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Current positions

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.

We are currently recruiting for: 


Location: Mount Isa             Type: Full Time

Role Overview

As the Family Health Support Worker you will:

  • Provide the crucial liaison between the therapy team and the child’s family and support network by offering comprehensive, skill-based support and programs
  • Offer information and health promotion programs to develop the skills and understandings needed for healthy strong families
  • Be responsible for a range of administrative duties, and the coordination of maintenance and occupational health and safety issues at a centre level


Program Facilitation

Facilitate a range of programs (centre based 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)
    • 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 rural and remote children and their families in collaboration with the team, Clinical Services Manager and Professional Lead

Clinical Support

  • Provide support and coaching/modelling for parents and children in the implementation of clinician-developed Occupational Therapy, Psychology, and Speech Pathology programs
  • 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
  • Consult and liaise with parents/caregivers, health professionals, educational professionals, other agencies, and community members as required
  • Support therapy staff in the implementation of programs, groups and individual therapy by providing administrative support as required
  • Participate in team decision-making regarding client program, progress and therapy planning by attending Case Management Meetings
  • Provide information and appropriate resources to referring health and educational professionals and other agencies as required

Clinical Administration

  • Coordinating clinical appointments where required; arranging, cancelling, rescheduling
  • Maintain data/accurate records of client service provision in accordance with medico-legal standards – 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
  • Creating resources/booklets for therapy sessions and groups, where required, including; printing, laminating, binding

Centre Facilitation

  • Undertake daily administrative operations at the Centre including:
    • Reception duties
    • Fulfil the delegated Safety Officer and Fire Warden role in the Centre under the direction of the Maintenance and Safety Coordinator
    • Oversee the operation of the Centre, acting as point-of-contact between Brisbane Office and Centre staff regarding Centre issues and coordinating Centre-based tasks

Complete maintenance and safety check reports for the Centre in coordination with the Maintenance and Safety Coordinator:

Qualifications / Other Requirements

  • Tertiary Qualifications in Child Health or Child Development, Education and/or Family Wellbeing and Support
  • Registration requirements for qualification are current
  • Working with Children Blue Card – Positive Notice

Other requirements:

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

Your Application

Applicants are to submit a brief resume; contact details for 2 referees (one of whom is to be your current supervisor); and a maximum 2 page written response outlining your suitability for the role addressing the following key selection criteria:

Key Selection Criteria

    • A qualification or practical experience in child health or educational development and/or family well-being and support 
    • Experience in presenting information and skills based group presentations to parents and carers
    • Demonstrated skills in communication, liaison and consultation with children and adults, other relevant agencies and health professionals
    • Demonstrated ability to work co-operatively in a multi-professional team with a strong commitment to contribute to team goals and decisions
    • Moderate administrative and computer skills

A full position description can be downloaded here

Please email your application recruitment@bushkids.org.au 

Closing date for applications - Friday 31 March 2017




Location: Toowong
Type: Part time Temporary - 12 months 

Role Overview

Professional Leads are employed as core members of the Clinical Leadership Team at BUSHkids and play a key role in ensuring workforce support and development is in line with operational requirements and strategic direction. The role involves a combination of clinical supervision, as well as administrative and operational management activities.

The three main roles of the Professional Leads are:

  1. To provide professional supervision supporting and resourcing staff to provide quality, ethical and accountable services in line with the organisation’s visions, goals and policies, and in line with the code of conduct and practice guidelines of the discipline. This includes providing targets, monitoring and managing activity levels and outcomes for staff.
  2. To be an active Clinical Leadership Team member contributing to BUSHkids service development in line with strategic and operational plan. This includes discipline specific direction and expertise at the organisational level to help support continuous improvement and operational service delivery across disciplines and sites.
  3. To undertake operational and administrative management tasks as required.

Key Accountabilities and Tasks

Professional Supervision

  • Provide professional supervision to allocated team members across all sites of the BUSHkids organisation
  • Utilise high level skills to support and guide allocated team members on service delivery issues
  • Providing Team members with advice, support and direction to promote their personal and professional development and increase job satisfaction

Professional Development

  • Facilitate, implement and review the performance and development of individual team members through the performance, appraisal and development process (PADP)
  • Identify resources and professional networks to support individual team members personal and professional development
  • Provide endorsement of professional development applications in line with PADP
  • Support the Clinical Services Manager or delegate by providing advice on professional development needs within clinical streams or at an organisation wide level based on service priorities/direction
  • Identify training opportunities that may be utilised by the BUSHkids organisation to meet identified training needs as well as provide income generation for the organisation


  • Provide yearly review of role descriptions for allocated disciplines
  • Participate in recruitment processes as required
  • For all new staff - complete required documentation during allocated probationary periods
  • Contribute to orientation of new clinical team members

Workload Management

  • Monitor and review staff members clinical efficiency 
  • Support staff to manage centre issues 

Service Direction

  • Provide clinical expertise to help support the ongoing review and planning of BUSHkids services to ensure optimal outcomes for clients and equitable, efficient and transparent service delivery across the organisation
  • Lead on  organisational projects in consultation with the Clinical Services Manager or delegate
  • Provide support in the development of policies and guidelines as required


  • Provide monthly reporting in line with operational and strategic reporting requirements
  • Provide copies of PADPs and Supervision Agreements for HR storage
  • Report any issues that need addressing in a timely manner to the Clinical Services Manager or delegate

Team Building

  • Develop professional networks among clinical team members
  • Facilitate the discipline specific monthly team meeting to support the discipline within the larger organisation

Meetings  Professional Leads will be required to attend

    • Fortnightly meetings with the Clinical Services Manager or delegate
    • Clinical Services sub-committee meetings
    • Other relevant meetings as requested by the Clinical Services Manager or delegate


  • Professional leads are required to be involved in the planning, facilitation and evaluation of the BUSHkids Annual Conference.  This may include the organisation or delivery of professional development or project work at the Conference


  • Support the Clinical Services Manager or delegate in identifying and developing research opportunities within the BUSHkids organisation

Mandatory Requirements

  • Qualified and suitably experienced Speech-Language Pathologist with experience providing supervision for Speech-Language Pathologists
  • Registration and/or memberships relevant to qualifications
  • An understanding of how to work with vulnerable families who may face barriers to accessing services
  • Experience or understanding of provision of services for children and families living in rural, regional and remote locations.

Desirable Qualities

  • Experience / qualifications in rural / remote practice
  • Experience in community capacity building or workforce/parent education
  • Relevant Post-Graduate Training
  • Training in Professional Supervision

Additional Information

  • The successful applicant is required to provide certified copies of qualifications prior to the commencement of employment at BUSHkids
  • BUSHkids is a not-for profit organisation – the ongoing duration of this position is dependent on available funding and at the discretion of Clinical Services Manager or delegate and CEO according to service needs

Your Application

Applicants are to submit a brief resume; contact details for 2 referees (one of whom is to be your current supervisor); and a maximum 2 page written response outlining your suitability for the role addressing the following key selection criteria:

Key Selection Criteria

  • Demonstrated high level clinical skills in contemporary multidisciplinary paediatric clinical practice relevant to qualification
  • Demonstrated high level verbal and written skills including effective interpersonal skills necessary good working relationships
  • Demonstrated experience in the provision of professional supervision
  • Demonstrated commitment to ongoing personal and professional development
  • Demonstrated ability to work autonomously with minimal supervision and ability to prioritise workload to meet deadlines

A full position description can be downloaded here

Please email your application recruitment@bushkids.org.au 

Closing date for applications - Friday 17 March 2017





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