Join Our Team

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

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

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

 

BUSHkids Services

Children’s Allied Health Services are delivered at regional Centres based in Bundaberg, Dalby, Emerald, Mount Isa and Warwick, with satellite sites delivering Children and Parenting Support Services in Inglewood, Stanthorpe, Kingaroy/Nanango and Agnes Water/Miriam Vale.

BUSHkids is the National Disability Insurance Agency (NDIA) Partner in the Community for the delivery of NDIS Early Childhood Early Intervention (ECEI) Services for Bundaberg, Rockhampton and Central Queensland areas servicing Emerald and Gladstone, with the Fraser Coast servicing Hervey Bay, Maryborough, Kingaroy and Cherbourg, and the Sunshine Coast servicing Maroochydore, Caloundra and Gympie areas.

BUSHkids also works in partnership with the Department of Education (DoE) to provide eKindy Play Pods 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. A growing team of telehealth clinicians are based at Toowong, with building of the teleBUSHkids Centre due to be completed in mid-2022, increasing our telehealth capacity.

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

Full-time, fixed term to 30 June 2023 with possibility of extension

PURPOSE AND SCOPE OF THE POSITION

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

KEY RESPONSIBILITIES

This includes, but is not limited to:

Reception and telephone duties

  • Meet and greet visitors on arrival
  • Excellent telephone etiquette, directing incoming calls to appropriate person
  • Log incoming mail, ensure distribution to the appropriate staff
  • Monitor the centre email inbox and action/distribution appropriately
  • Organise and log outgoing mail, including couriers where required

Referrals

  • Respond and process referrals within timeframes including confirmation of consent for the referral from Legal Guardian
  • Build child’s electronic profile in relevant electronic database

Secretarial and word processing duties

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

Assist with event coordination, where required

Coordinate and assist with centre meetings

General filing, archiving

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

Centre Resources

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

Coordinate clinical appointments where required; arrange, cancel, reschedule

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

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

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

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

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

Other administrative duties as assigned by your Line Manager or designated officer as required

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

Other tasks include:

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

REPORTING REQUIREMENTS

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

EXPECTED BEHAVIOURS AND PERSONAL ATTRIBUTES

  • Create a welcoming and helpful image for BUSHkids, liaising with all stakeholders in a professional manner
  • Adhere to BUSHkids code of conduct and ethics in keeping with the mission and aims of the organisation
  • Treat all other BUSHkids staff in a professional, respectful manner
  • Adhere to BUSHkids policies, procedures and related documents; Employee Handbook and be familiar with and understand workplace health and safety, and apply these in the workplace
  • Give clients of the service every courtesy and their needs given prompt professional attention
  • Maintain confidentiality at all times, in regards to client and BUSHkids sensitive information
  • Implement all reasonable directions of the direct Manager to the position
  • Use good judgement in conveying information to relevant authorities
  • Demonstrate well developed interpersonal and communication skills
  • Be well-presented, friendly and courteous
  • Represent BUSHkids in a professional, confident and positive manner at all times
  • Undertake all duties in a diligent manner, with honesty and integrity, as well as displaying a positive manner at all times
  • Have a vigilant attitude to accuracy and attention to detail
  • A collaborative approach to work as well as the ability to work autonomously
  • Demonstrate ability to prioritise and organise
  • Actively attend and participate in team meetings and all staff meetings
  • Demonstrate commitment to ongoing professional development and attend any necessary training sessions (in house and external) when required

 ADDITIONAL INFORMATION

  • Each staff member is appointed to the most appropriate classification level based on their experience
  • Travel and overnight stays from the Centre may on occasion be required of this position
  • A criminal history check may be initiated on the successful applicant with the Queensland Police Service
  • A discipline history check may be initiated on the successful applicant
  • A non-smoking policy applies within all BUSHkids buildings and grounds, and all motor vehicles
  • All staff are required to complete a 6-month probation period on commencement of employment
  • As BUSHkids is a not-for-profit organisation, participation in fundraising activities may be required

 KEY SELECTION CRITERIA

  • Demonstrated excellent organisation skills including strong attention to detail
  • Demonstrated high level written and spoken communication skills
  • Detailed minute taking, including creating agendas
  • Sound knowledge of Microsoft Office Suite – Outlook, including scheduling MS Teams 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

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

HOW TO APPLY

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

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

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

Please refer to the full Position Description (181kb) to view further details about the role, including the Key Selection Criteria to address.

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

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

Closing date – 5PM Thursday 9 June 2022

Enquiries can be directed to Toni Garrett, ECEI Operations Manager on 07 4111 1655 or email recruitment@bushkids.org.au

Permanent Full-time, Early Childhood Early Intervention

PURPOSE AND SCOPE OF THE POSITION

The Senior Coordinator is responsible for undertaking delegated leadership responsibilities on behalf of the Team Leader in line with the NDIS contract and managing service delivery and providing support to the team. This role acts as Team Leader during any absence of the Team Leader.

KEY RELATIONSHIPS

Internal: Team Leader, Service Manager ECEI, ECEI team members both professional, para-professional and administrative

 External: Local NDIA, relevant Government Departments, families, service providers and the wider community

 KEY RESPONSIBILITIES

The Senior Coordinator 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.

Duties include, but are not limited to:

  • 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
  • Provide leadership to team members within site team through provision of regular line management supervision, monitoring workloads and outputs and oversight of team projects
  • Work collaboratively with Team Leader and BUSHkids leadership team to continuously improve processes and practices
  • Identify areas for service improvement and provide regular updates, feedback and recommendations to the Team Leader
  • Proactively contribute to 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 direct line reports
  • Work with Team Leader to respond to and manage participant concerns
  • Oversight of community engagement activities and support of capacity building within the local community
  • 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)

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

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

 Desirable Qualities

  • Tertiary qualifications in relevant field
  • Experience in leadership and line management roles
  • Experience in providing supervision and/or mentoring

EXPECTED BEHAVIOURS AND PERSONAL ATTRIBUTES

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

ADDITIONAL INFORMATION

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

KEY SELECTION CRITERIA

Essential knowledge, experience and skills

  • 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
  • Demonstrated ability to contribute to improved individual and team processes to achieve better outcomes and meet contractual obligations

HOW TO APPLY

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

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

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

Please refer to the full Position Description (185kb) to view further details about the role, including the Key Selection Criteria to address.

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

Closing Date – 5pm Friday 27 May 2022

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

Enquiries can be made to Kristy Howell, Team Leader Caloundra, 07 5208 9074 or email recruitment@bushkids.org.au

Full-time or part-time, Early Childhood Early Intervention

PURPOSE AND SCOPE OF THE POSITION

This position works as part of the service delivery team providing services to families with children aged 0-6 years with developmental delay or disability who may be eligible for an NDIS plan.

KEY RESPONSIBILITIES

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

The Coordinator role is responsible for providing NDIS planning under the direction of the team leader, for families with children aged 0-6 years with developmental delay or disability.

Duties include, but are not limited to:

  • Providing information and resources to the families about NDIS and services which will address their goals
  • Adhere to the National Disability Insurance Scheme (NDIS) Early Childhood Early Intervention (ECEI) statement of requirements
  • Provide care when and where it best meets the clients’ needs including on site, at home and in the community
  • Undertake intervention work with families under supervision of ECEI team coordinators
  • Undertake accurate and timely documentation and communication. This includes but is not exclusive to statistical information, clinical notes, reports, responses to inquiries, verbal and written documentation to referrers, clients and others
  • Assisting families to determine and plan for the services that are reasonable and necessary for their child
  • Develop and maintain resources as required by the service delivery team

Other tasks include:

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

QUALIFICATIONS / PROFESSIONAL REGISTRATIONS / OTHER REQUIREMENTS

 Essential Requirements

  • A practical, can-do attitude and a passion for children, families and the community
  • Excellent interpersonal skills and ability to work within a multi-disciplinary team
  • Experience working with children and families
  • Understanding of the NDIS, choice and control and the principles of person-centred care

Mandatory Requirements

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

Desirable Qualities

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

 EXPECTED BEHAVIOURS AND PERSONAL ATTRIBUTES

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

 ADDITIONAL INFORMATION

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

KEY SELECTION CRITERIA

 Professional Practice

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

 Communication/Team Participation 

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

 Leadership/Work Unit Management 

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

HOW TO APPLY

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

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

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

Please refer to the full Position Description (217kb) to view further details about the role, including the Key Selection Criteria to address.

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

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

Enquiries can be directed to Jessica Cole on 4183 8920 or email recruitment@bushkids.org.au

Full-time, part-time negotiable - Allied Health Services and/or Early Start Team

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) Early Start Team, providing services to families with children with developmental delay/disability, and educational, social and emotional needs. In both roles, the position will implement and continue to develop BUSHkids teleHealth services for families in regional Queensland areas.

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

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

AND/OR as part of the Early Childhood Early Intervention (ECEI) – Early Start Team you will:

  • Provide Short-Term Early Intervention services to children and families within a transdisciplinary, family-centred, best practice model. This will include working collaboratively and providing consultations to other team members, to support children’s cognitive and social-emotional functioning and development
  • Adhere to the NDIS Early Childhood Early Intervention statement of requirements

KEY RESPONSIBILITIES

Duties include, but are not limited to:

  • Be responsible for assessment, planning, delivery, evaluation and continuous improvement related to the provision of the scope of the incumbent’s discipline
  • Provide care when and where it best meets the clients’ needs including on site, at home, in the community, and via telehealth
  • Provide a range of contemporary evidence based Psychological services to families and children in accordance with the BUSHkids model of care
  • Provide evidence based assessment, diagnosis, treatment planning, intervention, referral and monitoring for children on allocated caseload
  • Possibly 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
  • 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 by maintaining professional knowledge and responding appropriately to unsafe or unprofessional practice, fulfilling duty of care by attending training as provided by BUSHkids and seeking further relevant training externally
  • Integrating organisational policies and procedures in order to provide effective and professional care in a way that respects the rights and beliefs of all individuals yet maintains practice within own approved scope of practice

Other tasks include:

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

QUALIFICATIONS / PROFESSIONAL REGISTRATIONS / OTHER REQUIREMENTS

Mandatory Requirements

  • Tertiary Qualifications in Psychology (4 year degree)
  • General Registration as a Psychologist with the Psychology Board of Australia (AHPRA)
  • Working with Children Blue Card – valid card
  • NDIS Worker Screening Clearance

Desirable

  • Experience providing assessment and intervention services for children and families
  • Experience working via telehealth pathways
  • Experience with planning, implementing and evaluating small group programs with children and/or their parents/carers
  • Experience in the provision of health promotion/community education activities
  • Experience working with families in rural, remote or Indigenous communities

Other requirements

  • Current C Class Queensland Drivers Licence
  • Proof of Hepatitis B Vaccination status
  • Proof of up-to-date COVID-19 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 Educational & Developmental Psychology Registrar program (primary supervisor available), and hours towards Clinical Psychology Registrar program (as a secondary supervisor)

 EXPECTED BEHAVIOURS AND PERSONAL ATTRIBUTES

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

ADDITIONAL INFORMATION

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

KEY SELECTION CRITERIA

Clinical Practice

  • Demonstrated knowledge and experience in working with children with developmental, educational, social and emotional needs, with a focus on early intervention and family centered practice

Communication/Team Participation:

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

Leadership/Work Unit Management

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

HOW TO APPLY

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

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

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

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

Please specify which location you are applying to when sending your application.

Please refer to the full Position Description (188kb) to view further details about the role, including the Key Selection Criteria to address.

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

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

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

2 vacancies - Permanent, Full-time

PURPOSE AND SCOPE OF THE POSITION

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

KEY RESPONSIBILITIES

  • Monitor service delivery to meet or exceed NDIS KPI’s by day-to-day management of the delivery of the service to meet the requirements of the service agreement and ensuring compliance with all reporting and procedures
  • Establish and provide leadership and management of the site team ensuring the appropriate skill mix of team members and fostering a collegiate and collaborative culture within and across the site teams
  • Identify areas for service improvement and provide regular updates, feedback and recommendations to the Service Manager ECEI
  • 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 caseload (where appropriate)
  • If applicable, provide professional supervision to a cohort of disciplinary peers across the organisation
  • If applicable, oversee the coordination of NDIA referrals across sub-sites within their region

REPORTING REQUIREMENTS

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

QUALIFICATIONS / PROFESSIONAL REGISTRATIONS / OTHER REQUIREMENTS

Desirable

  • Experience in managing a funded program in a non-Government organisation
  • Experience in providing professional supervision
  • Relevant postgraduate training

 Other requirements

  • Working with Children – Blue Card – No Card No Start
  • NDIS Worker Screening Clearance
  • Current C Class Queensland Driver Licence
  • Proof of Hepatitis B Vaccination and COVID 19 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.
  • 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

 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

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.

Please refer to the full Position Description (190kb) to view further details about the role, including the Key Selection Criteria to address.

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

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

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

Full-time or Part-time

PURPOSE AND SCOPE OF THE POSITION

This position works as part of the service delivery team providing services to families with children aged 0-6 years with developmental delay or disability who may be eligible for an NDIS plan.

KEY RESPONSIBILITIES

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

The Coordinator role is responsible for providing NDIS planning under the direction of the team leader, for families with children aged 0-6 years with developmental delay or disability.

Duties include, but are not limited to:

  • Providing information and resources to the families about NDIS and services which will address their goals
  • Adhere to the National Disability Insurance Scheme (NDIS) Early Childhood Early Intervention (ECEI) statement of requirements
  • Provide care when and where it best meets the clients’ needs including on site, at home and in the community
  • Undertake intervention work with families under supervision of ECEI team coordinators
  • Undertake accurate and timely documentation and communication. This includes but is not exclusive to statistical information, clinical notes, reports, responses to inquiries, verbal and written documentation to referrers, clients and others
  • Assisting families to determine and plan for the services that are reasonable and necessary for their child
  • Develop and maintain resources as required by the service delivery team

Other tasks include:

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

QUALIFICATIONS / PROFESSIONAL REGISTRATIONS / OTHER REQUIREMENTS

Essential Requirements

  • A practical, can-do attitude and a passion for children, families and the community
  • Excellent interpersonal skills and ability to work within a multi-disciplinary team
  • Experience working with children and families
  • Understanding of the NDIS, choice and control and the principles of person centred care

Mandatory Requirements

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

Desirable Qualities

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

 EXPECTED BEHAVIOURS AND PERSONAL ATTRIBUTES

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

 ADDITIONAL INFORMATION

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

KEY SELECTION CRITERIA

 Professional Practice

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

 Communication/Team Participation 

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

 Leadership/Work Unit Management 

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

 HOW TO APPLY

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

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

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

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

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

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

CLOSED – Friday 20 May 2022

Enquiries can be directed to Maddie Fog on 07 4111 1655 or email recruitment@bushkids.org.au

Permanent Full-time or Part-time negotiable, Toowong

PURPOSE AND SCOPE OF THE POSITION

As the IT Support Officer, you will have a thorough understanding of not just BUSHkids organisational IT procedures and systems, but of the organisation as a whole. In doing so, this will enable the IT Support Officer to undertake routine tasks ensuring they meet organisational requirements.

KEY RESPONSIBILITIES

This role forms an integral part of the BUSHkids IT team. Supporting the Database/IT Coordinator, duties include, but not limited to:

Assist BUSHbase development

Working collaboratively with internal and external stakeholders you will assist in developing BUSHkids bespoke clinical database application BUSHbase by:

  • Roadmap current and future development
  • Bug finding and reporting
  • Perform thorough testing
  • Maintain training material, e.g. manuals, training videos and release notes
  • Staff notifications

Coordinate BUSHkids iPad resources

BUSHkids utilises iPads in various clinical settings, and devices are centrally managed by BUSHkids IT. This role requires the IT Support Officer to:

  • Coordinate new iPad purchases
  • Install iPad configurations and settings
  • Install iPad apps to specific resource groups
  • Monitor and report on iPad fleet activity, usage and status
  • Provide limited technical support for devices

BUSHkids VOIP supports

Be the primary facilitator, support officer and administrator of BUSHkids VOIP system. This includes, but not limited to:

  • System setups including new offices, office relocations
  • Maintenance and system changes in line with organisation requirements
  • Primary coordinator and conduit between VOIP provider, MSP, and BUSHkids ensuring organisation requirements are met
  • Support staff with training and day to day support with physical or virtual systems
  • Create and maintain appropriate training material

Assist with video conferencing application support

BUSHkids leverages Microsoft Teams and Zoom to support internal communications, and exclusively Zoom for all client-based telehealth. The IT Support Officer will:

  • Liaise and support the Service Innovation Coordinator with technical support and guidance
  • Provide a secondary application support channel for BUSHkids workers seeking support with these applications
  • Maintain knowledge of each application’s new releases, using this information to guide BUSHkids usage of these applications

IT asset coordination and asset maintenance

  • Maintain existing IT asset database. This database includes assets such as PCs, iPads etc. from different funding streams. Maintaining the database includes registering new assets, ensuring existing entries are accurate and hold correct information
  • Coordinate internal assets and ensure assets are distributed effectively throughout the organisation
  • Complete asset disposal forms when appropriate
  • Asset reporting as required
  • Organising high value asset purchasing and ensuring smooth delivery, setup to teams and asset recording

Reporting

  • Maintain accurate time records
  • Contribute to internal IT reporting as required

Limited ‘Help Desk’ supports

  • Assist in providing limited help desk support for a variety of BUSHkids hardware and applications where appropriate. BUSHkids external IT support should always be utilised as a primary support vector for BUSHkids staff
  • Assist in providing limited NDIS help desk support for NDIA supplied hardware and applications where appropriate
  • Assist in providing limited VOIP system supports

Other tasks include:

  • Actively participate in general staff meetings
  • 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

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

EXPECTED BEHAVIOURS AND PERSONAL ATTRIBUTES

  • Create a welcoming and helpful image for BUSHkids, liaising with all stakeholders in a professional manner
  • 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 – BUSHkids
  • 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 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
  • Duties and responsibilities may alter from time to time in line with the BUSHkids Strategies
  • 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

  • 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:

  • Sound understanding of computer systems and hardware
  • Knowledge of software development cycles
  • Basic to intermediate understanding of databases
  • Intermediate understanding of IT security and best practice
  • Demonstrated excellent organisation skills including strong attention to detail
  • Demonstrated high level written and spoken communication skills
  • Multi-tasking, adaptability and problem-solving abilities
  • Ability to effectively prioritise and execute tasks
  • Ability to work autonomously

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.

IT students and new IT graduates are welcome to apply.

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

Please refer to the full Position Description (200kb) to view further details about the role, including the Key Selection Criteria.

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

Closing date – 5pm Thursday 26 May 2022

Enquiries can be directed to Ken Lewis, Database/IT Coordinator on 07 3870 7288 or email recruitment@bushkids.org.au

Full-time

PURPOSE AND SCOPE OF THE POSITION

This position provides administrative support directly to the ECEI Service Manager and assists with general administration support in the Rockhampton office.

KEY RESPONSIBILITIES

This includes, but is not limited to:

  • Reception and telephone
    • Meet and greet visitors on arrival
    • Act as a first point of contact for some telephone communication
    • Excellent telephone etiquette, directing incoming calls to appropriate person
  • Maintain calendar for ECEI Service Manager, scheduling meetings as directed
  • Coordinate and assist with meetings
  • Secretarial and word processing duties
    • Minute taking and organisational arrangements for meetings, where required
    • Proofreading, when required
    • Ability to draft documents on instruction
  • Assist with event coordination, where required
  • Maintain electronic filing system
  • Maintain organisational systems and processes including data entry where required
  • Work on special projects, as assigned
  • Support ECEI Service Manager with preparing reports for funding and reporting purposes, when needed
  • Organising travel and accommodation, where required
  • Other administrative duties as the ECEI Service Manager may require

REPORTING REQUIREMENTS

  • Responsible directly to the ECEI Service Manager
  • All BUSHkids staff are ultimately responsible to the Chief Executive Officer of BUSHkids
  • This position has no financial delegation

EXPECTED BEHAVIOURS AND PERSONAL ATTRIBUTES

  • Create a welcoming and helpful image for BUSHkids, liaising with all stakeholders in a professional manner
  • Adhere to BUSHkids code of conduct and ethics in keeping with the mission and aims of the organisation
  • Treat all other BUSHkids staff in a professional, respectful manner
  • Adhere to BUSHkids policies, procedures and related documents; 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
  • Use good judgement in conveying information to relevant authorities
  • Demonstrate well developed interpersonal and communication skills
  • Represent BUSHkids in a professional, confident and positive manner at all times – be well-presented, friendly and courteous
  • 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
  • Demonstrate ability to prioritise and organise
  • A collaborative approach to work as well as the ability to work autonomously
  • Actively attend and participate in team meetings and all staff meetings
  • Demonstrate commitment to ongoing professional development and attend any necessary training sessions (in house and external) when required

ADDITIONAL INFORMATION

  • Each staff member is appointed to the most appropriate classification level based on their clinical experience
  • Travel and overnight stays from the Centre may on occasion be required of this position
  • A criminal history check may be initiated on the successful applicant with the Queensland Police Service
  • A discipline history check may be initiated on the successful applicant
  • A non-smoking policy applies within all BUSHkids buildings and grounds, and all motor vehicles
  • All staff are required to complete a 6-month probation period on commencement of employment
  • As BUSHkids is a not for profit organisation, participation in fundraising activities may be required

 KEY SELECTION CRITERIA

Essential

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

Mandatory Requirements

  • Business and/or Office Administration tertiary qualifications, training and/or relevant professional experience

 Other Requirements

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

Please refer to the full Position Description (190kb) to view further details about the role, including the Key Selection Criteria.

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

CLOSED – Wednesday 20 April 2022

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

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

Full-time or Part-time, negotiable

PURPOSE AND SCOPE OF THE POSITION

This position works as part of the service delivery team providing services to families with children aged 0-6 years with developmental delay or disability who may be eligible for an NDIS plan.

KEY RESPONSIBILITIES

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

The Coordinator role is responsible for providing NDIS planning under the direction of the team leader, for families with children aged 0-6 years with developmental delay or disability.

Duties include, but are not limited to:

  • Providing information and resources to the families about NDIS and services which will address their goals
  • Adhere to the National Disability Insurance Scheme (NDIS) Early Childhood Early Intervention (ECEI) statement of requirements
  • Provide care when and where it best meets the clients’ needs including on site, at home and in the community
  • Undertake intervention work with families under supervision of ECEI team coordinators
  • Undertake accurate and timely documentation and communication. This includes but is not exclusive to statistical information, clinical notes, reports, responses to inquiries, verbal and written documentation to referrers, clients and others
  • Assisting families to determine and plan for the services that are reasonable and necessary for their child
  • Develop and maintain resources as required by the service delivery team

Other tasks include:

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

 QUALIFICATIONS / PROFESSIONAL REGISTRATIONS / OTHER REQUIREMENTS

Essential Requirements

  • A practical, can-do attitude and a passion for children, families and the community
  • Excellent interpersonal skills and ability to work within a multi-disciplinary team
  • Experience working with children and families
  • Understanding of the NDIS, choice and control and the principles of person centred care

Mandatory Requirements

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

Desirable Qualities

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

 EXPECTED BEHAVIOURS AND PERSONAL ATTRIBUTES

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

 ADDITIONAL INFORMATION

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

KEY SELECTION CRITERIA

 Professional Practice

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

 Communication/Team Participation 

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

 Leadership/Work Unit Management 

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

 HOW TO APPLY

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

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

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

Please refer to the full Position Description (217kb) to view further details about the role, including the Key Selection Criteria.

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

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

CLOSED – Friday 25 February 2022

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

Full-time, Part-time negotiable - Bundaberg, Caloundra, Emerald, Gladstone, Gympie, Hervey Bay, Kingaroy, Maroochydore, Rockhampton

PURPOSE AND SCOPE OF THE POSITION

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

KEY RESPONSIBILITIES

Duties include, but are not limited to:

  • Be responsible for assessment, planning, delivery, evaluation and continuous improvement related to the provision of the scope of the incumbent’s discipline
  • Develop goals and plans with every client inclusive of other team members involved in the care and management of that client in accordance with the National Disability Insurance Scheme (NDIS) Early Childhood Early Intervention (ECEI) approach
  • Provide care when and where it best meets the clients’ needs including on site, at home and in the community
  • Have a comprehensive understanding of professional governance structures and adhere to professional practice standards
  • Adhere to the National Disability Insurance Scheme (NDIS) Early Childhood Early Intervention (ECEI) statement of requirements
  • Undertake accurate and timely documentation and communication. This includes but is not exclusive to statistical information, clinical notes, reports, responses to inquiries, verbal and written documentation to referrers, clients and others
  • Use evidence to deliver services ensuring best practice guidelines are followed
  • Contribute to quality improvement activities and participate in research
  • Undertake professional development as agreed in Professional Achievement and Development Plan
  • Staff are to keep informed about current research in early childhood intervention relevant to your role by maintaining professional knowledge and responding appropriately to unsafe or unprofessional practice, fulfilling duty of care by attending training as provided by BUSHkids and seeking further relevant training externally
  • Integrating organisational policies and procedures in order to provide effective and professional care in a way that respects the rights and beliefs of all individuals yet maintains practice within own approved scope of practice

Other tasks include:

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

QUALIFICATIONS / PROFESSIONAL REGISTRATIONS / OTHER REQUIREMENTS

 Essential Requirements

  • Tertiary qualifications in Physiotherapy
  • Certified Practicing Membership with appropriate certifying body

Mandatory Requirements

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

Desirable Qualities

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

 EXPECTED BEHAVIOURS AND PERSONAL ATTRIBUTES

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

 ADDITIONAL INFORMATION

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

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

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

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

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

Please indicate your preferred location when applying.

Please refer to the full Position Description (222kb) to view further details about the role, including the Key Selection Criteria.

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

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

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

Allied Health Services - Full time, Part time negotiable

PURPOSE AND SCOPE OF THE POSITION

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

As the Occupational Therapist you will:

  • Fulfil a participative, consultative and collaborative role in the multidisciplinary team to facilitate early intervention services that improve the health and well-being of children with, or at risk of, developmental and other difficulties
  • Provide health education sessions, screening and/or clinical assessment and goal-directed intervention
  • Work collaboratively with the client’s parents/caregivers, other team members and the client’s key support personnel to provide services which maximize developmental outcomes for the client

KEY RESPONSIBILITIES

Duties include, but are not limited to:

  • Provide a range of evidence-based occupational therapy services to children in accordance with the BUSHkids Model of Care
  • Provide evidence-based assessment, diagnosis, program planning, intervention, referral and monitoring for children on allocated caseload
  • Support an integrated clinical intake process to the BUSHkids service, this includes multidisciplinary screening, triage and case management
  • Provide consultative and educational services to families and other organisations as required to support the child’s ongoing development
  • Maintain data / accurate records of occupational therapy service provision to clients in accordance with medico-legal standards
  • Maintain and care for equipment and resources provided for Occupational Therapy and identify resource requirements as required
  • Monitor and review clinical therapy services in local centre in consultation with the Clinical Services Manager and Clinical Supervisor
  • Contribute to and participate in professional development and supervision activities as deemed appropriate by the Clinical Supervisor and Clinical Service Manager for continued skill development in contemporary occupational therapy practice
  • Participate in allocated clinical project work and research activities in consultation with the Clinical Services Manager and Clinical Supervisor
  • Supervise Occupational Therapy students during placement following consultation and endorsement from the Clinical Supervisor and approval from the Clinical Service Manager
  • Maintain a code of conduct and ethics in keeping with Code of Conduct of the Occupational Therapy Board of Australia

Other tasks include:

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

QUALIFICATIONS / PROFESSIONAL REGISTRATIONS / OTHER REQUIREMENTS

Mandatory Requirements

  • Tertiary Qualifications in Occupational Therapy
  • Registration with Australian Health Practitioner Regulation Agency (AHPRA)
  • Working with Children – Blue Card – No Card No Start
  • NDIS Worker Screening Clearance

Other Requirements

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

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

Desirable Qualities

  • Experience in working with children experiencing learning, mild to moderate developmental delays and neurodevelopmental disorders such as ASD, ADHD
  • Experience with planning, implementing and evaluating group programs for young children and their families
  • Experience in the provision of health promotion/community education activities
  • Experience working with families in rural, regional and remote areas
  • Experience working with Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander communities

REPORTING REQUIREMENTS

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

ONGOING PROFESSIONAL DEVELOPMENT

  • BUSHkids is committed to supporting its staff members’ ongoing professional development (PD)
  • BUSHkids has an established supervision program to help support continued professional development within the organisation. A Professional Supervisor will be allocated on commencement with BUSHkids

EXPECTED BEHAVIOURS AND PERSONAL ATTRIBUTES

  • Create a welcoming and helpful image for BUSHkids, liaising with all stakeholders in a professional manner
  • Adhere to BUSHkids code of conduct and ethics in keeping with the mission and aims of the organisation
  • Treat all other BUSHkids staff in a professional, respectful manner
  • Adhere to BUSHkids policies, procedures and related documents; Employee Handbook and be familiar with and understand workplace health and safety, and apply these in the workplace
  • Give clients of the service every courtesy and their needs given prompt professional attention
  • Maintain confidentiality at all times, in regards to client and BUSHkids sensitive information
  • Implement all reasonable directions of the direct Manager to the position
  • Use good judgement in conveying information to relevant authorities
  • Demonstrate well developed interpersonal and communication skills
  • Be well-presented, friendly and courteous
  • Represent BUSHkids in a professional, confident and positive manner at all times
  • Undertake all duties in a diligent manner, with honesty and integrity, as well as displaying a positive manner at all times
  • Have a vigilant attitude to accuracy and attention to detail
  • A collaborative approach to work as well as the ability to work autonomously
  • Demonstrate ability to prioritise and organise
  • Actively attend and participate in team meetings and all staff meetings
  • Demonstrate commitment to ongoing professional development and attend any necessary training sessions (in house and external) when required

ADDITIONAL INFORMATION

  • Each staff member is appointed to the most appropriate classification level based on their clinical experience
  • Travel and overnight stays from the Centre may on occasion be required of this position
  • A criminal history check may be initiated on the successful applicant with the Queensland Police Service
  • A discipline history check may be initiated on the successful applicant
  • A non-smoking policy applies within all BUSHkids buildings and grounds, and all motor vehicles
  • All staff are required to complete a 6-month probation period on commencement of employment
  • As BUSHkids is a not for profit organisation, participation in fundraising activities may be required

KEY SELECTION CRITERIA

Clinical Practice

  • Demonstrated knowledge and experience in the assessment, diagnosis, management and evaluation of children with, or at risk of, developmental, social, emotional and behavioural difficulties, with a focus on early intervention and family centred practice.
  • Demonstrated knowledge and skills in working with vulnerable families who may experience barriers to accessing services

Communication/Team Participation

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

Leadership/Work Unit Management

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

HOW TO APPLY

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

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

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

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

Please indicate your preferred location when sending your application.

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

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

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

Allied Health Services - Full time, Part time negotiable

PURPOSE AND SCOPE OF THE POSITION

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

As the Speech Pathologist you will:

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

KEY RESPONSIBILITIES

Duties include, but are not limited to:

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

Other tasks include:

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

QUALIFICATIONS / PROFESSIONAL REGISTRATIONS / OTHER REQUIREMENTS

Mandatory Requirements

  • Tertiary Qualifications in Speech Pathology
  • Certified Practicing Membership with the Speech Pathology Australia
  • Working with Children – Blue Card – No Card No Start
  • NDIS Worker Screening Clearance

Other Requirements

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

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

Desirable Qualities

  • Experience in working with children experiencing learning, mild to moderate developmental delays and neurodevelopmental disorders such as ASD, ADHD
  • Experience with planning, implementing and evaluating group programs for young children and their families
  • Experience in the provision of health promotion/community education activities
  • Experience working with families in rural, regional and remote areas
  • Experience working with Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander communities

REPORTING REQUIREMENTS

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

ONGOING PROFESSIONAL DEVELOPMENT

  • BUSHkids is committed to supporting its staff members’ ongoing professional development (PD)
  • BUSHkids has an established supervision program to help support continued professional development within the organisation. A Professional Supervisor will be allocated on commencement with BUSHkids

EXPECTED BEHAVIOURS AND PERSONAL ATTRIBUTES

  • Create a welcoming and helpful image for BUSHkids, liaising with all stakeholders in a professional manner
  • Adhere to BUSHkids code of conduct and ethics in keeping with the mission and aims of the organisation
  • Treat all other BUSHkids staff in a professional, respectful manner
  • Adhere to BUSHkids policies, procedures and related documents; Employee Handbook and be familiar with and understand workplace health and safety, and apply these in the workplace
  • Give clients of the service every courtesy and their needs given prompt professional attention
  • Maintain confidentiality at all times, in regards to client and BUSHkids sensitive information
  • Implement all reasonable directions of the direct Manager to the position
  • Use good judgement in conveying information to relevant authorities
  • Demonstrate well developed interpersonal and communication skills
  • Be well-presented, friendly and courteous
  • Represent BUSHkids in a professional, confident and positive manner at all times
  • Undertake all duties in a diligent manner, with honesty and integrity, as well as displaying a positive manner at all times
  • Have a vigilant attitude to accuracy and attention to detail
  • A collaborative approach to work as well as the ability to work autonomously
  • Demonstrate ability to prioritise and organise
  • Actively attend and participate in team meetings and all staff meetings
  • Demonstrate commitment to ongoing professional development and attend any necessary training sessions (in house and external) when required

ADDITIONAL INFORMATION

  • Each staff member is appointed to the most appropriate classification level based on their clinical experience
  • Travel and overnight stays from the Centre may on occasion be required of this position
  • A criminal history check may be initiated on the successful applicant with the Queensland Police Service
  • A discipline history check may be initiated on the successful applicant
  • A non-smoking policy applies within all BUSHkids buildings and grounds, and all motor vehicles
  • All staff are required to complete a 6-month probation period on commencement of employment
  • As BUSHkids is a not for profit organisation, participation in fundraising activities may be required

KEY SELECTION CRITERIA

Clinical Practice

  • Demonstrated knowledge and experience in the assessment, diagnosis, management and evaluation of children with communication impairments, with a focus on early intervention and family centred practice.
  • Demonstrated knowledge and skills in working with vulnerable families who may experience barriers to accessing services

Communication/Team Participation

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

Leadership/Work Unit Management

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

HOW TO APPLY

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

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

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

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

Please indicate your preferred location when sending your application.

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

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

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

Full time or Part time - Bundaberg, Emerald, Maroochydore, Gympie, Hervey Bay, Kingaroy, Rockhampton, Gladstone

PURPOSE AND SCOPE OF THE POSITION

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

The position will implement and continue to develop BUSHkids teleHealth services for families in regional Queensland areas.

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

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

KEY RESPONSIBILITIES

Duties include, but are not limited to:

  • Be responsible for assessment, planning, delivery, evaluation and continuous improvement related to the provision of the scope of the incumbent’s discipline
  • Develop goals and plans with every client inclusive of other team members involved in the care and management of that client in accordance with the National Disability Insurance Scheme (NDIS) Early Childhood Early Intervention (ECEI) approach
  • Provide care when and where it best meets the clients’ needs including on site, at home and in the community
  • Have a comprehensive understanding of professional governance structures and adhere to professional practice standards
  • Adhere to the National Disability Insurance Scheme (NDIS) Early Childhood Early Intervention (ECEI) statement of requirements
  • Undertake accurate and timely documentation and communication. This includes but is not exclusive to statistical information, clinical notes, reports, responses to inquiries, verbal and written documentation to referrers, clients and others
  • Use evidence to deliver services ensuring best practice guidelines are followed
  • Contribute to quality improvement activities and participate in research
  • Undertake professional development as agreed in Professional Achievement and Development Plan.
  • Staff are to keep informed about current research in early childhood intervention relevant to your role by maintaining professional knowledge and responding appropriately to unsafe or unprofessional practice, fulfilling duty of care by attending training as provided by BUSHkids and seeking further relevant training externally
  • Integrating organisational policies and procedures in order to provide effective and professional care in a way that respects the rights and beliefs of all individuals yet maintains practice within own approved scope of practice

Other tasks include:

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

QUALIFICATIONS / PROFESSIONAL REGISTRATIONS / OTHER REQUIREMENTS

Mandatory Requirements

  • Tertiary qualifications in Occupational Therapy
  • Certified Practicing Membership with Australian Health Practitioner Regulation Agency (AHPRA)
  • Working with Children – Blue Card – No Card No Start
  • NDIS Worker Screening Clearance

Other Requirements

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

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

Desirable Qualities

  • Experience in working with children experiencing learning, mild to moderate developmental delays and neurodevelopmental disorders such as ASD, ADHD
  • Experience with planning, implementing and evaluating group programs for young children and their families
  • Experience in the provision of health promotion/community education activities
  • Experience working with families in rural, regional and remote areas
  • Experience working with Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander communities

REPORTING REQUIREMENTS

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

ONGOING PROFESSIONAL DEVELOPMENT

  • BUSHkids is committed to supporting its staff members’ ongoing professional development (PD)
  • BUSHkids has an established supervision program to help support continued professional development within the organisation. A Professional Supervisor will be allocated on commencement with BUSHkids

 EXPECTED BEHAVIOURS AND PERSONAL ATTRIBUTES

  • Create a welcoming and helpful image for BUSHkids, liaising with all stakeholders in a professional manner
  • Adhere to BUSHkids code of conduct and ethics in keeping with the mission and aims of the organisation
  • Treat all other BUSHkids staff in a professional, respectful manner
  • Adhere to BUSHkids policies, procedures and related documents; Employee Handbook and be familiar with and understand workplace health and safety, and apply these in the workplace
  • Give clients of the service every courtesy and their needs given prompt professional attention
  • Maintain confidentiality at all times, in regards to client and BUSHkids sensitive information
  • Implement all reasonable directions of the direct Manager to the position
  • Use good judgement in conveying information to relevant authorities
  • Demonstrate well developed interpersonal and communication skills
  • Be well-presented, friendly and courteous
  • Represent BUSHkids in a professional, confident and positive manner at all times
  • Undertake all duties in a diligent manner, with honesty and integrity, as well as displaying a positive manner at all times
  • Have a vigilant attitude to accuracy and attention to detail
  • A collaborative approach to work as well as the ability to work autonomously
  • Demonstrate ability to prioritise and organise
  • Actively attend and participate in team meetings and all staff meetings
  • Demonstrate commitment to ongoing professional development and attend any necessary training sessions (in house and external) when required

 ADDITIONAL INFORMATION

  • Each staff member is appointed to the most appropriate classification level based on their clinical experience
  • Travel and overnight stays from the Centre may on occasion be required of this position
  • A criminal history check may be initiated on the successful applicant with the Queensland Police Service
  • A discipline history check may be initiated on the successful applicant
  • A non-smoking policy applies within all BUSHkids buildings and grounds, and all motor vehicles
  • All staff are required to complete a 6-month probation period on commencement of employment
  • As BUSHkids is a not for profit organisation, participation in fundraising activities may be required

KEY SELECTION CRITERIA

Clinical Practice

  • Demonstrated knowledge and experience in the assessment, diagnosis, management and evaluation of children with communication impairments, with a focus on early intervention and family centred practice
  • Demonstrated knowledge and skills in working with vulnerable families who may experience barriers to accessing services

Communication/Team Participation

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

Leadership/Work Unit Management

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

HOW TO APPLY

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

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

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

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

Please indicate your preferred location when sending your application.

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

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

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

Full time or Part time - Bundaberg, Emerald, Caloundra, Maroochydore, Gympie, Hervey Bay, Kingaroy, Rockhampton, Gladstone

PURPOSE AND SCOPE OF THE POSITION

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

The position will implement and continue to develop BUSHkids teleHealth services for families in regional Queensland areas.

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

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

KEY RESPONSIBILITIES

Duties include, but are not limited to:

  • Be responsible for assessment, planning, delivery, evaluation and continuous improvement related to the provision of the scope of the incumbent’s discipline
  • Develop goals and plans with every client inclusive of other team members involved in the care and management of that client in accordance with the National Disability Insurance Scheme (NDIS) Early Childhood Early Intervention (ECEI) approach
  • Provide care when and where it best meets the clients’ needs including on site, at home and in the community
  • Have a comprehensive understanding of professional governance structures and adhere to professional practice standards
  • Adhere to the National Disability Insurance Scheme (NDIS) Early Childhood Early Intervention (ECEI) statement of requirements
  • Undertake accurate and timely documentation and communication. This includes but is not exclusive to statistical information, clinical notes, reports, responses to inquiries, verbal and written documentation to referrers, clients and others
  • Use evidence to deliver services ensuring best practice guidelines are followed
  • Contribute to quality improvement activities and participate in research
  • Undertake professional development as agreed in Professional Achievement and Development Plan.
  • Staff are to keep informed about current research in early childhood intervention relevant to your role by maintaining professional knowledge and responding appropriately to unsafe or unprofessional practice, fulfilling duty of care by attending training as provided by BUSHkids and seeking further relevant training externally
  • Integrating organisational policies and procedures in order to provide effective and professional care in a way that respects the rights and beliefs of all individuals yet maintains practice within own approved scope of practice

Other tasks include:

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

QUALIFICATIONS / PROFESSIONAL REGISTRATIONS / OTHER REQUIREMENTS

Mandatory Requirements

  • Tertiary qualifications in Speech Pathology
  • Certified practicing membership with the Speech Pathology Australia
  • Working with Children – Blue Card – No Card No Start
  • NDIS Worker Screening Clearance

Other Requirements

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

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

Desirable Qualities

  • Experience in working with children experiencing learning, mild to moderate developmental delays and neurodevelopmental disorders such as ASD, ADHD
  • Experience with planning, implementing and evaluating group programs for young children and their families
  • Experience in the provision of health promotion/community education activities
  • Experience working with families in rural, regional and remote areas
  • Experience working with Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander communities

REPORTING REQUIREMENTS

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

ONGOING PROFESSIONAL DEVELOPMENT

  • BUSHkids is committed to supporting its staff members’ ongoing professional development (PD)
  • BUSHkids has an established supervision program to help support continued professional development within the organisation. A Professional Supervisor will be allocated on commencement with BUSHkids

 EXPECTED BEHAVIOURS AND PERSONAL ATTRIBUTES

  • Create a welcoming and helpful image for BUSHkids, liaising with all stakeholders in a professional manner
  • Adhere to BUSHkids code of conduct and ethics in keeping with the mission and aims of the organisation
  • Treat all other BUSHkids staff in a professional, respectful manner
  • Adhere to BUSHkids policies, procedures and related documents; Employee Handbook and be familiar with and understand workplace health and safety, and apply these in the workplace
  • Give clients of the service every courtesy and their needs given prompt professional attention
  • Maintain confidentiality at all times, in regards to client and BUSHkids sensitive information
  • Implement all reasonable directions of the direct Manager to the position
  • Use good judgement in conveying information to relevant authorities
  • Demonstrate well developed interpersonal and communication skills
  • Be well-presented, friendly and courteous
  • Represent BUSHkids in a professional, confident and positive manner at all times
  • Undertake all duties in a diligent manner, with honesty and integrity, as well as displaying a positive manner at all times
  • Have a vigilant attitude to accuracy and attention to detail
  • A collaborative approach to work as well as the ability to work autonomously
  • Demonstrate ability to prioritise and organise
  • Actively attend and participate in team meetings and all staff meetings
  • Demonstrate commitment to ongoing professional development and attend any necessary training sessions (in house and external) when required

 ADDITIONAL INFORMATION

  • Each staff member is appointed to the most appropriate classification level based on their clinical experience
  • Travel and overnight stays from the Centre may on occasion be required of this position
  • A criminal history check may be initiated on the successful applicant with the Queensland Police Service
  • A discipline history check may be initiated on the successful applicant
  • A non-smoking policy applies within all BUSHkids buildings and grounds, and all motor vehicles
  • All staff are required to complete a 6-month probation period on commencement of employment
  • As BUSHkids is a not for profit organisation, participation in fundraising activities may be required

KEY SELECTION CRITERIA

Clinical Practice

  • Demonstrated knowledge and experience in the assessment, diagnosis, management and evaluation of children with communication impairments, with a focus on early intervention and family centred practice
  • Demonstrated knowledge and skills in working with vulnerable families who may experience barriers to accessing services

Communication/Team Participation

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

Leadership/Work Unit Management

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

HOW TO APPLY

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

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

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

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

Please indicate your preferred location when sending your application.

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

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

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