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

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

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

Full time or Part time, Fixed term contract ending 30 June 2022

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

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

  • Valid Blue Card (Queensland’s Working with Children Check) – No Card, No Start
  • NDIS Worker Clearance before start

Desirable Qualities

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

Other Requirements

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

EXPECTED BEHAVIOURS AND PERSONAL ATTRIBUTES

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

ADDITIONAL INFORMATION

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

KEY SELECTION CRITERIA

Professional Practice

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

Communication/Team Participation 

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

Leadership/Work Unit Management 

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

HOW TO APPLY

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

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

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

Please refer to the full Position Description (681kb) to view further details about the role, including the Key Selection Criteria. Also please indicate your preferred location and job type in your application.

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

Closing date for applications is close of business, Friday 19 March 2021.

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

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

Full time until June 2022 with potential contract extension - Bundaberg, Emerald, Gladstone, Gympie, Hervey Bay, Kingaroy, Maroochydore or Rockhampton

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

This position works as part of the service delivery team providing early intervention services to families with children aged 0-6 years with developmental delay or disability. This position has specific training responsibilities across all BUSHkids NDIS ECEI locations.

KEY RESPONSIBILITIES

This position is key to ensuring high quality and efficient practice by BUSHkids ECEI teams by overseeing orientation of new staff and ensuring ongoing training needs are assessed, planned for, monitored and reviewed. This position will be required to maintain a small planning caseload to maintain currency of practice.

Duties include, but are not limited to:

Planning and provision of orientation training for all ECEI staff in BUSHkids

  • Planning and delivery of orientation training, both in NDIA led and in house training
  • Work with team leaders and senior coordinators to lead and manage orientation training needs and requirements
  • Provision and delivery of one-on-one and group training in NDIS processes across ECEI sites. This could be via face-to-face or online and managing staff self-learning online.
  • Planning, education of BUSHkids staff in delivery of Community Capacity Building training for educators in the community
  • Attend NDIA Peer Training meetings and provide input to content and suitability of training materials for ECEI Partners.

Planning and provision of communication and ongoing training for ECEI staff – in relation to NDIS ECEI systems and processes

  • Planning training for established staff to ensure that any new changes are delivered and explained to staff, both NDIA led and in house training
  • Attending and deliver the Train the trainer style of education that NDIA utilise and develop and adjust training to meet the needs of the team
  • Provision and delivery of one-on-one and group training in NDIS processes across ECEI sites. This could be via face-to-face or online and managing staff self-learning online
  • Providing information and resources to keyworkers about NDIS ongoing and changing services which will address families goals
  • Work with team leaders, senior coordinators, and keyworkers on complex areas or cases that require a more holistic approach. Ensure best practice is in place for service delivery
  • Provide training to relevant staff on completion of NDIA Quality Audits
  • Provision and delivery of training related to data capture processes and data capture tools and systems (both NDIS and BUSHkids).

Ensure all ECEI staff are current with BUSHkids policies and procedures, and underpinning philosophies and frameworks

  • Undertake accurate and timely documentation and communication. This includes but is not exclusive to record keeping, statistical information, clinical notes, reports, responses to inquiries, verbal and written documentation to referrers, clients and others
  • Attending relevant BUSHkids meetings to keep up to date with BUSHkids expectations and to highlight, contribute toward and discuss changes to the role requirements
  • Lead group training either face-to-face or via a virtual platform (Zoom or MS Teams)
  • Provide training to all staff on BUSHkids policies and procedures on a regular basis, e.g. team meetings and advise staff of any changes
  • Along with other NDIS leadership positions ensure staff are aware of the importance of implementing BUSHkids policies as well as NDIS policies, as both are important in their work and delivery of work.

Develop, implement and report ECEI training plan – including Needs Analysis and Audits as required

  • Evaluate a skills needs analysis to ensure all staff are meeting basic requirements, and report on and manage any skills or knowledge gaps
  • Manage database for staff training to track and upkeep of staff training needs and experience
  • To report on any training needs to Service Delivery Manager and to arrange any training needs after Service Delivery Managers approval
  • Ability to conduct training needs analysis and develop, implement and review training plans to include upcoming training from both BUSHkids and NDIA
  • Be adaptable and flexible when quick changes are put in place around changes to policies and procedures for both BUSHkids and NDIA.

Maintain currency of ECEI/NDIS processes – including liaising with NDIA, attending relevant meetings, etc.

  • Adhere to the National Disability Insurance Scheme (NDIS) Early Childhood Early Intervention (ECEI) statement of requirements
  • Liaising with NDIA teams, e.g. ECS, TAT, TAP and ECS practice officer
  • Attending relevant NDIA meetings e.g. NDIA training meetings and relay back to Service Delivery Manager and Team Leaders any updates or requirements
  • Manage staff attendance for LEAP training and report on any areas needing to be performed
  • Assisting staff and families to determine and plan for the family services that are reasonable and necessary for their child
  • Develop and maintain training resources as required by the service delivery team and ECS team.

Ensure the Operations Manual is up-to-date by providing relevant content and overseeing content provision by content experts where appropriate

  • Manage the updates of the BUSHkids NDIS ECEI operational manual and delegate to specific NDIS subject matter experts within teams, e.g. hearing, AT
  • Work with staff on identifying subject matter experts and ensuring that they are up to date with the subject matter and reporting back to teams on any changes.
  • Communicating to staff when changes occur to the operational manual and providing a summary for reference

 Maintain a small planning caseload

  • Undertake continued professional development and gain hands-on experience e.g. management of small caseload to stay up to date with practices to enable to help and develop staff in the day to day requirements of the roles.

Other tasks

  • 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

  • Hold or will obtain a Certificate IV in Training and Assessment and/or tertiary qualifications in relevant discipline
  • Minimum 2 years’ experience working in NDIS environment (Early Childhood Early Intervention experience will be looked on favourably)
  • Demonstrated ability to use facilitator approach and apply adult learning principles to engage others in effective learning
  • A practical, can-do attitude and a passion for children, families and the community
  • Excellent inter-personal skills and ability to work within a multi-disciplinary team
  • Experience working with children and/or families
  • Understanding of the NDIS, choice and control and the principles of person centred care

Desirable Qualities

  • Experience in working in early childhood education, intervention or other relevant work experience and/or qualifications
  • Skills and experience in providing training for adult learners
  • Knowledge and experience in delivery of BUSHkids universal group training, e.g. PALS, Read and Grow, Playgroups, 1-2-3 Magic and community capacity training education such as A Steady Start to School

Other Requirements

  • Working with Children Blue Card – No Card, No Start
  • NDIS Workers Screening – Completed prior to commencement
  • Current C Class Queensland Drivers Licence
  • Proof of Hepatitis B Vaccination status

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.

EXPECTED BEHAVIOURS AND PERSONAL ATTRIBUTES

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

ADDITIONAL INFORMATION

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

HOW TO APPLY

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

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

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

Please refer to the full Position Description (841kb) to view further details about the role, including the Key Selection Criteria. Also please indicate your preferred location in your application.

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

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

Closing date for applications is close of business – Wednesday 17 March 2021.

Enquiries can be directed to BUSHkids ECEI Service Manager via phone 07 4183 8920 or email recruitment@bushkids.org.au

Full time or Part time, Fixed Contract with possible extension - 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 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 Speech Pathology Australia (SPA)
  • Working with Children Blue Card – No Card, No Start

Desirable Qualities

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

Other Requirements

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

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

REPORTING REQUIREMENTS

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

ONGOING PROFESSIONAL DEVELOPMENT

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

EXPECTED BEHAVIOURS AND PERSONAL ATTRIBUTES

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

ADDITIONAL INFORMATION

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

KEY SELECTION CRITERIA

Clinical Practice

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

Communication/Team Participation:

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

Leadership/Work Unit Management

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

HOW TO APPLY

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

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

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

Please refer to the full Position Description (241kb) to view further details about the role, including the Key Selection Criteria. Also please indicate your preferred location and job type in your application.

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

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

Closing date for applications is close of business Friday 5 March 2021.

Enquiries can be directed to BUSHkids ECEI Service Manager via phone 07 4183 8920 or email recruitment@bushkids.org.au

Part time, 24 hours per 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 Waters/Miriam Vale.

The BUSHkids NDIS Early Start Team are responsible for delivering Early Childhood Early Intervention Services (ECEI) on behalf of the NDIS in Rockhampton, Bundaberg, Gladstone and Emerald under the Partners in the Community Program.

As a result of new NDIS contracts recently awarded to BUSHkids to deliver regional ECEI services, new sites have been established in Maryborough, which will service Fraser Coast, North and South Burnett, Kingaroy and Cherbourg, and Maroochydore, which will service Gympie.

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

Primary Objective

The position offers high level administrative support to the Chief Executive Officer to ensure the organisation runs efficiently and effectively. Work requirements should be prioritised with a sense of urgency and dealt with in a professional manner whilst maintaining a high level of confidentiality at all times.

Key Internal Relationships (as directed by the CEO)

Council Members

Head of Clinical Services

Clinical Services Manager

Service Managers

BUSHkids Employees

External including stakeholders (as directed by the CEO)

Government Departments

Funders

Donors

Key Accountabilities and Tasks

This includes, but is not limited to:

  • Provide high level administrative support to the CEO
  • Principle point of contact for internal and external stakeholders as directed by the CEO
  • Assist with timely and effective communication to internal and external stakeholders
  • Develop and maintain friendly and professional rapport with stakeholders
  • Manage incoming calls, mail and other correspondence for the CEO, determining significance and priority
  • Draft documents for internal and external use, as requested by the CEO
  • Manage confidential and sensitive documentation and topics with appropriate discretion
  • Alert the CEO to matters of urgency or those requiring immediate attention; and manage in his absence in conjunction with the Head of Clinical Services
  • Manage CEO meeting requirements including; setting agendas, thorough minute taking and setting action lists
  • Manage logistics for BUSHkids Council meetings, workshops, team meetings and corporate events and functions
  • Assist the CEO with BUSHkids Council meeting requirements including; documents, CEO report preparation, catering and room set up
  • Provide administrative support for the Annual General Meeting (AGM), including Council member nominations, draft agenda and general public notice
  • Travel arrangements for staff, including flights, accommodation and car hire
  • Coordinate and assist with general office and reception duties where required
  • Any other duties as directed by the CEO 

 Personal Attributes

  • 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 attention to detail
  • Work cooperatively and independently
  • Demonstrate ability to prioritise and organise
  • Demonstrate commitment to ongoing professional development and attend any necessary training sessions (in house and external) when required

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
  • Undertake all duties in a diligent manner, with honesty and integrity, as well as displaying a positive manner at all times
  • A collaborative approach to work as well as the ability to work autonomously
  • Actively attend and participate in team meetings and all staff meetings

 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 experience
  • Travel and overnight stays 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 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

Essential

  • 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 scheduling meetings, Word, Excel and PowerPoint
  • Excellent typing skills with ability for transcription, writing and word processing skills
  • Multi-tasking and problem-solving abilities
  • Ability to effectively prioritise and execute tasks.

 Other Requirements

  • Working with Children – Blue Card – Positive notice
  • Current C Class Queensland Drivers Licence

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

HOW TO APPLY

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

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

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

Please refer to the full Position Description (211kb) to view further details about the role, including the Key Selection Criteria.

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

Closing date for applications is close of business Tuesday 9 March 2021

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

Full time, Part time or Casual - 12 months contract with potential for extension to June 2022

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

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 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

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 – Positive notice

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

  • The position 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

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

ADDITIONAL INFORMATION

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

KEY SELECTION CRITERIA

 Clinical Practice

  • Demonstrated knowledge and experience in the assessment, diagnosis, management and evaluation of children with communication impairments with 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 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 refer to the full Position Description (655kb) to view further details about the role, including the Key Selection Criteria.

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

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

Closing date for applications is by close of business – Friday 5 March 2021.

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

Full time, Part time or Casual - Fixed contract ending September 2021 with potential for extension

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

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 – Positive notice

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

  • The position 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

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 refer to the full Position Description (656kb) 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 for applications is by close of business – Friday 5 March 2021.

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

Full-time or Part-time, Fixed contract ending 25 June 2021

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

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 both  NDIS planning and early intervention under the direction of the team leader, for families with children aged 0–6 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 inter-personal skills and ability to work within a multi-disciplinary team
  • Experience working with children and families
  • Understanding of the NDIS, choice and control and the principles of person-centred care

Mandatory Requirement

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

Desirable Qualities

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

Other Requirements

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

EXPECTED BEHAVIOURS AND PERSONAL ATTRIBUTES

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

ADDITIONAL INFORMATION

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

KEY SELECTION CRITERIA

Professional Practice

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

Communication/Team Participation 

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

Leadership/Work Unit Management 

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

HOW TO APPLY

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

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

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

Please refer to the full Position Description (682kb) to view further details about the role, including the Key Selection Criteria.

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

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

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

Part-time (15 hours/week), Fixed Term to 31 December 2021

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

 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

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 Social Work, Occupational Therapy, Speech Pathology, Psychology, Physiotherapy, Dietetics or Teaching
  • Current Registration requirements by specific qualification
  • Valid Blue Card (Queensland’s Working with Children Check) – No Card, No Start.

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 2 referees (current or previous employers); and a maximum 2 page written response outlining your suitability for the role by addressing the key selection criteria above.

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

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

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

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

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

 Enquiries can be directed to: telephone 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 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 or disability.  The position will implement and continue to develop BUSHkids teleHealth services for families in regional Queensland areas.

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

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

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

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

KEY RESPONSIBILITIES

Duties include, but are not limited to:

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

Other tasks include

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

Desirable

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

 QUALIFICATIONS / PROFESSIONAL REGISTRATIONS / OTHER REQUIREMENTS

Mandatory Requirements

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

Other Requirements

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

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

Reporting Requirements

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

Ongoing Professional Development

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

Expected Behaviours and Personal Attributes

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

Additional Information

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

KEY SELECTION CRITERIA

Clinical Practice

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

Communication/Team Participation

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

Leadership/Work Unit Management

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

HOW TO APPLY

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

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

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

Please refer to the full Position Description (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 they are received, early applications are encouraged.

Enquiries can be directed to Kaitlin Hinchliffe, BUSHkids Psychology Professional Lead, contact via phone 07 3870 7288 or email recruitment@bushkids.org.au