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Occupational Therapist - Sunnybank Hills and Brighton

  • : Autism Queensland
  • : 12-May-2020
  • : Sunnybank Hills QLD 4109

Team Occupational Therapist

Location Sunnybank Hills and Brighton

Manager Team Leader – Education Support & Therapy Services

Classification Professional Autism Queensland Limited Employment Agreement

Employment Status Permanent Full-time or Part-time


The purpose of this position as Occupational Therapist is to provide quality occupational therapy services, contributing as a member of a trans-disciplinary team to the participation and quality of life of children and young people on the autism spectrum.


• Develop and deliver through centre-based and outreach services, strategies and programs for individuals/small groups to enhance independence in daily occupations

• Provide consultative support through school meetings, telephone consultation, parent meetings and web conferencing

• Establish and maintain effective collaborative relationships with relevant stakeholders to ensure their participation in goal setting, planning, decision making and reporting

• Prepare and maintain assessment, observation, meeting, service data and progress records as required

• Provide training and information for parents and other professionals in the role of occupational therapy for children and young people on the autism spectrum

Key Performance Indicators

• Demonstrated understanding of and commitment to Autism Queensland service delivery models

• Establishment and maintenance of professional communications and positive working relationships with internal and external stakeholders

• Demonstration of evidence-informed practice across all aspects of service delivery

Evidence of appropriate information/data collection, completion of reports and other documentation as required

• Attendance at and participation in all required meetings

• Demonstration of ongoing professional development and discipline-specific networking • Billing of minimum five hours per full-time work-day to direct client service provision, averaged over a period of 2-4 weeks

• Contribution to improvement in service delivery • Compliance with Autism Queensland Quality Assurance (AQQA) including Workplace Health & Safety policies and procedures

Essential Criteria

• Minimum tertiary degree (or equivalent) qualification in Occupational Therapy

• Demonstrated understanding of contemporary methodologies in the provision of occupational therapy services to children on the autism spectrum or other developmental challenges, and their families

• Proven knowledge of child and adolescent development, communication, social interaction, learning and understanding and managing behaviour

• Demonstrated understanding and experience in the design and implementation of direct (individual and/or group) and consultation-based intervention which is responsive to the individual needs of children/young people, their families, and other relevant stakeholders

• Demonstrated ability to work effectively with families and professionals in addressing the additional needs of children and young people on the autism spectrum or other disabilities

• Demonstrated ability to work collaboratively within an inter-disciplinary and/or trans-disciplinary team

• Demonstrated ability to communicate effectively with parents, professionals and other stakeholders, both verbally and in writing


• 3 years’ experience as an Occupational Therapist

Special Conditions & Requirements

• Current registration or eligibility for registration with the Australian Health Practitioner’s Regulation Agency (AHPRA)

• Current open Driver’s License

• Frequent intrastate travel up to five days per trip, three to four times per term and some out of normal hours work

• May be required to use own vehicle for work purposes when an AQ pool vehicle is not available

• It is the responsibility of the employee to hold a current, recognised Provide First Aid qualification

• Certificate of Completion in NDIS Worker Orientation Module “Quality Safety and You”


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Occupational Therapist - Sunnybank Hills and Brighton
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Autism Queensland
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Highest Education
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Sunnybank Hills QLD 4109
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