ALLIED HEALTH ASSISTANT
CEREBRAL PALSY ALLIANCE- WOLLONGONG
WOLLONGONG, NSW, 2500
Are you enthusiastic, versatile and customer service-oriented?
Are you a self-starter who thrives on variety?
Able to work both individually and as part of a supportive team?
Are you a great communicator with experience in a multidisciplinary team?
Do you want to make a real difference in people’s lives?
This is an exciting career opportunity for a dynamic, proactive and skilled individual to become an integral member of a close-knit multidisciplinary team. Located in either Wagga Wagga, Nowra, Moruya or Albury, the team comprises allied health professionals – including speech pathologists, physiotherapist, occupational therapist, etc.
Our therapy services are based around a family-centred philosophy, in which all team members collaborate to work towards the goals identified by our clients – children and adults with cerebral palsy or other disabilities and their families. The successful candidate will require a good understanding of this approach.
You will assist in implementing therapy and skill development programs developed by our allied health professionals. This means you’ll be working independently, but under general supervision. In turn, you will provide support and basic training to parents and carers, enabling them to incorporate therapy and skill development activities into their everyday activities and routines.
You will be a confident communicator, as you’ll be expected to develop great working relationships and partnerships with your colleagues, clients, their families and circles of support. You’ll also be building and nurturing connections in the community on behalf of your clients. Internally, you’ll notify allied health professionals of any issues that you believe need escalating.
If you are an experienced disability support worker and envisage yourself moving into a therapy role in the long term, this could be an excellent career move for you.
These are casual positions.
Who are we?
At Cerebral Palsy Alliance (CPA) we pride ourselves on our high-quality family-centred therapies, life skills programs, equipment and support for people living with cerebral palsy and their families. Our priority is to support people living with cerebral palsy to lead an independent and inclusive life.
Our employees continually rate us as one of the best employers in Australia. They recognise and appreciate that our organisation is driven by its values – integrity, passion, excellence, courage and respect.
What do we offer?
a competitive salary and benefits package (including generous salary packaging options)
ongoing mentoring and clinical support
a supportive and nurturing professional environment
unrivalled professional development opportunities
interesting and varied work.
What will you bring to the role?
Certificate III or IV in Allied Health Assistance, or a willingness to obtain on joining
experience in implementing education or health programs within community settings
a good understanding of the rights of people with a disability
a commitment to making a difference in individuals’ lives
outstanding communication skills
good Information and Communications Technology (ICT) skills
current driver’s licence
Working with Vulnerable People card (or willingness to obtain prior to joining).