treat all other BUSHkids staff in a professional, respectful manner.
  • Give clients of the service every courtesy and their needs given prompt professional attention.
  • Duties and responsibilities which may alter from time to time in line with the BUSHkids Mission, Aims and Strategies.
  • Reasonable directions of the Clinical Services Manager and Psychology Clinical Professional Lead are to be fully implemented.
  • Maintain client confidentiality as outlined in BUSHkids Policies & Procedures.

REPORTING REQUIREMENTS

  • The Psychologist 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.

Qualifications / Professional Registrations / Other Requirements

Mandatory Requirements for this role:

  • Tertiary Qualifications in Psychology (4 year degree)
  • Current Full registration with the Psychology Board of Australia

Other requirements:

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

Each staff member will be required to provide the Clinical Services Manager with certified copies of required documentation if not already held on file.

Desirable

  • Experience working with children and families with a focus on development and behaviour.
  • Master’s degree or higher.
  • 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 with working with children with Autism Spectrum Disorder.
  • Experience working with families in rural, remote or Indigenous communities.

BUSHKIDS BENEFITS

  • A range of generous conditions of employment and entitlements are provided, such as nine-day fortnight work arrangement for full-time staff, rural isolation bonuses, and learning and development leave.

Ongoing Professional Development

  • BUSHkids is committed to supporting its clinician’s ongoing professional development (PD) and a generous annual PD budget is allocated to clinicians.
  • BUSHkids has an established supervision program to help support continued clinician development within the organisation. The Psychology Clinical Professional Lead for BUSHkids is an experienced clinical psychologist who is a board approved supervisor for the clinical registrar program.

ADDITIONAL INFORMATION

  • People with a disability or people from Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander or CALD communities are highly encouraged to apply for this position.
  • The successful applicant will be required to provide certified copies of required documentation prior to formal offer of employment.
  • BUSHkids is a not-for-profit organisation – the ongoing duration of this position is dependent on the availability of continued funding
  • Each staff member is appointed to the appropriate classification level based on their clinical experience
  • Travel and overnight stays from the centre may be required of this position
  • A criminal history check may be initiated on the successful applicant with the Queensland Police Service
  • A discipline history check may be initiated on the successful applicant
  • A non-smoking policy applies in all BUSHkids buildings, offices and motor vehicles
  • All staff are required to complete a 3-6 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, social, emotional, developmental and behavioural difficulties, with a focus on early intervention and family-centred practice
  • Demonstrated experience or ability to provide psychological services via telehealth pathways (e.g. Phone, Skype, Online, etc.

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 and a maximum 2 page written response outlining your suitability for the role addressing the above Key Selection Criteria.

Please email your application to the Clinical Services Manager by email via recruitment@bushkids.org.au

The full job description with further information about the position can be downloaded here.