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FULLY REGISTERED OCCUPATIONAL THERAPIST - AUTISM SPECIFIC INTERVENTION SERVICES

AUTISM SPECTRUM AUSTRALIA (ASPECT)

WOLLONGONG, NSW, 2500

FULL TIME

Fully Registered Occupational Therapist
Flexible, part time role, 3 days per week, negotiable
1 year fixed term to December 2017
Approx. $64k to $95k p.a. salary package - (pro rata applicable for part time)
Tax-effective PBI salary packaging benefits
Itinerant role servicing the Illawarra region of NSW - Wollongong, Shellharbour, Kiama,Shoalhaven
About Aspect: Autism Spectrum Australia (Aspect) is Australia's largest national specialist autism provider, delivering services to people within NSW, ACT, Victoria and SA. Aspect provides a range of centre and community based services, focussing on education, early intervention, skills development, community engagement, and self-directed options for people on the autism spectrum.

About the role: Work within a trans-disciplinary team of therapists including speech pathologists, occupational therapists, psychologists, special educators & social workers. Develop, deliver & evaluate evidence based, individualised services across a range of settings within the specified region of NSW. Work with individuals on the autism spectrum &/or other developmental disabilities through individualised school, home & community based programs. Build capacity of families, care givers & the broader community to develop the strengths of each individual & to promote & encourage engagement within their community.

Ideally we are looking for candidates who are active in and have strong networks within this local area. Travel between community settings & home visits within the specified region of NSW is required.

Key Responsibilities:

Implement good practice autism specific programs in a range of community settings
Promote person & family centred practices
Provide strategies for ongoing skills development & social inclusion of each individual on the spectrum
Participate in continual professional development using evidence based & reflective practice in positive behaviour intervention support
Assist in coordinating the delivery of a service across a region
Working with a team to support individuals on the autism spectrum & with varying needs
Essential skills, experience & qualifications:

Tertiary or higher qualification in Occupational Therapy
Fully registered with AHPRA
Experience in the fields of autism & PBS, including conducting functional assessments & person centred interventions
Ability to empower others to implement & maintain strategies
Ability to coordinate the delivery of a service, including managing enquiries, referrals & intake as well as recording & reporting service information
Demonstrated ability to empathise with individuals on the autism spectrum & their families
Outstanding organisational, communication & presentation skills
Current valid NSW driver's licence & use of own vehicle for business purposes
Willingness to travel across the regional area allocated
Current NSW Working With Children Check clearance for paid employment
A police check is a requirement. Aspect will arrange this.

What we offer: A competitive package will be based on relevant qualifications & experience. As a Public Benevolent Institution (PBI), Aspect employees receive tax-effective salary packaging opportunities including $15,899 each year tax free. This means you can increase the value of your take-home pay.

Please submit applications as soon as possible.

Aspect is a Public Benevolent Institution and EEO employer. Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander people are encouraged to apply.


RELEVANT EXPERIENCE

  • Healthcare
  • Counsellor - Rehabilitation
  • Bachelor of Physiotherapy
  • Work Experience - Physiotherapy

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