Join Our Team

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

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

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

 

BUSHkids Services

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

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

BUSHkids also works in partnership with the Department of Education (DoE) to provide eKindy Pods in rural and remote Queensland to ensure all children receive good quality early years opportunities prior to entering formal education.

Regional activities are coordinated by a team of support staff located in the BUSHkids offices based in Toowong, Brisbane. A growing team of telehealth clinicians are based at Toowong, with building of the teleBUSHkids Centre due to be completed in mid-2022, increasing our telehealth capacity.

Our Purpose

To support children’s health, developmental, educational, and social and emotional wellbeing through equitable and accessible health services.

 Our Vision

All Queensland children reach their potential regardless of where they live.

Our Values • We Are

  • Child-focused and family-centred
  • Collaborative
  • Accountable

Full-time

PURPOSE AND SCOPE OF THE POSITION

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

KEY RESPONSIBILITIES

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

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

Duties include, but are not limited to:

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

Other tasks include:

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

QUALIFICATIONS / PROFESSIONAL REGISTRATIONS / OTHER REQUIREMENTS

Mandatory Requirements

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

 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

Desirable Qualities

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

 EXPECTED BEHAVIOURS AND PERSONAL ATTRIBUTES

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

 ADDITIONAL INFORMATION

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

KEY SELECTION CRITERIA

 Professional Practice

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

 Communication/Team Participation 

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

 Leadership/Work Unit Management 

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

 HOW TO APPLY

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

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

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

Please refer to the full Position Description (218kb) to view further details about the role, including the Key Selection Criteria to address.

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

Closing date – 5PM Monday 29 August 2022

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

Enquiries can be directed to Danielle Cassidy, Team Leader, Gympie and Kingaroy, on 07 5209 6020 or email recruitment@bushkids.org.au

Full-time, Location negotiable - Toowong, Emerald, Bundaberg, Maroochydore, Caloundra, Hervey Bay, Gladstone or Rockhampton

PURPOSE AND SCOPE OF THE POSITION

  • Manage the Early Childhood Approach service and contribute as a core member of the clinical leadership team at BUSHkids
  • Ensure that BUSHkids delivers all operational, reporting and outcome requirements under Partners in the Community Early Childhood Approach Service Agreements

KEY RESPONSIBILITIES AND TASKS

This position is responsible for management of BUSHkids Early Childhood Approach Service delivered on behalf of the NDIA as a Partner in the Community.

There are four key areas of responsibility – Program Management, Leading People, Service Development and Improvement and Stakeholder Engagement and Communication.

Program Management

  • Ensure that the NDIS Partners in The Community ECA programs are implemented in full compliance with the agreement and that all performance indicators are met including reporting in line with the agreement.
  • Ensure ECA service is delivered in alignment with BUSHkids core values and vision statement.
  • Utilise effective systems to identify, report and remediate emerging issues in relation to compliance, risk and effective service delivery.
  • Oversee the management of caseload, workflow and centre issues by the Team Leaders of the Early Childhood Approach Teams in line with contractual requirements.
  • Provide professional expertise to help support the ongoing review and planning of services to ensure optimal outcomes for clients and equitable, efficient, and transparent service delivery across the organisation
  • Identify the need for and ensure the development of policies, procedures and guidelines which meet the service agreement requirements in line with legislative and quality requirements.

Leading People

  • Ensure effective processes and communication systems are in place so that all staff working in the service have clear direction, appropriate support and adequate resources and are accountable for fulfilling the requirements of their role.
  • Line manage and provide professional leadership, development, and support to Team Leaders in ECA programs
  • Manage grade mix, skill mix and workforce recruitment issues to ensure continuity of a high-quality service.
  • Lead on recruitment processes in ECA programs and contribute to organisational recruitment processes as required.
  • Comply with all HR procedures and legislation in consultation with BUSHkids HR Consultants Miles Witt.
  • Ensure appropriate and sustainable professional development and supervision supports are in place to ensure long term quality and success of service offered to children and families through the ECA programs.

Service Development and Improvement

  • Develop and implement systems to ensure that service is routinely reviewed, and improvements implemented in line with changing expectations of the service and identified areas for improvement. This includes systems for complaints, feedback etc.
  • Lead on workforce planning in consultation with Director of Clinical Services and others as appropriate in relation to changing requirements of the program.

Stakeholder Engagement and Communication

  • Develop and maintain appropriate relationships and networks with all relevant stakeholders, acting on behalf of BUSHkids as delegated by Director Clinical Services and Strategy or CEO.
  • Develop and maintain professional relationships and networks within the sector, contributing to relevant forums and leading as appropriate.
  • Plan and oversee community engagement and community capacity building requirements of the service.

QUALIFICATIONS / PROFESIONAL REGISTRATIONS / OTHER REQUIREMENTS

Mandatory Requirements

  • Relevant tertiary qualifications and experience in managing an allied health service

 Desirable Qualities

  • Experience managing service teams in disability, early childhood, or community sector
  • Experience in managing a funded program in a non-Government organisation
  • Experience in Early Childhood Approach
  • Relevant Postgraduate training and experience

Other Requirements

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

EMPLOYER EXPECTATIONS

Staff members will adhere to:

  • Maintain a personal presentation, code of conduct and ethics in keeping with the mission and aims established by Royal Queensland Bush Children’s Health Scheme – BUSHkids
  • Treat all other BUSHkids staff in a professional and respectful manner
  • BUSHkids policies and procedures; and be familiar with and understand workplace health and safety and apply these in the workplace.
  • Duties and responsibilities which may alter from time to time in line with the BUSHkids Mission, Aims and Strategies
  • Reasonable directions of the management team are to be fully implemented
  • Maintaining client confidentiality at all times as outlined in BUSHkids Policies & Procedures

EXPECTED BEHAVIOURS AND PERSONAL ATTRIBUTES

  • Use good judgement in conveying information to relevant authorities
  • Demonstrate well developed interpersonal and communication skills
  • Be well-presented, friendly and courteous. Represent BUSHkids in a professional, confident and positive manner at all times
  • Undertake all duties in a diligent manner, with honesty and integrity
  • Have a vigilant attitude to accuracy
  • Work cooperatively and independently
  • Demonstrate ability to prioritise and organise, with attention to detail
  • Demonstrate commitment to ongoing professional development.

 OTHER

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

 ADDITIONAL INFORMATION

  • People with a disability or people from Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander or CALD communities are highly encouraged to apply for this position.
  • The successful applicant will be required to provide certified copies of required documentation prior to formal offer of employment.
  • 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

NDIS SERVICES PROVIDED

BUSHkids Early Childhood Approach Services are delivered on behalf of the NDIS in Regional Queensland under the Partners in the Community Program.

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

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 Responsibilities and Tasks.

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 (220kb) to view further details about the role, including the Key Selection Criteria to address.

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

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

Closing date – 5PM Sunday 28 August 2022

Expected Interview date – Friday 2 September 2022

Proposed start date – Tuesday 11 October 2022 (negotiable)

Enquiries can be made by phone to Susan Harrison, Director Clinical Services and Strategy on 07 3870 7288 or email susan@bushkids.org.au

Full-time, Part-time negotiable

PURPOSE AND SCOPE OF THE POSITION

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

KEY RESPONSIBILITIES

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

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

Duties include, but are not limited to:

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

Other tasks include:

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

QUALIFICATIONS / PROFESSIONAL REGISTRATIONS / OTHER REQUIREMENTS

 Essential Requirements

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

Mandatory Requirements

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

Desirable Qualities

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

 EXPECTED BEHAVIOURS AND PERSONAL ATTRIBUTES

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

 ADDITIONAL INFORMATION

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

KEY SELECTION CRITERIA

 Professional Practice

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

 Communication/Team Participation 

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

 Leadership/Work Unit Management 

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

 HOW TO APPLY

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

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

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

Please refer to the full Position Description (218kb) to view further details about the role, including the Key Selection Criteria to address.

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

Closing date – 5PM Wednesday 31 August 2022

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

Enquiries can be directed to Liz Whale, Team Leader Maroochydore, on 07 5406 0708 or email recruitment@bushkids.org.au

Full-time, Fixed term contract to 30 June 2023 with possibility of extension negotiable

PURPOSE AND SCOPE OF THE POSITION

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

KEY RESPONSIBILITIES

This includes, but is not limited to:

Reception and telephone duties

  • Meet and greet visitors on arrival
  • Excellent telephone etiquette, directing incoming calls to appropriate person
  • Logging incoming mail, ensuring distribution to the appropriate staff
  • Monitoring the centre email inbox and actioning/distributing appropriately
  • Organising and logging outgoing mail, including couriers where required

Referrals

  • Responding and processing referrals within timeframes including confirming consent for the referral from Legal Guardian

Secretarial and word processing duties

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

Assist with event coordination, where required

Coordinate and assist with centre meetings

General filing, archiving

  • Maintaining electronic filing system for clinical services
  • Client feedback questionnaire collation
  • Preparing documentation for sending to the storage/scanning facility

Centre Resources

  • Maintain and coordinate ordering, purchasing and petty cash activities for the Centre
  • Maintain local asset register for the centre
  • Coordinating maintenance and administrative requirements of the BUSHkids vehicles
  • Communicate and liaise with relevant Business Support staff on operational requirements and concerns for the Centre

Coordinating clinical appointments where required; arranging, cancelling, rescheduling

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

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

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

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

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

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

Other tasks include:

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

REPORTING REQUIREMENTS

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

Mandatory Requirements

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

EXPECTED BEHAVIOURS AND PERSONAL ATTRIBUTES

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

 ADDITIONAL INFORMATION

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

 KEY SELECTION CRITERIA

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

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 (178kb) to view further details about the role, including the Key Selection Criteria to address.

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

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

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

Part Time - 3 to 4 days par week, negotiable

PURPOSE AND SCOPE OF THE POSITION

This position supports the Human Resources (HR) operations of the organisation to ensure smooth and efficient running.

KEY RESPONSIBILITIES

Duties include, but are not limited to:

  • Prepare and maintain employee data within Human Resources information system
  • Providing support with all areas of recruitment
    • Maintain recruitment email inbox
      • respond to job applicants and EOIs in a timely manner
      • coordinate advice for unsuccessful applicants (as required)
    • create folders for all relevant documentation
    • maintain recruitment register
    • organise interviews – send confirmation emails with MS Teams links
    • conduct Referee Reports (as required)
  • Supporting the process for new employees, coordinating documentation:
    • onboarding
      • creating physical and electronic employee files
      • uploading documents to Human Resources information system
      • Notifying relevant stakeholders to initiate ICT onboarding process
    • orientation
      • arranging appointment times with key personnel
      • follow up on completion and documentation for self-directed training
      • uploading documents to Human Resources information system
  • Maintain online HR recruitment platform accounts, such as Seek, Ethical Jobs
    • adding new vacant positions
    • updating current vacancies as required
  • Supporting the process for offboarding (exiting employees)
    • coordinating separation documentation
      • uploading documents to Human Resources information system
      • Complete ICT account removal requests with internal and external stakeholders
      • Removal of exiting employees from various publicised areas such as BUSHkids website and internal staff lists
      • Coordinating the return of ICT equipment
  • Maintaining renewal dates and key dates for staff
    • Professional Registrations and Memberships
    • Driver Licences
    • Blue Card and Worker Screening Clearance Cards
  • New worker onboarding pack
    • BUSHkids ID cards – produce as required, maintain ID Card Register
    • Name badges – order and distribute
    • BUSHkids shirts – order and distribute
  • Website maintenance
    • Update staff profiles, including photos
    • Add and update positions vacant in ‘Join our Team’
  • Maintain and ensure integrity of information and compliance for HR documentation.
  • Supporting the development, implementation and monitoring of procedures relevant to HR management practices.
  • Assist with compiling information for reports and other HR data for Operational Leadership and Senior Management, including ad hoc requests.

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 to the workplace.

KEY SELECTION CRITERIA

Essential:

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

Desirable Qualities:

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

Other requirements:

  • 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

HOW TO APPLY

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

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

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

Please refer to the full Position Description (204kb) to view further details about the role, including the Key Selection Criteria to address.

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

Closing date – 5PM Friday 12 August 2022

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

Enquiries can be directed to the BUSHkids HR Coordinator via phone 07 3870 7288 or email recruitment@bushkids.org.au

Full-time

PURPOSE AND SCOPE OF THE POSITION

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

KEY RESPONSIBILITIES

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

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

Duties include, but are not limited to:

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

Other tasks include:

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

QUALIFICATIONS / PROFESSIONAL REGISTRATIONS / OTHER REQUIREMENTS

 Essential Requirements

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

Mandatory Requirements

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

Desirable Qualities

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

 EXPECTED BEHAVIOURS AND PERSONAL ATTRIBUTES

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

 ADDITIONAL INFORMATION

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

KEY SELECTION CRITERIA

 Professional Practice

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

 Communication/Team Participation 

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

 Leadership/Work Unit Management 

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

 HOW TO APPLY

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

Full-time or Part-time negotiable

PURPOSE AND SCOPE OF THE POSITION

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

KEY RESPONSIBILITIES

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

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

Duties include, but are not limited to:

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

Other tasks include:

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

QUALIFICATIONS / PROFESSIONAL REGISTRATIONS / OTHER REQUIREMENTS

 Essential Requirements

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

Mandatory Requirements

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

Desirable Qualities

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

 EXPECTED BEHAVIOURS AND PERSONAL ATTRIBUTES

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

 ADDITIONAL INFORMATION

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

KEY SELECTION CRITERIA

 Professional Practice

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

 Communication/Team Participation 

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

 Leadership/Work Unit Management 

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

 HOW TO APPLY

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

Full-time, fixed contract to 30 June 2023 (maternity leave cover) - possibility of extension/permanent

PURPOSE AND SCOPE OF THE POSITION

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

KEY RESPONSIBILITIES

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

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

Duties include, but are not limited to:

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

Other tasks include:

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

QUALIFICATIONS / PROFESSIONAL REGISTRATIONS / OTHER REQUIREMENTS 

Essential Requirements

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

Mandatory Requirements

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

Desirable Qualities

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

 EXPECTED BEHAVIOURS AND PERSONAL ATTRIBUTES

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

 ADDITIONAL INFORMATION

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

KEY SELECTION CRITERIA

 Professional Practice

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

 Communication/Team Participation 

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

 Leadership/Work Unit Management 

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

 HOW TO APPLY

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

2 positions, Full-time, Part-time negotiable

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.

KEY RESPONSIBILITIES

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

QUALIFICATIONS / PROFESSIONAL REGISTRATIONS / OTHER REQUIREMENTS

Mandatory Requirements

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

Other Requirements

  • 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
  • Proof of COVID-19 vaccination or certificate stating medical contraindication

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

REPORTING REQUIREMENTS

  • Responsible directly to the Services Manager, Children’s Allied Health Services
  • 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 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 organisation

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

ADDITIONAL INFORMATION

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

KEY SELECTION CRITERIA

Clinical practice

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

Communication/Team Participation

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

Leadership/Work Unit Management

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

HOW TO APPLY

Applicants are to submit a brief resume 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 specify which location you are applying to when sending your application.

Please refer to the full Position Description  (223kb) 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 07 3870 7288 or email recruitment@bushkids.org.au

Full-time, Permanent or Fixed term contract to 30 June 2023 with possibility of extension negotiable

PURPOSE AND SCOPE OF THE POSITION

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

KEY RESPONSIBILITIES

This includes, but is not limited to:

Reception and telephone duties

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

Referrals

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

Secretarial and word processing duties

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

Assist with event coordination, where required

Coordinate and assist with centre meetings

General filing, archiving

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

Centre Resources

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

Coordinate clinical appointments where required; arrange, cancel, reschedule

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

Other tasks include:

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

REPORTING REQUIREMENTS

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

EXPECTED BEHAVIOURS AND PERSONAL ATTRIBUTES

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

 ADDITIONAL INFORMATION

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

 KEY SELECTION CRITERIA

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

Other Requirements

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

HOW TO APPLY

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

Permanent Full-time, Part-time negotiable

PURPOSE AND SCOPE OF THE POSITION

As the IT Support Officer, you will have a thorough understanding of BUSHkids organisational IT procedures and systems, and of the organisation as a whole. In doing so, this will enable the IT Support Officer to undertake routine tasks ensuring they meet organisational requirements. This role forms an integral part of the BUSHkids IT team, supporting the IT Coordinator, duties include but are not limited to:

IT Documentation

Create, and maintain IT documentation, which includes, but not limited to:

  • IT task cards
  • IT training material
  • IT process documents and workflows.
  • Ensure NDIS provided IT documentation is appropriately distributed
  • Coordinate and liaise with NDIS Operations Manager to ensure NDIS operations manual is correctly edited and updated with relevant IT content.

Assist BUSHbase development

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

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

Coordinate BUSHkids iPad resources

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

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

IT Asset Coordination and Asset Maintenance

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

BUSHkids VOIP Supports

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

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

 BUSHkids Website Maintenance

IT Support officer is not required to develop or implement underlying structural changes, such changes are done via external developer. Therefore, website maintenance can include, but not limited to:

  • Updating of front-page banner
  • Updating website news and events
  • Updating BUSHkids teams’ pages
  • Updating current website content
  • Posting of job positions

General Media and Content Creation

BUSHkids creates a variety of internal digital media. As the IT Support Officer, you may be required to:

  • Edit provided digital images so they are fit for purpose
  • Edit provided internal meetings and video content, uploading the finishes product to internal repositories
  • Upload videos as appropriate to BUSHkids video distribution platforms such as YouTube and Vimeo

Assist with video conferencing application support

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

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

Limited ‘Help Desk’ Supports

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

 Reporting

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

 Other Tasks

  • Actively participate in general staff meetings
  • Know and apply BUSHkids policies and procedures; and be familiar with and understand workplace health and safety and apply these in the workplace.

EXPECTED BEHAVIOURS AND PERSONAL ATTRIBUTES

  • Create a welcoming and helpful image for BUSHkids, liaising with all stakeholders in a professional manner.
  • Maintain a personal presentation, code of conduct and ethics in keeping with the mission and aims established by Royal Queensland Bush Children’s Health Scheme – BUSHkids.
  • Adhere to BUSHkids code of conduct and ethics in keeping with the mission and aims of the organisation.
  • Treat all other BUSHkids staff in a professional, respectful manner.
  • Adhere to BUSHkids policies, procedures and related documents and be familiar with and understand workplace health and safety, and apply these in the workplace.
  • Give clients of the service every courtesy and their needs given prompt professional attention.
  • Maintain confidentiality at all times, in regards to client and BUSHkids sensitive information
  • Implement all reasonable directions of the direct Manager to the position.
  • Undertake all duties in a diligent manner, with honesty and integrity, as well as displaying a positive manner at all times.
  • Duties and responsibilities which may alter from time to time in line with the BUSHkids Mission, Aims and Strategies.
  • A collaborative approach to work as well as the ability to work autonomously.
  • Actively attend and participate in team meetings and all staff meetings.

 ADDITIONAL INFORMATION

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

KEY SELECTION CRITERIA

Essential

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

 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

HOW TO APPLY

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

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

IT Students and new IT Graduates are welcome to apply.

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 received, early applications are encouraged.

Enquiries can be directed to the IT Coordinator on 3870 7288 or email recruitment@bushkids.org.au

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

PURPOSE AND SCOPE OF THE POSITION

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

KEY RESPONSIBILITIES

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

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

Duties include, but are not limited to:

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

Other tasks include:

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

QUALIFICATIONS / PROFESSIONAL REGISTRATIONS / OTHER REQUIREMENTS

 Essential Requirements

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

Mandatory Requirements

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

Desirable Qualities

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

 EXPECTED BEHAVIOURS AND PERSONAL ATTRIBUTES

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

 ADDITIONAL INFORMATION

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

KEY SELECTION CRITERIA

 Professional Practice

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

 Communication/Team Participation 

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

 Leadership/Work Unit Management 

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

HOW TO APPLY

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

PURPOSE AND SCOPE OF THE POSITION

The position fulfills discipline specific and multidisciplinary support within the Children’s Allied Health Services team and/or the Early Childhood Early Intervention (ECEI) Early Start Team, providing services to families with children with developmental delay/disability, and educational, social and emotional needs. In both roles, the position will implement and continue to develop BUSHkids teleHealth services for families in regional Queensland areas.

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

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

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

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

KEY RESPONSIBILITIES

Duties include, but are not limited to:

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

Other tasks include:

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

QUALIFICATIONS / PROFESSIONAL REGISTRATIONS / OTHER REQUIREMENTS

Mandatory Requirements

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

Desirable

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

Other requirements

  • Current C Class Queensland Drivers Licence
  • Proof of Hepatitis B Vaccination status
  • Proof of up-to-date COVID-19 Vaccination status

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

REPORTING REQUIREMENTS

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

 ONGOING PROFESSIONAL DEVELOPMENT

  • BUSHkids is committed to supporting its staff members’ ongoing professional development (PD)
  • A generous annual PD budget is allocated to clinicians (full or part time) with 5 days of PD leave per annum (pro rata for part time)
  • BUSHkids has an established supervision program to help support continued clinician development within the organisation
  • Regular peer consultation/group supervision and individual clinical supervision in addition; including Educational & Developmental Psychology Registrar program (primary supervisor available), and hours towards Clinical Psychology Registrar program (as a secondary supervisor)

 EXPECTED BEHAVIOURS AND PERSONAL ATTRIBUTES

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

ADDITIONAL INFORMATION

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

KEY SELECTION CRITERIA

Clinical Practice

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

Communication/Team Participation:

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

Leadership/Work Unit Management

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

HOW TO APPLY

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

Full-time

PURPOSE AND SCOPE OF THE POSITION

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

KEY RESPONSIBILITIES

This includes, but is not limited to:

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

REPORTING REQUIREMENTS

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

EXPECTED BEHAVIOURS AND PERSONAL ATTRIBUTES

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

ADDITIONAL INFORMATION

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

 KEY SELECTION CRITERIA

Essential

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

Mandatory Requirements

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

 Other Requirements

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

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

HOW TO APPLY

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

PURPOSE AND SCOPE OF THE POSITION

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

KEY RESPONSIBILITIES

Duties include, but are not limited to:

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

Other tasks include:

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

QUALIFICATIONS / PROFESSIONAL REGISTRATIONS / OTHER REQUIREMENTS

 Essential Requirements

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

Mandatory Requirements

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

Desirable Qualities

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

 EXPECTED BEHAVIOURS AND PERSONAL ATTRIBUTES

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

 ADDITIONAL INFORMATION

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

KEY SELECTION CRITERIA

Clinical Practice

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

Communication/Team Participation

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

Leadership/Work Unit Management

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

HOW TO APPLY

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

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

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

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

Please indicate your preferred location when applying.

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

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

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

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

Allied Health Services - Full time, Part time negotiable

PURPOSE AND SCOPE OF THE POSITION

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

As the Occupational Therapist you will:

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

KEY RESPONSIBILITIES

Duties include, but are not limited to:

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

Other tasks include:

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

QUALIFICATIONS / PROFESSIONAL REGISTRATIONS / OTHER REQUIRMENTS

Mandatory Requirements

  • Tertiary Qualifications in Occupational Therapy
  • Registration with Australian Health Practitioner Regulation Agency (AHPRA)
  • Current C Class Queensland Drivers Licence
  • Proof of Hepatitis B Vaccination status
  • Proof of COVID-19 vaccination or certificate stating medical contraindication
  • Blue Card – Queensland’s Working with Children Check OR Combined NDIS Worker Screening Clearance and Blue Card

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

Desirable Qualities

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

REPORTING REQUIREMENTS

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

ONGOING PROFESSIONAL DEVELOPMENT

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

 EXPECTED BEHAVIOURS AND PERSONAL ATTRIBUTES

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

 ADDITIONAL INFORMATION

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

KEY SELECTION CRITERIA

Clinical Practice

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

Communication/Team Participation

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

Leadership/Work Unit Management

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

HOW TO APPLY

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

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

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

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

Please indicate your preferred location when sending your application.

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

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

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

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

Allied Health Services - Full time, Part time negotiable

PURPOSE AND SCOPE OF THE POSITION

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

As the Speech Pathologist you will:

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

Duties include, but are not limited to:

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

 Other tasks include:

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

QUALIFICATIONS / PROFESSIONAL REGISTRATIONS / OTHER REQUIREMENTS

Mandatory Requirements

  • Tertiary Qualifications in Speech Pathology
  • Certified Practicing Membership with the Speech Pathology Australia
  • Current C Class Queensland Drivers Licence
  • Proof of Hepatitis B Vaccination status
  • Proof of COVID-19 vaccination or certificate stating medical contraindication
  • Blue Card – Queensland’s Working with Children Check OR Combined NDIS Worker Screening Clearance and Blue Card

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

 Desirable Qualities

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

 REPORTING REQUIREMENTS

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

ONGOING PROFESSINAL DEVELOPMENT

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

EXPECTED BEHAVIOURS AND PERSONAL ATTRIBUTES

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

ADDITIONAL INFORMATION

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

KEY SELECTION CRITERIA

 Clinical Practice

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

 Communication/Team Participation

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

 Leadership/Work Unit Management

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

HOW TO APPLY

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

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

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

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

Please indicate your preferred location when sending your application.

Please refer to the full Position Description (182kb) to view further details about the role, including the Key Selection Criteria.

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

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

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

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

PURPOSE AND SCOPE OF THE POSITION

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

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

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

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

KEY RESPONSIBILITIES

Duties include, but are not limited to:

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

Other tasks include:

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

QUALIFICATIONS / PROFESSIONAL REGISTRATIONS / OTHER REQUIREMENTS

Mandatory Requirements

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

Other Requirements

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

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

Desirable Qualities

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

REPORTING REQUIREMENTS

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

ONGOING PROFESSIONAL DEVELOPMENT

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

 EXPECTED BEHAVIOURS AND PERSONAL ATTRIBUTES

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

 ADDITIONAL INFORMATION

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

KEY SELECTION CRITERIA

Clinical Practice

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

Communication/Team Participation

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

Leadership/Work Unit Management

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

HOW TO APPLY

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

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

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

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

Please indicate your preferred location when sending your application.

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

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

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

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

PURPOSE AND SCOPE OF THE POSITION

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

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

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

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

KEY RESPONSIBILITIES

Duties include, but are not limited to:

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

Other tasks include:

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

QUALIFICATIONS / PROFESSIONAL REGISTRATIONS / OTHER REQUIREMENTS

Mandatory Requirements

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

Other Requirements

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

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

Desirable Qualities

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

REPORTING REQUIREMENTS

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

ONGOING PROFESSIONAL DEVELOPMENT

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

 EXPECTED BEHAVIOURS AND PERSONAL ATTRIBUTES

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

 ADDITIONAL INFORMATION

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

KEY SELECTION CRITERIA

Clinical Practice

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

Communication/Team Participation

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

Leadership/Work Unit Management

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

HOW TO APPLY

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

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

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

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

Please indicate your preferred location when sending your application.

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

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

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