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Occupational Therapist

  • : Autism Queensland
  • : 24-Aug-2020
  • : Rockhampton City QLD 4700

Purpose The purpose of this position as Occupational Therapist is to provide professional intervention services, contributing as a member of a trans-disciplinary team to supporting individuals on the autism spectrum. Responsibilities • In collaboration with all other relevant team members, design and implement programs and strategies to address the needs of individuals on the autism spectrum • Deliver – through both centre-based and outreach services – group and individual intervention programs which are responsive to the needs of each individual, their family and relevant educational setting • Establish and maintain effective collaborative relationships with all stakeholders to ensure their participation in planning, decision making and reporting • Lead and participate in meetings with relevant staff members and parents to discuss current concerns and collaboratively identify specific strategies for individual children • Prepare, facilitate and maintain assessment, observation and progress reports as required • Facilitate the collaborative preparation of trans-disciplinary behavioural support and Individual Support Plans • Lead, coach, supervise and provide effective performance management of Program Assistants where relevant • Provide training and information in areas of professional expertise for internal and external stakeholders

Key Performance Indicators • Development and delivery of appropriate individualised programs for all individuals in caseload • Demonstrated trans-disciplinary, evidence-based practice • Demonstrated understanding of and commitment to AQ program delivery model • Evidence of appropriate data collection and completion of reports, ISPs and other documentation as required • Professional communication and information-sharing with parents / carers • Attendance at and participation in all required staff meetings • Participation in ongoing professional development activities and discipline-specific networking • Provision and documentation of regular supervision and ongoing development of direct reports • Billing of minimum five hours per full-time work-day to direct client service provision, averaged over a period of 2-4 weeks • Compliance with Autism Queensland Quality Assurance (AQQA) including Workplace Health & Safety policies and procedures Essential Criteria • Tertiary qualifications in Occupational Therapy • Demonstrated understanding of contemporary methodologies in the provision of intervention services to children, and services for adults on the autism spectrum or with disabilities • Proven knowledge of child development, behaviour and learning across lifespan • Demonstrated understanding of the design and implementation of group and individual educational and/or therapy programs responsive to the individual needs of individuals and their families • Demonstrated ability to work effectively with families and professionals in addressing the special needs of clients on the autism spectrum or with disabilities • Demonstrated ability to work collaboratively within a trans-disciplinary team • Demonstrated ability to communicate effectively with parents, professionals and other stakeholders, both verbally and in writing Highly-Regarded • Tertiary qualifications in Disability, Autism or Special Education • Demonstrated ability in presenting training and education programs to parents and professionals

Special Conditions & Requirements

Current registration with Australian Health Practitioner Regulation Agency (AHPRA) • Intrastate travel and some out of normal hours’ work • Retention of a current Driver’s License • It is the responsibility of the employee to hold a current, recognized Provide First Aid qualification • It is the responsibility of the employee to hold and maintain at their own expense, a current Criminal History Screening Card/s or relevant Exemption Card • Certificate of completion in NDIS Worker Orientation Module “Quality Safety and You”


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Community Health Service
Job Title
Occupational Therapist
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Autism Queensland
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Rockhampton City QLD 4700
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