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CAH Casual Occupational Therapist – Level 1 or 2

About Connect Allied Health: Connect Allied Health provide both in-clinic and mobile occupational therapy, speech pathology, physiotherapy, podiatry and dietetics services for children and adults in South Australia. This role will commence on a casual basis, with potential for an increased caseload at the clinician’s discretion as the organisation continues to expand.

Position Objectives: You will be working with both children and adults in a supportive multidisciplinary framework. Clinicians will be supervised and mentored according to experience. This position reports to the Director and CAH Senior Occupational Therapists. Specifically, the role is responsible and accountable for: person-centered planning, implementation and evaluation of programs for individuals with a variety of learning, sensory, intellectual and cognitive difficulties, within a multidisciplinary framework. Work will be conducted in a variety of locations, for example, in schools, kindergartens, homes and our Campbelltown clinic.

Special Requirements:

  • Tertiary qualifications in Occupational Therapy.
  • Membership/registration with relevant professional associations.
  • Current South Australian Drivers Licence and transportation.
  • Satisfactory DCSI Screening, as per CAH.
  • Willingness to travel (we provide both in-clinic and mobile services).
  • Willingness to participate in an annual performance and professional review.
  • AHPRA registration.
  • Child Safe Environments and RAN training.

 

  1. Responsibilities and Duties:
  • Provide specialised developmental programs to individuals with a variety of learning, sensory, intellectual and cognitive impairments, including Autism Spectrum Disorder.
  • Plan, implement and evaluate individual developmentally appropriate therapy programs in conjunction with the multi-disciplinary team.
  • Provide written reports, including appropriate recommendations.
  • Plan, implement and evaluate appropriate programs in conjunction with other CAH staff with a multidisciplinary focus.
  • Develop and maintain effective communication with families and relevant others.
  • Maintain up to date records and reports including individual therapy reports and progress
  • Facilitate successful inclusion of families and individuals into group programs.
  • Work collaboratively with educational staff, families and staff from other organisations.

Key Performance Indicators:

  • Evidence that an individualised therapy plan has been completed for each individual receiving a service, which outlines goals and expected outcomes.
  • Evidence that assessments have been conducted in accordance with policy and procedure and or using evidence based interventions.
  • Evidence that therapy reports and/or progress notes have been completed in a timely manner.
  • Attendance at team meetings and demonstrates active involvement in activities which contribute to improved business outcomes.
  • Evidence of actively developing professional knowledge and skills as demonstrated by ongoing professional development as per Occupational Therapy Australia.

 

  1. Provision of Information to Others
  • Contribute to the provision of specialised advice, support and information to families, educational settings and service providers through responding to queries.

Key Performance Indicators

  • Evidence that timely advice, reports and information is provided to clients, carers/parents and professionals.
  • Evidence that the provision of written information is evidence based and/or in line with current best practice.

 

  1. Key Relationships
  • Seeks formal / informal clinical supervision, advice and support as needed.
  • Work collaboratively as part of a multi-disciplinary team, utilising a combination of preventative, early intervention, treatment/therapy and evaluation approaches.

Key Performance Indicators 

  • Evidence of attendance at allied health team meetings.
  • Evidence of collaboration within the multi-disciplinary team.

 

  1. Promotion and Representation of CAH
  • Ensure a positive reputation for the organisation.
  • Develop and maintain effective relationships with external stakeholders.

 

  1. To work as an integral staff member of CAH
  • Complete reports and data as required and being accountable at all times for work practices.
  • Work in collaboration with multi and interdisciplinary teams.
  • Seek training and development opportunities.
  • Ensure adherence to relevant organisational policies and procedures and work practices.
  • Actively participate in continuous improvement activities.
  • Demonstrate efficient time management skills.
  • Work autonomously and within a team environment.
  • Excellent communication, negotiation and report writing skills.
  • Good skills in building and maintaining rapport with clients and relevant others.
  • Passionate about the provision of high quality services to our clients.

 

  1. To comply with statutory and organisational requirements with regards to Work Health and Safety:
  • Observe all Work Health and Safety policies, follow directions and report all Work Health and Safety matters.
  • Take reasonable care to protect one’s own health and safety at work and avoid adversely
affecting the health or safety of any other staff members or clients through any act or omission at work.
  • Exercise a “duty of care” in providing services to clients.

For further information, please contact Sarah Tilley (Director) on 0400 590 831.

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