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Level 4, 348 Edward Street
Brisbane QLD 4000
Role Title: Allied Health Assistant
Job Type: Part Time .5 FTE
Salary Range From $60,455.44 - $72,949.56 FTE
Plus super contributions and salary packaging
Salary dependent upon qualifications and experience
Location: Mount Isa
This is an Indigenous-identified position. Applicants must be of Aboriginal or Torres Strait Islander decent (pursuant to Section 14 (d) of the Anti-discrimination act).
This organisation acknowledges the traditional custodians of country throughout Australia. We pay our respect to them, and to the Elders past, present and future.
This organisation 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.
Children’s Allied Health Services are delivered at regional Centres based in Bundaberg, Dalby, Emerald, Mount Isa and Warwick, with satellite sites delivering Children and Parenting Support Services in Inglewood, Stanthorpe, Kingaroy/Nanango and Agnes Waters/Miriam Vale.
This organisation is the National Disability Insurance Agency (NDIA) Partner in the Community for the delivery of NDIS Early Childhood Early Intervention (ECEI) Services for Bundaberg, Rockhampton and Central Queensland areas servicing Emerald and Gladstone; with the Fraser Coast servicing Hervey Bay, Maryborough, Kingaroy and Cherbourg; and the Sunshine Coast servicing Maroochydore and Gympie areas.
They also works in partnership with the Department of Education (DoE) to provide eKindy in rural and remote Queensland to ensure all children receive good quality early years opportunities prior to entering formal education.
Regional activities are coordinated by a team of support staff located in the organisations offices based in Toowong, Brisbane.
To support children’s health, developmental, educational, and social and emotional wellbeing through equitable and accessible health services.
All Queensland children reach their potential regardless of where they live.
Our Values • We Are
Child-focused and family-centred
PURPOSE AND SCOPE OF THE POSITION
The purpose of this position is to contribute to service delivery for children and families by providing clinical support tasks delegated under the direct or indirect supervision of an allied health professional.
This position will target vulnerable families in the Mount Isa community with a focus on engaging and empowering our First Nation’s parents and families to give their children the best start.
Duties include, but are not limited to:
Fulfil the responsibilities of this role in accordance with organisations values as outlined above
Ensure services provided meet quality service standards, contractual requirements and are delivere in accordance with all their policies and procedures
Deliver goal directed individual and group services for children and parents/carers
Contribute to therapy resource selection and creation as required
Monitor and report progress and provide feedback to allied health professionals on individual an group performance
Contribute to client records according to organisational guidelines and legal requirements including data collection and reporting
Refer to and liaise with health care providers and other stakeholders, e.g. educators
Actively contribute to the multidisciplinary team and wider organisation through tea meetings, case management meetings and all of our meetings
Undertake ongoing training and development activities
Form strong working relationships with First Nations Families and agencies in Mount Isa
QUALIFICATIONS / PROFESSIONAL REGISTRATIONS / OTHER REQUIREMENTS
There are no mandatory qualifications required for this role
The organisation will provide support to achieve Cert 3 or Cert 4 Allied Health Assistant qualification, if appropriate
Experience working with Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander communities
Experience working with children
Experience with providing group programs for children and their families
Experience in the provision of health promotion/community education activities
Experience working with families in rural, regional and remote areas
Working with Children – Blue Card – No Card No Start
NDIS Worker Screening Clearance
Current C Class Queensland Drivers Licence
Proof of Hepatitis B Vaccination status
The successful applicant will be required to provide certified copies of required documentation prior to formal offer of employment.
This role is responsible directly to the Service Delivery Manager – Allied Health
Clinical activity will be under direct or indirect supervision of allied health team members
All organisation staff are ultimately responsible to the Chief Executive Officer of our organisation
This position has no financial delegation
ONGOING PROFESSIONAL DEVELOPMENT
The organisation is committed to supporting its staff members’ ongoing professional development
They has an established supervision program to help support continued professional development within the organisation; a Professional Supervisor will be allocated on commencement with our organisation
EXPECTED BEHAVIOURS AND PERSONAL ATTRIBUTES
Create a welcoming and helpful image for the organisation, liaising with all stakeholders in a professional manner
Adhere to their code of conduct and ethics in keeping with the mission and aims of the organisation
Treat all other organisation staff in a professional, respectful manner
Adhere to their policies, procedures and related documents; Employee Handbook and be familiar with and understand workplace health and safety, and apply these in the workplace
Give clients of the service every courtesy and their needs given prompt professional attention
Maintain confidentiality at all times, in regards to client and organisation sensitive information
Implement all reasonable directions of the direct Manager to the position
Use good judgement in conveying information to relevant authorities
Demonstrate well developed interpersonal and communication skills
Be well-presented, friendly and courteous
Represent our organisation in a professional, confident and positive manner at all times
Undertake all duties in a diligent manner, with honesty and integrity, as well as displaying a positive manner at all times
Have a vigilant attitude to accuracy and attention to detail
A collaborative approach to work as well as the ability to work autonomously
Demonstrate ability to prioritise and organise
Actively attend and participate in team meetings and all staff meetings
Demonstrate commitment to ongoing professional development and attend any necessary training sessions (in house and external) when required
As they are a not-for-profit organisation, the ongoing duration of this position is dependent on the availability of continued funding and is at the discretion of the direct Manager according to service needs
Each staff member is appointed to the most appropriate classification level based on their clinical experience
Travel and overnight stays from the Centre may, on occasion, be required of this position
A criminal history check may be initiated on the successful applicant with the Queensland Police Service
A discipline history check may be initiated on the successful applicant
A non-smoking policy applies within all organisation buildings and grounds, and all motor vehicles
All staff are required to complete a 6-month probation period on commencement of employment
As they are a not-for-profit organisation, participation in fundraising activities may be required
KEY SELECTION CRITERIA
Demonstrated ability to apply or ability to acquire quickly knowledge in children’s allied health service team – child development, social and emotional wellbeing, running group and individual programs
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 professional development and ability to share knowledge and skills
Demonstrated ability to work independently without close supervision and to appropriately manage time and workloads
HOW TO APPLY
Applicants are to submit a brief resume with contact details of two (2) professional referees (current employer preferred); and a maximum 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 will be shortlisted as received, early applications are encouraged
Closing date for applications is close of business – Monday 12 July 2021.