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BUSHkids is a non-Government, not-for-profit organisation providing free multidisciplinary allied health services to children aged 0-10 years and their families living in regional and remote areas of Queensland.

 

SPEECH AND LANGUAGE PATHOLOGIST – BUNDABERG / WARWICK

BUSHkids is a non-Government, not-for-profit organisation which provides multidisciplinary allied health services to children aged 0-13 years and their families living in regional and remote areas of Queensland.

We are looking for a Speech and Language Pathologist who is passionate about working with families with children experiencing communication difficulties.

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

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

Mandatory Requirements for this role:

  • Tertiary Qualifications in Speech Pathology
  • Practicing member of Speech Pathology Australia

Other requirements:

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

Desirable:

  • Certified Practising Member of Speech Pathology Australia
  • Experience with planning, implementing and evaluating group programs for young children and their parents/carers
  • Experience in the provision of health promotion/community education activities
  • Experience working with families in rural, remote or indigenous communities

Additional Information:

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

BUSHkids is committed to supporting its clinician's ongoing professional development through the provision of regular specialist supervision from an experienced speech pathologist and a generous annual professional development budget.

KEY SELECTION CRITERIA

Clinical Practice

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

Communication/Team Participation 

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

Leadership/Work Unit Management

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

 

HOW TO APPLY 

Applicants are to submit a brief resume and a maximum 2 page written response outlining your suitability for the role, addressing the following key selection criteria.  Please email your application to Services Manager at recruitment@bushkids.org.au

Enquiries about the role should be directed to Services Manager on 3870 7288 or email recruitment@bushkids.org.au

 

A position description can be found here. 

 Applications close Tuesday 7th November COB.

 

 

REGISTERED PSYCHOLOGIST – BUNDABERG

 

BUSHkids is a non-Government, not-for-profit organisation which provides multidisciplinary allied health services to children aged 0-13 years and their families living in regional and remote areas of Queensland.

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

As the Psychologist you will:

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

Mandatory Requirements for this role:

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

Other requirements:

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

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

Desirable

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

Additional Information

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

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

 Key Selection Criteria

Clinical Practice

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

Communication/Team Participation

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

Leadership/Work Unit Management

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

 

HOW TO APPLY 

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

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

Enquiries should be directed to Dr. Samantha Brown, Psychology Supervisor on 0432 769 220, email samantha@bushkids.org.au.

A position description can be found here

Applications close Wednesday 8th November at 5:00 pm.

 

 

FAMILY HEALTH SUPPORT WORKER / SOCIAL WORKER – MOUNT ISA / EMERALD / BUNDABERG

 

PURPOSE AND SCOPE OF THE POSITION

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

 

KEY RESPONSIBILITIES AND TASKS

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

Mandatory Requirements

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

OTHER REQUIREMENTS

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

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

SELECTION CRITERIA

Clinical practice

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

Communication/Team Participation

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

Leadership/Work Unit Management

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

 

HOW TO APPLY 

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

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

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

A position description can be found here

Applications close Tuesday 14th November at 5:00 pm

 

 

OCCUPATIONAL THERAPIST - EMERALD

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

  • 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
  • Participate in the Rostered Clinical Intake Officer (RCIO) role to 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.

 

Mandatory Requirements for this role:

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

Other requirements:

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

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

Desirable

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

 

KEY SELECTION CRITERIA

Clinical Practice

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

Communication/Team Participation 

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

Leadership/Work Unit Management

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

 

HOW TO APPLY 

Applicants are to submit a brief resume and a maximum 2 page written response outlining your suitability for the role addressing the key selection criteria. Please email your application to the Services Manager – Children’s Allied Health Services at recruitment@bushkids.org.au

Applications close November 30th at 5:00pm

A position description can be found here

 

CLINICAL ADMINISTRATION OFFICER - BRISBANE OFFICE IN TOOWONG

The Position

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

Primary Objective          

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

 

Key Responsibilities

These include, but are not limited to:

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

 

KEY SELECTION CRITERIA

Essential:

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

 Desirable Qualities:

  • Relevant experience in a comparable role

Other Requirements:

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

 

HOW TO APPLY 

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

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

Closing date for application is Thursday 23 November 2017.

Position Description found here 

 

 

 

 

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