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.

Services are primarily delivered from regional Centres based in Bundaberg, Dalby, Emerald, Mount Isa and Warwick, with satellite sites in Inglewood, Stanthorpe, Kingaroy/Nanango and Agnes Waters/Miriam Vale. BUSHkids NDIS Early Start Teams are based in Bundaberg,  Maroochydore,  Maryborough and Rockhampton with satellite centres in Emerald and Gladstone.

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

Our Purpose

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

Our Vision

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

Our Values

  • Child-focused and family-centred
  • Working collaboratively to make a difference for vulnerable families
  • Accountability to clients, communities and stakeholders
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Full time fixed term contract.

ROLE PURPOSE & SPECIFICATIONS
The Early Start Manager is responsible for the day to day management and delivery of the core services of their site in line with the NDIS contract. The role provides direction and leadership to their team and is also instrumental in developing and maintaining relationships with the community and key stakeholders.

KEY ACCOUNTABILITIES

  • 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 ECEI Manager
  • Proactively lead the development of strong local networks and build and maintain effective relationships with NDIA, the community and other key stakeholders.
  • Oversee the accurate and timely input of data into the NDIS database by their team.
  • Review and monitor individual support plans for quality assurance purposes before submission to NDIS.
  • Oversight of community engagement activities and support/lead capacity building within the local community.
  • Triage NDIS case information as it is received for their region and allocate caseloads appropriately.
  • Manage the administration of rosters including approvals for leave and overtime to ensure adequate resourcing to meet client needs at all times.
  • Produce appropriate reports as requested by funders and management in a timely and accurate manner.
  • Provide day to day management of team members in line with contemporary HR practices including maintaining appropriate resourcing levels, effective performance planning and review processes, and prompt management of performance issues.
  • Maintain a personal case load (where appropriate).
  • If applicable, provide professional supervision to a cohort of disciplinary peers across the organisation.
  • If applicable, oversee the coordination of NDIA referrals across sub-sites within their region.

KEY CAPABILITIES

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.

Desirable

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

APPLICATIONS

Applicants are requested to respond to the Key Capabilities with reference to the Key Accountabilities in a 2 page document & submit a copy of their CV with 2 Referees.

Please note that our ECEI Services will be provided in multiple locations.  In your application you will need to specify your preferred location you wish to apply for:

  • Maryborough/Hervey Bay
  • Maroochydore
  • Gympie
  • Kingaroy

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

Please email your application to recruitment@bushkids.org.au

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

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

Fixed term contract. Full time and part time positions available.

PURPOSE AND SCOPE OF THE POSITION

The Senior ECEI Coordinator will work as a senior member 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:

  • Undertake delegated leadership responsibilities on behalf of Team Leader as required.
  • Be responsible for assessment, planning, delivery, evaluation and continuous improvement related to the provision of the scope of the incumbent’s discipline.
  • Understand the scope of practice of Early Intervention Facilitators involved in the provision of services and thereby provide appropriate levels of supervision and delegation.
  • Contribute to the development of procedures in relevant areas and ensure work instructions reflect current operational systems and processes.
  • 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.
  • Initiate quality improvement activities and participate in research.
  • Undertake professional development as agreed in Professional Achievement and Development Plan.
  • Supervise students undertaking placements including core clinical and transdisciplinary placements.
  • Staff are to keep informed about current research in early childhood intervention relevant to your role by maintaining professional knowledge and responding appropriately to unsafe or unprofessional practice, fulfilling duty of care by attending training as provided by BUSHkids and seeking further relevant training externally.
  • Integrating organisational policies and procedures in order to provide effective and professional care in a way that respects the rights and beliefs of all individuals yet maintains practice within own approved scope of practice.

Qualifications / Professional Registrations / Other Requirements

Tertiary qualifications in allied health, nursing or education, and registration with appropriate body; plus significant relevant professional experience.

KEY SELECTION CRITERIA

Essential:

Clinical Practice:

  • Significant professional experience and knowledge in working with children with developmental delay or disability with a focus on early intervention and family centred practice
  • Demonstrated understanding of the requirements of Early Childhood Early Intervention Teams delivering services under NDIS

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:

  • Experience in providing supervision or support to less experienced team members
  • Demonstrated ability to work independently without close supervision and to appropriately manage time and workload

Desirable Qualities:

  • Significant experience in working in early childhood intervention.

APPLICATIONS

Applicants are requested to respond to the Key Selection Criteria (max 2 pages) and submit responses with a copy of their CV with 2 Referees.

Please note that our ECEI Services will be provided in multiple locations.  In your application you will need to specify your preferred location you wish to apply for:

  • Maryborough/Hervey Bay
  • Maroochydore
  • Gympie
  • Kingaroy

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

Please email your application to recruitment@bushkids.org.au

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

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

Fixed term contract. Full time and part time positions available

PURPOSE AND SCOPE OF THE POSITION

The Occupational Therapist or 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.

KEY SELECTION CRITERIA

Essential Clinical Practice:

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

Desirable Qualities:

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

APPLICATIONS

Applicants are requested to respond to the Key Selection Criteria (max 2 pages) and submit responses with a copy of their CV with 2 Referees.

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

Please note that our ECEI Services will be provided in multiple locations.  In your application you will need to specify your preferred location you wish to apply for:

  • Maryborough/Hervey Bay
  • Maroochydore
  • Gympie
  • Kingaroy

Please email your application to recruitment@bushkids.org.au

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

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

Fixed term contract. Full time and part time positions available.

PURPOSE AND SCOPE OF THE POSITION

The Social Worker / Psychologist 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.

KEY SELECTION CRITERIA

Essential:

Clinical Practice:

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

Communication/Team Participation: 

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

Leadership/Work Unit Management:

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

Desirable Qualities:

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

APPLICATIONS

Applicants are requested to respond to the Key Selection Criteria (max 2 pages) and submit responses with a copy of their CV with 2 Referees.

Please note that our ECEI Services will be provided in multiple locations.  In your application you will need to specify your preferred location you wish to apply for:

  • Maryborough/Hervey Bay
  • Maroochydore
  • Gympie
  • Kingaroy

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

Please email your application to recruitment@bushkids.org.au

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

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

Fixed term contract. Full time and part time positions available.

PURPOSE AND SCOPE OF THE POSITION

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

KEY RESPONSIBILITIES

Duties include, but are not limited to:

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

KEY SELECTION CRITERIA

Essential Clinical Practice:

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

Desirable Qualities:

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

APPLICATIONS

Applicants are requested to respond to the Key Selection Criteria (max 2 pages) and submit responses with a copy of their CV with 2 Referees.

Please note that our ECEI Services will be provided in multiple locations.  In your application you will need to specify your preferred location you wish to apply for:

  • Maryborough/Hervey Bay
  • Maroochydore
  • Gympie
  • Kingaroy

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

Please email your application to recruitment@bushkids.org.au

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

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

Fixed term contract. Full time and part time positions available.

PURPOSE AND SCOPE OF THE POSITION

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

KEY RESPONSIBILITIES

Provide support, and under the direction of Coordinator – intervention, 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.

Essential Requirements:

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

Desirable Qualities:

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

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.

APPLICATIONS

Applicants are requested to respond to the Key Selection Criteria (max 2 pages) and submit responses with a copy of their CV with 2 Referees.

Please note that our ECEI Services will be provided in multiple locations.  In your application you will need to specify your preferred location you wish to apply for:

  • Maryborough/Hervey Bay
  • Maroochydore
  • Gympie
  • Kingaroy

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

Please email your application to recruitment@bushkids.org.au

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

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

Full-time or Part-time position available

Salary Range: $55,000 p.a. for full-time capacity and dependent on experience – negotiable. Plus super contributions and salary packaging

 

THE POSITION

This position provides administrative support to the organisation, supporting the smooth and efficient running of the internal operations of the Brisbane office, as well as providing support to the regional centres. The position also performs reception duties.

 

Primary Objective          

To provide general and clinical administration across the organisation; and to support the internal operations of the Brisbane office to allow it to proceed in a smooth and efficient manner.

 

Key Responsibilities

These include, but are not limited to:

  • Secretarial and word processing duties
  • Minute taking and organisational arrangements for meetings, where required
  • Proof reading where required
  • Ability to draft documents on instruction as required
  • Administrative support
    • Recruitment and orientation processes for clinical staff, when required
    • Community education activities, where required
  • Reporting
  • To provide timely information and data to management to assist with the preparation and dissemination of reports, and other documentation, for internal and government reporting purposes, as required
  • Assist with event coordination, where required in Brisbane and for the regional Centres
  • General filing, archiving and data entry
    • Excellent electronic filing skills
    • Maintaining electronic filing system for clinical services
    • Data entry into BUSHkids database – BUSHbase, where required (training provided)
    • Client feedback questionnaire collation
  • Booking travel and accommodation where required for managers
  • Resource inventory for Brisbane office and the regional Centres
  • Checking, ordering, replenishing stock for the Brisbane office as necessary
  • Checking and ordering stationery and clinical resources for regional Centres, when required
  • Process new library acquisitions.
  • Enter new resources into the appropriate database
  • General office housekeeping such as tidying and cleaning as necessary.
  • General administrative duties which include typing, copying, faxing, scanning, printing and maintaining filing systems.
  • Other administrative duties as the management team may require
  • Reception and telephone duties:
    • Manage the reception area
    • Meet and greet visitors on arrival; and offer refreshment (water, tea, coffee)
    • Excellent telephone etiquette, directing incoming calls to the appropriate person, and taking messages when required
    • Processing incoming mail, ensuring distribution to the appropriate staff
    • Processing outgoing mail, including couriers where required

 

Other:

  • To create a welcoming and helpful image for the BUSHkids offices
  • To liaise with stakeholders as required
  • To liaise with suppliers as required
  • Attend any necessary training sessions (in-house and external) when required
  • 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.

 

EXPECTED BEHAVIOURS AND PERSONAL ATTRIBUTES

  • Use good judgement in conveying information to relevant authorities
  • Demonstrate well developed interpersonal and communication skills
  • Be well-presented, friendly and courteous. Represent BUSHkids in a professional, confident and positive manner at all times
  • Undertake all duties in a diligent manner, with honesty and integrity
  • Maintain absolute confidentiality regarding BUSHkids’ sensitive information
  • Have a vigilant attitude to accuracy and 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

  • People with a disability or people from Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander or CALD communities are highly encouraged to apply for this position.
  • The successful applicant will be required to provide certified copies of required documentation prior to formal offer of employment.
  • BUSHkids is a not-for-profit organisation – the ongoing duration of this position is dependent on the availability of continued funding
  • Each staff member is appointed to the appropriate classification level based on their clinical experience
  • Travel and overnight stays from the centre may be required of this position
  • A criminal history check may be initiated on the successful applicant with the Queensland Police Service
  • A discipline history check may be initiated on the successful applicant
  • A non-smoking policy applies in all BUSHkids buildings, offices and motor vehicles
  • All staff are required to complete a 3-6 month probation period on commencement of employment
  • As BUSHkids is a not for profit organisation, participation in fundraising activities may be required

 

Ongoing Professional Development

  • BUSHkids is committed to supporting its staff’s ongoing professional development (PD). Staff will be allocated an annual PD budget to support their ongoing professional development needs.

 

KEY SELECTION CRITERIA

Essential Knowledge, Experience and Skills

  • Demonstrated excellent organisation skills including strong attention to detail
  • Demonstrated high level written and spoken communication skills
  • Detailed minute taking, including creating agendas
  • Sound knowledge of Microsoft Office Suite – Outlook, including scheduling meetings, Word, Excel and PowerPoint
  • Excellent typing skills with ability for transcription, writing and word processing skills
  • Significant experience in an administration role
  • Multi-tasking and problem solving abilities
  • Ability to effectively prioritise and execute tasks.

 

Desirable Qualities:

  • Relevant experience in a comparable role

 

Other Requirements:

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

 

APPLICATIONS

Applicants are requested to respond to the Key Selection Criteria (max 2 pages) and submit responses with a copy of their CV with 2 Referees.

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

 

Please email your application to recruitment@bushkids.org.au

Closing date for applications is by close of business on Wednesday 13 June 2018

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

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

This position is a temporary part-time role.

PURPOSE AND SCOPE OF THE POSITION

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

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

 

KEY RESPONSIBILITIES

These include, but are not limited to:

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

 

EMPLOYER EXPECTATIONS

Staff members will adhere to:

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

 

REPORTING REQUIREMENTS

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

 

Qualifications / Professional Registrations / Other Requirements

Mandatory Requirements for this role:

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

 

Other requirements:

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

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

 

Desirable

  • Experience working with children and families with a focus on development and behaviour.
  • Master’s degree or higher.
  • Experience working via telehealth pathways.
  • Experience with planning, implementing and evaluating small group programs with children and/or their parents/carers
  • Experience in the provision of health promotion/community education activities
  • Experience with working with children with Autism Spectrum Disorder.
  • Experience working with families in rural, remote or Indigenous communities.

 

BUSHKIDS BENEFITS

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

 

Ongoing Professional Development

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

 

ADDITIONAL INFORMATION

  • People with a disability or people from Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander or CALD communities are highly encouraged to apply for this position.
  • The successful applicant will be required to provide certified copies of required documentation prior to formal offer of employment.
  • BUSHkids is a not-for-profit organisation – the ongoing duration of this position is dependent on the availability of continued funding
  • Each staff member is appointed to the appropriate classification level based on their clinical experience
  • Travel and overnight stays from the centre may be required of this position
  • A criminal history check may be initiated on the successful applicant with the Queensland Police Service
  • A discipline history check may be initiated on the successful applicant
  • A non-smoking policy applies in all BUSHkids buildings, offices and motor vehicles
  • All staff are required to complete a 3-6 month probation period on commencement of employment
  • As BUSHkids is a not for profit organisation, participation in fundraising activities may be required

 

KEY SELECTION CRITERIA

Clinical Practice

  • Demonstrated knowledge and experience in the assessment, diagnosis, management and evaluation of children with, or at risk of, social, emotional, developmental and behavioural difficulties, with a focus on early intervention and family-centred practice
  • Demonstrated experience or ability to provide psychological services via telehealth pathways (e.g. Phone, Skype, Online, etc.

 

Communication/Team Participation

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

 

Leadership/Work Unit Management

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

 

HOW TO APPLY 

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

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

Closing date for applications is by close of business Monday 11 June 2018

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

THIS ROLE IS A FULL-TIME POSITION, FIXED TERM LOCUM CONTRACT ENDING SEPTEMBER 2018 - REQUIRING IMMEDIATE START.

We are looking for an Occupational Therapist who is passionate about working with children and families in Warwick and surrounding areas; and who is motivated to making a positive difference through early intervention and family-centred practice.

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.

In the role of an Occupational Therapist at BUSHkids you will have the opportunity to:

  • 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.

Mandatory requirements for this role:

  • Tertiary Qualifications in Occupational Therapy
  • Registration with the Occupational Therapy Board of Australia
  • Working with Children Blue Card – positive notice.

Other requirements:

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

Desirable:

  • Experience with planning, implementing and evaluating group programs for young children and their parents/carers.
  • Experience in the provision of health promotion/community education activities.
  • Experience working with children with Autism Spectrum Disorder and other pervasive developmental disorders.
  • Experience working with families in rural, remote or indigenous communities.

 

BUSHkids BENEFITS

A range of generous conditions of employment and entitlements are provided, such as:

  • a nine-day fortnight work arrangement for full-time staff
  • locality allowance if applicable to region
  • Salary sacrificing
  • Professional development – access to clinical supervision and support

 

ADDITIONAL INFORMATION

  • BUSHkids is a not-for-profit organisation – the ongoing duration of this position is dependent on the availability of continued funding
  • Each staff member is appointed to the appropriate classification level based on their clinical experience
  • Travel and overnight stays from the centre may be required of this position
  • A criminal history check may be initiated on the successful applicant with the Queensland Police Service
  • A discipline history check may be initiated on the successful applicant
  • A non-smoking policy applies in all BUSHkids buildings, offices and motor vehicles
  • All staff are required to complete a 3 month probation period on commencement of employment
  • As BUSHkids is a not for profit organisation, participation in fundraising activities may be required.

 

KEY SELECTION CRITERIA

Clinical Practice

  • Demonstrated knowledge and experience in the assessment, diagnosis, management and evaluation of children with communication impairments with focus on early intervention and family centred practice

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

 

APPLICATIONS

Applicants are to submit a brief resume and a maximum 2 page written response outlining your suitability for the role by addressing the above key selection criteria.

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

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

 

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

 

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

 

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

THIS POSITION IS A FULL-TIME FIXED TERM SIX (6) MONTHS CONTRACT - IMMEDIATE START.

BUSHkids is a non-Government, not-for-profit organisation which offers a range of multidisciplinary Allied Health services to children and their families living in regional and remote areas of Queensland.

We are looking for a Speech and Language Pathologist who is passionate about working with families with children who require support for their communication development.

As the Speech and Language Pathologist in the team you will have the opportunity to:

  • 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

 

Mandatory Requirements for this role:

  • Tertiary Qualifications in Speech Pathology
  • Current practicing membership with Speech Pathology Australia
  • Working with Children Blue Card – positive notice

 

Other requirements:

  • Current C Class Queensland Drivers Licence
  • Proof of Hepatitis B Vaccination status
  • Note: Successful applicant will be required to provide certified copies of required documentation.
  • Desirable:
  • Certified Practising Member of Speech Pathology Australia
  • Experience with planning, implementing and evaluating group programs for young children and their parents/carers
  • Experience in the provision of health promotion/community education activities
  • Experience working with families in rural, remote or indigenous communities

 

BUSHkids BENEFITS

  • A range of generous conditions of employment and entitlements are provided, such as:
  • a nine-day fortnight work arrangement for full-time staff
  • locality allowance if applicable to region
  • Salary sacrificing
  • Professional development – access to clinical supervision and support

 

ADDITIONAL INFORMATION

  • BUSHkids is a not-for-profit organisation – the ongoing duration of this position is dependent on the availability of continued funding
  • Each staff member is appointed to the appropriate classification level based on their clinical experience
  • Travel and overnight stays from the centre may be required of this position
  • A criminal history check may be initiated on the successful applicant with the Queensland Police Service
  • A discipline history check may be initiated on the successful applicant
  • A non-smoking policy applies in all BUSHkids buildings, offices and motor vehicles
  • All staff are required to complete a 3 month probation period on commencement of employment
  • As BUSHkids is a not for profit organisation, participation in fundraising activities may be required.

 

KEY SELECTION CRITERIA

Clinical Practice

  • Demonstrated knowledge and experience in the assessment, diagnosis, management and evaluation of children with communication impairments with focus on early intervention and family centred practice.

 

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.

 

APPLICATIONS

Applicants are to submit a brief resume and a maximum 2 page written response outlining your suitability for the role by addressing the above key selection criteria.

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

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

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

 

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

 

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

We are looking for a registered psychologists who is passionate about working with families with children experiencing emotional, social, academic and behavioural difficulties.

As the Psychologist you will:

  • Collaborate with families and other organisations in the provision of psychological services to children who require support for social, emotional or behavioural difficulties, which are significantly impacting on the child’s overall health and well-being.
  • Actively participate in the multidisciplinary team setting with particular emphasis on the delivery of psychology services to optimize development and independence for children and their families.
  • Promote the importance of early intervention and its role in preventing long term emotional, educational and behavioural issues through community development and health promotion strategies.

 

Mandatory Requirements for this role:

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

 

Other requirements:

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

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

Desirable

  • Master’s degree or higher
  • Experience with working with children with Autism Spectrum Disorder.
  • Experience working with families in rural, remote or Indigenous communities.
  • 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

 

Additional Information

BUSHkids is a not-for-profit organisation – the ongoing duration of this position is dependent on the availability of continued funding

  • People with a disability or people from Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander or CALD communities are highly encouraged to apply for this position.
  • Each staff member is appointed to the most appropriate classification level based on their clinical experience
  • Travel and overnight stays from the centre may be required of this position
  • A criminal history check may be initiated on the successful applicant with the Queensland Police Service
  • A discipline history check may be initiated on the successful applicant
  • A non-smoking policy applies in all BUSHkids buildings, offices and motor vehicles
  • All staff are required to complete a 3-6 month probation period on commencement of employment
  • As BUSHkids is a not for profit organisation, participation in fundraising activities may be required

 

Key Selection Criteria

Clinical Practice

  • Demonstrated knowledge and experience in the assessment, diagnosis, management and evaluation of children with, or at risk of, social, emotional, developmental and behavioural difficulties, with a focus on early intervention and family-centred practice

 

Communication/Team Participation

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

 

Leadership/Work Unit Management

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

 

HOW TO APPLY 

Applicants are to submit a brief resume and a maximum 2 page written response outlining your suitability for the role addressing the key selection criteria.

Please email your application to the Service Manager – Children’s Allied Health Services at recruitment@bushkids.org.au

A full position description can be found here

 

The social worker is a core multidisciplinary team member, and provides a link between the therapy team and the child’s family and support network

PURPOSE AND SCOPE OF THE POSITION

The Family Health Support Worker – Social Worker provides evidence-based family-centred support and programs for children and families living in regional, rural and remote areas. The social worker is a core multidisciplinary team member, and provides a link between the therapy team and the child’s family and support network by offering comprehensive assessments, and individualized support and /or group programs to develop the capacity and knowledge needed for healthy, strong families. This role is key to enhancing service delivery for children and their families through assessment and identification of barriers/challenges and assisting in goal setting and planning of services which are responsive and tailored to family’s needs, cultural beliefs, social and environmental circumstances.

KEY RESPONSIBILITIES AND TASKS

Facilitate a range of evidence based interventions and group programs (centre based and/or external location) to children and their families to allow optimum development and wellbeing. These programs may include but are not limited to the following:

  • Parenting skills programs (e.g. Triple P, 1-2-3 Magic, Circle of Security Parenting)
  • Health Education Sessions (HES) for children and their families
  • Skill development group programs for children such as social skills and emotional resilience group programs (e.g. Fun Friends, Friends for Life, PALS)
  • Outreach programs to nearby communities (as required)
  • Individual programs (as required)
  • Home visits (as required)
  • Identify and monitor program needs specific to the children and their families in local communities in collaboration with the multidisciplinary team, Allied Health Services Manager and other key community stakeholders.
  • Actively participate in multidisciplinary team decision-making regarding client programs, progress and therapy planning by attending Case Management Meetings
  • Implement and support Centre, home or school based programs to ensure that skills are attained by children and parents/caregivers according to identified goals, as part of the multidisciplinary team
  • Recognise and respond to psychosocial risks such as domestic and family violence, child protection, mental health, substance use, mental health issues
  • Consult and liaise with parents/caregivers, health professionals, educational professionals, other agencies, and community members as required
  • Provide information and appropriate resources to referring health and educational professionals and other agencies as required, including capacity building activities for the wider community
  • Maintain data / accurate records of service provision to clients in accordance with medico-legal standards
  • Maintain and care for equipment and resources provided for service provision and identify resource requirements as required
  • Contribute to and participate in professional development and supervision activities as deemed appropriate by the professional lead/clinical supervisor and Allied Health Services Manager for continued skill development in contemporary social work practice
  • Participate in allocated clinical project work and research activities in consultation with the Allied Health Services Manager and professional lead/clinical supervisor

 

Mandatory Requirements

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

 

OTHER REQUIREMENTS

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

The successful applicant will be required to provide the Allied Health Services Manager with certified copies of required documentation prior to formal offer of employment.

SELECTION CRITERIA

Clinical practice

  • Demonstrated experience and knowledge in contemporary family-centred approaches with focus on social, emotional, behavioural and parenting support
  • Experience in presenting information and skills based group presentations to parents and carers and children

 

Communication/Team Participation

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

 

Leadership/Work Unit Management

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

 

HOW TO APPLY 

Applicants are to submit a brief resume and a maximum 2 page written response outlining your suitability for the role addressing the following key selection criteria.

Please email your application to the Services Manager – Children’s Allied Health Services at recruitment@bushkids.org.au

Enquiries should be directed to the Services Manager at recruitment@bushkids.org.au

The full position description can be found here

Applications close Wednesday the 21st March at 5:00 pm

Full and part-time positions available.

Salary range: $62,831 – $82,000 dependent upon qualifications and experience

In the role of an ECEI Speech Language Pathologist at BUSHkids you will have the opportunity 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.

Mandatory requirements for this role:

  • Tertiary qualifications in relevant field; plus significant relevant professional experience.
  • Registration and/or memberships relevant to qualification.

Desirable Qualities:

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

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 centred 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

SERVICE AREAS:

Please note that our ECEI Services will be provided in multiple locations.  In your application you will need to specify your preferred location in order of preference – please leave blank the locations you do not wish to apply for:

  • Rockhampton
  • Emerald
  • Gladstone
  • Bundaberg

APPLICATIONS

Applicants are to submit a brief resume; contact details for 2 referees (one of whom is to be your current line manager); a maximum 2 page written response outlining your suitability for the role, addressing the 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 email your application to recruitment@bushkids.org.au

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

Enquiries can be directed to the Clinical Services Manager, by phone: 3870 7288.

Full and part-time positions available.

Salary range: $62,831 – $82,000 dependent upon qualifications and experience

In the role of an ECEI Occupational Therapist or Physiotherapist at BUSHkids you will have the opportunity 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.

Mandatory requirements for this role:

  • Tertiary qualifications in physiotherapy; plus significant relevant professional experience.
  • Registration and/or memberships relevant to qualification.

Desirable Qualities:

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

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 centred 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

SERVICE AREAS:

Please note that our ECEI Services will be provided in multiple locations.  In your application you will need to specify your preferred location in order of preference – please leave blank the locations you do not wish to apply for:

  • Rockhampton
  • Gladstone

APPLICATIONS

Applicants are to submit a brief resume; contact details for 2 referees (one of whom is to be your current line manager); a maximum 2 page written response outlining your suitability for the role, addressing the 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 email your application to recruitment@bushkids.org.au

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

Enquiries can be directed to the Clinical Services Manager, by phone: 3870 7288.

Full and part-time positions available.

Salary range: $62,831 – $82,000 dependent upon qualifications and experience

In the role of an ECEI Social Worker / Psychologist at BUSHkids you will have the opportunity 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.

Mandatory requirements for this role:

  • Tertiary qualifications in relevant field (Social Work / Psychology); plus significant relevant professional experience.
  • Registration and/or memberships relevant to qualification.

Desirable Qualities:

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

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 centred 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

SERVICE AREAS:

Please note that our ECEI Services will be provided in multiple locations.  In your application you will need to specify your preferred location in order of preference – please leave blank the locations you do not wish to apply for:

  • Rockhampton
  • Emerald
  • Gladstone

APPLICATIONS

Applicants are to submit a brief resume; contact details for 2 referees (one of whom is to be your current line manager); a maximum 2 page written response outlining your suitability for the role, addressing the 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 email your application to recruitment@bushkids.org.au

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

Enquiries can be directed to the Clinical Services Manager, by phone: 3870 7288.

Full and part-time positions available.

Salary range: $56,415 – $68,074 dependent upon qualifications and experience.

In the role of an Early Intervention Facilitator at BUSHkids you will have the opportunity to:

  • Provide support, and under the direction of the Coordinator – intervention, for families with children aged 0-6 years with developmental delay or disability.
  • Provide care when and where it best meets the clients’ needs including on site, at home and in the community

Mandatory Requirements

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

Desired requirement for this role:

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

Other requirements:

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

KEY SELECTION CRITERIA

Professional Practice 

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

Communication/Team Participation 

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

Leadership/Work Unit Management 

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

APPLICATIONS

Applicants are to submit a brief resume; contact details for 2 referees (one of whom is to be your current line manager); a maximum 2 page written response outlining your suitability for the role, addressing the 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 email your application to recruitment@bushkids.org.au

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

Enquiries can be directed to the NDIS Services Manager, by phone: 3870 7288.

Applications close on Tuesday 26th June

Full and part-time positions available.

BUSHkids is seeking Occupational Therapists, Speech and Language Pathologists to join our NDIS Early Childhood Early Intervention Team in Rockhampton.

Salary range:$62 831 – $82 000 dependent upon qualifications and experience plus super contributions and salary packaging.  Fixed term 2 year contract.

SERVICES PROVIDED

The BUSHkids Early Start Team will be responsible for delivering Early Childhood Early Intervention Services on behalf of the NDIS in Rockhampton under the Partners in the Community Program.

  • The NDIS Partners in the Community Program enables the Scheme to be implemented at a local community level. The NDIA has partnered with BUSHkids, as a suitably experienced and qualified organisation, with strong local knowledge and understanding of the needs of people with disability or developmental delay, to deliver ECEI Services as part of the NDIS Partners in the Community Program.
  • Evidence-based research reveals that timely access to best-practice early intervention can improve the functional capacity and wellbeing for a child with a developmental delay or disability and their family. Early intervention can also benefit the wider society in a variety of ways, including reduced incidents of exclusion from school, longer term increased levels of employment and significantly reduced impacts of social isolation.
  • The Early Childhood Early Intervention approach is focused on children with developmental delay aged 0 to 6 years, their families and carers in a family-centred manner. ECEI focuses on the individual needs of each child and working with families to link them with mainstream supports.
  • In line with evidence-based best practice, the ECEI approach provides a range of flexible and responsive supports. It focuses on family-centred practices delivered in a child’s natural setting, such as in the family context, preschools and playgroups. This approach will lead to greater inclusion for children by building on family strengths and growing the capacity of mainstream and community services to support children with developmental delay or disability.
  • The ECEI approach is designed to deliver better long term outcomes for children and their families and will contribute to greater Scheme sustainability, reducing lifetime costs and building the capacity of the mainstream system. It emphasises the importance of accurate and timely information from a wide range of sources to enable people to make appropriate decisions and to gain more control over their lives.

 

EMPLOYER EXPECTATIONS

Staff members will:

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

 

PURPOSE AND SCOPE OF THE POSITION

The Allied Health Professional 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.

 

EXPECTED BEHAVIOURS AND PERSONAL ATTRIBUTES

  • Use good judgement in conveying information to relevant authorities
  • Demonstrate well developed interpersonal and communication skills
  • Be well-presented, friendly and courteous. Represent BUSHkids in a professional, confident and positive manner at all times
  • Undertake all duties in a diligent manner, with honesty and integrity
  • Maintain absolute confidentiality regarding BUSHkids’ sensitive information
  • Have a vigilant attitude to accuracy and 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.

 

Qualifications / Professional Registrations / Other Requirements

Tertiary qualifications in either occupational therapy or speech pathology, and registration with appropriate body.

 

KEY SELECTION CRITERIA

Essential:

Clinical Practice:

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

 

Desirable Qualities:

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

 

Other Requirements:

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

 

ADDITIONAL INFORMATION

  • The successful applicant is required to provide certified copies of any qualifications to the Clinical Services Manager prior to the commencement of the role.
  • 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.
  • BUSHkids is a not-for-profit organisation – the ongoing duration of this position is dependent on available funding and at the discretion of the Clinical Services Manager according to service needs.
  • Travel and overnight stays from the centre may be required of this position.
  • A non-smoking policy applies in all BUSHkids buildings, offices and motor vehicles.
  • All staff are required to complete a 3-6 month probation period on commencement of employment.
  • As BUSHkids is a not-for-profit organisation, participation in fundraising activities may be required.

 

APPLICATIONS

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

Applicants are to submit a brief resume including contact details for 2 referees; and a maximum 2 page written response outlining your suitability for the role by addressing the 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 email your application to recruitment@bushkids.org.au

Enquiries can be directed to the NDIS Services Manager, Helen Casey by phone: 3870 7288.