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Full time

PURPOSE AND SCOPE OF THE POSITION

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

The Administration Officer will work as part of and in support of the Emerald Children’s Allied Health (AH) Service delivery team who provide allied health services to children aged 0-13 years; and the NDIS Early Childhood Approach (ECA) Service.

KEY RESPONSIBILITIES

This includes, but is not limited to:

 Centre Supports

  • Reception and telephone and general admin duties:
    • Meet and greet clients and visitors on arrival to Centre
    • Answer and direct incoming calls to appropriate person using excellent telephone etiquette; and act as a first point of contact for some telephone communication
    • Monitor the centre email inbox and action/distribute appropriately
    • Process and collect mail including distribution to appropriate staff
    • Organise outgoing mail including couriers where required
  • Secretarial and word processing duties (where required)
    • Minute taking and organisational arrangements for meetings
    • Proof reading
    • Ability to draft documents on instruction
  • IT Support, as detailed in IT Task Card to be provided
    • Provide rudimentary IT supports to help facilitate smooth office functions e.g. workstation setup
    • Assist both internal and external IT support providers to restore or administer resolutions to office IT issues
  • Assist with event coordination, where required
  • Coordinate and assist with centre meetings, and taking minutes when required
  • Reconciliation of petty cash for the Centre on a timely basis
  • Centre Resources
    • Maintain and coordinate ordering, purchasing and petty cash activities for the Centre
    • Maintain local Asset register for the centre
    • Coordinate the maintenance and administrative requirements of the BUSHkids vehicles
    • Communicate and liaise with relevant Business Support staff on operational requirements and concerns for the Centre
  • 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

Service Teams Supports

  • Respond and process referrals within timeframes including confirming consent from Legal Guardian (liaising with Child Safety and referrers where required)
  • Maintain organisational systems and processes in place for service teams
  • Maintain electronic filing system for clinical services
  • Data entry into BUSHkids and NDIA databases including processing client feedback and outcome measures relating to AH and ECA services (training provided)
  • Process outcome measures using existing reporting systems
  • Coordinate clinical appointments for team members – arranging, cancelling, rescheduling
  • Collaborate with 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 – including (but not limited to):
    • Entering referrals, processing intakes
    • letters to parents/carers and/or referrers
    • Case Management Meeting Agenda and Minutes and necessary follow-ups
    • Scanning, filing, and archiving records as required
  • Create resources for therapy sessions and groups where required including printing, laminating, binding
  • Other administrative duties or special projects as the team may require, or as assigned by your line manager or designated officer as required
  • Book travel for staff through the Corporate Travel system following approval processes

 Reports and Audits Supports

  • Support with collating/preparing funding progress reports as required in collaboration with Team Coordinator and Service Manager.
  • Collate/prepare service data reports under the direction of the Team Coordinator for reporting to Service Manager.

REPORTING REQUIREMENTS

  • Responsible directly to the Team Coordinator (the Line Manager) and guided by the directives of the Service Manager in regard to service delivery.
  • 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 regard to client and BUSHkids sensitive information
  • Implement all reasonable directions of the direct Line Manager to the position
  • Use good judgement in conveying information to relevant authorities
  • Demonstrate well developed interpersonal and communication skills
  • Be well-presented, friendly and courteous
  • Represent BUSHkids in a professional, confident and positive manner at all times
  • Undertake all duties in a diligent manner, with honesty and integrity, as well as displaying a positive manner at all times
  • Have a vigilant attitude to accuracy and attention to detail
  • A collaborative approach to work as well as the ability to work autonomously
  • Demonstrate ability to prioritise and organise
  • Actively attend and participate in team meetings and all staff meetings
  • Demonstrate commitment to ongoing professional development and attend any necessary training sessions (in house and external) when required

 ADDITIONAL INFORMATION

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

 KEY SELECTION CRITERIA

Essential

  • Demonstrated significant experience providing a high-quality service delivery in an 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
  • Sound knowledge of Microsoft Office Suite – Outlook, including scheduling meetings, Word, Excel and PowerPoint

Mandatory requirement

  • 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 Drivers Licence

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

 HOW TO APPLY

Applicants are to submit a brief resume with contact details of two (2) professional referees; and a maximum two (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.

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

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

Please refer to the full Position Description (220kb) to view further details about the role, including the Key Selection Criteria to address.

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

Application Closing Date – 5pm Monday 20 May 2024

  • Shortlisting: 21-22 May 2024
  • First interviews: 24-27 May 2024
  • Successful candidate, second interview: 29-30 May 2024
  • Commence in role: 1 July 2024

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

Full time or Part time, negotiable

PURPOSE AND SCOPE OF THE POSITION

The position fulfills discipline specific and multidisciplinary support within the Early Childhood Approach (ECA) Team, providing services to families with children with developmental delay or disability. The position will implement and continue to develop BUSHkids teleHealth services for families in regional Queensland areas.

As part of the Early Childhood Approach (ECA) 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 Approach (ECA)
  • Adhere to the National Disability Insurance Scheme (NDIS) Early Childhood Approach (ECA) statement of requirements

INCENTIVES OF WORKING FOR BUSHkids

  • Regular Clinical Supervision
  • Professional Development – internal and external
  • Work Shadowing
  • Realistic KPIs
  • Upcoming organisational expansion allowing for increased opportunities for career growth
  • Networking Opportunities connecting with Key Industry Stakeholders
  • Genuine Regional and Remote focus rooted in Organisational Values
  • Salary packaging, remote allowance, PD budget, paid PD leave, extra paid leave

KEY RESPONSIBILITIES

Duties include, but are not limited to:

  • Be responsible for assessment, planning, delivery, evaluation and continuous improvement related to the provision of the scope of the incumbent’s discipline
  • Provide care when and where it best meets the clients’ needs including on site, at home and in the community
  • Provide a fly-in/out (FIFO) / drive-in/out (DIDO) service to regional Queensland areas (as required) to provide face to face support to families, BUSHkids team and key stakeholders. This may involve individual assessment and intervention, seminars and/or workshops. Frequency and manner (FIFO/DIDO) is dependent on the requirements and based on the Service Centres being supported. All travel costs will be covered by BUSHkids
  • Have a comprehensive understanding of professional governance structures and adhere to professional practice standards
  • Undertake accurate and timely documentation and communication. This includes but is not exclusive to statistical information, clinical notes, reports, responses to enquiries, verbal and written documentation to referrers, clients and others
  • Maintain accurate records of social work service provision to clients in accordance with medico-legal standards
  • Use evidence to deliver services to ensure best practice guidelines are followed
  • Contribute to quality improvement activities and participate in research
  • Contribute to and participate in professional development as agreed in your Professional Achievement and Development Plan (PADP)
  • Staff are to keep informed about current research in early childhood intervention relevant to your role by maintaining professional knowledge and responding appropriately to unsafe or unprofessional practice, fulfilling duty of care by attending training as provided by BUSHkids and seeking further relevant training externally
  • Integrating organisational policies and procedures in order to provide effective and professional care in a way that respects the rights and beliefs of all individuals yet maintains practice within their 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 Social Work (4-year degree)
  • Membership to the Australian Association of Social Workers
  • Combined NDIS Worker Screening Clearance and Blue Card
  • 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 working via telehealth pathways
  • Experience with planning, implementing and evaluating small group programs with children and/or their parents/carers
  • Experience in the provision of health promotion/community education activities
  • Experience working with families in rural, regional and remote areas
  • Experience working with families in rural, remote or Indigenous communities

Successful candidates 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 Head of Allied Health ECA for clinical issues
  • All BUSHkids staff are ultimately responsible to the Chief Executive Officer of BUSHkids
  • This position has no financial delegation

ONGOING PROFESSIONAL DEVELOPMENT

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

EXPECTED BEHAVIOURS AND PERSONAL ATTRIBUTES

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

ADDITIONAL INFORMATION

  • The successful applicant will be required to provide certified copies of required documentation prior to a 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

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.

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

Please refer to the full Position Description (680kb) to view further details about the role, including the Key Selection Criteria to address.

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

Applications close: 5PM Monday 20 May, though early applications are encouraged.

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

Full Time or Part Time

PURPOSE AND SCOPE OF THE POSITION

The 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 and transdisciplinary team member, and provides a link between the therapy team and the child’s family and support network by offering comprehensive assessments, and individualised support and/or group programs to develop the capacity and knowledge needed for healthy, strong families.

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

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

  • Collaborate with families and other organisations in the provision of social work services to children who require support for their Social/emotional development in accordance with the BUSHkids model of care.
  • Actively participate in the multidisciplinary team setting with particular emphasis on the delivery of social work 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.

INCENTIVES OF WORKING FOR BUSHkids

  • Regular clinical supervision
  • Professional Development – internal and external
  • Work shadowing
  • Realistic KPIs
  • Upcoming organisational expansion allowing for increased opportunities for career growth
  • Networking opportunities connecting with key industry stakeholders
  • Genuine regional and remote focus imbedded in organisational values
  • Salary packaging, remote allowance, PD budget, paid PD leave, extra paid leave

KEY RESPONSIBILITIES

Duties include, but are not limited to:

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

Other tasks include:

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

QUALIFICATIONS / PROFESSIONAL REGISTRATIONS / OTHER REQUIREMENTS

Mandatory Requirements

  • Tertiary qualifications in Social Work
  • Membership to the Australian Association of Social Workers (AASW)
  • Valid Blue Card – Working with Children – No Card No Start OR Combined NDIS Worker Screening Clearance and Blue Card
  • Current C Class Queensland Drivers Licence
  • Proof of Hepatitis B Vaccination status

Desirable Qualities

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

REPORTING REQUIREMENTS

  • The position is responsible directly to the Service Manager for clinical 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 and the Professional Lead/Clinical Supervisor 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

ONGOING PROFESSIONAL DEVELOPMENT

  • BUSHkids is committed to supporting its clinician’s ongoing professional development (PD). Clinician’s will be allocated an annual PD budget to support their ongoing professional development needs
  • BUSHkids provides regular supervision/peer learning/working shadowing opportunities to help support continued clinician development within the

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 experience and knowledge in contemporary family-centred approaches with focus on social, emotional, behavioural and parenting support

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

Leadership/Work Unit Management

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

HOW TO APPLY

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

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

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

Please refer to the full Position Description (663kb) to view further details about the role, including the Key Selection Criteria to address.

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

Application Closing Date – COB Friday 17 May 2024

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

Enquiries can be directed to Emma Cullum – Service Manager – Children and Parenting Service, eKindy and Kindy Uplift, contact via phone 07 4111 1655 or email recruitment@bushkids.org.au

Full Time or Part Time

Centre-based in Warwick or Mount Isa, or possibility to provide telepractice from Brisbane office.

PURPOSE AND SCOPE OF THE POSITION

The position fulfills discipline specific and multidisciplinary support within the Children’s Allied Health Services team providing services to families with children with developmental delay or disability. The position will implement and continue to develop BUSHkids telepractice services for families in regional Queensland areas.

As part of the Children’s Allied Health Services Team, 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.

INCENTIVES OF WORKING FOR BUSHkids

  • Regular clinical supervision
  • Professional Development – internal and external
  • Work shadowing
  • Realistic KPIs
  • Upcoming organisational expansion allowing for increased opportunities for career growth
  • Networking opportunities connecting with key industry stakeholders
  • Genuine regional and remote focus imbedded in organisational values
  • Salary packaging, remote allowance, PD budget, paid PD leave, extra paid leave

KEY RESPONSIBILITIES

Duties include, but are not limited to:

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

Other tasks include:

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

QUALIFICATIONS / PROFESSIONAL REGISTRATIONS / OTHER REQUIREMENTS

Mandatory Requirements

  • Tertiary Qualifications in Speech Pathology
  • Certified Practicing Membership with Speech Pathology Australia
  • Valid Combined NDIS Worker Screening Clearance and Blue Card
  • Current C Class Queensland Drivers Licence
  • Proof of Hepatitis B Vaccination status

Desirable Qualities

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

REPORTING REQUIREMENTS

  • The position is responsible directly to the Service Manager for clinical 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

  • 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

ONGOING PROFESSIONAL DEVELOPMENT

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

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

Communication/Team Participation 

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

Leadership/Work Unit Management

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

HOW TO APPLY

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

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

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

Please refer to the full Position Description (715kb) to view further details about the role, including the Key Selection Criteria to address.

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

Application Closing Date – COB Friday 17 May 2024

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

Enquiries can be directed to Emma Cullum – Service Manager – Children and Parenting Service, eKindy and Kindy Uplift, contact via phone 07 4111 1655 or email recruitment@bushkids.org.au

Full Time, or Part Time negotiable

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 2IC to the Team Leader.

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.

KEY RESPONSIBILITIES AND TASKS

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

Other Requirements:

  • Combined NDIS Worker Screening Clearance and Blue Card
  • Current C Class Queensland Drivers License
  • Proof of Hepatitis B Vaccination status

Desirable Qualities:

  • Tertiary qualifications in relevant field and registration with appropriate body
  • Experience in leadership and line management roles.
  • Experience in providing supervision and/or mentoring

KEY RELATIONSHIPS

Internal: Team Leader, Service Manager – ECA, ECA Team Members both professional, para-professional and administrative

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

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; 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 (173kb) 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 they are received, early applications are encouraged.

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

Full time or Part time

PURPOSE AND SCOPE OF THE POSITION

The 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 and transdisciplinary team member, and provides a link between the therapy team and the child’s family and support network by offering comprehensive assessments, and individualised support and/or group programs to develop the capacity and knowledge needed for healthy, strong families.

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

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

  • Collaborate with families and other organisations in the provision of social work services to children who require support for their Social/emotional development in accordance with the BUSHkids model of care.
  • Actively participate in the multidisciplinary team setting with particular emphasis on the delivery of social work 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.

INCENTIVES OF WORKING FOR BUSHkids

  • Regular clinical supervision
  • Professional Development – internal and external
  • Work shadowing
  • Realistic KPIs
  • Upcoming organisational expansion allowing for increased opportunities for career growth
  • Networking opportunities connecting with key industry stakeholders
  • Genuine regional and remote focus imbedded in organisational values
  • Salary packaging, remote allowance, PD budget, paid PD leave, extra paid leave

KEY RESPONSIBILITIES

Duties include, but are not limited to:

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

Other tasks include:

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

QUALIFICATIONS / PROFESSIONAL REGISTRATIONS / OTHER REQUIREMENTS

Mandatory Requirements

  • Tertiary qualifications in Social Work
  • Membership to the Australian Association of Social Workers (AASW)
  • Valid Blue Card – Working with Children – No Card No Start OR Combined NDIS Worker Screening Clearance and Blue Card
  • Current C Class Queensland Drivers Licence
  • Proof of Hepatitis B Vaccination status

Desirable Qualities

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

REPORTING REQUIREMENTS

  • The position is responsible directly to the Service Manager for clinical 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 and the Professional Lead/Clinical Supervisor 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

ONGOING PROFESSIONAL DEVELOPMENT

  • BUSHkids is committed to supporting its clinician’s ongoing professional development (PD). Clinician’s will be allocated an annual PD budget to support their ongoing professional development needs
  • BUSHkids provides regular supervision/peer learning/working shadowing opportunities to help support continued clinician development within the

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 experience and knowledge in contemporary family-centred approaches with focus on social, emotional, behavioural and parenting support

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

Leadership/Work Unit Management

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

HOW TO APPLY

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

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

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

Please refer to the full Position Description(675kb) 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 they are received, early applications are encouraged.

Enquiries can be directed to Emma Cullum – Service Manager – Children and Parenting Service, eKindy and Kindy Uplift, contact via phone 07 4111 1655 or email recruitment@bushkids.org.au

Full Time, or Part Time negotiable

PURPOSE AND SCOPE OF THE POSITION

The position fulfills discipline specific and multidisciplinary support within the Early Childhood Approach (ECA) Team, providing services to families with children with developmental delay or disability.  The position will implement and continue to develop BUSHkids telepractice services for families in regional Queensland areas.

As part of the Early Childhood Approach (ECA) 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 Approach (ECA) service.
  • Adhere to the National Disability Insurance Scheme (NDIS) Early Childhood Approach (ECA) statement of requirements.

INCENTIVES OF WORKING FOR BUSHkids

  • Regular clinical supervision
  • Professional Development – internal and external
  • Work shadowing
  • Realistic KPIs
  • Upcoming organisational expansion allowing for increased opportunities for career growth
  • Networking opportunities connecting with key industry stakeholders
  • Genuine regional and remote focus imbedded in organisational values
  • Salary packaging, remote allowance, PD budget, paid PD leave, extra paid leave

KEY RESPONSIBILITIES

Duties include, but are not limited to:

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

Other tasks include:

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

QUALIFICATIONS / PROFESSIONAL REGISTRATIONS / OTHER REQUIREMENTS

Mandatory Requirements

  • Tertiary Qualifications in Occupational Therapy
  • Certified Practicing Membership with Australian Health Practitioner Regulation Agency (AHPRA)
  • Valid Blue Card – Working with Children – No Card No Start OR Combined NDIS Worker Screening Clearance and Blue Card
  • Current C Class Queensland Drivers Licence
  • Proof of Hepatitis B Vaccination status

Desirable Qualities

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

REPORTING REQUIREMENTS

  • The position is responsible directly to the Service Manager for clinical 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

  • 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

ONGOING PROFESSIONAL DEVELOPMENT

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

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

Communication/Team Participation 

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

Leadership/Work Unit Management

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

HOW TO APPLY

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

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

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

Please refer to the full Position Description (732kb) 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 they are received, early applications are encouraged.

Enquiries can be directed to Donna Sheppard – Head of Allied Health ECA, contact via phone 07 4183 8920 or email recruitment@bushkids.org.au

Full Time or Part Time

PURPOSE AND SCOPE OF THE POSITION

The position fulfills discipline specific and multidisciplinary support within the Children’s Allied Health Services team, providing services to families with children with developmental delay or disability.  The position will implement and continue to develop BUSHkids telepractice 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 occupational therapy 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 occupational therapy 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.

INCENTIVES OF WORKING FOR BUSHkids

  • Regular clinical supervision
  • Professional Development – internal and external
  • Work shadowing
  • Realistic KPIs
  • Upcoming organisational expansion allowing for increased opportunities for career growth
  • Networking opportunities connecting with key industry stakeholders
  • Genuine regional and remote focus imbedded in organisational values
  • Salary packaging, remote allowance, PD budget, paid PD leave, extra paid leave

KEY RESPONSIBILITIES

Duties include, but are not limited to:

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

Other tasks include:

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

QUALIFICATIONS / PROFESSIONAL REGISTRATIONS / OTHER REQUIREMENTS

Mandatory Requirements

  • Tertiary Qualifications in Occupational Therapy
  • Certified Practicing Membership with Australian Health Practitioner Regulation Agency (AHPRA)
  • Valid Blue Card – Working with Children – No Card No Start OR Combined NDIS Worker Screening Clearance and Blue Card
  • Current C Class Queensland Drivers Licence
  • Proof of Hepatitis B Vaccination status

Desirable Qualities

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

REPORTING REQUIREMENTS

  • The position is responsible directly to the Service Manager for clinical 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

  • 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

ONGOING PROFESSIONAL DEVELOPMENT

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

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

Communication/Team Participation 

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

Leadership/Work Unit Management

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

HOW TO APPLY

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

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

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

Please refer to the full Position Description (659kb) 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 they are received, early applications are encouraged.

Enquiries can be directed to Emma Cullum – Service Manager – Children and Parenting Service, eKindy and Kindy Uplift, contact via phone 07 4111 1655 or email recruitment@bushkids.org.au

Full Time, or Part Time negotiable

PURPOSE AND SCOPE OF THE POSITION

The position fulfills discipline specific and transdisciplinary support within the Early Childhood Approach (ECA) Team, providing services to families with children with developmental delay or disability.  The position will deliver services via multiple modalities including: centre visits, home visits, community visits, and telepractice.

As part of the Early Childhood Approach (ECA) 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 NDIS ECA service.
  • Adhere to the NDIS ECA statement of requirements.

INCENTIVES OF WORKING FOR BUSHkids

  • Regular clinical supervision
  • Professional Development – internal and external
  • Work shadowing
  • Realistic KPIs
  • Upcoming organisational expansion allowing for increased opportunities for career growth
  • Networking opportunities connecting with key industry stakeholders
  • Genuine regional and remote focus imbedded in organisational values
  • Salary packaging, remote allowance, PD budget, paid PD leave, extra paid leave

KEY RESPONSIBILITIES

Duties include, but are not limited to:

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

Other tasks include:

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

QUALIFICATIONS / PROFESSIONAL REGISTRATIONS / OTHER REQUIREMENTS

Mandatory Requirements

  • Tertiary Qualifications in Speech Pathology
  • Certified Practicing Membership with Speech Pathology Australia
  • Valid Combined NDIS Worker Screening Clearance and Blue Card
  • Current C Class Queensland Drivers Licence
  • Proof of Hepatitis B Vaccination status

Desirable Qualities

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

REPORTING REQUIREMENTS

  • The position is responsible directly to the Service Manager for clinical 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

  • 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

ONGOING PROFESSIONAL DEVELOPMENT

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

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

Communication/Team Participation 

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

Leadership/Work Unit Management

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

HOW TO APPLY

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

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

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

Please refer to the full Position Description (733kb) 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 they are received, early applications are encouraged.

Enquiries can be directed to Donna Sheppard – Head of Allied Health ECA, contact via phone 07 4183 8920 or email recruitment@bushkids.org.au

Full Time, or Part Time negotiable

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.

INCENTIVES OF WORKING FOR BUSHkids

  • Regular clinical supervision
  • Professional Development – internal and external
  • Work shadowing
  • Realistic KPIs
  • Upcoming organisational expansion allowing for increased opportunities for career growth
  • Networking opportunities connecting with key industry stakeholders
  • Genuine regional and remote focus imbedded in organisational values
  • Salary packaging, remote allowance, PD budget, paid PD leave, extra paid leave

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 Approach (ECA)
  • 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 Approach (ECA) statement of requirements
  • Undertake accurate and timely documentation and communication. This includes but is not exclusive to statistical information, clinical notes, reports, responses to inquiries, verbal and written documentation to referrers, clients and others
  • Use evidence to deliver services ensuring best practice guidelines are followed
  • Contribute to quality improvement activities and participate in research
  • Undertake professional development as agreed in Professional Achievement and Development Plan
  • Staff are to keep informed about current research in early childhood intervention relevant to your role by maintaining professional knowledge and responding appropriately to unsafe or unprofessional practice, fulfilling duty of care by attending training as provided by BUSHkids and seeking further relevant training externally
  • Integrating organisational policies and procedures in order to provide effective and professional care in a way that respects the rights and beliefs of all individuals yet maintains practice within own approved scope of practice

QUALIFICATIONS/ PROFESSIONAL REGISTRATION / OTHER REQUIREMENTS

 Mandatory Requirements

  • Tertiary qualifications in Physiotherapy
  • Certified Practicing Membership with Australian Health Practitioner Regulation Agency (AHPRA)
  • Valid Combined NDIS Worker Screening Clearance and Blue Card
  • 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 families in rural, remote or Indigenous communities.

REPORTING REQUIREMENTS

  • The position is responsible directly to the Service Manager for clinical 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

  • 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

ONGOING PROFESSIONAL DEVELOPMENT

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

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 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 (677kb) 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 they are received, early applications are encouraged.

Enquiries can be directed to Donna Sheppard – Head of Allied Health ECA, contact via phone 07 4183 8920 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 Approach (ECA) 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 ECA 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 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
  • Check our Benefits of working at BUSHkids Flyer

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 (679kb) to view further details about the role, including the Key Selection Criteria to address.

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

Application Closing Date: Saturday 4 May 2024

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

Enquiries can be directed by phone to Shari Guinea on 07 4904 5335 or email recruitment@bushkids.org.au

Full-time or Part-time, negotiable

PURPOSE AND SCOPE OF THE POSITION

The position fulfills discipline specific and multidisciplinary support within the Children’s Allied Health Services team providing services to families with children with developmental delay or disability. The position will implement and continue to develop BUSHkids telepractice services for families in regional Queensland areas.

As part of the Children’s Allied Health Services Team, 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.

INCENTIVES OF WORKING FOR BUSHkids

  • Regular clinical supervision
  • Professional Development – internal and external
  • Work shadowing
  • Realistic KPIs
  • Upcoming organisational expansion allowing for increased opportunities for career growth
  • Networking opportunities connecting with key industry stakeholders
  • Genuine regional and remote focus imbedded in organisational values
  • Salary packaging, remote allowance, PD budget, paid PD leave, extra paid leave

KEY RESPONSIBILITIES

Duties include, but are not limited to:

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

 Other tasks include:

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

QUALIFICATIONS / PROFESSIONAL REGISTRATIONS / OTHER REQUIREMENTS

Mandatory Requirements

  • Tertiary Qualifications in Speech Pathology
  • Certified Practicing Membership with Speech Pathology Australia
  • Combined NDIS Worker Screening Clearance and Blue Card
  • Current C Class Queensland Driver Licence
  • Proof of Hepatitis B Vaccination status

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

Desirable Qualities

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

REPORTING REQUIREMENTS

  • The Speech Pathologist is responsible directly to the Service Manager for clinical 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

  • 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.

ONGOING PROFESSIONAL DEVELOPMENT

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

ADDITIONAL INFORMATION

  • The successful applicant will be required to provide certified copies of the required documentation prior to a 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

Communication/Team Participation

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

Leadership/Work Unit Management

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

HOW TO APPLY

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

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

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

Please refer to the full Position Description (183kb) 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 they are received, early applications are encouraged.

Enquiries can be directed to Service Manager, Emma Cullum, via telephone 07 4111 1655 or email recruitment@bushkids.org.au

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 Services Manager – ECA Central Queensland.
  • 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.

QUALIFICATIONS / PROFESSIONAL REGISTRATIONS / OTHER REQUIREMENTS

Desirable

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

Other requirements

  • Working with Children – Blue Card – No Card No Start
  • NDIS Worker Screening Clearance
  • Current C Class Queensland Drivers Licence

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
  • Check our Benefits of working at BUSHkids Flyer

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.

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

Please refer to the full Position Description  (678KB) 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 by phone to Jessica Cole, ECA Service Manager, (07) 4183 8920 or email recruitment@bushkids.org.au