Join Our Team

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

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, part time contract.

ABOUT BUSHkids ORGANISATION

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.

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.

PURPOSE AND SCOPE OF THE POSITION

  • Management of BUSHkids’ Children’s Allied Health Services in regional and rural centres and contribute as a core member of the clinical leadership team at BUSHkids.
  • Ensure that BUSHkids’ delivers all operational, reporting and outcome requirements relating to funding service agreements.
  • Work collaboratively to ensure Children’s Allied Health Services reflect overall aims and key result areas outlined by BUSHkids’ strategic plan

KEY RESPONSIBILITIES

Program Management

  • Ensure BUSHkids’ allied health services implemented are of a high quality,  based upon best available evidence and responsive to community needs,  in accordance to relevant funding service agreement and key performance indicators
  • Provision of line management and professional support to allied health teams, in multidisciplinary paediatric allied health services with a focus on family-centred practice and early intervention, and supporting more vulnerable and at risk members of communities
  • Monitoring of service delivery and productivity through data and clinical outcome measures and contribute to reporting requirements of BUSHkids and funders
  • Provide professional expertise to help support the ongoing review and planning of services to ensure optimal outcomes for clients and equitable, efficient and transparent service delivery across the organization
  • Identify the need for and ensure the development of policies, procedures and guidelines which meet funding service agreement requirements in line with legislative and quality requirements

Professional Development

  • Ensure an appropriate and sustainable professional development program is in place to ensure long term quality and success of service offered to children and families through Children’s Allied Health Service
  • Support the Clinical Business Service Manager by providing advice on professional development needs within Allied Health Services, or at organization wide level based on service priorities/directions.
  • Identify training opportunities that may be utilised by the BUSHkids organisation to meet identified training needs as well as provide income generation for the organisation.

Recruitment

  • Lead on recruitment processes in Children’s Allied Health Services and contribute to organisational recruitment processes as required.
  • Ensure that processes are in place and followed for probationary period for staff within teams.
  • Lead on development, implementation and review of orientation program for new staff members in Allied Health Services teams.

Professional Supervision and Line Management            

  • Line manage and provide professional leadership, development and support to Allied Health team members
  • Provide Allied Health Team Members with advice, support, and direction to promote their personal and professional development
  • Facilitate, implement and review the performance and development of team members and professional leads through the performance, appraisal and development process.

Qualifications / Professional Registrations / Other Requirements

Mandatory requirements for this role:

  • Tertiary qualifications in allied health discipline or human services/public health discipline
  • Registration and/or memberships relevant to professional qualification if required

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 working with families in rural, regional and remote areas
  • Experience in managing a funded program in a non-Government organization
  • Experience in providing professional supervision
  • Relevant post-graduate training and experience

KEY SELECTION CRITERIA

Leadership
Demonstrated high level skills in service planning, implementation and quality improvement with the ability to lead people and initiatives across settings to achieve service improvements and sustainable work practices in line with service agreements

Clinical Expertise
Advanced level of clinical knowledge and skills in the management and provision of multidisciplinary paediatric Allied Health services to children and families with emphasis on early intervention and family-centred practice.

Management
Demonstrated ability to provide professional and operational management to multidisciplinary Allied Health teams – including developing and maintain collaborative partnerships with relevant stakeholders.

Communication
Demonstrated high level of communication, consultation and negotiation skills to direct/drive service delivery and provide leadership and support to both Allied Health teams and management.  Demonstrated ability to provide professional advice to management and other stakeholders regarding service development and direction.

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 17th December 2018.

Enquiries can be directed to Services Manager – Children’s Allied Health Services 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

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 for this role:

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

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

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.

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 Monday 10th December 2018.

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 for a fixed term, full time 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

Mandatory requirements for this role:

  • 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

Other requirements:

  • Working with Children Blue Card – Positive Notice
  • Current C Class Queensland Drivers Licence
  • Proof of Hepatitis B Vaccination status

Desirable Qualities:

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

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 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 17th December 2018.

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

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

PURPOSE AND SCOPE OF THE POSITION

The Family Health Support Worker (FHSW) – Social Worker provides evidence-based family-centred support and programs for children and families living in regional, rural and remote areas. The FHSW – Social Worker is a core multidisciplinary team member, and provides a link between the therapy team and the child’s family and support network by offering comprehensive assessments, and individualised support and/or group programs to develop the capacity and knowledge needed for healthy, strong families.

This role is key to enhancing service delivery for children and their families through assessment and identification of barriers/challenges and assisting in goal setting and planning of services which are responsive and tailored to family’s needs, cultural beliefs, social and environmental circumstances.

KEY RESPONSIBILITIES

Duties include, but are not limited to:

  • Facilitate a range of evidence based interventions and group programs (centre based and/or external location) to children and their families to allow optimum development and wellbeing. These programs may include but are not limited to the following:
  • Parenting skills programs (e.g. 1-2-3 Magic and Emotion Coaching, Circle of Security Parenting)
  • Health Education Sessions (HES) for children and their families
  • Skill development group programs for children such as social skills and emotional resilience group programs (e.g. Fun Friends, Friends for Life, PALS)
  • Outreach programs to nearby communities (as required)
  • Individual programs (as required)
  • Home visits (as required)
  • Identify and monitor program needs specific to the children and their families in local communities in collaboration with the multidisciplinary team, Allied Health Services Manager and other key community stakeholders.
  • Actively participate in multidisciplinary team decision-making regarding client programs, progress and therapy planning by attending Case Management Meetings
  • Implement and support Centre, home or school based programs to ensure that skills are attained by children and parents/caregivers according to identified goals, as part of the multidisciplinary team
  • Recognise and respond to psychosocial risks such as domestic and family violence, child protection, mental health, substance use, mental health issues
  • Consult and liaise with parents/carers, health professionals, educational professionals, other agencies, and community members as required
  • Provide information and appropriate resources to referring health and educational professionals and other agencies as required, including capacity building activities for the wider community
  • Maintain data/accurate records of service provision to clients in accordance with medico-legal standards
  • Maintain and care for equipment and resources provided for service provision and identify resource requirements as required
  • Contribute to and participate in professional development and supervision activities as deemed appropriate by the professional lead/clinical supervisor and Allied Health Services Manager for continued skill development in contemporary social work practice
  • Participate in allocated clinical project work and research activities in consultation with the Allied Health Services Manager and professional lead/clinical supervisor

Qualifications / Professional Registrations / Other Requirements

Essential requirements for this role:

  • Tertiary qualifications in Social Work
  • Membership to the Australian Association of Social Workers (AASW)

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

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.

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.
  • Experience in presenting information and skills based group presentations to parents and carers and children

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 Monday 10th December 2018.

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 for a fixed term, part time contract.

PURPOSE AND SCOPE OF THE POSITION

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

KEY RESPONSIBILITIES

This includes, but is not limited to:

  • Reception and telephone duties
  • Secretarial and word processing duties
  • Assist with event coordination, where required
  • General filing, archiving and data entry
  • Resource inventory for the regional Centres
  • Coordinating clinical appointments where required; arranging, cancelling, rescheduling
  • Maintain data and accurate records of client service provision in accordance with medico-legal standards – including (but not limited to):
  • Creating resources/booklets for therapy sessions and groups, where required, including; printing, laminating, binding
  • Reconciliation of petty cash for the Centre

Other administrative duties as the team may require.

KEY SELECTION CRITERIA

Mandatory requirements for this role:

  • 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
  • Significant experience in an administration role
  • 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 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 17th December 2018.

Enquiries can be directed to Services Manager – Children’s Allied Health Services contact via phone 07 3870 7288 or email recruitment@bushkids.org.au

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

ABOUT BUSHkids ORGANISATION

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.

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.

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.

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 for this role:

  • Tertiary Qualifications in Speech Pathology
  • Certified Practicing Membership with Speech Pathology Australia

Other requirements:

  • Working with Children Blue Card – positive notice
  • 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 in working in childhood education, intervention or other relevant work experience
  • Experience in the provision of health promotion/community education activities
  • Experience working with families in rural, regional and remote areas
  • Experience working with Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander communities

KEY SELECTION CRITERIA

Clinical Practice:

  • Demonstrated knowledge and experience in working with children with developmental delay or disability with a focus on early intervention and family centered practice
  • Demonstrated knowledge and skills in working with vulnerable families who may experience multiple barriers to accessing services

Communication/Team Participation: 

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

Leadership/Work Unit Management:

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

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. Please indicate your preferred centre in your application.

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 17th December 2018.

Enquiries can be directed to Services Manager – Children’s Allied Health Services 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 Speech-Language Pathologist you will:

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

KEY RESPONSIBILITIES

Duties include, but are not limited to:

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

Other tasks include:

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

Qualifications / Professional Registrations / Other Requirements

Mandatory requirements for this role:

  • Tertiary Qualifications in Speech Pathology
  • Certified Practicing Membership with the Speech Pathology 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 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 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. Please indicate your preferred centre in your application. Vacancies currently exist in Bundaberg and Dalby.

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 17th December 2018.

Enquiries can be directed to Services Manager – Children’s Allied Health Services 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

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

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.

Qualifications / Professional Registrations / Other Requirements

Essential requirements:

  • Tertiary Qualifications in Occupational Therapy
  • Certified Practicing Membership with appropriate certifying body

Desirable qualities:

  • Experience in working in childhood education, intervention or other relevant work experience
  • Experience in the provision of health promotion/community education activities
  • Experience working with families in rural, regional and remote areas
  • Experience working with Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander communities

Other requirements:

  • Working with Children Blue Card – positive notice
  • Current C Class Queensland Drivers Licence
  • Proof of Hepatitis B Vaccination status

KEY SELECTION CRITERIA

Clinical Practice:

  • Demonstrated knowledge and experience in working with children with developmental delay or disability with a focus on early intervention and family centered practice
  • Demonstrated knowledge and skills in working with vulnerable families who may experience barriers to accessing services

Communication/Team Participation: 

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

Leadership/Work Unit Management:

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

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

Enquiries can be directed to the BUSHkids Services Manager – ECEI Early Start Teams 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.