Occupational Therapist

Job Description

OCCUPATIONAL THERAPIST - Centre based and telepractice

  • Permanent Full Time or Part Time negotiable
  • Multiple location options, please confirm preferred location when applying: Bundaberg, Maroochydore, Hervey Bay, Rockhampton

 

ABOUT BUSHkids ORGANISATION

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

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

The Role:

  • You will work as part of a multi-disciplinary team to deliver family centred supports for children.
  • You will deliver therapy face-to-face in our BUSHkids centres, in community settings (e.g. Childhood Centres), and via telepractice. 
  • There are also opportunities to support remote Queensland communities via fly in fly out and telepractice.
  • You will build relationships with families and work with the family and child to set therapy goals.
  • You will liaise with other key stakeholders in the child’s life to ensure supports are well integrated (e.g. school teachers).
  • You will provide group programs and community capacity building education programs.

You will bring:

  • Tertiary qualification in Occupational Therapy
  • Certified Practicing Membership with Australian Health Practitioner Regulation Agency (AHPRA)
  • Values that align with BUSHkids core values – Child-Focused and Family Centred, Collaborative and Accountable.
  • Strong clinical skills and a desire for continual learning to ensure BUSHkids children receive evidence-based, best practice supports.
  • Current drivers' license
  • Proof of Hepatitis B Vaccination status

You can expect:

  • A welcoming, supportive team environment where excellence and innovative practice are valued.
  • The resources, support and direction to confidently undertake your role.
  • An attractive remuneration package ranging from $96,046 to $113,314 (inc Superannuation, Leave Loading and Portable Long Service Leave)
  • Not-for-profit salary packaging option via REMSERV resulting in up to $6,300 tax saving per year
  • Additional 3 days paid leave over Christmas period (pro-rata for part-time)
  • Professional Development Budget and Paid Professional Development Leave (up to 5 days per annum) and Paid Professional Development Travel Leave (up to 2 days per annum)
  • Regular Professional Supervision (1 hour per week for first year)
  • Working in multidisciplinary teams with Discipline Specific Networks
  • State-wide In-service Program 
  • Flexibility and Work-life balance
  • Opportunities for travel, project work and career development & progression 

 

KEY SELECTION CRITERIA

Clinical Practice: 

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

Communication/Team Participation: 

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

Leadership/Work Unit Management:

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

 

HOW TO APPLY

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

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

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

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

A full job description can be downloaded on the BUSHkids website at  https://www.bushkids.org.au/professionals/join-our-team/

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

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