ABOUT THE CLIENT
Our client is Australia's first and oldest charity. They are an independent, non-religious, not-for-profit organisation which aims to help families, older Australians and people with disability live their best lives.
ABOUT THE ROLE
Within their Disability Services, the purpose of this position is to undertake comprehensive assessments to develop, implement, monitor and review client plans that enable children and adults with disability to achieve their goals.
- Work with a range of designated clients utilising a referral based service model. Occupational therapists may work with individuals or multiple stakeholders relating to the client and/or family and may be required to carry a caseload of designated clients, depending on the service type.
- Coordinate the delivery of occupational therapy services to asses, diagnose and treat clients with development challenges.
- Conduct assessments and work with Practitioners and clients to contribute to the development, implementation, monitoring and review of the client plan, as appropriate to the circumstances.
- Conduct home visits and visits to the community as required.
- Coach, advise and provide on the job support to team members and carers to improve their skills and knowledge in the areas of developmental milestones and evidence based interventions and practice to improve client outcomes.
- Plan, develop and facilitate or co-facilitate therapeutic groups and workshops for clients and other stakeholders internal and external to the organisation relating to specialisation.
- This position operates within the context of a billable hours' framework within the NDIS.
NOTE: This position may require some flexibility in terms of travel or hours of work ie overnight travel/stays, some weekend or evening work may be required.
SKILLS AND EXPERIENCE
- Degree or diploma in occupational therapy
- Eligibility for membership as an occupational therapist with the Australian Health Practitioners Regulations Agency (AHPRA)
- Previous experience working with children, adults, care givers and families
- Ability to communicate effectively with children, young people and adults
- Understanding of the impact of disability and trauma and the effect on behaviour and development
- Ability to support children and adults, team members, carers, schools and families to better understand the role of occupational therapy and the benefits for children and adults
- Strong analytical and report writing skills
- Ability to work flexible hours
- Current drivers' licence
- Ability to travel is a necessary requirement of the position as is the ability to work across different working environments such as client homes, schools, day programs and in the community
If you love being able to advocate for the needs of others within a caring, supportive organisation, APPLY NOW!