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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

This position is for a fixed term contract.

RECRUITMENT OF AN INDIGENOUS PARENTING CONSULTANT

The problem – How can an existing Australian parenting program be adapted to better meet the needs of Indigenous parents?  

The principles of an effective parenting program should be able to translate across cultural and linguistic divides to support parents to improve their relationships with their children. To date, the 1-2-3 Magic and Emotion Coaching program has been listed as an evidence-based program by The Australian Institute of Family Studies and KidsMatter. To date 1-2-3 Magic and Emotion Coaching has been developed for delivery as a generalist parenting program and has been taught to parents from different cultures. Parentshop, in partnership with BUSHkids, intends to adapt its program to specifically meet the needs of Indigenous communities across Australia.

A solution – Adapt the 1-2-3 Magic and Emotion Coaching program to suit the learning needs of Indigenous parents.  

Parentshop (the IP owner of 1-2-3 Magic training in Australia) and BUSHkids (an NGO experienced in delivering services to Indigenous groups) are collaborating to adapt the 1-2-3 Magic & Emotion Coaching materials to better accommodate the learning styles of Indigenous parents, grandparents and carers and to facilitate the implementation by parenting educators.

The adaptation of the 1-2-3 Magic and Emotion Coaching program into an Indigenous format will maintain the program’s fidelity while making it relevant and easy-to-use for Indigenous services. To this effect, we will develop a curriculum and associated delivery formats (presenter/audience, tutor/ small group and one-to- one) in order to optimise the delivery of the program to Indigenous parents.

We are looking for a suitably-qualified Indigenous consultant to draft materials in consultation with Parentshop and to provide advice about culturally relevant and engaging explanations and yarns. Once adapted, Parentshop will conduct training with Indigenous family workers, who will then on-train Indigenous parents in communities across Australia.

The job – Indigenous Consultant

An opportunity exists for a dynamic and passionate Indigenous consultant who will work cooperatively with the program author and a BUSHkids’ representative, to adapt the 1-2-3 Magic and Emotion Coaching materials. As an Indigenous consultant, the sequence of tasks involves:

  • Meet with course creator for project briefing so that the consultant is clear about the parameters of the project including an over view of the theory of change that has been agreed between BUSHkids and Parentshop – 3 hours.
  • Attend the training of the 1-2-3 Magic and Emotion Coaching programme (as it is normally conducted) so that this knowledge can be used as a basis for subsequent input – 7 hours.
  • Prepare subsequent feedback using the existing session guidelines to comment on the following elements: language used, images, activities completed and/or teaching points as they relate to an indigenous person completing the course – 7 hours.
  • Provide a two-page summary about the important aspects of delivery, specific teaching comments and ‘flow’ issues – 14 hours.
  • Prepare and film the 5 main segments: filming, editing and curating – 14 hours
  • Prepare and produce course flip-chart (one to one delivery) – 14 hours
  • Course creator to integrate comments and adaptations incorporating the consultant’s comments as appropriate – 14 hours
  • Consultants’ final review to provide comments and final feedback to the course creator – 3 hours.

The hourly rate will be $80.00 per hour.  Expressions of interest are sought from an Indigenous consultant to be paid at each successfully-completed stage of the project and at the meeting of agreed deadlines.

To apply for this position, you will need to address each of the selection criteria:

Essential criteria:

  • A recognized primary or secondary teaching qualification and at least three years’ work experience.
  • Experience in program development and implementation of specific indigenous elements into a curriculum.
  • Psychological knowledge of children’s developmental needs.
  • A passion for helping indigenous families.

Desirable criteria:

  • Previous training in the 1-2-3 Magic and Emotion Coaching parenting program.
  • Experience or willingness to train adults.
  • Strong connections to rural and/or urban Indigenous communities.

It is very important that applicants address each of the above seven criteria one by one.

Where possible, you should provide examples of how you have met these criteria in your previous work experience or personal life.

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

Contact Michael Hawton on 0422 214 430 to further discuss this role. Applications close on 15 March 2019. All applications are to be submitted to Mr Michael Hawton, Parentshop Founder via michael@parentshop.com.au  by 5.00pm 15 March 2019.

This position is for a fixed term, full time contract.

We are looking for a HR Administration Officer to assist with the delivery of administrative support to meet the day to day operational organisational needs of the organisation.

In the role of the HR Administration Officer at BUSHkids you will have the opportunity to:

  • Provide HR administrative support to the organisation to ensure the operations proceed in a smooth and effective manner
  • Preparation of Employment contracts and processing of onboarding and separation of employment documentation
  • Assist with recruitment and selection activities – scheduling interviews, maintaining recruitment registers and coordinating documentation
  • Coordinate the orientation program for new employees
  • Maintain and ensure integrity of information and compliance for HR employee files, documentation, registers and data bases

Desired requirement for this role:

  • Relevant experience in a comparable role
  • Education and training in a Human Resources environment
  • Understanding of Fair Work Act legislation; Awards and employment regulations

Other requirements:

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

KEY SELECTION CRITERIA

  • Excellent interpersonal and written communication skills with a strong attention to detail.
  • Demonstrated ability to build effective working relationships with internal and external stakeholders across all levels.
  • Demonstrated proficiency of Microsoft Office Suite – Outlook, including scheduling meetings, Word, Excel and PowerPoint – experience using an HRS would be an advantage.
  • Excellent typing skills and word processing skills – experience in creating a variety of documentation.
  • Demonstrated significant experience providing quality administrative support.
  • Demonstrated organisational skills to effectively manage priorities; meet deadlines and execute tasks.

APPLICATIONS

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 submitted via SEEK or from 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

For more information please phone 3870 7288.

Closing date for applications by close of business Wednesday 27 February 2019.

This position is for a fixed term, full-time contract.

PURPOSE AND SCOPE OF THE POSITION

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

KEY RESPONSIBILITIES

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

REPORTING REQUIREMENTS

  • Responsible directly to the Services Manager (Early Start Team)
  • All BUSHkids staff are ultimately responsible to the Chief Executive Officer of 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

Essential:

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

Desirable:

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

Other requirements:

  • Working with Children – Blue Card – Positive notice
  • 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.

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 Monday 4 March 2019.

Enquiries can be directed to the BUSHkids Brisbane office phone 07 3870 7288 or email recruitment@bushkids.org.au

This position is for a fixed term, full-time or part-time negotiable contract.

PURPOSE AND SCOPE OF THE POSITION

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

KEY RESPONSIBILITIES

Provide support, and under the direction of the Senior Coordinator, 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

Desirable Qualities:

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

Other Requirements:

  • Working with Children Blue Card – Positive Notice
  • 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 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 Friday 22 February 2019.

Enquiries can be directed to the BUSHkids Services Manager – ECEI Early Start Team contact via phone 07 3870 7288 or email recruitment@bushkids.org.au

This position is for a fixed term, full time contract.

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

Qualifications / Professional Registrations / Other Requirements

Mandatory requirements for this role:

  • Tertiary Qualifications in Occupational Therapy
  • Registration with the Occupational Therapy Board of Australia

Other requirements:

  • Working with Children – Blue Card – Positive notice
  • 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

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 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 for the attention of Karlee Wiles, Services Manager – Children’s Allied Health.

Closing date for applications is close of business Tuesday 29th January 2019.

Enquiries can be directed to Karlee Wiles, Services Manager – Children’s Allied Health Services contact via phone 07 3870 7288 or email 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

Closing date for applications has been extended, apply today!

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