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Allied Health Specialist - ECEI

Apply now Job no: 984912
Work type: Fixed Term (Full Time)
Location: TAS
Categories: Community Services, Health Services - Psychologists & Counselling

  • Permanent role
  • Full-time, 38 hours per week, Monday to Friday  (open to negotiation)
  • Location:  Devonport

About Mission Australia

Mission Australia is a non-denominational Christian charity that has been helping vulnerable Australians move towards independence for more than 155 years.

Every day we support people nationwide by combatting homelessness, assisting disadvantaged families and children, addressing mental health issues, fighting substance dependencies and much more.

We're generously supported by our funders, partners and tens of thousands of everyday Australians, who make the work of our tireless volunteers and staff possible.

Your Opportunity

In this role you will work alongside children 0-6 years with a disability or developmental delay and their family/carers to undertake assessments and develop and implement interventions that build on the strengths of the child and their families to improve the child’s trajectory and overall quality of life.   Your key responsibilities will include:

  • Conducting formal and informal assessments including developmental screening required by the NDIS
  • Plan and implement initial supports to families using a trans-disciplinary approach including short term and group based therapy programs
  • Review and approve short term early intervention plans developed by ECEI Coordinators
  • Be guided by evidence based, best practice approaches within the Statement of Requirements as set out by the National Disability Insurance Agency
  • Assist children, families, carers and community with information to further understand what the NDIS is and how it applies to them
  • Build capacity of children, families and carers to identify their goals, strengths and needs, and plan for their future
  • Assist the individual or nominated contact to develop, implement, review and monitor their NDIS plans
  • Provide information and advice where individuals are seeking to establish self- managed support arrangements
  • Empower children with developmental delay or disability, their families and carers to build and pursue their goals, exercise choice and control and engage with the Scheme

Position Requirements

To be successful in this role you will need to possess:

  • Qualifications in Occupational Therapy/Speech Pathology /Physiotherapy/Psychology degree
  • Registered, or eligible for registration, in accordance with the professional association
  • Comprehensive understanding of the Disability, Child, Youth and Family Services sector, including Child Protection, the requirements of the Disability Services Act 2011, and the Children, Young Persons and their Families Act 1997, National Disability Insurance Scheme, personalization, Human Rights and Citizenship for people with a disability
  • Experience working in Early Childhood and/or Disability Sector
  • Demonstrated experience in maintaining professional boundaries while engaging in person-and family centred work
  • Experience for working with ATSI and CALD Communities
  • Experience in Paediatric health is desirable, as is knowledge of community networks, formal and informal supports, and early childhood providers in the region.

As part of our Employment screening process you will be required to undertake a National Criminal History Check.

In addition there is a requirement to possess a current Working with Children check or apply if you do not already hold one. It is unlawful for prohibited persons to apply for work with children, and, as such, prohibited persons cannot apply for this role.

Culture and Benefits:

A career with Mission Australia will offer you rewarding experiences to make a difference to the lives of Australians in need. We have an innovative and supportive culture guided by our values of compassion, integrity, respect, perseverance and celebration.

  • Not for Profit Salary Packaging benefits which reduces your taxable income (details via Advantage)
  • Discounted health care with Medibank Private
  • Purchase additional annual leave
  • Discounted childcare rates of up to 15% at participating Centres (conditions apply)
  • Paid Parental Leave
  • Employee discounts with hotels, travel insurance, and major retailers: Coles, Harvey Norman, Apple, Dell & many more
  • Free, confidential counselling service
  • Volunteering opportunities

Click "APPLY NOW" noting applications closes midnight 24th March, 2019.

Download File Allied Health Specialist - ECEI.pdf

For further information regarding working with us visit Working for Mission Australia.

Diversity & Inclusion

Mission Australia is an inclusive employer. We celebrate our diversity and strive to reflect contemporary Australian society and all the communities in which we work, in order to better serve our clients. We welcome and encourage applications from Women, Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander people, Culturally and Linguistically Diverse people, People with Disability, Sexually and Gender Diverse people, people with lived experience of adversity and from people of all ages.

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