SENIOR PRACTITIONER / THE DISABILITY TRUST / ILLAWARRA, NSW
WOLLONGONG, NSW, 2500
Full time Permanent Position
Based in the Illawarra
Closing Date: 23 September 2016
THE SCOPE AND PURPOSE OF THE JOB
The Senior Practitioner provides services within a multi-disciplinary team to participants of The Disability Trust through professional assessment, provision and monitoring of intervention and prevention programs. All duties are to be carried out within the ethical and proactive guidelines determined by Disability Inclusion Act 2014.
The Senior Practitioner takes a leadership function in the Trusted Clinical Services Team and works in collaboration with the Senior Manager to monitor, develop and improve clinical service provision consistent with the framework, guidelines and principles determined by the Disability Services Act 1994.
The position is part of the Trusted Clinical Services Team of The Disability Trust reporting directly to the Senior Manager. The position provides professional support and supervision to the Trusted Clinical Services Team as well as collaboration with other clinical disciplines in the development and delivery of intervention programs to facilitate a person centred approach.
Tertiary qualification in a clinical discipline and eligibility for membership to a discipline specific registration boards.
Demonstrated ability in providing high quality supervision to Clinical professionals at varying levels of experience and work within a framework of relevant legislation.
Experience working with people with a disability with complex needs, using more specialised and complex intervention strategies.
High level oral and written communication and presentation skills.
Demonstrated experience in establishing and developing collaborative networks and strategic partnerships with internal partners and a range of external organisations.
Current knowledge of the issues trends and philosophies underpinning the provision of services to people with disabilities, their families and carers.
Demonstrated experience in the provision of training and supporting professional and generic staff in clinical practices.
Demonstrated experience in identifying, coordinating and delivering clinical professional development activities.
Demonstrated commitment to ongoing professional development, the capacity to supervise clinical service professional and foster their continuing learning and development.
Sound knowledge and ability to apply EEO and WH&S principles in accordance with legislative requirements.
Ability to apply legal, ethical, policy and procedural guidelines within the context of service provision to people with disabilities.
Ability to work with a trans-disciplinary approach and work collaboratively in partnership with all stakeholders.
Willingness to do some travelling to our regional sites
Valid Australian Driver’s Licence.
A cleared Working with Children Check (WWCC) or Working with Vulnerable People Card (ACT) and a Cleared National Criminal History Check within 12 months.
Significant experience in disability services and leading a clinical team.
Post Graduate qualifications in disability studies or a related field.
Certificate 1V training and Assessment (TAE 40110).